Disney World Refurbishments & Closings

by Leap on June 17, 2024
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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 (plus Universal Orlando, SeaWorld Orlando and Legoland Florida) 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 Permanent closures are rides that are no longer active in the parks, and seasonal ones are those that take place annually.

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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 every week to reflect any changes.

Magic Kingdom® Park

Refurbishments:

  • Splash Mountain has permanently closed to transform into Tiana's Bayou Adventure, opening June 28, 2024.
  • Country Bear Jamboree
    CLOSED Jan. 27 - July 16, 2024 (reopening July 17, 2024, as Country Bear Musical Jamboree)

EPCOT

Refurbishments:

  • Test Track
    CLOSED June 17, 2024 - TBD

Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

Refurbishments:

  • Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
    CLOSED Jan. 8 - July 27, 2024

Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

Refurbishments:

  • None

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

  • REOPENED March 17, 2024

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

  • CLOSED March 17, 2024 - TBD

Disney Springs

  • None

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 Skyliner

  • None

Disney’s All–Star Movies Resort

  • The Fantasia Pool will be unavailable from January 2025 through April 2025. The Duck Pond Pool will remain open during this time.
  • From July 1 through July 31, 2024, the World Premiere Food Court will undergo refurbishment. During this time, guests may use the My Disney Experience app to order food and drinks with their mobile devices. There will be a QR code in the lobby and near the food court areas that will navigate to the app when scanned. The mobile order menu will only offer select items at this time.

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

  • None

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village

  • None

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

  • None

Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort

  • Room refurbishment work will take place at Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort from September 2024 to September 2025.

Disney's Beach Club Resort

  • Stormalong Bay and Shipwreck Pool at Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resorts will undergo routine maintenance from January 2025 to June 2025.

Disney's Beach Club Villas

  • Stormalong Bay and Shipwreck Pool at Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resorts will undergo routine maintenance from January 2025 to June 2025.

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

  • Disney’s BoardWalk Inn and Disney’s BoardWalk Villas are being refurbished with new offerings; plus updates are coming to the guest rooms, lobby and more. While most Resort hotel amenities will remain available, you may be able to see and hear construction during daytime hours. Additionally, please allow for additional travel time.

Disney’s BoardWalk Villas

  • Disney’s BoardWalk Inn and Disney’s BoardWalk Villas are being refurbished with new offerings; plus updates are coming to the guest rooms, lobby and more. While most Resort hotel amenities will remain available, you may be able to see and hear construction during daytime hours. Additionally, please allow for additional travel time.

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

  • None

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

  • None

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

  • None

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

  • Beginning July 13, 2024, horseback riding will be temporarily unavailable Monday through Friday at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, due to construction. However, rides may be available on Saturdays and Sundays during this time. Check the My Disney Experience app on Friday of each week to see if horseback riding is happening on the following Saturday and Sunday—and if available, reserve a ride.

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is currently undergoing refurbishment. Guests will be able to see and hear construction around the resort – including the lobby – during daytime hours. Most Resort hotel amenities will remain available. Please allow for extra travel time.

The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is currently undergoing refurbishment. Guests will be able to see and hear construction around the resort – including the lobby – during daytime hours. Most Resort hotel amenities will remain available. Please allow for extra travel time.

Disney’s Old Key West Resort

  • None

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

  • Now through Fall 2024, work will take place to paint the exterior of buildings on property, with guest balconies affected. Also due to the expansion, guests may see and hear construction during certain times of the day, no earlier than 9 a.m.

Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

  • Now through Fall 2024, work will take place to paint the exterior of buildings on property, with guest balconies affected. Also due to the expansion, guests may see and hear construction during certain times of the day, no earlier than 9 a.m.

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

  • None

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

  • From May 2024 through November 2024, some guest rooms will be under refurbishment. Guests may see or hear construction work during daytime hours. Most hotel amenities will remain available.

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

  • None

Disney's Riviera Resort

  • None

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

  • None

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

  • None

The Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

  • From April through December 2024, Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge will undergo exterior refurbishment work. During this time, guests may see and hear construction work during daytime hours.

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

  • Stormalong Bay and Shipwreck Pool at Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resorts will undergo routine maintenance from January 2025 to June 2025.
  • From January 2025 to May 2025, some guest rooms at Disney's Yacht Club Resort will undergo refurbishment. Most Resort hotel amenities will remain available, but guests may hear or see construction work during daytime hours.

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: Closed permanently Jan. 6, 2018
  • Wishes: Closed permanently in May 2017
  • Splash Mountain: Closed permanently Jan. 23, 2023

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
  • IllumiNations Reflections of the Earth: Retired Sept. 30, 2019

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
  • 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

Disney Springs

  • 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.

Universal Orlando® Refurbishments

Universal Studios® Florida

Refurbishments:

Universal Islands of Adventure®

Refurbishments:

Universal Volcano BayTM

Refurbishments:

  • None

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

Temporary Closures:

Refurbishments:

  • None

SeaWorld Orlando Permanent Closures

  • Happy Harbor closed for the opening of Sesame Street Land in 2019.
  • Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin ride closed for Penguin Trek, coming spring 2024.

LEGOLAND Florida Closures

Refurbishments: 

  • Rebuild the World: Planet LEGOLAND
    CLOSED May 5, 2024, until TBD
  • Coastersaurus
    CLOSED until December 2024

Peppa Pig Theme Park Refurbishments: 

  • None

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

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Jan 29, 2019 at 1:44 p.m.
Karen Says...

Hi! I'm planning a birthday trip for my son to Disney this September. Any idea how will be the weather? The use of umbrellas will be extremely necessary?

Thanks!

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Jan 29, 2019 at 8:05 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karen,

The average temperature in Orlando in September is a high of 84 degrees and a low of 70 degrees, with 11 rainy days. However, you just never know in Orlando, and we highly recommend packing some ponchos and a travel umbrella just to be safe. You can see more details about the average daily temperature on our Crowd Calendar.

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Jan 24, 2019 at 7:49 p.m.
Jamie Says...

Hi, i thought AK jambo house had room reservations through till late fall. Is this not happening now?

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Jan 24, 2019 at 2:40 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jamie!

Jambo House is still accepting reservations, and the pool construction is complete (hooray!)

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Jan 25, 2019 at 7:41 a.m.
Jamie Says...

Sorry, should have read renovations not reservations. Are jambo house rooms being refurbished this year?

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Jan 25, 2019 at 8:56 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jamie,

No problem at all! Room renovations were completed in the fall at Jambo House. Hope this is hopful!

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Jan 22, 2019 at 7:28 p.m.
Kara Says...

Hi,

I recently booked a stay at Port Orleans Riverside for April 2019 and I was wondering, Do you know if all the rooms have been refurbished, I know last year they were doing the rooms in the Bayou just wondering if they have finished Magnolia?

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Jan 29, 2019 at 3:08 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kara!

Magnolia Bend buildings are slated for a "soft goods" refurbishment beginning some time in the spring (though an exact date hasn't been released just yet). We'll keep our eyes and ears open for an update!

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Jan 20, 2019 at 12:12 p.m.
Tilly Says...

Hi we will be visiting in Feb-March

Having looked online it currently states that journey to atlantis in SeaWorld is closed for maintenance. But no further details. How long is it expected to be closed for?

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Jan 22, 2019 at 1:45 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tilly,

We unfortunately don't have an end date on the maintenance for Journey to Atlantis, but we are keeping our eyes and ears open for an update!

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Mommy Frog

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Jan 19, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.
Ian Says...

Hi - is the pool at Animal Kingdom still under refurbishment? Thank you

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Jan 22, 2019 at 10:28 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ian!

The pools at Animal Kingdom Lodge are open. Hoppy swimming!

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Jan 18, 2019 at 11:09 a.m.
Marcos Says...

Hi, we are going to Island of adventure the 25th of January, that day the jurassic park ride open, or it's close? Thanks for all

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Jan 18, 2019 at 1:28 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Marcos!

Unfortunately, it looks like Jurassic Park will still be closed on January 25th for maintenance (though that's the last day of it's scheduled maintenance, according to their website).

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Jan 17, 2019 at 11:12 a.m.
Cheryl Says...

Hi do you know when star wars land will be open?

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Jan 17, 2019 at 8:06 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cheryl,

An opening date has not yet been announced, but it will be fall 2019. We will update our What's Coming to Disney World post with details when we know more!

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Jan 16, 2019 at 7:27 p.m.
Rose Says...

Hi! We will be making a trip to Disney World in late March 2019. Couple questions. What is the weather going to be like? Is Kevin from "Up" going to be there in the Animal Kingdom? And, Should we wear shorts?

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Jan 16, 2019 at 3:04 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rose,

Kevin should be there by then, the weather should be pretty nice with an average high about 78. You'll definitely want shorts, but you also might want long sleeves for the evenings!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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+.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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