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by Leap on November 25, 2018 217 Orlando

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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 Permanent closures are rides that are no longer active in the parks, and seasonal are those that take place annually.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

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

  • None

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

  • CLOSED Oct. 28, 2018-Jan. 5, 2019

Disney Springs

  • Sosa Family Cigars
    CLOSED Nov. 13-TBD

Miniature Golf Courses

  • None

WDW Golf Courses

  • None

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

  • None

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.
  • Feb. 12-TBD: Jambo House will participate in a pilot where transactions will be handled with cash-free options. All purchases and services at the resort will accept MagicBands, credit cards, debit cards, Disney Gift Cards, Disney Rewards Redemption Cards and contactless payments such as Apple Pay, Samsung Pay or Google Pay.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village

  • None

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, including Disney Skyliner, the new transportation system that will offer a bird's eye view of Disney World via gondola. 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.
  • FriendShip Boat Service

    CLOSED Nov. 28 - Late Dec. 2018

    Ongoing Disney Skyliner construction has caused FriendShip Boat Service to be temporarily unavailable between Epcot, Hollywood Studios and the Boardwalk-area hotels.

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.

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

  • None

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

  • None

Disney’s Pop Century 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.

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

  • None

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

  • None

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

  • None

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

  • None

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

  • None

Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel

  • None

Walt Disney World Swan Hotel

  • None

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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Oct 29, 2018 at 2:05 p.m. LaToya Says...

We're planning a May 2019 trip, any idea on typical weather for around May?

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Oct 29, 2018 at 10:33 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

May is usually quite hot in the upper 80's.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 4, 2018 at 2:47 a.m. Amy Says...

Are there abilities to do a rider switch during the party? Thank you so much for all of your info.

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Oct 4, 2018 at 11:36 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amy!

Yes, you can do child swap as you normally would during holiday parties at Disney World.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 20, 2018 at 2:57 a.m. Kitty Says...

Traveling from Michigan in early December, what's the weather in Orlando and will we be able to use the pools & waterparks? (Based on normal weather of course!)

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Sep 20, 2018 at 3:52 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kitty!

December can be hit-or-miss for pool weather in Orlando. We definitely recommend coming prepared with swim gear, as most days are plenty warm enough to enjoy splashing around.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 11, 2018 at 1:08 a.m. Tammy Hageman Says...

Will be arriving at Disney World on our last part of vacation and will need to drop off a rental car does anyone know where I can do that

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Sep 11, 2018 at 6:30 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tammy!

The Orlando International Airport (MCO) would be our best bet, but we welcome the Frog Pond to chime in!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 31, 2018 at 1:08 p.m. Coffee Becky Says...

Missed the Hall of Presidents Dec 2018 - is it opened yet?

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Sep 4, 2018 at 10:25 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Yes, it is back open currently :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 21, 2018 at 12:34 p.m. Doris Taylor Says...

Thanks so much for this information!

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Aug 16, 2018 at 7:56 p.m. Megan Says...

Does anyone have a timeline for the seasonal closure in 2019 for Splash Mountain? My boyfriend and I are looking to head to Disney world either January 28-Feb 1 or Feb 4-8 and Splash Mountain is almost a cannot miss for the two of us. Any insight would be awesome!

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Aug 21, 2018 at 11:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Megan!

We update this post with the latest and greatest in confirmed closures and refurbishments. There's no way to certainly predict what's coming for next year quite yet, but we invite the frog pond to chime in with their best guesses!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Aug 9, 2018 at 5:47 a.m. Amy Says...

Hi! I do not see the Jurassic Park ride at Islands of Adventure down for refurbishment? I thought it was closing September 3rd to redo the whole thing?

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Aug 9, 2018 at 10:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amy,

Jurassic Park - The Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood in California is the one that will be closing on Sept. 3, 2018! There are no plans to change the one at Universal's Islands of Adventure in Orlando that we know of.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 27, 2018 at 8:46 p.m. Vicente Sannuti Says...

Hi, very good job with the site. I'm planning an early February Disney World Trip and i'm wondering when the Splash Mountain refurbishment end?

I'm from Brazil, and on my last trip Splash Mountain was also under refurbishment.

Thanks and keep up the awesome work

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Jul 30, 2018 at 10:03 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Vicente!

Great question. At this point, there is no way of knowing how long Splash Mountain will be down for refurbishment. It may not close at all! These are our best predictions so far, and we'll update this post as soon as we have confirmed details.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 16, 2018 at 8:27 p.m. Richard Dowell Says...

Hi. Planning for a Christmas trip and just wondering when Disney finalizes Holiday park hours and EMH? We went at Christmas before and it seemed like they added some park hours after our planning around Sept/October.

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Jul 17, 2018 at 5:43 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Richard!

Disney World's park hours have been released for the rest of the year and can be found on our Crowd Calendar. On rare occasions, extended park hours will be announced much closer to the dates depending on demand.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 10, 2018 at 5:42 a.m. Jane Says...

Hi there

Just wondering when the timetable is posted for the early opening's of the parks. We are coming in Sept, thanks,Jane

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Jul 10, 2018 at 9:50 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jane!

You can find all of Disney World's park hours (including Extra Magic Hours!) for October here.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 29, 2018 at 5:10 p.m. Mary Jo Says...

Thanks for all the updates. I can't wait to get down there again soon!

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Jun 29, 2018 at 4:36 p.m. Sharon H. Czarnecki Says...

I can't wait to see the Christmas decor at Universal in the Wizarding World, to sample special Christmas treats, to hear the Frog choir caroling...

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Jun 29, 2018 at 1:54 p.m. Susan Justice Says...

This is very helpful to know the list of all the refurbishments taking place. Any plans to replace the Great Movie Ride with a different ride at Hollywood Studios?

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Jun 29, 2018 at 9:11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Susan,

Yes, the attraction is being replaced with the very first Mickey-themed ride called Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jun 26, 2018 at 9:44 a.m. Bill Says...

Thanks for the info. We are going this August hope to see you and Tim Tracker.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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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