If you’ve been keeping up with Disney World news, you probably know that there are a lot of big upcoming projects that are currently underway.
But, it’s not just construction on new rides and restaurants that you might stumble upon during your visit — there are also some other temporary closures that could impact what you can (and can’t) do. So, to help you plan ahead, we’ve got a look at everything that will be CLOSED in Disney World throughout the month of May!
Magic Kingdom Refurbishments
Walt Disney World Railroad
It’s been a long time since guests could make the iconic circle around Magic Kingdom on the Walt Disney World Railroad and it looks like it’s going to be a bit longer! The attraction is set to be closed throughout the entire month of May.
We’ve been keeping track of the progress on the tunnel for the train that will pass under TRON: Lightcycle Run in Tomorrowland, but Disney hasn’t yet shared an update on when the railroad (or the TRON coaster) will open — stay tuned for updates!
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Refurbishments
Finding Nemo: The Musical
Since Disney World reopened after temporarily closing at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Finding Nemo: The Musical has remained closed in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The show is being completely reimagined and is set to reopen sometime in summer 2022 as a new show called Finding Nemo: The Big Blue…and Beyond!
The show will be 25 minutes long and will keep many of the beloved songs from the original production, while also incorporating a new script and new set pieces. We don’t have an opening date quite yet, so we expect that it will remain closed throughout the month of May — though, this could change so be sure to check back!
Disney World Water Park Refurbishments
Blizzard Beach Water Park
As we head into the summer, you might be thinking about adding a visit to a Disney World water park to your visit. If so, you’ll want to keep in mind that Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park is currently closed for seasonal refurbishments.
Disney has not shared a reopening date for Blizzard Beach, but guests can still cool off over at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park in the meantime.
Disney Resort Refurbishments
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Planning to stay at (or visit) Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa this month? Well, you might see some construction while you’re there! Currently, Disney is transforming one guest building (Building 9 — Big Pine Key) into additional Disney Vacation Club rooms, and construction is underway.
Once open, the building will be home to roughly 200 new Resort Studios that can accommodate up to five guests. The building is set to open in late June, so guests staying in May could see and hear active construction during the day. Amenities do remain available throughout the construction project.
Other Disney World Refurbishments
Fantasia Gardens and Fairways Miniature Golf
Disney World is much more than just four theme parks and one of the activities that you can do outside of them is miniature golf. However, from May 9th through May 22nd, one of the mini-golf courses — The Gardens Course at Fantasia Gardens — will be closed so that Disney can replace the carpets and tee pads.
The other course at this location (the Fairways Course) will remain open from 10AM to 9PM daily and guests can also visit the Winter Summerland Miniature Golf course as well.
Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course
And, speaking of golfing at Disney World, Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course will be closing for a long-term closure in May. According to Disney’s website, only the first nine holes will be available for playing from April 28th to May 8th, and then the entire course will shut down indefinitely for refurbishment beginning May 9th.
In the meantime, guests can still play golf at either Disney’s Palm or Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course.
That’s everything that will be closed in Disney World throughout the month of May! Of course, Disney does update renovations and closure schedules, so be sure to stay tuned to AllEars for the latest updates!
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