If you’re planning on heading to Disney World this week then there are quite a few closures that you’ll want to know about!
Disney schedules refurbishments for certain attractions, shops, and resorts throughout the year to do routine touch-ups or needed maintenance. And, this week, seven (!!) spots are scheduled closures between January 10th to 16th, 2022 — let’s take a look!
Magic Kingdom Refurbishments
Walt Disney World Railroad
Currently, a portion of the train tracks are being blocked by construction on TRON: Lightcycle Run in Tomorrowland, so it could be some time before this fan-favorite attraction is up and running again. For now, no reopening date has been announced.
Another popular Magic Kingdom attraction is set to join the refurbishment list this week! Splash Mountain will close beginning January 10th through February 10th, 2022 for routine maintenance, so guests will have to forego a water-logged ride for the month.
Keep in mind that this closure is not related to the previously-announced transformation of Splash Mountain into a Princess and the Frog-themed ride, as this will come at a later date and likely involve a longer closure.
The store has been closed for many months and is not scheduled to reopen until February 6th, 2022 according to Disney World’s calendar.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Refurbishments
Last week marked the beginning of the long-term closure of Expedition Everest — Legend of the Forbidden Mountain in Disney’s Animal Kingdom and it will continue throughout this week.
Disney hasn’t shared many details about what updates they are making to the ride, but it is currently projected to reopen in mid-April 2022. We’ll be keeping an eye out for an official date!
Disney World Water Park Refurbishments
Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park
Those looking to spend a day cooling off in the water will have to turn to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park (which recently reopened) because Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park is currently closed for refurbishment.
The water park closed for the first time since March 2021 last week and Disney has not shared a timeline for when it may reopen.
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
Over at the Disney World Resort hotels, you’ll want to keep in mind that the Flippin’ Fins Pool (which is located in the Little Mermaid section of the hotel) will be closed for guests staying at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort.
The pool is currently under refurbishment from early January 2022 through late February 2022, but both the Big Blue Pool and the Cozy Cone Pool remain open.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
That’s everything that will be closed this week in Disney World, but there are more refurbishments on the horizon so be sure to stay tuned to AllEars for the latest updates!
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