2 Continuing Closures (And 3 New Ones!) in Disney World Next Week

Disney World tends to plan quite a few refurbishments for the winter months after the holiday crowds roll out of the parks, and this year is no different!

Magic Kingdom

So, while you won’t have to worry about battling long lines, you might stumble into a few more closures than you might expect if you’re visiting in the next few weeks. And, to help you plan, we’re bringing you a look at everything that will be CLOSED for refurbishment between January 3rd to 9th, 2022!

Magic Kingdom Refurbishments

Walt Disney World Railroad

The Walt Disney World Railroad originally closed in Magic Kingdom over three years ago as construction on TRON: Lightcycle Run began over in Tomorrowland, and the attraction will continue to be unavailable for guests this week.

Train in Fantasyland Station | Photo from 2020

Construction on the new roller coaster is currently blocking a portion of the track and Disney has not yet announced a timeline for when the attraction will debut. So, it could be a lot longer before guests can hop onboard the train for a loop around the park once again (though, the train has been undergoing some testing recently!).

Click HERE to Learn More About the Recent Testing at the Walt Disney World Railroad!

EPCOT Refurbishments


Another long-term closure has been impacting one of the small shops located in EPCOT’s Morocco Pavilion — Souk-Al-Magreb.

Souk-Al-Magreb Closed

Disney’s calendar currently lists that the store will reopen on February 6th, 2022, so guests planning a trip next month can look forward to stopping by the cultural shop on their way around World Showcase.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Refurbishments

Expedition Everest

Joining the list of closures this week is Expedition Everest — Legend of the Forbidden Mountain located in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The roller coaster is set to close for refurbishment on January 4th, 2022, and will not reopen until sometime in mid-April 2022.

Expedition Everest

Disney has not yet announced any further details on what changes or updates will be coming to the ride or an exact reopening date.

Read More About Expedition Everest’s Closure HERE!

Disney World Water Park Refurbishments

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

To kick off the new year, Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park closed for the first time since reopening in March of 2021. The scheduled refurbishment began on January 2nd, 2022, and currently has no end date.

Melt Away Bay at Blizzard Beach

But, if you’re visiting Disney World and want to hit up a water park, then you’ll still be able to! Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park officially reopened on January 2nd, 2022 after being closed for almost two years.

Learn More About Blizzard Beach’s Long-Term Closure HERE!

Disney Resorts

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

The last closure takes us over to Disney’s Art of Animation Resort where the Flippin’ Fins Pool (which is located in the Little Mermaid section of the hotel) is undergoing refurbishment from early January 2022 through late February 2022.

Flippin’ Fins Pool at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

In the meantime, the Big Blue Pool and the Cozy Cone Pool remain open for guests staying at the hotel.

Learn More About the Upcoming Hotel Pool Closures at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort HERE!

That’s it for everything that is scheduled to be closed this week in Disney World! Disney has already announced more refurbishments that are scheduled to begin in Early 2022 as well, so be sure to stay tuned to AllEars for all the latest updates!

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  1. Heading to WDW Jan 25-30 for my 60th bday! Bringing our 2 grown kids and their fiancé and friend. The fiancé and friend have never been and I can’t wait to see their faces and thoughts. Good and bad. Lol. Watching Molly, Quincy and the rest of the crew and DFB for all new tips that may be happening! Thx guys!