Sometimes, Disney attractions will close for maintenance or refurbishment.
Here at AllEars, we give you all the latest news so you’re not surprised on your trip to Disney World! Today, we’re bringing you a refurbishment update on all the attractions scheduled to be closed from February 15th through February 21st, 2021.
Animal Kingdom Refurbishments
When it gets chilly in the winter, Disney tends to close their water rides for scheduled refurbishment. It’s a good opportunity to take advantage of quieter crowds! Kali River Rapids is temporarily unavailable for this yearly maintenance.
We should see this ride open back up on April 2nd.
Rose and Crown Dining Room in World Showcase will close for refurbishment on February 15th. The work is scheduled to last until March 21st, but that reopening date is subject to change.
Magic Kingdom Refurbishments
The iconic Walt Disney World Railroad remains closed while construction on TRON: Lightcycle Run continues. The train has now been closed for over 2 years, as TRON’s construction interrupts its path through Tomorrowland.
There’s no official reopening date, as it will likely depend on when TRON’s construction wraps up. However, TRON’s opening date reportedly delayed, so we may not get to experience this classic attraction again until 2022.
This fan-favorite Magic Kingdom attraction was first closed in March 2020 and anticipated to reopen in July. Instead, it was added to Disney’s refurbishment calendar, and its closure has been extended multiple times since then.
The current anticipated reopening is February 28th, 2021. That’s almost a year after its initial closure! However, we did see the PeopleMover being tested, so we’re hoping it will open on schedule this time.
In a time-honored tradition, the Hall of Presidents is closed in order to install an audio-animatronic of President Joe Biden. This show features every United States president, so it needs to be updated each election season.
Disney has not announced a reopening date for this attraction yet. We’ll let you know when they do!
Disney World Resort Refurbishments
We’re seeing a lot of work being done at Disney’s resorts. At Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, the entryway, lobby, and monorail station are all being refurbished. The guest rooms will also receive a Moana-inspired room update. This project will continue into this summer. Kiki Tikis Splash Play Area is also closed for construction — it should reopen at the end of March.
Some pools are also receiving makeovers! The Paddock Pool waterslide at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa is being refurbished, but the pool area will remain open throughout the construction.
That’s all for this week’s refurbishment update! We’ll be back with more news soon.
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