9 BIG Closures to Plan For in Disney World This Week

There have been some big changes in Disney World recently! We just found out that Disney’s face mask policy was updated, we finally learned the fate of some restaurants, and we heard about a new construction project! Speaking of construction, you might want to see what’s under refurbishment in Disney World before your next trip. Luckily, our weekly refurbishment update fills you in on all the current refurbishments in Disney World so you know exactly what to expect.

Who else wishes they were in Disney World right now?

Let’s take a look at everything that will be closed in Disney World from March 21st to March 27th, 2022. 

Magic Kingdom Refurbishments

Walt Disney World Railroad

Magic Kingdom’s classic Walt Disney World Railroad is currently unavailable. The attraction has been closed for quite some time, and it will remain closed while Disney works on its new TRON roller coaster. Currently, TRON construction is blocking a portion of the train tracks. For now, until construction gets out of the way, the railroad will remain unavailable.

Walt Disney World Railroad

We’re still waiting on an official 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

Expedition Everest — Legend of the Forbidden Mountain at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is also unavailable while the attraction undergoes a long-term refurbishment. It’s been closed since early January, and the refurbishment is expected to take about 3 months. Currently, we’re about a month away from the proposed opening date.

Expedition Everest

Disney has not shared a specific opening date just yet, but the Disney World website states that the closure should last through mid-April 2022. We’ll let you know when we learn more!

Click here to watch some Expedition Everest ride testing

EPCOT Refurbishments


Over in the Morocco pavilion in the EPCOT World Showcase, there are some seriously underrated areas to explore! The pavilion also features a gift shop called Souk-Al-Magreb, though the store is closed with no reopening date currently listed.

Souk-Al-Magreb is closed for now!

A while back, the shop was set to open in February, but then Disney extended the closure. While Disney has not shared any official details on when this store will reopen, we did notice that operating hours are listed starting on April 24th, 2022.

Disney World Water Park Refurbishments

Blizzard Beach Waterpark

What better way to cool off in Disney World than at a water park? Unfortunately, Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park is closed for seasonal refurbishments.

Blizzard Beach is closed!

The good news is that Disney’s other water park, Typhoon Lagoon, is open! Starting soon, guests will be able to visit the park for a special After Hours event, too! Disney has not announced a reopening date for Blizzard Beach yet, 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

Some major construction work recently started at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. When the refurbishment is complete, guests will be able to stay in some newly-updated DVC Resort Studio rooms in the Big Pine Key building

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

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 should be opening any day now, as Disney stated that construction would last through mid-March 2022. The pool closed on February 14th, and as of now, Disney has not shared a specific reopening date.

One of the Saratoga Springs pools is closed

There are two other pools at Saratoga Springs (the High Rock Spring Pool and the Paddock Pool) that are still open.

Click here to learn more about the closure

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Over at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, the Cozy Cone Pool is closed for refurbishment.

The Cozy Cone pool is closed

According to Disney, the Cozy Cone Pool will reopen in mid-April 2022. Guests can still visit the main Big Blue Pool and the Flippin’ Fins Pool.

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

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Additionally, the Samawati Springs Pool at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas ­– Kidani Village is unavailable during its seasonal refurbishment.

The Samawati Springs Pool is closed

Construction is expected to last through April 2022, but in the meantime, 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

One of the leisure pools in Martinique Village at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort is currently closed for refurbishment. Like most of the other pool refurbishments, the pool is expected to reopen in mid-April 2022. Over by the main pool, the Fuentes del Morro Water Play Area is also closed for refurbishment, with an expected reopening date in late March 2022.

One of the quiet pools is closed

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

That’s everything that will be closed in Disney World next week! We’re always on the lookout 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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