Disneyland Refurbishments & Closings

by Leap on January 15, 2019 735 Los Angeles

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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 Permanent closures are attractions that are no longer active in the parks, refurbishments are temporary closures, and seasonal closures take place annually.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 refurbishment Schedule and Disneyland Rides Closed

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. According to Anaheim building permits, Disneyland has plans to reroof the castle and replace plastic on the turrets.

Disney California Adventure Park Refurbishments

Downtown Disney District Refurbishments

  • None

Disneyland Hotel Refurbishments

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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Apr 13, 2018 at 2:02 p.m. Abels Eli Says...

I will be visiting may 12th and want to know if pirates of the carribean will be back up by then? Also the woc?

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Apr 15, 2018 at 10:50 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

The Disneyland site is currently showing that Pirates will not be operating on May 12. World of Color is under refurbishment until late June.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Apr 13, 2018 at 2:20 a.m. Lauren Says...

Hi there. We are planning to go to the park the first week of May but are pretty bummed to hear that pirates will be closed starting the 23rd of April. Any ideas how long? We may cancel our trip as this is our favorite ride. Thanks.

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Apr 15, 2018 at 10:51 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lauren!

Right now, the Disneyland site is showing that Pirates will be closed for refurbishment until at least late May.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Apr 12, 2018 at 5:14 p.m. Liz Says...

The Disney calendar has rides in Toon Town closed in May. I can't find anything else one why it would be closed. Has there been any information on why its closed? Is it due to Star Wars Land?

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Apr 15, 2018 at 11 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Liz!

We welcome the Frog Pond to chime in, as we're not quite sure, but our guess is that it is closed for general maintenance and refurbishment.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Apr 12, 2018 at 6:41 a.m. Michelle Says...

We are going to Disneyland beginning June 11...I haven’t seen any updates for Dining either the princesses with Ariel’s grotto being closed. Are you aware if they have relocated them somewhere else?

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Apr 15, 2018 at 11:05 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle!

Disneyland hasn't yet announced whether or not a new princess dining experience will be replacing Ariel's Grotto. Unfortunately, we think it's safe to assume that there will not be one available in time for your June trip. We recommend dining at Goofy's Kitchen for a fun character experience instead!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Apr 11, 2018 at 11:41 p.m. Liz Says...

It looks like toontown is going to be closed (or at least all the rides) in May. Any clue why since I can't find anything else online. Is it due to Star Wars Land? Is toontown going to be completely closed?

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Apr 12, 2018 at 3:31 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Liz,

We aren't sure exactly why rides in Toon Town would be closed in May. As soon as we know the official closing dates, we'll be sure to update this post!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Apr 11, 2018 at 1 a.m. Lupe Says...

Looking at the Disneyland schedule I see that Fantasmic is only showing on the weekends....when will it show daily? We are going June 11-14.

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Apr 12, 2018 at 10:38 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lupe,

We aren't quite sure yet. This might have to do with Pixar Fest and the new nighttime fireworks show. Keep checking the schedule!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Apr 6, 2018 at 8:16 p.m. Alex Says...

Hey I was wondering something about the Pirates refurbishment. We are going on the second week of May, will it be open by that time? I heard the Florida refurbishment only took two weeks so I’m hopeful that Disneyland will get the refurbishment done fast .

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Apr 9, 2018 at 12:14 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alex!

The Florida refurbishment was done in a jiffy, so be sure to check upon your arrival - however, Disneyland's site doesn't show any operating hours for May so far.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 6, 2018 at 1:52 p.m. Eric Mulder Says...

Hello! Any news if Pirates will be reopened by May 14, 15? My wife and I will be visiting the parks on those days.

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Apr 8, 2018 at 11:08 p.m. Robbie sealey Says...

Bad news. I booked blue bayou today and the lady said pirates of the Caribbean will be closed April 23 until June 9th 2018

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Apr 7, 2018 at 2:44 a.m. Tirene Higheagle Moran Says...

Will Pirates of the Carribean be open 5/1-5/4. Praying it will be it's one of my favorite rides.

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Apr 9, 2018 at 12:09 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tirene!

Unfortunately, Pirates is scheduled for refurbishment during those dates.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Apr 6, 2018 at 10:19 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Eric!

Disneyland's site is showing that Pirates will be back open on those days.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Apr 5, 2018 at 3:18 p.m. Melissa Says...

Will Pirates of the Caribbean be closed the week of May 1st, 2018?

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Apr 15, 2018 at 4:51 a.m. DAWNE Says...

Just saw on website that it will be closed. I’m there at that time too and and am not happy about that.

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Apr 5, 2018 at 7:10 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melissa!

Disneyland's site is showing that Pirates will be closed this week.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Apr 4, 2018 at 1:05 p.m. Paul Says...

I think REDUCED pricing is in order for these closures and refurbishings. No one goes to the parks to find out that one of their favorite rides is closed or permanently removed. Keep in mind kids are not the only people in the crowd. Way too much emphasis on new character rides. Just don't forget the older kids.

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Apr 8, 2018 at 7:06 a.m. Jontue Says...

Will WOC be back up by May 2nd? I am so bummed most of my favorites rides (especially California Screamin) and attractions will be under refurbishment because of Pixar Fest prep. I heard Bugs Life 3D show will be permanently closing? :(

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Apr 8, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jontue!

It doesn't look like World of Color will be taking place on May 2. However, a fun new Pixar fireworks show will be happening! Unfortunately, A Bug's Land will be closing this year.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Apr 2, 2018 at 6:06 p.m. christian Says...

Hello, i have a question; here it says that splash mountain its closed for refurbishement, but in disney´s official app, it says its open and gives you the chance to use fast pass and also gives you the waiting time for today as i write this.

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Apr 6, 2018 at 10:51 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Christian!

You may be looking at Splash Mountain at Disney World in Florida. At California's Disneyland, Splash Mountain is down for refurbishment.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Mar 29, 2018 at 11:45 p.m. Deanna Says...

I am planning a youth group trip for November 3. Do you think they will close Space Mountain that soon after Halloween? That could be a disaster for my teens!

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Apr 6, 2018 at 11:29 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Deanna!

We can't be sure! They typically close it down sometime the first week of November. Keep an eye on this post closer to November for details as we get them. We wouldn't count on it being open during your visit, but you never know!

Keep hopping!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 29, 2018 at 1:40 p.m. Breanne Says...

I just noticed that pirates of the Caribbean will be closed for refurbishment beginning late April. Any idea how long that refurbishment will take? We are going in September. That's the ride my kids are looking forward to most and they have never been to disneyland so that would be a huge disappointment.

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Apr 5, 2018 at 12:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Breanne,

We aren't yet sure of when it'll reopen. We'll update this post as soon as we know!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Mar 28, 2018 at 10:50 p.m. Lornac Says...

How long is Frozen Live at Hyperion out of service? I don't see it on any schedule of events in May?

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Mar 29, 2018 at 10:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lornac,

We aren't sure yet. Keep checking back, as we'll update this post with any new information!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Mar 27, 2018 at 1:43 a.m. Kelly Says...

I see now that someone asked a very similar question already reagarding the 1st week in September. Do you think the same applies for the 2nd week of September as well?

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Mar 27, 2018 at 1:39 a.m. Kelly Says...

Hi. We are planning a trip for early September and I am wondering if any rides (Haunted Mansion or Space Mountain) will be closed to get their holiday overlays. Do you know what the dates for September closures have been for which rides over the past couple of years? Or what to expect and plan around? Thanks!

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Mar 27, 2018 at 4:39 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kelly,

Haunted Mansion tends to close late August (somewhere around the 20th) and reopens early September (usually the first week). Space Mountain doesn't take as long to install the Ghost Galaxy overlay and is usually just closed for a few days early September. As soon as we know the exact dates, we'll be sure to post them!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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May 8, 2018 at 8:31 p.m. Missy Says...

Thanks for a great site--very informative and we've used it for various Disney visits now! Question: Is Space Mtn usually reopened by the beginning of Thanksgiving week?

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May 15, 2018 at 1:04 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Missy,

Usually, Space Mountain is reopened by Thanksgiving. We'll be sure to post any refurbishments we know of on this post, so keep checking back!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Mar 26, 2018 at 5:14 p.m. PrairieBoy18 Says...

Any word on when Haunted Mansion and Space Mountain will be open in September 2018 after the Halloween overlay is complete?

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Mar 27, 2018 at 4:39 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

No word yet. Stay tuned!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Mar 25, 2018 at 7:38 p.m. Sharon Hesson Says...

Hopefully coming for a visit in October 2018 what will be closed at that time? Hopefully the train ride around the park isn't closed my favorite.

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Mar 27, 2018 at 1:50 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sharon,

We update this post as we find out about refurbishments and closings. Keep checking it as you get closer to your trip!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Mar 25, 2018 at 3:40 a.m. Tayna Says...

How long do the Christmas decorations stay up? And is the park still really busy the first week in January?

Thanks!

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Mar 26, 2018 at 8:54 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Decorations usually stay up until the first or second week of January. Crowds are usually pretty busy the first week of January as New Year's wraps up.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Mar 24, 2018 at 5:28 p.m. Kimberly Says...

I saw splash mountain reopens april 13. I have a trip the following week there and my littles will be heart broken if it’s still closed. Are they normally pretty good about sticking to their “opening” date?

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Mar 27, 2018 at 2:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kimberly,

The Disneyland site is showing April 14 as the re-opening date, and they usually do a great job of sticking to this schedule.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 24, 2018 at 4:35 p.m. Michelle cannon Says...

I will be bringing my kids down April 9th-11th I really hope splash mountain opens a couple days early... I remember this ride as a kid and want them to as well

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Mar 27, 2018 at 2:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle!

Splash Mountain is one of our favorites too! Unfortunately, it isn't likely that Splash will re-open early, but make sure to ask a cast member upon arrival just to be sure.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Mar 22, 2018 at 3:32 p.m. Nicole Says...

Hi! It’s says big thunder ranch area closed permanently. Is this also the actual ride Big thunder rollercoaster ?

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Mar 22, 2018 at 1:57 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nicole,

Nope, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is still up and running! Big Thunder Ranch included an outdoor petting zoo, cabin and Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue. It was nearby the roller coaster, but Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is actually inside Frontierland!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Mar 21, 2018 at 7:08 p.m. Patty Says...

Any possibility that Incredicoaster (opening June 23, 2018) will open early by June 17th?

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Mar 21, 2018 at 2:12 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Patty!

There is always a chance of soft openings, but nothing confirmed. We wouldn't count on it.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Mar 21, 2018 at 10:52 a.m. Rob Says...

We are looking to have take a visit in March/April 2019 as my son is cars mad. Any expectations if the ride will be closed during this time? Thanks

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Mar 22, 2018 at 2:02 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rob,

We haven't seen anything about Radiator Springs Racers closing during that time. It is quite early, though, for that timeframe, so keep checking this post as your visit gets closer!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Mar 21, 2018 at 6:31 a.m. Ron Says...

Because of some recent family issues, I most likely

will no longer be able to go to Disneyland in the

late winter/early spring like I normally have in the

past. So I guess from now on, my only other

choice is to go to Disneyland in late June. There

are only four rides that I absolutely must ride: the

monorail ride, the "Alice in Wonderland" ride, the

"Haunted Mansion" ride, and the train ride. I know

that these four rides are almost always available

throughout the late winter/early spring, unless it

happens to rain (which it does quite often at that

time of the year). I was just wondering if these four

rides have ever been scheduled for refurbishments

in late June (because several Disney "experts" are

saying that late June is actually the "least busy"

part of the summer at Disneyland), or do they

leave these rides "alone" during the whole

summer season?

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Mar 22, 2018 at 1:59 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ron,

In our experience, those rides are usually open during summer! Refurbishments are often unpredictable and do tend to pop up randomly, though, so just keep that in mind. Keep checking this post to see any new scheduled refurbishments!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Mar 19, 2018 at 12:29 p.m. Aussie Says...

Frozen doesn’t have a schedule for April. Is it closing or going to be open?

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Mar 20, 2018 at 3:07 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Aussie,

We don't have anything official on this yet. As soon as we do, we'll update this post!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Mar 19, 2018 at 4:59 a.m. Terry Says...

Hi. I hear that Pirates of the Caribbean in Disneyland will be closing 23rd April to 23rd May. Has this been confirnmed

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Mar 20, 2018 at 3:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Terry,

We haven't been able to toadally nor officially confirm this yet. As soon as we do, we'll be sure to update this post!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Mar 18, 2018 at 2:32 a.m. Vanessa Says...

I am hearing that Pirates of the Caribbean will be closed for refurbishment in April. Is there any confirmation on this? I would hate to miss it with some first timers!

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Mar 20, 2018 at 4:32 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Vanessa,

We haven't been able to officially confirm this, but as soon as we do, we will update this post!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Mar 17, 2018 at 1:15 a.m. Pablo Benavidez Says...

Hello, do you think Splash Mountain will be open anytime during April 12-15? Great site by the way.

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Mar 19, 2018 at 10:33 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Pablo!

Disneyland's site shows that Splash Mountain will have normal operating hours again beginning April 14.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Mar 16, 2018 at 9:45 p.m. Bonnie Says...

So with the announcement of Star Wars on May 3 with Hyperspace Mountain returning do you know how many days for the changeover from Space? We are going that week and would dislike not to have Space Mountain now that pirates is going to be down. I read somewhere 2 to 3 days. Just curious to know so we can get on it our first 2 days there.

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Apr 5, 2018 at 1:36 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bonnie,

It usually doesn't take more than a few days!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Mar 16, 2018 at 2:31 a.m. Toni Horberry Says...

Do you think the world of color will be back up and running by May the 9th - i hope so - thanks

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Mar 16, 2018 at 9:51 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tony!

A new Pixar nighttime spectacular will be taking place in conjunction with Pixar Fest beginning in April! Looks like it's going to be so much fun.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Mar 16, 2018 at 9:51 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tony!

A new Pixar nighttime spectacular will be taking place in conjunction with Pixar Fest beginning in April! Looks like it's going to be so much fun.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Mar 15, 2018 at 10:36 p.m. KURT Says...

THIS IS THE ONLY SITE I'VE SEEN MATTERHORN BEING IN REFURBISHMENT IN APRIL. IS THAT CONFIRMED, AND IF SO WOULD BE OPEN BY AGAIN MID MAY?

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Mar 16, 2018 at 9:53 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kurt,

Disneyland's website shows the Matterhorn will not be operating April 16-19. You should be good to go for your mid-May trip!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Mar 15, 2018 at 3:40 a.m. Terran Says...

Will be visiting disney March 20. What rides will be down splash mountain and dumbo?

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Mar 15, 2018 at 10:02 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Terran!

That is correct. There are no other scheduled closures at this time.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Mar 14, 2018 at 4:44 p.m. Michelle Says...

My husband and I were at Disneyland March 5&6. On the 6th the park closed 4 hours early! I checked schedules everywhere when planning and couldn’t find a page that showed early closure dates. Is there such a page so I can avoid those dates next time I go? I felt bad we had to leave so early that night- and pay full price

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Mar 15, 2018 at 4:50 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle!

You can always check Disneyland's site or our Crowd Calendar for hours. It looks like Disneyland closed at 8 p.m., which is typical for a weekday this time of year. If your experience differed from the advertised hours, please let us know!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Mar 11, 2018 at 11:05 p.m. Jimmy Says...

Hey!

My family will be spending at week at Disneyland the week of the 19th. It's a little early to tell, but we are preparing for it to rain during our stay. Curious if they close any rides or attractions during the rain? We have no plans on the weather stopping this vacation!

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Mar 15, 2018 at 9:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jimmy!

Any outdoor attractions, such as Big Thunder Mountain Railroad or Splash Mountain, will close during a storm. But don't worry - the rain is usually brief and they promptly reopen attractions! And there is plenty to do during the rain as well. :)

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Mar 9, 2018 at 2:23 a.m. Amanda Says...

So many TBD! Think most will still be down come September?

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Mar 9, 2018 at 2:26 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amanda!

We hope so! Keep an eye on this post for our latest and greatest updates.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Mar 8, 2018 at 11:06 p.m. Meladi Hodges Says...

I saw something saying pirates would be closed late April to late May for a the auction scene, but haven't seen that anywhere else. Any deets on that?

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Mar 9, 2018 at 2:25 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Meladi!

Dates have not been confirmed by Disney for the closure of the auction scene, but we know it'll be coming sometime this year.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Mar 7, 2018 at 1:48 a.m. Dimitrios Says...

What time are the parades usually? I am looking at the schedules for events and parades are not listed. Do they still have parades with the classic character or only the Pixar one to start later in the Spring?

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Mar 8, 2018 at 1:42 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dimitrios,

Right now, there are currently no parades taking place at Disneyland until Pixar Play Parade begins on April 13! Paint the Night Parade will be returning at Disney California Adventure Park on April 13. It depends on the parade on what time it will start. Paint the Night Parade is a nighttime parade, so it will start in the evening. We aren't exactly sure of what time the parades will start, though, so keep an eye out!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Mar 5, 2018 at 9:59 p.m. Valarie Says...

Hi! I am showing on the Disneyland site that based on the calendar search for ride closures, that Matterhorn will be closed starting April 16th. Do you know anything about this and how long it usually stays down? Also, if they are opening Pixar Pier mid April, will most of the stuff still be closed until late June? Any update on when the Incredicoaster will be open?

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Mar 6, 2018 at 12:10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Valarie!

Pixar Fest will begin in April, but Pixar Pier will not be fully opening (including Incredicoaster) until June. No worries about the Matterhorn - there are no upcoming closures. The Disneyland site just only displays operating hours for the next six weeks at a time!

Keep hopping!

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Mar 6, 2018 at 1:59 p.m. Lindsey Says...

I saw on the April schedule starting April 16 (and showing the 17 as well) that is specifically says "matterhorn closed for refurbishment" but I can't find any information about it anywhere else

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Mar 6, 2018 at 9:53 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lindsey!

Looks like Matterhorn will be down starting April 16. End date isn't yet reported. Keep checking back!

Keep hopping!

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Mar 6, 2018 at 4:26 p.m. Valarie Says...

Yes this is what I saw too! How long do they usually close this ride for refurbishment?

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Mar 6, 2018 at 11:44 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Valarie,

It really just depends! Sometimes refurbishments can last for just a day or two and sometimes they can last for weeks or months. Historically, Matterhorn has gone down for a few weeks. As soon as we know the end date, we'll post it!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Mar 5, 2018 at 4:54 p.m. Neva Says...

Hello. Is Toy Story Land part of the California Adventure refurbishment?

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Mar 5, 2018 at 1:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Neva!

Toy Story Land will be opening at Walt Disney World's Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida at the end of June.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 5, 2018 at 4:07 a.m. Heather Says...

We're going March 11-15. Was originally planning to do DCA on Mon and Wed, and DL on Tues and Thurs. But with all the DCA closures, I wonder if we even need 2 days. Would it be better to do 3 days at DL, and only 1 day at DCA with all these refurbishments?

We've never seen Mickey & the Magical Map, and I see it's only available on Mondays. But to do that and only have 2 days in DL, we'd have to give up our Blue Bayou reservations on Tues. (Not going to give up the Plaza Inn Minnie breakfast on Thurs.)

Our Minnie breakfast reservation is at 7:30, which would make it difficult to do a Magic Morning that same day and really take advantage of it. But it all works out if we do DL on Mon, Tues, and Thurs, and only DCA on Wed? Is that a good idea or bad idea?

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Mar 5, 2018 at 9:04 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Heather!

That sounds like a great idea to make the most of your time. Do whatever you feel is best for your group. It's an awesome plan!

Keep hopping!

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Mar 5, 2018 at 9:04 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Heather!

That sounds like a great idea to make the most of your time. Do whatever you feel is best for your group. It's an awesome plan!

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Mar 3, 2018 at 2:46 p.m. Diane Says...

They finally have a date for Spash Mountain! Looks like it will be up and running Saturday April 14!

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Mar 5, 2018 at 6:40 p.m. Valarie Says...

Where??? We have been so excited waiting!

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Mar 8, 2018 at 12:43 a.m. Shayla Says...

Hellos would like to know if this has been confirmed as well. Plans to go to Disneyland but would like to make sure Splash Mt. Is open :-) thank you

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Mar 8, 2018 at 1:52 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Shayla,

We aren't yet sure of an official ending date of Splash Mountain's refurbishment. As soon as we do, we'll update this post!

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Mar 3, 2018 at 4:52 a.m. James Clinton Says...

Hey! This site has been amazing help as our family plans our first Disneyland trip for March 19th-23rd. I can't find where I read it, but I think the fireworks are currently not happening. Is there an ETA to their return?

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Mar 5, 2018 at 9:25 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi James!

We have good news. According to Disneyland's site, the fireworks and nighttime spectaculars are back up and running :) Enjoy!

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Mar 2, 2018 at 2:29 a.m. Mariela Says...

Hi!, Im going to Disneyland with my family from 10th to 14th of June for the first time . I heard that World of Color will be closing. Is there any new Show coming up?

Thank you for your blog!

Mariela

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Mar 5, 2018 at 2:01 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mariela!

A new Pixar nighttime spectacular will be coming to California Adventure in April. World of Color may be making a return later, though.

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Mar 1, 2018 at 4:40 a.m. Tara Sanderson Says...

Will the closure of Paradise Pier affect crowds during Spring break time at all? We are considering the week of April 9-13 but know that is right in the middle of Spring break.

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Mar 5, 2018 at 2 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tara!

Spring break will definitely bring in heavier crowds, and Paradise Pier's closure may make it slightly busier. But no worries, you'll still have a blast!

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Feb 28, 2018 at 4:25 p.m. TINA Says...

Apologies if this has already been asked. Does anyone know the closure dates for Pirates at Disneyland? We plan on being there May 08 and was planning to dine at Blue Bayou but not sure the experience will be the same with the closure of the ride.

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Mar 5, 2018 at 2:02 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tina!

Exact dates haven't been confirmed by Disney, but it will be later this year. Our best guess is that Pirates will still be open in May, but keep an eye on this post for updates.

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Apr 23, 2018 at 4:11 p.m. Amir Hurani Says...

Hello, and thank you for your helpful advice. I surprising my girlfriend with a trip to Disneyland on may 24 also made a dinner reservation for that night. But I thought I saw something about pirates being closed that day and it would be a bummer ylto not be able to go on that ride and have dinner next to a construction site. Would you recommend maybe going in June or do you think that it would be up and running by then? Thank you so much for your help

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Apr 23, 2018 at 8:09 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amir!

Unfortunately, a reopening date has not yet been announced for Pirates, so we can't be sure if going in June instead would make a difference. We recommend sticking with your May 24 trip! We don't think the construction will interfere with your meal.

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Feb 28, 2018 at 5:21 a.m. Harpreet Chohan Says...

We are taking our 7year old son in 2nd week of March. I just want to know is there any fun he can have and which rides are closed and which are open? Is there any fireworks and parade schedule during that time. Thanks.

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Mar 6, 2018 at 1:01 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Harpreet,

There are a ton of things to do at Disneyland for that age! Check out our guide to Disneyland height requirements. You should definitely check out Fantasmic and World of Color. Hope you have a great trip!

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Feb 28, 2018 at 1:08 a.m. Rebecca Miguel Says...

I heard Pirates is changing the auction scene When will this start and how long will it take ?

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Mar 6, 2018 at 12:27 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rebecca!

Disneyland hasn't officially scheduled this closure yet, but we're almost certain it's coming later this year.

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Feb 25, 2018 at 12:19 a.m. Alissa Says...

Hello! Didn’t have time to read thru all the comments so I’m sorry if this question was already asked. I saw that Radiator Springs Racers is down and haven’t been able to find anything about when it will reopen. Do you have any info? TIA!

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Feb 25, 2018 at 1:09 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alissa!

According to the Disneyland site, Radiator Springs Racers are up and running!

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Feb 23, 2018 at 12:49 a.m. Rebekah Whisler Says...

I'm going for my birthday March 6th any idea if splash mountain will be reopened by then?

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Feb 27, 2018 at 11:25 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rebekah,

We aren't yet sure when Splash Mountain will reopen. Hoping it's soon! Keep an eye on this post; we'll update it as soon as we know!

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