7 Disney World Closures You Need to Plan For

Do you know what stinks? (No, we’re not here to talk about that scene in It’s Tough to Be a Bug) Being let down in Disney World! If you happen to visit the parks without any prior research, you might encounter a temporary closure or refurbishment project that you weren’t expecting! Don’t set yourself up for failure; stick around for our weekly refurbishment update. 

There’s always something new happening in Disney World

Planning a trip to Disney World towards the end of February? You’re in the right place! Let’s take a look at everything that will be unavailable in Disney World from February 21st to February 27th, 2022. 

Magic Kingdom Refurbishments

Walt Disney World Railroad

The Walt Disney World Railroad in the Magic Kingdom has been closed for a long time, and the closure is expected to continue this week! Currently, Imagineers are working on the new TRON roller coaster, but that construction gets in the way of the railroad. (The train goes right through the construction zone, unfortunately)

Walt Disney World Railroad

While we wait for Disney to share some good news about the future of TRON: Lightcycle Run, all we can do is daydream about taking a ride on the old Disney World train!

Click here to learn more about the new TRON attraction!

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Refurbishments

Expedition Everest

Expedition Everest — Legend of the Forbidden Mountain in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is down for a lengthy refurbishment! Way back on January 4th, the attraction closed for a  3-month refurbishment. As we finish up the month of February, we’re one step closer to the reopening date!

You are very missed!

According to Disney, this attraction will remain closed through mid-April 2022. A few weeks ago we spotted some attraction vehicle testing, which is good news!

Click here to read some Expedition Everest reviews

EPCOT Refurbishments


In the Morocco pavilion in the EPCOT World Showcase, the Souk-Al-Magreb gift shop is currently closed. This store was originally supposed to reopen on February 6th, but the store is still closed with no reopening date currently listed.

This is pretty up in the air right now!

If you’re looking for a fun EPCOT souvenir, try the House of Good Fortune store in the China pavilion instead!

Disney World Water Park Refurbishments

Blizzard Beach Waterpark

Now that the weather is warming up, you might be tempted to hit the water parks! Keep in mind that Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park is currently closed for seasonal refurbishments.

Blizzard Beach

In the meantime, Typhoon Lagoon Water Park is currently open! We’re still waiting on a reopening date, so stay tuned for an update!

Click here for more information on the seasonal closure

Disney Resorts

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort

The Grandstand Leisure Pool at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort is closed from February 14th through mid-March 2022.

One of the pools at Saratoga Springs is temporarily closed

Saratoga Springs has two other pools, the High Rock Spring Pool and the Paddock Pool, that will remain open for guests.

Click here to learn more about the closure

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Over at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, look out for a flurry of construction in the coming weeks. From February 7 through mid-March, the Schoolyard Splashground near the Big Blue pool will be closed for refurbishment.

Cozy Cone Pool at Art of Animation

The Flippin’ Fins Pool (located in The Little Mermaid section of the hotel) is expected to remain closed through late February 2022. Additionally, starting in late February through mid-April 2022, the Cozy Cone Pool will be closed.

Click here to learn more about the pool refurbishment schedule at Art of Animation

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Over at yet another Disney hotel, the Samawati Springs Pool at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas ­– Kidani Village is closed as Imagineers continue their routine refurbishment.

Samawati Springs Pool

The closure is expected to last until April 2022. The Uzima Springs Pool at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House is still open.

Click here for more information on the closure

That’s it for all the closures in Disney World next week! We’re always keeping an eye out for the latest refurbishments, construction projects, and opening dates throughout the parks and resorts, so stay tuned to AllEars for more!

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2 Replies to “7 Disney World Closures You Need to Plan For”

  1. Is the real Tangierine Cafe going to reopen in the Morocco Pavilion in Epcot? It is one of my favorite lunch locations. The current incarnation is not an adequate substitute.