UPDATE on 8 (!!) Continuing Closures in Disney World This Week

It’s officially the spring in Disney World, which means that we’re another month closer to experiencing new attractions and restaurants in the parks. But, Disney isn’t only hard at work on all the new things coming in 2022 — there are also a lot of refurbishments going on.

Cinderella Castle

And, if you’re planning on visiting the parks or resorts in March, there are a few projects that might impact your trip. So, to help you prepare, let’s take a look at everything that will be CLOSED in Disney World from March 7th to March 13th, 2022. 

Magic Kingdom Refurbishments

Walt Disney World Railroad

The Walt Disney World Railroad has been closed for well over 2 years in Magic Kingdom as Disney works to bring TRON: Lightcycle Run to Tomorrowland. Construction is currently blocking a portion of the train tracks, meaning that the railroad will be closed once again this week.

Walt Disney World Railroad

Disney has not yet shared an opening date for the new roller coaster or the Walt Disney Railroad, so it may still be some time before you can make your way around the park on the train.

Learn more about the new TRON attraction here!

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Refurbishments

Expedition Everest

Another long-term closure will continue into this week at Disney’s Animal Kingdom too. Expedition Everest — Legend of the Forbidden Mountain closed in early January for a 3-month refurbishment, but it won’t be too much longer until guests can visit disco yeti once again.

Expedition Everest

According to Disney’s website, the attraction will reopen in mid-April 2022, though no official date has been announced.

We saw Expedition Everest doing some TESTING — check it out here!

EPCOT Refurbishments


Over in EPCOT, the store in the Morocco pavilion, Souk-Al-Magreb, will continue to be closed.

Souk-Al-Magreb is closed for now!

The store was showing hours in early February, but the closure has since been extended indefinitely. We’ll keep an eye out for updates!

Disney World Water Park Refurbishments

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

Looking to spend a day cooling off in the Disney World water parks? Well, you’ll have to head to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park because Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park is currently closed for refurbishment.

Blizzard Beach

This is another refurbishment that we’re waiting for Disney to announce a reopening date, but be sure to stay tuned to AllEars to be the first to know!

CLICK HERE to learn about the seasonal closure!

Disney Resorts

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Last week, work began on the large DVC refurbishment project at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

Prepare for construction around the resort

Currently, Building 9 (Big Pine Key), which is located next to the courtyard pool at the hotel, is offline as Disney converts the rooms to roughly 200 new Resort Studios that can accommodate up to five guests. During this time, guests may see and hear active construction during the day though most hotel amenities will remain available throughout the construction project.

Disney World’s NEW Grand Floridian Resort DVC Villas Are NOW On Sale — Learn More HERE!

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Over at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, the Grandstand Leisure Pool will be closed this week once again.

One of the Saratoga Springs pools is closed

Work is expected to end in mid-March 2022 and guests can visit the other two pools (the High Rock Spring Pool and the Paddock Pool) in the meantime.

Learn more about the closure here!

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Pool closures are also impacting guests staying at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort this month! According to Disney’s website, the Flippin’ Fins Pool reopened in late February 2022, and now both the Schoolyard Splashground near the Big Blue Pool and the Cozy Cone Pool is closed for refurbishment.

Big Blue Pool

The splashground is set to open in mid-March and the Cozy Cone Pool will reopen in mid-April 2022. In the meantime, guests can visit the Big Blue Pool and Flippin’ Fins Pool.

Click here for all the details on the pool refurbishments at Disney’s Art of Animation

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

And, lastly, the Samawati Springs Pool at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas ­– Kidani Village is also closed this week for refurbishment.

Samawati Springs Pool

The closure is expected to last through April 2022, but guests can still spend some time in the pool at the Uzima Springs Pool at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House in the meantime.

Learn more about the pool’s temporary closure here!

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!

Click here to see all the upcoming Disney World closures in 2022!

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