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Disneyland Refurbishments & Closings

by Leap on July 22, 2019 806 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 Permanent closures are attractions that are no longer active in the parks, refurbishments are temporary closures, and seasonal closures take place annually.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 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

  • None

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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Jan 23, 2015 at 7:02 a.m. kristyn Says...

Thanks so much for this! As a new (out of state) annual passholder, and having been a handful of times the past few years, I'm curious of one thing: how good are they at keeping to the schedule? If I plan a trip for late April or early May, do you think I can count on Critter Country being re-opened? A few years ago, I was expecting Thunder Mountain to be reopened when I went in December but it was delayed much beyond that. Thanks for any advice!

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Jan 23, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristyn,

It is possible for refurbishments to be delayed, although most stay within schedule. Usually any delay isn't too far past the original date.

Keep hoppin'!

Leap

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Aug 19, 2015 at 3:04 a.m. Paul Says...

Does anyone know if there is a chance that a ride reopens earlier than expected?

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Aug 20, 2015 at 10:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Paul,

Sometimes refurbs get moved all together, or refurb plans are scrapped, but usually if it is scheduled for rehab, it opens back when expected.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Nov 26, 2014 at 7:33 p.m. Leto. Says...

Be very aware they have building works happening At Magic Kingdom & Animal Kingdom. Down Town Disney is a building site !!

Very disappointing they couldn't do it one place at a time!!

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Dec 1, 2014 at 8:05 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Leto,

This is the page for Disneyland refurbishments. You can find Disney World refurbs here.

Best,

Leap

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Oct 31, 2014 at 10:23 p.m. Cal Spence Says...

Good to know as I just made new plans to go elsewhere. They are over priced when fully operating so I would never pay full prices for half a show. Never.

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Oct 24, 2014 at 6:54 a.m. chris Says...

hey are there any open rides in October???

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Jul 29, 2015 at 6:44 a.m. david tedd Says...

The new. DISNEY BADA BING, with snow white and sleeping beauty's naughty twins, is now open..

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Oct 24, 2014 at 6:03 p.m. Richard F Allen Says...

AS shown above !!

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Oct 24, 2014 at 6 p.m. Richard F Allen Says...

The planning closing dates board don't seem to have there heads screwed on right . I don't think our dear old Walt would have planed things quite the same way, Get REAL planning board !! ....Dick......A old time Disney World visitter

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Sep 11, 2014 at 2:51 p.m. Joe R.Hernandez Says...

The park"s board of directors should consider CLOSING COMPLETELY (for 3 weeks) Re-open Octoberfest..Halloween or Thanksgiving week.

Or discount the entry fee...allow everyone attending to participate in the experience of what happens in "refurbish" as a new attraction. Meals and Hardhats included

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Feb 9, 2017 at 11:48 p.m. Says...

You go Joe...

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Apr 5, 2017 at 5:35 p.m. tina o Says...

Hi there, we are taking our family of 6 to disneyland and cal. adven. jan 27th 2018-feb 3rd 2018. Do you think a lot will be closed then for refurbishment?

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Apr 5, 2017 at 1:38 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tina,

While we don't know what will be closed, it is likely you will experience some attractions closed for refurbishment during the period of time you plan on visiting.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Feb 4, 2017 at 11:41 p.m. brian glenn Says...

The pirates is closed in feb what a bummer when will it reopen are the tickets cheaper because the best ride is gone

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Mar 7, 2017 at 5:36 a.m. Alexis Says...

No, I don't believe so, Disney always has different rides in and out of order

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Feb 5, 2017 at 3:07 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brian,

Disney has not released an opening for Pirates yet. It's a bummer that Pirates will be under renovations, but you still have lots of great attractions and shows to see at that time!

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Feb 18, 2017 at 8:47 p.m. Says...

Will the pirate ride be open around March 6, 2017?

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Feb 18, 2017 at 7:42 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

According to Disneyland.com, Pirates of the Caribbean is listed as Closed for Refurbishment.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Jun 1, 2017 at 5:28 a.m. Nancy Says...

Pirates is open. Was there a few weeks ago.

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Apr 30, 2017 at 12:10 a.m. Vanesa Says...

Hi,I will be going to Disneyland on May 11-13 will Indiana jones and pirates of the carribean be open the time I go?

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Apr 30, 2017 at 12:46 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Vanessa,

While Pirates will be open, Indiana Jones will be undergoing refurbishment May 1-25.

Stay Cool!

Tad

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Feb 7, 2017 at 1:19 a.m. Lauren Says...

As of march 16, 2017 pirates is no longer listed on the Disneyland website as being closed for refurbishment. I am assuming that means that after that date the ride will be open. I am going end of April.

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Feb 28, 2017 at 6:57 p.m. Melissa Says...

It's opening on March 15 th

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Feb 21, 2017 at 4:59 a.m. Wtf Says...

You can foresee the future?

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Apr 7, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. Alex Says...

Really thunder. Again

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May 16, 2016 at 5:37 a.m. Liz Says...

Thunder mountain railroad has to undergo the tests due to California laws. However, they permanently closed the area behind it because this is where starters land is going.

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Mar 11, 2017 at 9:26 p.m. Peggy Harp Says...

Hi, we are going to Disneyland may 22 2017, is thunder mountain going to be running by then? Also is the train that takes you to diffrent parts of the park going to be running by then.

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May 21, 2017 at 9:21 p.m. T Says...

Big thunder railroad will be open it's the ranch behind it that is closed

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May 2, 2017 at 2:11 a.m. Drew ragusa Says...

Thunder mountain is open

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Apr 9, 2017 at 12:42 a.m. Erin Says...

The train will reopen but they're redoing the waterways so they had to close it down because of Star Wars land it will reopen I believe in the fall

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Apr 4, 2017 at 4:35 a.m. Suzy Says...

We were there 2 weeks ago, and Thunder was running!! Have a great time! ????

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Mar 19, 2017 at 12:27 a.m. D Says...

Thunder mountain ride should be open. The train will not reopen until star wars land opens.

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Mar 13, 2017 at 7:27 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Peggy,

Disney has not set a date for the return of the Disneyland Railroad, and there is no scheduled refurbishment of Big Thunder Mountain at this time.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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