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 (plus Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando) closings and refurbishments. Refurbishments are temporary closures and can be subject to change without notice. Permanent closures are rides that are no longer active in the parks, and seasonal ones are those that take place annually.
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 check back as your trip gets closer! We update this post on a weekly basis to reflect any changes.
- Splash Mountain is being rethemed into Tiana's Bayou Adventure, opening late 2024.
As part of the ongoing transformation of EPCOT through 2023:
- Pin Central and The Camera Center are now in the same temporary location.
- Heritage Manor is also closed but will return in the future.
- Art of Disney will operate temporarily from The American Adventure while refurbishment is underway. Heritage Manor will later become the new home for Art of Disney offerings.
- There are some walkway closures near Spaceship Earth.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park
- The Boneyard
CLOSED May 1 - June 12, 2023
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park
- CLOSED as of March 19, 2023
Miniature Golf Courses
WDW Golf Courses
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
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
- The Fantasia Pool will be unavailable from January 2024 through April 2024. The Duck Pond Pool will remain open during this time.
Disney’s All–Star Music Resort
Disney’s All–Star Sports Resort
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge - Jambo House
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village
- Kidani Village will be undergoing refurbishment from Feb. 1, 2023, through Sept. 2023 (you may see and hear construction during daytime hours).
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort
- Disney's Beach Club Villas will be undergoing refurbishment from Jan. 7, 2023, through late fall 2023. During this time, amenities will still be available.
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
- The Fuentes del Morro Pool will be unavailable from January 2024 through April 2024.
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
- The Meadow Pool aquatic play area is currently closed for refurbishment, though the Meadow Swimmin' Pool, Wilderness Swimmin' Pool and the whirlpool spa are open.
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
- The Doubloon Lagoon Pool will be unavailable from January 2024 through April 2024. Guests are welcome to use the Ol' Man Island Pool at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside during this time.
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
The Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
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!
- Dream Along with Mickey: Closed permanently April 2, 2016
- Main Street Electrical Parade: Closed permanently Oct. 9, 2016
- Stitch's Great Escape: Closed permanently Jan. 6, 2018
- Wishes: Closed permanently in May 2017
- Splash Mountain: Closed permanently Jan. 23, 2023
- 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
- IllumiNations Reflections of the Earth: Retired Sept. 30, 2019
- 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
- Voyage of the Little Mermaid: Closed permanently March 16, 2020
- Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple: Closed permanently March 16, 2020
Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park
- Flights of Wonder: Closed permanently Dec. 31, 2017
- Primeval Whirl: Closed permanently March 16, 2020
- Rivers of Light - We Are One: Closed permanently March 16, 2020
- DisneyQuest: Closed permanently July 3, 2017
- Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe: Closed permanently Aug. 3, 2017
- La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil: Closed permanently Jan. 1, 2018
- The VOID: Closed permanently Aug. 20, 2020
- The NBA Experience: Closed permanently Aug. 16, 2021
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.
- Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park: Closes September through March for seasonal refurbishment
- Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park: Closes March through September for seasonal refurbishment
- Kali River Rapids: Usually closes early January into February and sometimes March for seasonal refurbishment
- Jungle Cruise: Closes late Oct./early Nov. for holiday overlay installation; early January for holiday overlay removal
Universal Orlando® Refurbishments
Universal's Islands of Adventure®
- Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
CLOSED June 8, 2023
- The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle (return date TBD)
Universal Orlando Permanent Closures
- Dragon Challenge (IOA): Closed permanently Sept. 5, 2017
- Terminator 2®: 3D: Closed permanently Oct. 9, 2017
- A Day in the Park with Barney: Closed permanently March 16, 2020
- Fear Factor Live: Closed permanently Nov. 1, 2021
- Shrek 4-D: Closed permanently Jan. 10, 2022
- Universal's Superstar Parade: Closed permanently June 4, 2022
- Curious George Goes to Town: Closed permanently Jan. 16, 2023
- DreamWorks Destination: Closed permanently Jan. 16, 2023
- Fievel's Playland: Closed permanently Jan. 16, 2023
- Meet Shrek and Donkey: Closed permanently Jan. 16, 2023
- Woody Woodpecker's Nuthouse Coaster: Closed permanently Jan. 16, 2023
- Poseidon's Fury: Closed permanently May 10, 2023
SeaWorld® Orlando Refurbishments
- Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin (ride)
CLOSED until further notice
- Wild Arctic (ride)
CLOSED until further notice
- Sunny Day Carousel
CLOSED for annual maintenance
SeaWorld Orlando Permanent Closures
- Happy Harbor closed for the opening of Sesame Street Land in 2019.
*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!