9 Closures to Plan For in Disney World

Disney World has several exciting projects in the works right now, but while we wait for them to open, we have to deal with some closures and construction. That’s the price of progress! If you’re planning a trip to Disney World, you might want to take a look at what’s under construction ahead of time. Luckily, our weekly refurbishment update fills you in on all the current refurbishments in Disney World so you know exactly what to expect.

Let’s check in on some closures!

Let’s take a look at everything that will be closed in Disney World from March 14th to March 20th, 2022. 

Magic Kingdom Refurbishments

Walt Disney World Railroad

The Walt Disney World Railroad in the Magic Kingdom is (still) unavailable. It’s been closed for over two years and will remain unavailable as Disney continues to work on the new TRON roller coaster. Disney’s TRON construction is blocking a portion of the train tracks, so until construction gets out of the way, the railroad will remain closed.

Magic Kingdom

Disney has not shared an opening date for TRON: Lightcycle Run, but we’ll continue to look for updates.

Click here to learn more about the current TRON construction!

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Refurbishments

Expedition Everest

Speaking of attractions that have been closed for a while, Expedition Everest — Legend of the Forbidden Mountain in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is unavailable for a long-term refurbishment. It’s been closed since January 4th, and the refurbishment project is expected to take about 3 months. The good news is that if all goes according to plan, the attraction should be up and running soon.

We can’t wait for this attraction to return!

Disney has not provided an official opening date yet, but the Disney World website states that the closure should last through mid-April 2022.

Click here to watch some Expedition Everest ride testing

EPCOT Refurbishments


The Morocco pavilion is located in the EPCOT World Showcase, and this area is filled with beautiful architecture and art. The pavilion’s Souk-Al-Magreb gift shop is currently closed with no reopening date currently listed.

Souk-al-Magreb is closed!

A few months ago, the shop was set to open in February, but since then the closure has been indefinitely extended. We’ll be sure to fill you in with any updates!

Disney World Water Park Refurbishments

Blizzard Beach Waterpark

Now that spring has arrived, many people are bringing their bathing suits to Disney World and looking for a place to cool off! Unfortunately, Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park is closed for seasonal refurbishments.

Blizzard Beach is currently closed

Luckily, Typhoon Lagoon Water Park is open! Disney has not shared a reopening date for Blizzard Beach, but we’ll keep our eyes out for updates!

Click here for more information on the seasonal closure

Disney Resorts

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

Prepare to see some construction walls; work recently started on Disney’s large DVC refurbishment project at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

Prepare to see some construction

Building 9 (Big Pine Key) is currently under construction as Disney converts its rooms to roughly 200 new Resort Studios that can accommodate up to five guests. Note that during this time, guests may see and hear active construction, though most hotel amenities will remain available throughout the construction project.

Click here to learn more about the construction project

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort

The Grandstand Leisure Pool at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort will remain closed through mid-March 2022. The closure started on February 14th, and currently, Disney has not shared an exact reopening date.

One of the pools at Saratoga Springs is temporarily closed

Guests can still enjoy both other pools at Saratoga Springs (the High Rock Spring Pool and the Paddock Pool).

Click here to learn more about the closure

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Closures may also impact guests at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort. The Disney World website states that both the Schoolyard Splashground near the Big Blue Pool and the Cozy Cone Pool are closed for refurbishment.

The Cozy Cone pool is closed for now

The Schoolyard Splashground is set to reopen in mid-March and the Cozy Cone Pool will open in mid-April 2022. Guests can still visit the Big Blue Pool and Flippin’ Fins Pool in the meantime.

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

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

The Samawati Springs Pool at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas ­– Kidani Village is also closed for a seasonal refurbishment.

This pool is also closed!

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

Click here for more information on the closure

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

The leisure pool in Martinique Village at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort is currently closed for refurbishment. The pool is expected to reopen in mid-April 2022.

One of the smaller pools is currently closed

The Fuentes del Morro Pool (the main pool) and surrounding leisure pools in nearby villages are still open.

That’s everything that will be closed 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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