8 Closures in Disney World This Week

There are so many projects, shows, and attractions set to open soon in Disney World! After a long period of uncertainty, we finally learned that the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue is returning soon, plus the Connections Cafe & Eatery and long-awaited Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind attraction are opening later this year! With so many big projects in the works, it’s hard to keep track. 

We love looking at all the little details in Disney World!

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 take a look at everything that will be closed in Disney World from April 4th to April 10th, 2022. 

Magic Kingdom Refurbishments

Walt Disney World Railroad

The Magic Kingdom‘s Walt Disney World Railroad is both a convenient and entertaining attraction that transports guests through the park via a classic Disney train. Currently, though, the train is unavailable. The attraction has been closed for a long time and remains closed while Disney works on the new TRON roller coaster. Disney’s TRON construction is blocking a portion of the train tracks.

Main Street Train Station

Disney has not shared an official opening date for TRON: Lightcycle Run, but we’ll continue to look for updates. The good news is that Disney recently teased that the Walt Disney World Railroad may return soon, and we even saw some ride testing on both TRON: Lightcycle Run and the Walt Disney World Railroad!

Click here to see Disney’s announcement on the future of the Walt Disney World Railroad

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Refurbishments

Expedition Everest

Expedition Everest — Legend of the Forbidden Mountain at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is also closed right now. The attraction is in the middle of an extended refurbishment — it’s been closed since early January. Disney stated that the refurbishment is expected to take about 3 months, so we’re hoping that Expedition Everest will be up and running soon!

Expedition Everest

The closure is expected to last through mid-April 2022, though Disney has not shared a specific opening date yet. We’ll let you know when Disney shares more information!

Click here to watch some Expedition Everest ride testing

EPCOT Refurbishments


The EPCOT World Showcase is home to a wide variety of countries and cultures, including the stunning Morocco pavilion. This pavilion has a small gift shop called Souk-Al-Magreb, though for now, the shop is closed with no official reopening date.

Souk-Al-Magreb is still closed

This gift shop was supposed to open back in February of 2022, but Disney extended the closure indefinitely. Since then, Disney has not shared any details on when this store will reopen. We did notice that operating hours are listed starting on April 24th, 2022, so we’ll keep our eyes out for more information!

Disney World Water Park Refurbishments

Blizzard Beach Waterpark

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park is closed for refurbishment, leaving just one water park open this spring!

Blizzard Beach is currently closed

The good news is that Typhoon Lagoon is still open, and starting this summer, guests will even be able to visit the park for a special After Hours event! Disney has not shared a reopening date for Blizzard Beach yet, but we’ll look out for an announcement.

Click here for more information on the seasonal closure

Disney Resorts

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

Disney is working on a pretty large construction project right now at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Brand-new DVC Resort-Studio rooms will soon join the Big Pine Key building!

Big Pine Key

The Disney World website explains that during this time, guests may see and hear active construction, though most hotel amenities will remain available throughout the construction project. The rooms should be complete by late June 2022.

Click here to learn more about the construction project

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

At Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, the Cozy Cone Pool is closed for refurbishment. According to the Disney World website, the Cozy Cone Pool will reopen in mid-April 2022.

The Cozy Cone pool is closed

The main Big Blue Pool and the Flippin’ Fins Pool are still open, though! For a short time, Squirt’s Righteous Reef playground is also closed for routine maintenance.

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 closed while Imagineers continue to work on seasonal refurbishments.

This pool is also closed!

The construction should last through April 2022. Luckily, 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 small 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. Additionally, the Fuentes del Morro Water Play Area (near the main pool) is closed for refurbishment, though it’s expected to reopen any day now.

One of the smaller pools is currently closed

The Fuentes del Morro 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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