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Disneyland Refurbishments & Closings

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As you get ready to plan your Disneyland trip, it's helpful to know which rides, restaurants and attractions may be closed or undergoing refurbishment during your visit. Here is the list of scheduled Disneyland refurbishments and permanent ride closings. Permanent closures are attractions that are no longer active in the parks, refurbishments are temporary closures, and seasonal closures take place annually. All of these refurbishments and closings are subject to change without notice.

Side note: It's no secret Disneyland Resort is going through some major changes! Disney California Adventure Park transformed into Pixar Pier last summer, and Disneyland Park is adding a Star Wars-themed land, Galaxy's Edge in summer 2019, and unnamed Marvel-themed land in 2020. (Read more about what's coming to Disneyland!) With changes, there are sometimes ride closures! Don't fret! There is still plenty to do and see at both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.

Disneyland refurbishments | Permanent Ride Closures | Disneyland Refurbishment Schedule (Seasonal Closures) 

Disneyland Ride Refurbishments

Here is the list of current and upcoming closures Disneyland rides, attractions, restaurants and shops. Disney often changes the dates of these temporary ride closures, whether to move up or postpone, so always check here as your trip gets closer.

Disneyland Park Refurbishments

*Sleeping Beauty Castle is undergoing refurbishment that is scheduled to last through spring, according to The Orange County Register. Scaffolding is surrounding portions of the castle, although it is not clear if it will last through the duration of the refurbishment.

Disney California Adventure Park Refurbishments

Downtown Disney District Refurbishments

  • None

Disneyland Hotel Refurbishments

  • None

Disney's Grand California Hotel & Spa Refurbishments

  • None

Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel Refurbishment

  • None

Permanent Disneyland Closures

This is a list of permanently closed Disneyland rides, attractions, restaurants and shops! The closures are usually done to make way for new rides and attractions at the parks.

Disneyland Park Permanent Closures

  • Big Thunder Ranch Area: Closed permanently Jan. 11, 2016
  • Disneyland Forever: Closed permanently Sept. 6, 2016
  • Super Hero HQ: Closed permanently April 3, 2016
  • Main Street Electrical Parade: Closed permanently August 20, 2017
  • Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple: Ended Nov. 3, 2018

Disney California Adventure Park Permanent Closures

  • Disney's Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular: Closed permanently Jan. 10, 2016
  • Diamond Mad T Party: Closed permanently March 31, 2016
  • For the First Time in Forever: Closed permanently April 18, 2016
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror: Closed permanently Jan. 2, 2017 for transformation into Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!
  • California Screamin': Closed permanently Jan. 8, 2018 for transformation into Incredicoaster
  • Mickey's Fun Wheel: Closed permanently Jan. 8, 2018 for transformation into Pixar Pal-A-Round
  • The Cove Bar and Ariel's Grotto: Closed permanently Jan. 8, 2018 for transformation into Lamplight Lounge
  • It's Tough To Be a Bug!: Closed permanently March 19, 2018 for new super-hero themed land (opening 2020)
  • Flik's Flyers: Closed permanently Sept. 4, 2018 for new super-hero themed land (opening 2020)
  • Francis' Ladybug Boogie: Closed permanently Sept. 4, 2018 for new super-hero themed land (opening 2020)
  • Heimlich's Chew Chew Train: Closed permanently Sept. 4, 2018 for new super-hero themed land (opening 2020)
  • Princess Dot Puddle Park: Closed permanently Sept. 4, 2018 for new super-hero themed land (opening 2020)
  • Tuck and Roll's Drive 'Em Buggies: Closed permanently Sept. 4, 2018 for new super-hero themed land (opening 2020)

Disneyland Refurbishment Schedule (Seasonal Closures)

These attractions and rides usually close seasonally at Disneyland for refurbishments and holiday overlays. The estimated dates on this Disneyland refurbishment schedule are based on past ride closures. We'll always post the specific dates when we receive them under Disneyland ride refurbishments.

  • Grizzly River Run: Usually closes early January through February or March for seasonal refurbishment
  • Jungle Cruise: Usually closes early November for holiday overlay installation; closes early January for holiday overlay removal and reopens early February
  • Haunted Mansion: Usually closes late August for holiday overlay installation and reopens September; closes early January for holiday overlay removal and reopens mid-January
  • it's a small world: Usually closes mid to late October for holiday overlay installation and reopens November; closes mid-January for holiday overlay removal and reopens late January/early February
  • Space Mountain: Usually closes late August for holiday overlay installation and reopens early to mid-September; closes early November for holiday overlay removal
  • Splash Mountain: Usually closes mid-January through February for seasonal refurbishments
  • *Please Note: All Disneyland ride refurbishments and closings are subject to change without notice.

    Trying to decide when to visit the parks? Check out our Disneyland Crowd Calendar for the best time to go! We also offer park plans for the Disneyland Resort. Be sure to check out our Disneyland Park Plans and Disney California Adventure Park Plans.

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May 8, 2019 at 12:55 a.m. Rebekah Says...

Hi there! Love this website, it's super helpful! My family and I will be at Disneyland on May 20th, I know the Sleeping Beauty Castle won't be finished until May27/28, but do you think at least that huge wall completely covering it might be down by then? I sure hope so, it sort of takes away the magic!

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May 9, 2019 at 8:53 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rebekah!

Thanks for stopping by - we're hoppy you're here! It’s too hard to call on if the wall will be down, but there is still plenty of magic in the park. The Fantasyland side of the castle covering has some extra special scenery printed on it, so if it’s still up, be sure to check it out! (We know, it's no replacement for the actual castle!)

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May 4, 2019 at 10:52 p.m. Julie Says...

Called reservations line the other day. Wanted to make a lunch reservation for Cafe Orleans for our trip. Had tried for a few weeks off and on with no luck. Gal said the restaurant is closed until Wednesday May 22nd now, even though it says 16th online.

Also was told they expect to re-open the castle on 5/28

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Apr 22, 2019 at 7:44 p.m. tasha Says...

How long is Space Mountain usually closed for to change the overlay after Halloween?

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Apr 23, 2019 at 4:08 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tasha!

Changing Space Mountain from Ghost Galaxy back to Space Mountain usually only takes a couple of days or so. In years past, Space Mountain has been closed on November 1 and then been back up and running as early as November 2. As we get closer, the closing date will be announced both on this list and on Disneyland's site here.

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May 1, 2019 at 11:33 p.m. Jonathan Says...

Update for my previous question....Saturday is May 4 so it sounds like they could be turning it into Hyperspace Mountain as they did last year. Fingers crossed!

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May 2, 2019 at 7:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hey Jonathan!

That's exactly what's happening! Have a blast!

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May 1, 2019 at 11:19 p.m. Jonathan Says...

Hi!

According to that site (https://disneyland.disney.go.com/attractions/disneyland/space-mountain/) space mountain will be closed starting Friday! Of course the day we're going!

Should this be taken as gospel? It isn't listed in the closed rides section on the calendar: https://disneyland.disney.go.com/calendars/day/2019-05-03/

Thank you!

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Apr 4, 2019 at 5:29 p.m. Kimberly Compton Says...

I have a hunch that the castle will be back open May 24th (My birthday and 1st day of our Disney trip) based on the Bibbidi Bobbiti Boutique closure. I bet they are moving them back to the castle during the closure!!! I sure hope so:)

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Apr 1, 2019 at 12:37 a.m. Nicole Rudden Says...

Hi we will be visiting sept 12 to the 15th 2019. Will the haunted mansion be reopened by then from the nightmare before Christmas decor transformation.

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Apr 1, 2019 at 9:43 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nicole!

Dates haven't been released just yet, but last year, the overlay began on September 7th. We'll keep you posted!

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Mar 30, 2019 at 7:43 a.m. Naomi Says...

We are looking to visit from Australia in January of 2020, however I’m trying to gather some information about the shows and entertainment that will be operating but with not a lot of luck. I’m aware that there will be closures of a few attractions and rides however would love to know what big events will be on during the evening prior to booking. Do you know if World Of Color operates in January? Any idea as to what the Disneyland shows are? We are thinking January 10th-20th but are flexible within that month. Thanks for any info ????

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Apr 9, 2019 at 7:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Naomi!

Disneyland only releases show information up to 6 weeks in advance, unfortunately. Since the holiday time will have just ended, this is sometimes a period where there are fewer shows, or when shows just take place on the weekends. But this is also a time when we’ve seen Disneyland release new shows like Mickey’s Mix Magic for Get your Ears On (January 2019), or the return of the Main Street Electrical Parade a few years ago. It is just too early to tell what they have in store for next January. World of Color and Fantasmic! were both in refurbishment for January 2019, but that does not mean they will be closed in January 2020. Stay tuned!

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Mar 26, 2019 at 3:45 p.m. Dustin D Says...

Hey guys, just got off the phone asking on estimated re-opening of the Castle. The lady informed me they are looking like May 24th. Just a heads up!!

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Mar 26, 2019 at 12:22 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

YAY! What frogtastic news! Thanks for sharing, Dustin!

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Mar 25, 2019 at 11:08 p.m. Connie Guthrie Says...

We are planning a trip in November like the 14th will space mountain be shut down for holiday removal? Or will it be reopened by the time we go ..

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Mar 26, 2019 at 7:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Connie!

We unfortunately don't have any refurbishment information about that time period just yet, but generally the removal of the holiday happens very early on in November (within the first few days), so you should be safe.

Keep hopping!

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Mar 22, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. Wendy Says...

We're making our first trip to Disneyland in May and I called yesterday morning to make reservations at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique only to find out they are closed for renovations from May 15th-May 25th. I didn't see this information posted anywhere on their website. Does anyone have any alternatives before I break the news to our little princesses?

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Apr 21, 2019 at 4:34 p.m. Vicki Says...

Sephora will do free makeup (you do not have to buy a product, but do make a reservation to get in at the time you would like) and then buy the little princess a dress from the disney store or online at shop disney and a tiara (often found at wedding sections of craft stores) and maybe you could do her hair making the whole experience a bonding time too.

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Apr 10, 2019 at 4 p.m. Mickeyluvr Says...

If I remember right there is a similar shop in the downtown Disney shops before you enter Disneyland maybe this might be an alternative for you.

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Mar 22, 2019 at 8:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Oh no! So sorry to hear it, Wendy - that's certainly news to us! We'll let the Frog Pond weigh on on potential alternatives they may know of, but perhaps a surprise princess dress upon arrival will help ease the sting for the little princesses (maybe a shopping spree in Disney Springs?) Keep us posted!

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Mar 5, 2019 at 7 p.m. Katie Says...

I noticed WOC dining/dessert packages are shown on the website till late April, but May dates haven't opened yet. Fantasmic dining packages show through May 4. What does this mean? Are they taking WOC down in May again? Thanks.

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Mar 5, 2019 at 1:34 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Katie!

Disneyland has only been releasing about a month or so ahead of time for its entertainment schedule. We aren't showing any World of Color refurbishments, so our guess is that the schedule just hasn't been released that far in advance. We'll keep our eyes and ears open!

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Feb 22, 2019 at 7:38 p.m. Daniela Howard Says...

Hey, I’ve notuced Pirates has been closed the last few days Any idea what’s going on? Thanks:)

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Feb 25, 2019 at 2:25 a.m. Megan Evans-Wilson Says...

It was open today! We rode it twice! Yay!!! They seem to have worked out their “mechanical difficulties.”

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Feb 25, 2019 at 7:27 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Yay! Thanks for sharing, Megan :)

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Feb 22, 2019 at 1:49 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Daniela!

Nothing official has been reported just yet, but we've got our eyes and ears open! Thanks for the heads up :)

Keep hopping!

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Feb 20, 2019 at 1:38 p.m. Guilherme Macedo Says...

Hello, I do not see availability for tickets from April 5th and later and the park hours schedule do not show any information from that date on. Will the parks be closed on that date?

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Feb 20, 2019 at 11:07 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Guilherme!

Disneyland only releases its schedule a few months in advance due to its pricing schedule (which is based on estimated crowd levels), though it WILL be open on and after April 5 :) No closures are currently scheduled!

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Feb 16, 2019 at 11:03 p.m. Meagan Says...

My daughter is bringing me the week of spring break in March for my birthday and I heard the castle is closed for refurbishment :( will it be reopened by then???? If not does that mean there isn’t any fireworks either??

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Feb 19, 2019 at 9:20 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Meagan!

We hope you have a great trip with your daughter! Unfortunately, there is no firm date on when the castle will open back up (all they've told the public is "spring," but we've got our eyes and ears open! Mickey's Mix Magic, the new nighttime spectacular, does have fireworks on select nights. You can take a look at the schedule here.

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Feb 14, 2019 at 10:16 p.m. ROBIN MCFAUL Says...

Making a trip to DL 4-19. Getting mixed reviews about fantasmic and Matterhorn bobsleds??? Running or no during my stay? How do you make dinner reservations for fantasmic? Thanks.

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Feb 15, 2019 at 9:57 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Robin!

We show nothing on the schedule as far as a planned refurbishment for the Matterhorn Bobsleds (though of course that can change), and Fantasmic! is scheduled to be back up and running as of March 8, 2019 -- so you should be clear for both! To make Fantasmic! dinner reservations, call (714) 781-DINE once you reach the 60 day window before your visit.

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Feb 16, 2019 at 12:37 a.m. Dan Chase Says...

When the witch conjures up a spell on the lagoon and it starts bubbling. The bubbles are intended to scare the ducks away before the lagoon is set afire to prevent roasted duck! Fantasmic fact many cast members don’t know!

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Feb 19, 2019 at 9:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

That IS, fantastic! Thanks for sharing with us, Dan!

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Feb 15, 2019 at 10:14 p.m. ROBIN MCFAUL Says...

Thank You!!!!

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Feb 19, 2019 at 9:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

You are so welcome, Robin! :)

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Feb 11, 2019 at 7:01 a.m. coleen Says...

As of tonight (2/10/19) it says Space Mountain is down for refurbishment. (Boo hoo! We go in 9 days.) So you may want to update your date above.

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Feb 11, 2019 at 11:54 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Coleen!

Thanks so much for the heads up! It's back up and running today, so it's possible that there was just a mechanical issue that left the ride down temporarily. We'll keep our eyes and ears open!

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Feb 8, 2019 at 6:55 a.m. AlohaDisney Says...

Does anyone have the slightest clue when World Of Color will reopen? The Disneyland website says “Scheduled to return soon.” But when is soon? We have a trip planned in April and would love to see the show.

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Feb 10, 2019 at 11:54 p.m. sonofsoma Says...

Good News! Looks like World of Color returns February 22nd. Not "official official" but as of 2/08, Disney is selling WofC dessert packages starting on 2/22! Night one is already sold out.

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Feb 11, 2019 at 11:52 p.m. ALOHADISNEY Says...

Thank you for the info! I just got really excited! Yay!

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Feb 10, 2019 at 9:53 p.m. articfacts Says...

Just called Disneyland dining reservations to make a Fantasmic Dining package for April and was told Fantasmic is closing again on March 30th and they have no information on April yet. But World of Color will be open.??

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Feb 6, 2019 at 1:03 a.m. Shelly Coleman Says...

Hello.. Splash Mountain is supposed to be closed until the 16th of February... Have you hears if it might open sooner?

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Feb 7, 2019 at 7:50 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Shelly!

The 16th of February is the official date Disney has provided. If that changes, we'll be sure to update this post!

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Jan 30, 2019 at 5:42 p.m. Merrie Says...

I know it's too early to know for sure, but any rumors/inklings of refurbishments scheduled for May?

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Jan 30, 2019 at 12:12 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Merrie,

Nothing just yet, but we are keeping our eyes and ears open, and will be sure to update this post as soon as we have new information.

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Jan 22, 2019 at 6:55 a.m. Ray Says...

Do you happen to know when the Tangaroa Terrace will be opening back up again?

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Jan 22, 2019 at 10:05 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ray!

Tangaroa Terrace is expected to be open once again on January 26, 2019.

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Jan 21, 2019 at 2:02 p.m. Tim Says...

Space mountain is closing late feb 2019,does anybody known for how long till it reopens

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Jan 22, 2019 at 1:19 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tim,

Currently the reopening is unfortunately listed as TBD, but we're keeping our eyes and ears open!

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Jan 16, 2019 at 4:20 p.m. klp2461 Says...

We will be visiting Disneyland in mid July as a surprise for our daughter to celebrate her college graduation. Her birthday is also during that week--July 17. We know that is also Disneyland's birthday. Is there anything special that happens if your birthday is the same day, and you're also in the park that day?

I had posted earlier but do not see my comment listed. I was reading about the wall around the castle. I had also read that all the attractions around the castle will be closed. Will things be open by July? I sure hope so.

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Jan 17, 2019 at 11:13 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

How fun to be celebrating both a graduation AND a birthday at the Happiest Place on Earth! Don't forget to grab a complimentary birthday button at City Hall (and some I'm celebrating buttons for the new graduate!) She'll get lots of birthday wishes from cast members and characters throughout the day, but outside of bragging rights, there's no extra perks to sharing a birthday with Disneyland. Congratulations!

As for the wall around the castle, everything is expected to be back up and running in the spring, so everything should be frogtastic by July!

Keep hopping!

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Jan 18, 2019 at 12:39 a.m. klp2461 Says...

OH! That is the best news I've heard all day. Thank you so much! It's been years since we've been to Disneyland and we are very excited to return. To add to the celebrating it is also our wedding anniversary and hubby's birthday that week too. My hubby's first trip to Disneyland was on our honeymoon so many years ago.

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Jan 15, 2019 at 5:37 p.m. Chantel Says...

With the castle being closed off, does that mean there won't be any fireworks show?

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Jan 16, 2019 at 4:20 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chantel!

According to Disneyland's calendar, both Fantasmic! and Mickey's Mix Magic (the new nighttime spectacular) will be running as of Friday, 1/18.

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Jan 15, 2019 at 2:59 a.m. Kim Pierce Says...

Somewhere I saw pictures of a big wall around the castle in Disneyland! PLEASE tell me we won’t be there when there is a big NOT attractive wall around the castle??? Can anyone confirm??? I’ll be SO sad. Trip planned for feb 22-28!

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Jan 16, 2019 at 2:54 a.m. Stacey Says...

Sorry, big old wall will be there while you are visiting

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Jan 16, 2019 at 3:53 p.m. kfalcon Says...

I also just heard about this wall and all of the attractions around the castle being closed. We are traveling to Disneyland in mid July. Will everything be open by then?

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Jan 14, 2019 at 7:09 p.m. Christina Says...

Hi - WDW Passholders here!

My finance and I are planning our honeymoon to California and are making one of our stops to DL. We just saw that Sleeping Beauty castle has been fenced off. We already bought our 2 day tickets w/max pass and were planning to visit the parks on April 1st and 2nd. Is there a possibility this will be reopened?? We will be so bummed if we can't get that iconic photo in front of the castle with our bride and groom Mickey ears :(

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Jan 16, 2019 at 3:20 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Christina,

We are not sure yet how long the scaffolding will remain in place, but according to the Orange County Register, the refurbishment is expected to last through spring.

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Jan 12, 2019 at 5:13 p.m. Nerdsnextdoor Says...

Does anyone have any info of the castle walls being down by March/April?

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Jan 10, 2019 at 8:36 p.m. Scott Lichfield Says...

Do you have any idea why the Sleeping Beauty walk through is closed (I hope that they aren't closing it permanently again) and if there is any chance it or the Grizzly Rapids will open during the month of February? How long do they usually close it when they do?

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Jan 17, 2019 at 8:21 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Scott,

We've added more details above about Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough. Grizzly River Rapids closes this time of year for seasonal refurbishment. In some past years, it has reopened in February and in others it has reopened in March.

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Jan 10, 2019 at 7:42 p.m. Nicole Says...

Hi! We booked our trip March 3rd-March 6th. I looked for frozen live times and dates, but nothing shows after the end of February. Is that just because it's just too much in advance? Same with their dining experience. No available dates. Also, is Fantasmic showing typically that time of the year? I am just nervous we picked a "in between" time of the year to go. Lastly, any updates on Sleeping Beauty's Castle front refurbishment? THANKS!! :)

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Jan 25, 2019 at 7:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nicole,

Frozen Live is still showing no times for me as well on those dates. It could be that a refurbishment or closure is coming (that is still unannounced), or that times for those dates are not yet available for another reason. Fantasmic! is also being refurbished through early March, so it's not clear if it will be back up during your visit. Finally, Sleeping Beauty Castle's refurbishment is expected to last through the spring. Here's hoping they are all back up in time for your visit.

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Jan 8, 2019 at 4:43 p.m. Jennifer Florez Says...

Do you know about how the long the Castle refurbishment will be? I want to take my mom for her last trip(she's losing her eyesight) that first week of March, but I want her to see the castle! If you know, please share the info!! Thank you!!

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Jan 5, 2019 at 7:34 p.m. Corey McGowan Says...

Hello!

I'm visiting in May of 2019. (secretly hoping for a Galaxy's Edge miracle - thinking they may look for a soft opening before Memorial day! Fingers crossed)

I've just read another blog that suggests that Indiana Jones is scheduled for refurbishment in 2019. Do you have any information on that front?

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Jan 3, 2019 at 6:40 a.m. Cher orm Says...

Hi haven’t been for 8 years!! Taking grandkids so sad to see It’s a small world. Closed Jan 22..

Is there a way to know how long it will be closed for?? Were planning to go Jan 30 to feb1 ..

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Jan 3, 2019 at 2:43 a.m. Mike Says...

World of Color TBD? Ugh... have a possible plan to take my child (toddler) there at the end of January and that would be a pretty big deal breaker moment there if it's not up.

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Dec 28, 2018 at 3:23 p.m. Angie P Says...

I keep looking for Fantasmic! dates to open up in late January 2019. We are less than 30 days out from our trip and still haven't been able to book our Blue Bayou package. Have there been any rumors regarding the show and possible closure/refurb?

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Jan 3, 2019 at 8:37 a.m. rebecca Says...

i just read that it is closing for quite some time

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Jan 2, 2019 at 7:31 a.m. Rebecca Says...

Fantasmic will be closing for refurbishment Jan 24 and won't reopen until Spring.

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Dec 30, 2018 at 7:42 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Angie,

It looks like Disneyland isn't opening up slots that far in advance. My best advice would be to keep checking back.

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Dec 7, 2018 at 5:19 p.m. E Says...

Do you know what will specifically be closed Dec 22-29. What does it mean closed for holiday overlay?? I hope that mean it opens for the holiday or does it stay closed?

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Dec 7, 2018 at 5:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi E!

You can find what will be closed during your trip in this post ... or everything confirmed so far, that is! "Closed for holiday overlay" means they are either installing or removing the seasonal holiday decor within the ride.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 6, 2018 at 8:45 a.m. Heather N Says...

Does anyone know more specifically when World of Color will re-open? It has said late 2018 for a long time now... and it is late 2018. We go next week and I would hate for my son not to see it!

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Dec 6, 2018 at 12:05 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Heather!

We wish we knew. Nothing has been announced yet, but we'll keep this post updated as soon as we know!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 26, 2018 at 10:15 p.m. Denise Says...

Hi,

I’m thinking about going to Disneyland in January. Is there anyway to find out exactly what rides wil be closed because of the Christmas decorations removal and what days. No point in going if I cannot go on it’s a small world.

Thank you,

Denise

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Dec 14, 2018 at 3:14 a.m. martina de souza Says...

just wondering we are going to Disney;and in January, will space mountain and thunder mountain be open then you say closed early November but when does it reopen kind regards

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Dec 14, 2018 at 9:36 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Martina!

There are no scheduled refurbishments for Space and Big Thunder at this time, so they SHOULD be open when you visit :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 29, 2018 at 8:13 p.m. Skye Says...

That is EXACTLY my thought too! We do not want to miss its a small world! We will be there from jan 29th-feb 3rd

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Nov 29, 2018 at 6:41 p.m. Margaret Says...

Check out "Ride Closures" and "Ride Refurbishment". They give approximate closing and opening dates.

Have never seen actual dates posted from the open/closing. Good luck.

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Nov 27, 2018 at 3:49 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Denise!

it's a small world usually closes from mid-late January for holiday overlay removal. Specific dates have not been announced, but we'll update this post as soon as we hear!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 19, 2018 at 5:28 a.m. Valerie Says...

Hello! We are going for special needs opportunity days on the week of the 1-7 thru 1-13 will everything be closed to take down the Christmas decorations at both parks those days?

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Nov 27, 2018 at 4:18 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Valerie!

Don't worry ... other than it's a small world, nothing should be shut down for Christmas decoration removal :) Most of this happens overnight.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 14, 2018 at 8:46 a.m. Gabi Says...

Hi,

I am planning a trip to Disneyland between January 18th-24th 2019.

Will "It's a small world be open"? Which other rides will be closed at this time?

Thank you

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Nov 27, 2018 at 4:33 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Gabi!

it's a small world does usually close from mid-late January to remove its holiday overlay. No other rides are anticipated to be closed at this time, but we'll keep this post updated :)

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Nov 13, 2018 at 3:56 p.m. Scott Says...

Hello! I read a CM's post on a forum that the Matterhorn will go back down mid January to finish the redesigned queue. Have you heard anything about this? I'm hoping they are mistaken, trying to hear from another source. Thanks!

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Nov 13, 2018 at 10:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Scott!

Hmmm - maybe the CM's know something we don't, but Disney has not announced anything about this ... yet! We'll be sure to update this post ASAP if we hear anything.

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Nov 3, 2018 at 1:19 p.m. Carsonb Says...

Looks like Fantastic! will not be on while we are there from Nov.12-16. Is there a reason why ? Anything taking its place ? Thanks !

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Nov 5, 2018 at 8:31 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Fantasmic! usually runs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights during the off-peak season. Good news, though. You are visiting during a relatively less-crowded time. Holiday time will have started so be sure to catch the Christmas Fantasy Parade, Believe...in Holiday Magic fireworks, and the Wintertime Enchantment of Sleeping Beauty’s castle with snowfall. Also be sure to hop over to take in the view of “it’s a small world" holiday lights.

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Nov 13, 2018 at 2:38 p.m. Richard Says...

Yes! 2 more days until I am there!

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Nov 1, 2018 at 8:07 a.m. Susie Says...

Hi! I'm planning a trip to CA Adventure Land this month. Do you know if there is still a meet and greet with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit? Thanks, and I love your site by the way!! :)

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Nov 8, 2018 at 11:04 p.m. Dori Says...

We got lots of pictures with Oswald in 2017 at DCA. He was hanging at the market and store as you enter to the right of the park!

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Nov 1, 2018 at 7:48 p.m. Andrewb Says...

Im not 100% on lucky rabit but oswald has been retired for now

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Nov 1, 2018 at 9:20 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Susie!

You can still catch Oswald hanging out on Buena Vista Street every so often! We would recommend asking a cast member upon arrival, as his schedule can't be found online.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 26, 2018 at 10:24 p.m. Anthony Says...

What is the best family restaurant in both Disney Land and California Adventure. Thanks! Love your sight

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Oct 31, 2018 at 11:06 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Anthony!

If you are looking for table service restaurants, we like Blue Bayou and Carnation Cafe at DL and Carthay Circle and Lamplight Lounge at DCA. They are pricey, but Blue Bayou, Carthay Circle and Lamplight Lounge offer tasty food and unique atmosphere for a special dining experience. You can view all the menus for any restaurant online or in the Disneyland app in advance. As for quick-service family favorites, we love the Plaza Inn and Jolly Holiday (as well as French Market) at DL and Flo’s V8 or Smokejumpers Grill at DCA. None of them have huge menus, but they have enough choices to satisfy both kids and adults. The Pacific Wharf Cafe (known for its sourdough bread) is another favorite located in an area that also has Asian food and Mexican food restaurants for a wider selection in a food court feel.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 16, 2018 at 12:14 a.m. Wendy Says...

Are these ride closures (particularly the Holiday overlay times) set in stone? Is there any chance of them opening a day early for example?

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Oct 15, 2018 at 10:42 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Wendy!

These are the dates provided by Disneyland directly, and they typically stay pretty true to the predicted dates.

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Oct 9, 2018 at 12:41 p.m. Sandy Says...

We are going to Disneyland February 4, 2019. What rides with be closed?

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Oct 9, 2018 at 8:37 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sandy!

We keep this article updated with all confirmed, scheduled refurbishments, so just keep an eye out for those closer to your trip!

Keep hopping!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 9, 2018 at 5:23 a.m. jeana Says...

Hello, I'm going for my birthday beginning of December. Have you heard yet anything about WOC? Also, I'm 60 days out from my trip on December 7th, but I don't see any fantasmic packages beyond December 2nd? If woc and fantasmic and paint the night are all closed, I'm wondering if going for my birthday is the best choice, since I can only afford every other year. Thank you :)

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Oct 9, 2018 at 8:59 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jeana!

World of Color is slated to be closed until "Late 2018", but we promise to update this post as soon as we know more details!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 9, 2018 at 4:27 a.m. Marcia Says...

Hello -will the park be closing dec 7th or 8th early for private holiday parties? Hate to fly across the country just to be shut out on the time. Happened before

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Oct 9, 2018 at 9:07 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Marcia!

Disneyland (in California) doesn't have any exclusive holiday parties, so there's no need to worry!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 7, 2018 at 3:31 a.m. Aidan Says...

Can you meet black panther

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Oct 9, 2018 at 8:39 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Aidan!

Yes, you can meet Black Panther in Disney California Adventure Park.

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Oct 5, 2018 at 7:06 p.m. Dominique Maurice Says...

Hi! I’m planning a trip to be in Disneyland the first weekend of the holiday decorations, will Space and Splash mountain be open?

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Oct 5, 2018 at 2:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dominique!

There aren't any scheduled refurbishments or closures on Space and Splash during this time, so you should be good to go :) Enjoy! (Those are our favorites.)

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Oct 2, 2018 at 2:08 a.m. Stephanie Aguilar Says...

Do you happen to know when the matterhorn bobsled will reopen?

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Oct 1, 2018 at 9:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stephanie!

Disney has not announced a reopening date - we'll update this post as soon as we're sure!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 8, 2018 at 10:30 p.m. Jessica Says...

The disneyland app shows the matterhorn no longer under refurbishment on November 16th now, just fyi :)

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Oct 9, 2018 at 8:38 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jessica!

Yay! Thanks for letting us know.

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Sep 30, 2018 at 7:41 a.m. FamilyDisneyFans Says...

Planning to be there around November 9th. Any word on World of Color yet? Even a rumor of it possibly opening? Thanks!

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Oct 1, 2018 at 10:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi!

Ugh, no news! We are anxiously awaiting its return as well, and will update this post as soon as we know :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 27, 2018 at 2:32 a.m. Diana Gordon Says...

Going to Disneyland 9/29/18. Has the Main Street refurbishment been completed?

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Oct 2, 2018 at 12:42 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Diana!

They are still working on some finishing touches, but all shops are open and it is complete for the most part :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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