Everything That Will Be CLOSED In May In Disney World

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.

TRON: Lightcycle Run Construction

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.

Magic Kingdom

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!

See the latest construction update here!

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!

Finding Nemo: The Musical theater building

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!

Click HERE to watch a preview of the new show!

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.

Blizzard Beach is currently closed

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.

Learn more about Blizzard Beach’s closure here!

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. 

Big Pine Key Construction

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.

Click here to see what the new rooms will look like!

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.

Fantasia Mini Golf

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.

Learn more about the long-term closure here!

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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3 Replies to “Everything That Will Be CLOSED In May In Disney World”

  1. Arriving at Disney world florida o 7th May for 2 full weeks just can’t wait and lm 70yrs. 🙂

  2. We’ve been to Disneyland and Disney World as well as Disney Cruises which are the best!). They all were wonderful experiences back then. Recently a family member went on their annual trip and ended up spending $200 for 2 breakfasts that were served family style. That amount of money for a scoop of scrambled eggs is outrageous. They are pricing families of working people right out of the park. Their bottom line is not for the enjoyment of children or families; it’s for the big bucks.

    Since the Disney Corporation turned woke. We won’t be back. To them, saying boys and girls, ladies and gentlemen, husband and wife or anything that indicates gender is taboo. Their views have become offensive. What a shame!