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Disney World Refurbishments & Closings

by Leap on June 18, 2018 191 Orlando

Want to know what's going to be closed while you're visiting the theme parks? We've put together this list of Walt Disney World closings and refurbishments. Refurbishments are temporary closures and can subject to change without notice. Permanent closures are rides that are no longer active in the parks, and seasonal are those that take place annually.

Disney World: Refurbishments | Permanent Closures | Seasonal Closures | Hotel Refurbishments

Universal Orlando: Refurbishments | Permanent closures

SeaWorld Orlando: Refurbishments | Permanent closures

Disney World Refurbishments

Walt Disney World® Resort Refurbishments

Here is a list of all temporary Disney World closings. It is not uncommon for Disney to change refurbishment times—to move up or postpone temporary closures—so be sure to check back as your trip gets closer!

Magic Kingdom® Park

*The Monorail is undergoing refurbishment until further notice and may be on modified service/routes.

EPCOT

  • Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe
    CLOSED Feb. 26, 2018-TBD

Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

  • None

Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

  • None

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

  • None

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

  • None

Disney Springs

  • Portobello Country Italian Trattoria
    CLOSED April 23, 2017-TBD
  • Sosa Family Cigars
    CLOSED Nov. 13-TBD

Miniature Golf Courses

  • None

WDW Golf Courses

  • June 18-Late August 2018: Disney's Lake Buena Vista Golf Course will operate as a 9-hole course while it undergoes refurbishment.

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

  • None

Walt Disney World® Resort Hotel Refurbishments

These are the temporary Walt Disney World Resort Hotel closings, such as pools, shops, restaurants or any other type of rehab the hotels are undergoing. Always be sure to check this list as your trip gets closer!

Disney’s All–Star Movies Resort

  • Through Early 2019: Rooms refurbishment will be taking place. During this time, guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard from guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 a.m. All resort amenities including dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation.

Disney’s All–Star Music Resort

  • None

Disney’s All–Star Sports Resort

  • None

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

  • None

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge - Jambo House

  • Mid-August 2018 through Fall 2019: Room refurbishments will be taking place. It is possible that guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard from guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 a.m.
  • September through Winter 2018: Uzima Springs Pool and Uzima Springs Pool Bar are scheduled to be closed for refurbishment. During this time, Samawati Springs Pool and Maji Pool Bar at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village will be available. Brief rides via shuttle transportation will be provided to and from Jambo House. It is possible guests may hear or see construction, but noise should not be heard from guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 a.m.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village

  • Aug. 1, 2018: Children's Activity Centers will be closing permanently. Kid's Nite Out will remain available for guests looking for a child or babysitter service.

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

  • Ongoing: The resort is currently undergoing refurbishment projects. During this time, the resort will be in full operation with all amenities available.  There will also be construction of the new transportation system, Disney Skyliner. It is possible construction may be seen or heard, but noise should not be heard from guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 a.m.

Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort

  • None

Disney's Beach Club Resort

  • None

Disney's Beach Club Villas

  • None

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

  • Ongoing: Disney's BoardWalk Inn & Villas is currently undergoing some refurbishment projects. During this time, the resort will be in full operation with all amenities available, including dining, merchandise and recreation locations. It is possible that construction may be seen or heard, but noise should not be heard from guest rooms between dusk and 9:00am.
  • May 7 through Mid-Summer 2018: Refurbishment work is taking place on the bridge near the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels. As a result, there will be no FriendShip boat service to or from Disney's Hollywood Studios during this time. Service to and from Epcot and Disney's Boardwalk Resort will not be interrupted, with the exception of May 14-25, during which time the FriendShip boat dock at these hotels will also be undergoing refurbishment work. Additional Disney bus transportation will be operating to and from both Hollywood Studios and Epcot during this time. The pedestrian walkway across the bridge will remain open.
  • Aug. 1, 2018: Children's Activity Centers will be closing permanently. Kid's Nite Out will remain available for guests looking for a child or babysitter service.

Disney’s BoardWalk Villas

  • None

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

  • Ongoing: Old Port Royale Food Court, Shutters at Old Port Royale, Cabana Pool Bar, Goombay Games Arcade and Calypso Trading Post will be closed. There will be a variety of dining options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Centertown will serve breakfast and dinner and a selection of grab-and-go meals will be available for purchase in three island markets located in the Aruba, Jamaica and Martinique regions of the resort.
  • There will also be construction of the new transportation system, Disney Skyliner. It is possible construction may be seen or heard, but noise should not be heard from guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 a.m.
  • Aug. 1, 2018: Children's Activity Centers will be closing permanently. Kid's Nite Out will remain available for guests looking for a child or babysitter service.

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

  • None

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

  • Through Summer 2019: Pepper Market will be undergoing minor refurbishments, but will remain open to guests.
  • Early September through Mid-December: The Dig Site, home to The Lost City of Cibola Pool, volleyball court, playground, Iguana Arcade and Siestas Cantina, will be closed for refurbishment. While this work takes place, other amenities, including the three leisure pools, dining and merchandise locations, La Vida Health Club, Salon & Spa and recreation activities (including Movies Under the Stars and Campfires with Marshmallows) will remain available.
  • Ongoing until further notice: General construction and room refurbishments are taking place. Amenities, including dining and merchandise locations, pools, La Vida Health Club and recreation activities such as volleyball, Iguana Arcade, Movies Under the Stars and more will all remain available to guests. Noise should not be heard from guest rooms prior to 9:00 a.m.

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

  • None

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

  • None

Disney’s Old Key West Resort

  • Now through Spring 2019: Room refurbishments will be taking place. Guests may see or hear work in progress and certain pathways may be unavailable. During this time, the resort will be in full operation with all amenities available including dining and merchandise locations, pools and recreation activities. It is possible that construction may be seen or heard, but noise should be not heard from guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 a.m.
  • April - Early July 2018: The Turtle Pond Pool, Turtle Shack Snack Bar and Flying Fish Gameroom will be unavailable due to refurbishments. During this time, it is possible that guests may see construction. In addition, the Sandcastle Pool, featuring a waterslide, kiddie pool and a variety of dining and recreation locations will be available.

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

  • Aug. 1, 2018: Children's Activity Centers will be closing permanently. Kid's Nite Out will remain available for guests looking for a child or babysitter service.

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

  • Now through Summer 2018: Room refurbishments will be taking place. Guests may see or hear work in progress and certain pathways may be unavailable. To minimize any disruptions, work will be limited until after 9:00a.m. daily.
  • Ongoing: The resort is currently undergoing refurbishment projects. During this time, the resort will be in full operation with all amenities available.There will also be construction of the new transportation system, Disney Skyliner. It is possible construction may be seen or heard, but noise should not be heard from guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 a.m.

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

  • Through Summer 2018: Room refurbishments will be taking place. Guests may see or hear construction, but should not be heard from guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 a.m. All amenities, including dining, merchandise and recreation locations, will be available.

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

  • July through Fall: One of the Alligator Bayou leisure pools will be closed for refurbishment, but the feature pool, Ol' Man Island, and four other leisure pools will be available. During this time, it is possible guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard from guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 a.m. All dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation.
  • July through early 2019: Room refurbishments will be taking place. It is possible guests may see or hear construction, but noise should be not be heard from guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 a.m.

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

  • Late July through early August: The Turf Club Bar & Grill will be undergoing refurbishments.

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

  • None

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

  • Now through Summer 2018: The Convention Center will be undergoing expansion work. During this time, guests may see or hear work in progress and certain pathways may be unavailable. To minimize any disruptions, work will be limited to 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Aug. 1, 2018: Children's Activity Centers will be closing permanently. Kid's Nite Out will remain available for guests looking for a child or babysitter service.

Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel

  • May 7 through Mid-Summer 2018: Refurbishment work is taking place on the bridge near the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels. As a result, there will be no FriendShip boat service to or from Disney's Hollywood Studios during this time. Service to and from Epcot and Disney's Boardwalk Resort will not be interrupted, with the exception of May 14-25, during which time the FriendShip boat dock at these hotels will also be undergoing refurbishment work. Additional Disney bus transportation will be operating to and from both Hollywood Studios and Epcot during this time. The pedestrian walkway across the bridge will remain open.

Walt Disney World Swan Hotel

  • May 7 through Mid-Summer 2018: Refurbishment work is taking place on the bridge near the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels. As a result, there will be no FriendShip boat service to or from Disney's Hollywood Studios during this time. Service to and from Epcot and Disney's Boardwalk Resort will not be interrupted, with the exception of May 14-25, during which time the FriendShip boat dock at these hotels will also be undergoing refurbishment work. Additional Disney bus transportation will be operating to and from both Hollywood Studios and Epcot during this time. The pedestrian walkway across the bridge will remain open.

Walt Disney World Permanent Closures

Here are the Walt Disney World permanent closures. These rides and attractions are those that have been recently closed for good. Often, Disney will close the doors of rides, restaurants and shops to make way for more new, exciting attractions!

Magic Kingdom® Park

  • Dream Along with Mickey: Closed permanently April 2, 2016
  • Main Street Electrical Parade: Closed permanently Oct. 9, 2016
  • Stitch's Great Escape: Operating on seasonal schedule Oct. 2, 2016
  • Wishes: Closed permanently in May 2017

EPCOT

  • Habit Heroes inside Innoventions East: Closed permanently Jan. 18, 2016
  • The Sum of All Thrills inside Innoventions East: Closed permanently Sept. 13, 2016
  • Stormstruck inside Innoventions East: Closed permanently Sept. 13, 2016
  • Ellen's Energy Adventure: Closed permanently Aug. 13, 2017
  • The Circle of Life: Closed permanently Feb. 4, 2018

Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

  • Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show: Closed permanently April 3, 2016
  • Honey I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure: Closed permanently April 3, 2016
  • Studio Catering Co. (Disney's Hollywood Studios): Closed permanently April 3, 2016
  • Mike & Sulley Meet-and-Greet: Closed permanently April 3, 2016
  • High Octane Refreshments: Closed permanently April 3, 2016
  • Prop Shop: Closed permanently April 3, 2016
  • The Writer's Shop: Closed permanently April 3, 2016
  • Watto's Grotto: Closed permanently April 3, 2016
  • New York News: Closed permanently April 3, 2016
  • Youse Guys Moychindise: Closed permanently April 3, 2016
  • The Great Movie Ride: Closed permanently Aug. 13, 2017

Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

  • Flights of Wonder: Closed permanently Dec. 31, 2017

Disney Springs

  • DisneyQuest: Closed permanently July 3, 2017
  • Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe: Closed permanently Aug. 3, 2017
  • La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil: Closing permanently Jan. 1, 2018

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

  • Shark Reef: Closed permanently Oct. 3, 2016

Walt Disney World Seasonal Closures

Seasonal closures are those that take place annually and are usually a reoccurrence. These dates are estimates based on past closures.

Universal Orlando® Refurbishments

Universal Studios® Florida

  • None

Islands of Adventure®

  • None

Universal's Volcano BayTM

  • None

Universal Orlando Permanent Closures

  • Dragon Challenge (IOA) - Sept. 5, 2017
  • Terminator 2®: 3D - Oct. 9, 2017

 SeaWorld® Orlando Refurbishments

  • None

SeaWorld Orlando Permanent Closures

  • None

*Please Note: All refurbishments & closings are subject to change without notice.

Disney World refurbishments are only a small part of vacation planning. Leap over to our Orlando Planning Timeline and check out the When to Visit Orlando page for more resources!

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May 22, 2018 at 1:12 p.m. WaltLife, Inc. Says...

Wow! I'm sad to see so many of these go, but I'm always so excited to see what's next! One thing I admire a lot about the parks is that they're always paving the way to something new. Here's to a new era of Magical adventure! :)

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May 16, 2018 at 5:04 a.m. Tiffany Hickman Says...

Thanks for the info. We are going this August.

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May 15, 2018 at 6:57 p.m. Isa R Says...

Thanks for the info!

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May 15, 2018 at 4:33 p.m. Alyssa Says...

Thank you for this opportunity! This is fantastic!

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May 9, 2018 at 5:07 p.m. Beverly Says...

Disney AKL Uzima pool and pool bar are both going to be closed starting in September and going through sometime in December. ????

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May 5, 2018 at 10:59 p.m. Victoria Wolf Says...

Just received an email from WDW that some rooms at the Port Orleans Riverside will be undergoing refurbishment during our stay. The week of October 08 - 13 2018.

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May 8, 2018 at 9 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Victoria!

Thanks for letting us know. Enjoy your visit!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 30, 2018 at 1:45 p.m. Denise Says...

Just returned from Grand Floridian, some maintenance on outside of Sago Cay's exterior, nothing too unsightly, may be touching up paint. Also noticed a whole wing of the same mentioned building closed off, I imagine the rooms with balconies being worked on.

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Apr 25, 2018 at 8:11 p.m. John Says...

Just got a message from Disney that my fast pass + for Rivers of Light on May 15 was canceled and was changed to The Lion King. What's the story with this move?

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Apr 26, 2018 at 8:51 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi John!

That's so weird, because on Disney's site, it still has two showings on the calendar for May 15. We recommend reaching out to Disney's guest services to inquire at 407-939-6104. Keep us posted!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 27, 2018 at 4:42 p.m. John Says...

Just got off the phone with Disney Guest Services. Rivers of Light is being refurbished during the time of of my May 15 fast pass +. You may want to pass this info along. By the way , I thoroughly enjoy your site. Keep up the great work!

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Apr 27, 2018 at 3:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi John!

This is continuing to perplex us! We checked both the Disney World site calendar and available FastPass+ reservations, and two showtimes are scheduled for May 15. Guest services assured us that the show will only be down for maintenance on May 13, but up and running on May 15. We would recommend trying to book another FastPass+.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Apr 20, 2018 at 9:14 p.m. Anne Rowe Says...

It looks like when we go end of April it is not worth it to go to California Adventure. I have a teenager who loves the fast rides and roller coasters.

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Apr 10, 2018 at 9:18 a.m. Heather Says...

Hi, noticed when booking fast passes for beginning of may that mickeys philharmagic isn't available - are they closing this attraction?

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Apr 10, 2018 at 10:53 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Heather,

We haven't heard anything about Mickey's PhilharMagic closing! If we do, we'll be sure to update this post.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Apr 25, 2018 at 12:12 a.m. Denise Clothier Says...

They said they were redoing reservations for it but is open with standby

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Apr 5, 2018 at 6:06 p.m. Aisha Says...

Do you know why all of the kids clubs are closing?

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Apr 5, 2018 at 7:08 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Aisha!

We have a feeling the kids clubs are closing to make way for the new Play Zone at Disney's Contemporary Resort. It is likely we'll see more of these throughout Disney property!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Mar 21, 2018 at 11:49 a.m. Nicki Says...

My fastpass reservations just opened up for our trip through May 25th and all ours days the fastpasses for toy story mania are not available so im wondering if this line referb will take longer then expected...

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Mar 6, 2018 at 5:54 a.m. Amanda Says...

Hello! Do you know when FastPasses for Pirates will open up, assuming that the March 18 reopening date is correct? We'll be there then and I'm hopeful that we can ride it! Thanks in advance for any tips!

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Mar 6, 2018 at midnight FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amanda!

Disney will not allow guests to book FastPass+ reservations for Pirates of the Caribbean until they are positive the ride will be back up and running in time. Since this is a fairly large refurbishment, they may not be available until pretty close to the re-opening date.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jan 30, 2018 at 4:31 p.m. Kristina Says...

Are there any updates to this and/or how accurate? Touringplans had Pirates and Splash listed with reopening dates but now are listed as uncertain when they'll be open.

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Jan 30, 2018 at 2:22 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristina,

We keep this updated and as accurate as possible with the information we receive. Of course, refurbishments are always subject to change! If we hear of any changes, we'll be sure to update this post.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jan 16, 2018 at 6:03 p.m. Logan’s kid geography and more Says...

Did you know that runoff rapids is abandoned????

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Jan 15, 2018 at 3:25 p.m. CeCe Says...

Any word as to what is replacing the Terminator 2 attraction at Universal Studios? I also heard rumors about E.T. closing and being replaced?

Thanks!

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Jan 16, 2018 at 3:16 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi CeCe,

We aren't officially sure yet on what to expect. We just know to expect a live-action experience. Keep checking back!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jan 10, 2018 at 12:47 a.m. Logan’s kid geography Says...

Did you know the circle of life is going to be closing in February 2018

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Jan 10, 2018 at 4:27 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

That's the buzz around the pond, but we haven't heard for sure from Disney yet. If that is the case, it will be missed!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jan 10, 2018 at 11:53 p.m. Logan’s kid geography and more Says...

What’s taking place of the circle of life to

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Jan 11, 2018 at 11:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

Disney hasn't officially announced yet what we can expect of The Circle of Life. Stay tuned!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jan 10, 2018 at 12:43 a.m. Logan’s kid geography and more Says...

Ahhh Disney quest is almost gone.it had so good memories bye ????????????????????????

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Jan 10, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

We had many great memories with Tad and Lily at Disney Quest, too! Unfortunately, the location permanently closed last summer to make way for a new Disney Springs experience. We can't wait!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jan 10, 2018 at 11:44 p.m. Logan’s kid geography Says...

So bummed about lights motor action closing such a bummer.

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Dec 5, 2017 at 12:35 a.m. ryan Says...

Sucks how Splash Mountain will be closed again in January 2018!! We're visiting from Australia and this is one of the rides that we cannot wait to ride on same with kali river rapids..

what are the chances that Disney delays or cancel these refurbishments?

thank you!!

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Dec 1, 2017 at 3:31 p.m. Janice Street Says...

When does Star Wars open in WDW?

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Dec 1, 2017 at 12:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Janice,

The Star Wars-themed lands are set to open in 2019.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Nov 27, 2017 at 4:50 p.m. Disney mom Says...

Hi, when will test track reopen? Thanks

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Nov 8, 2017 at 1:15 a.m. ashlyn Says...

why did test track close in October/November

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Nov 3, 2017 at 12:17 a.m. R Luvk Says...

Is it convenient to tak the monorail from Epcot to Magic Kingdom?

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Nov 3, 2017 at 10:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi R,

Yes, it's toadally easy to hop from the Magic Kingdom to Epcot. Take the monorail to the Transportation and Ticket Center, then board the Epcot monorail that heads directly to the park.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Oct 19, 2017 at 8:56 p.m. Patrick Says...

I've seen reports that Splash Mountain will be closed again Jan 8 to Feb 1. Are these official? Also, how often do refurbishments finish ahead of/on/behind schedule? Thanks!

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Oct 20, 2017 at 3:27 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Patrick,

We haven't seen those reports. When Disney lets us know, we'll post them on this page. The refurbishment schedule — and length of refurbishment — is always subject to change.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Oct 25, 2017 at 1:50 a.m. Kevin Says...

We called Disney and they said that Splash Mountain is open in January. Any update on this refurbishment?

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Oct 25, 2017 at 9:18 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kevin,

We've changed the post to update that Splash Mountain is currently scheduled to be open in January.

Hoppy planning!

Leap

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Nov 3, 2017 at 6:36 p.m. BorrowedMan Says...

I noticed many reports on the 2nd Splash closing as well and some sites are saying the official Disney Travel Agents website reports it as well. Do you have access or know anyone who does to confirm this. We plan our trips around the Splash closure because it is hands down our families favorite ride. We are book for late January and are now very worried. Any info to help ease our minds would be huge! Thanks!

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Nov 6, 2017 at 12:56 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

We hopped onto the official Disney Travel Agents website this morning and did not see Splash Mountain listed for closure. We also checked the attraction's official page with a few Jan. dates. Same thing — not listed for closure. If that information changes, we'll update this post.

As always, refurbishment schedules are subject to change.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Nov 14, 2017 at 9:53 p.m. BorrowedMan Says...

Thanks for your reply. The main consumer website now does show Splash Mountain being closed between January 8th and February 1st 2018 if you search the calendar. The main write-up does not show it yet but the calendar does. I have also spoken with another travel agent with access to the Disney Travel Agents website and that site too does show the ride going down during those time-frames. They even called the Disney Travel Agents website line and confirmed it. A real bummer. We avoided a November trip because of this and I have now had to move our January trip back 2.5 weeks to avoid the closure (the ride is that important haha!) Hope this helps.

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Nov 3, 2017 at 5:20 p.m. Kevin Says...

I've heard more rumors about splash mountain being closed in January. Have you heard anything further on this? And if it is going to be refurbished why would they wait until less than 80 days to announce it? It's very frustrating and avoidable, we changed our original plans of goIng in October bc it was closed and now we might have to cancel agaIn

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Nov 14, 2017 at 9:53 p.m. BorrowedMan Says...

Thanks for your reply. The main consumer website now does show Splash Mountain being closed between January 8th and February 1st 2018 if you search the calendar. The main write-up does not show it yet but the calendar does. I have also spoken with another travel agent with access to the Disney Travel Agents website and that site too does show the ride going down during those time-frames. They even called the Disney Travel Agents website line and confirmed it. A real bummer. We avoided a November trip because of this and I have now had to move our January trip back 2.5 weeks to avoid the closure (the ride is that important haha!) Hope this helps.

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Nov 6, 2017 at 12:56 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kevin,

We hopped onto the official Disney Travel Agents website this morning and did not see Splash Mountain listed for closure. We also checked the attraction's official page with a few Jan. dates. Same thing — not listed for closure. If that information changes, we'll update this post.

As always, refurbishment schedules are subject to change.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Oct 12, 2017 at 3:22 p.m. Holly Says...

How intrusive is the construction in the Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort currently. We are going to Disney in January and like the moderate hotels but want some feedback on how it might have impacted others vacations.

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Oct 13, 2017 at 10:27 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Holly,

During a brief stay in June, the only construction intrusion we experienced was the temporary food court. For us, it worked out fine, as we only dined for breakfast. Perhaps other readers can share more recent experiences.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Oct 5, 2017 at 2:17 p.m. Teri Says...

We are planning a trip possibly in Feb of 2018. Do you know if any of the Harry Potter attractions will be closed? I don't want to bring my son if this is the case. I would rather wait. Thanks

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Oct 5, 2017 at 4:55 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Teri,

None of the Wizarding World attractions are scheduled to be closed at that time. As always, the refurbishment schedule is subject to change.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Oct 15, 2017 at 3:51 p.m. Me Says...

I am pretty sure that dragon challenge will still be closed during that time.

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Aug 14, 2017 at 1:05 a.m. Vanessa Says...

If the Liberty boat is closed does that mean there will be no access to Tom Sawyers Island? I'm planning a family trip and my step dad really likes the island.

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Aug 14, 2017 at 7:33 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Vanenna,

The Liberty Square Riverboat does not take you to Tom Sawyer's Island. Rafts located near Big Thunder Mountain will take to the island.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Aug 12, 2017 at 6:02 p.m. scott Says...

Can you provide a brief description of why they would close the dragon challenge "such an awesome ride"

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Aug 12, 2017 at 4:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Scott,

Dragon Challenge is making way for a new Harry Potter experience.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Oct 23, 2017 at 6:05 p.m. Belinda Says...

Any ideas when the new Harry Potter attraction at Universal will be complete? I’m guessing sometime in 2018... hopefully by April ????

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Oct 23, 2017 at 2:56 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Belinda,

Universal has not announced an opening date for this new attraction. We'll post it on our blog when we know!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Aug 9, 2017 at 8:39 p.m. David Speight Says...

Can someone advise if the work being carried out at the Art of Animation hotel spoils the holiday? We are traveling from the UK on 17th August for a two week holiday and do not want this spoils,

Thank you

David

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Jul 31, 2017 at 8:13 p.m. Chris Says...

Any idea yet when the Pirates 'Redhead' scene will be changed at the Magic Kingdom?

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Aug 2, 2017 at 10:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chris,

As of now, that change will take place during the attraction's refurbishments sometime in 2018.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 22, 2017 at 7:39 p.m. Amy Says...

Is test track being replaced by Guardians of the Galaxy?

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Jul 24, 2017 at 11:29 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amy,

No, that would be Ellen's Energy Adventure.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 24, 2017 at 9:21 p.m. Scott Says...

I see splash mountain is closed August - November 2017. Will the early January refurbishment still take place? Thanks.

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Jul 25, 2017 at 1:16 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Scott,

We aren't completely sure yet. As soon as we know, we'll update the post. Keep an eye out for it!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 22, 2017 at 3:37 a.m. Jerry Ratcliff Says...

Are they closing the walt disney world monerail for good cause if not I love riding it every time I go to disney world

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Jul 24, 2017 at 11:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jerry,

No, the Monorail is not closing permanently!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 18, 2017 at 1:50 a.m. Kelsey Says...

Is Mission Space going to re open by September? I had fastpasses to it and got an email saying they were replaced to another ride.

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Jul 18, 2017 at 2:40 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kelsey,

We are not yet officially sure of when Mission Space is going to reopen. Keep checking back for updates!

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May 31, 2017 at 1:56 p.m. Brian Says...

Any update on the construction at Wilderness Lodge? Wondering the status of the pools, restaurants, and pool bars?

Thanks

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Jul 16, 2017 at 8:02 a.m. Cath patterson Says...

Can you tell me when in October blizzard beach is closed please

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Jul 17, 2017 at 4:33 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

Blizzard Beach is closed Oct. 30-Jan. 7, 2018 for its annual refurbishment.

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May 31, 2017 at 12:44 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brian,

As we understand Roaring Forks is down for refurbishment and the Boulder Ridge Cove pool is closed. We're hopping over to the Wilderness Lodge on Friday, so we'll have more info in a bit.

Keep Hopping!

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Jun 5, 2017 at 5:05 p.m. Brian Says...

Thanks, Any more info would be greatly helpful!

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May 28, 2017 at 5:04 p.m. Tripper 2018 Says...

I am a planner. Just wondering if these closures are pretty common annually or is it different each year? We are looking into booking our trip around January 24-February 5 2018. Any ideas on what to really expect?

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May 28, 2017 at 7:31 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

While we do see the same attractions going down during the same time of year, Disney's refurbishment schedule is always subject to change.

Keep Hopping!

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May 9, 2017 at 8:09 p.m. Jessica Says...

I keep hearing that the great movie ride is going to be closed to become the great mickey ride, does anyone know when it might be closing?

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May 23, 2017 at 1:21 p.m. Patti Says...

The last time I was down I asked an employee if the ride was closing or being changed. I was told there are no plans to close it anytime soon

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May 25, 2017 at 1:58 p.m. Colter Says...

Wanted to clarify...I read this on another website...not this one.

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May 25, 2017 at 1:56 p.m. Colter Says...

Patti, I read on website that the live narration on the great movie ride was gone. Can you confirm or deny please?

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May 26, 2017 at 5:31 p.m. Meow Says...

The live narration was there when I visited a week and a half ago

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Aug 1, 2017 at 7:26 a.m. Sarah Says...

Yes, the great movie ride will be closing for good on August 13th 2017 : /

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Apr 25, 2017 at 11:20 a.m. Sam Says...

Any way we can get an update on an MK closure? I read that Splash Mountain might close on Aug28. Just want to check the validity of that seeing as that's my daughters fav ride and we'll be there that week. Thanks!

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Apr 25, 2017 at 8:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sam,

Hopping over to Disney's site, Splash Mountain is listed as Closed for Refurbishment on Aug 28.

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Jan 26, 2017 at 3:32 p.m. Del Says...

My 60-day window opened a couple weeks ago and I tried getting a FP for Kali River Rapids for 3/10 but it said all the FPs were gone. Do you think all the FPs were already gone then or could they keeping FP closed until they know the ride will definitely be open since it's still under refurbishment until 2/13?

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Jan 26, 2017 at 11:34 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Del,

It's hard to know what the situation is. There's a good buffer of time between the refurbishment and when you're there. Keep trying. If you don't get Fastpass, then try to hit Kali River Rapids during your first few hours at Animal Kingdom, since that's when the lines will be shortest.

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Feb 3, 2017 at 8:12 p.m. Kathy Says...

I've read in other places that they keep the FP closed until the have a garunteed opening. We're arriving on 2/27 and I'm still needing that FP!

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Feb 13, 2017 at 7:54 p.m. Del Says...

I just checked today and FP+ is open again for Kali River Rapids. I was able to book my choice of time for 3/10.

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Nov 12, 2016 at 2:25 a.m. Nick Says...

Forbidden Journey at Islands of Adventure seems to be under seasonal refurb Dec 1-18. Can you verify??

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Nov 15, 2016 at 11:08 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nick,

Yes, that is correct. We've updated the post!

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Nov 22, 2016 at 3 p.m. Lisa Farrer Says...

Do you know if you can still walk through the castle? We are visiting Orlando for the sole purpose of visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Btw, thanks so much for the hard work. This is our 4th time visiting Orlando from NB, Canada and I always use Undercover Tourist for planning and tickets.

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Nov 22, 2016 at 2:09 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa,

The castle tour might still be open, but it's unlikely; they might close the whole castle down as part of the refurbishment. We hope you are able to see it - it is amazing!

Thank you! It's our pleasure :)

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Aug 31, 2016 at 6:10 p.m. CATHY HEPWORTH Says...

Do you have any idea if the hall of presidents will be open in November 2016?

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Sep 14, 2016 at 4:31 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cathy,

We haven't received any official reports on a closure for the attraction. If/when we do, we'll be sure to update this post!

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Jun 26, 2016 at 6:43 a.m. David Says...

Hi!

We're planning a trip to the Magic Kingdom on Sept. 14th. It's a Small World will be closed for refurbishment until Sept. 15th. Is there any chance it will be opened earlier?

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Jul 18, 2016 at 10:04 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi David,

Disney sometimes changes refurbishments, but we can’t say for sure. Just keep checking back!

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Jun 8, 2016 at 6:26 p.m. Laurie Says...

We want to book the Wilderness Lodge for August 2017. I really wanted to watch the Electric Water Pageant from the Wilderness beach. "Through 2017" is so vague. Should I get my heart set on another Resort?

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Dec 29, 2016 at 12:08 p.m. Jennifer Says...

I just stayed during WL construction end of Sept begining of Oct 2016 and yes there is construction work but most areas are all open just a few areas closed off. We did not have noise issues but you never know. I would still plan on booking and let they know you would like a room as far from construction as possible.

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Jul 11, 2016 at 8:36 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Laurie,

We just don't yet know. You could always book it, and then as you get closer, select another resort.

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May 31, 2016 at 2:48 p.m. Linda Says...

Does Universal have an opening date yet for the Toothsome Chocolate Emporium? I'm going in late September and hope to visit.

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May 31, 2016 at 6:43 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Linda,

Not as of yet.

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May 26, 2016 at 2:04 a.m. Kimberly Says...

Hi, planning a visit to Universal/IOA in the first week of Jan 2017. Any ideas on what rides may be closed for refurbishment? or if there is a pattern of refurbishment/maintenance dates based on previous years and rides?

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Jun 3, 2016 at 3:41 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kimberly,

Universal doesn’t seem to have as many of routine refurbishments as Disney does, so it’s unsure at this time. But keep checking back, we’ll post anything as soon as we know!

Keep hopping!

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Aug 19, 2016 at 2:59 p.m. Dan Says...

Are the closures/refurbishments for Disney parks announced for January 2017 yet? If so do you know what they are? Thanks

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Aug 22, 2016 at 4:49 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dan,

We update this post with the information we have. Keep checking back! We'll post as soon as we know.

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May 25, 2016 at 10:06 p.m. George Says...

Any update on Small World being closed in late August? Most websites still have it set for a closure from late August through mid September. My kids love that ride so are hoping it has been taken off the refurb schedule. Thanks so much.

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Aug 12, 2016 at 10:40 p.m. Shawn Edwards Says...

I also know that attractions like Small World, Haunted Mansion close in preperations for Halloween and Xmas. It's a Small World is usually one of the last ones to be converted for xmas and to reopen. This is based on many years of experience traveling around that time to late September.

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Jun 3, 2016 at 3:41 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi George,

Yes, it seems to be closed Aug. 23 through Sept. 15. Dates change though so keep checking our refurbishments post!

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May 23, 2016 at 3:23 p.m. Heather Says...

Good morning two questions two different parks:

One I have a fast pass schedule for the Haunted Mansion but looking at the My Disney app it has said it is closed the past couple of days (May 2016). I am confused that I can schedule a fast pass time but it says closed.

Is the Hulk open yet? That is the one ride we are really looking forward too.

Any help is appreciated.

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May 31, 2016 at 3:04 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Heather,

If Disney is allowing you to schedule it, I would go ahead and do so. If it ends up being refurbished, you would then get another option. The Hulk is not expected to open again until late summer :(

Keep hopping,

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Jun 7, 2016 at 5:24 p.m. Jacob Prezbindowski Says...

I am planning to go September 25-29. It would be safe to assume the Hulk would be open right? We went last September and it was closed :(

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Jul 5, 2016 at 10:51 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jacob,

It is expected to reopen in late summer, but you never know for certain.

Keep hopping!

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Apr 27, 2016 at 12:20 p.m. Andreza Says...

I´d like to know if It´s Small World in Magic Kingdom will be closed in August and September 2016 for refurbishments.

Tks.

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May 12, 2016 at 10:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Andreza,

This has not yet been officially announced.

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Apr 13, 2016 at 6:16 p.m. Reagan Says...

We are staying at Port Orleans Riverside (Royal Rooms) and just saw on the PortOrleans.org website that the roof of the Magnolia Ter. Bldg is being replaced. I'm worried about the noise. It is not listed on any of the Disney Websites.

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Apr 26, 2016 at 3:19 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Reagan,

You can always request a room in a different building.

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Apr 12, 2016 at 6:35 p.m. Rob Says...

We vacation at Universal every Mothers Day. Last year there was a Monday Night Raw Taping and American Ninja Warrior taping going on during our stay. These were unpublished. Have you heard anything about this year?

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Apr 26, 2016 at 3:19 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rob,

We haven’t heard anything, but according to this site, the American Ninja Warrior won’t be coming to Orlando this year!

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Apr 3, 2016 at 7:17 a.m. Britt Says...

I've heard that Forbidden Journey in Universal Studiousn is going to be refurbished in May 2016. Is this true? I have plans of going for an event that's happening on the 21st of May and have planned my whole trip thinking all the rides would be open

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Apr 6, 2016 at 12:39 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Britt,

As of right now, we haven’t been updated with anything about Forbidden Journey closing. However, refurbishment dates often change, so definitely keep checking back to be sure!

Keep hopping!

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