If you haven’t visited Disney World in a while, you’ll probably notice when you arrive that it looks very different now than even just a few months ago. There are new rides, restaurants, and attractions, with even MORE on the way!
And you’ll probably notice another addition — LOTS of construction walls. Because of refurbishments, there are several attractions and amenities that are currently unavailable. Let’s see what’s going to be closed from May 9th through the 15th in Disney World so that you’re prepared for your upcoming vacation.
Magic Kingdom Refurbishments
Walt Disney World Railroad
The Walt Disney World Railroad is closed in Magic Kingdom, and there isn’t an official opening date for this attraction yet.
Although the train has gotten some updates during the closure, the main reason for the closure is construction happening in Tomorrowland on the upcoming TRON: Lightcycle Run roller coaster. This construction interrupted the tracks, so the train can’t pass through.
Ride testing has been spotted on the Railroad, but we’re not expecting the ride to open until construction is finished on the new TRON ride.
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is also closed in Magic Kingdom.
This salon — where kids can be transformed into Disney princesses — does not have a reopening date yet, but we’re checking every day to see if it returns soon. We’ll keep you updated!
Souk-Al-Magreb is finally open in EPCOT!
You can head in now to grab souvenirs from this gift shop in the Morocco pavilion of World Showcase.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Refurbishments
Finding Nemo: The Musical
The updated show will be based on Finding Dory (Finding Nemo‘s sequel), with characters and settings from that movie.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios Refurbishments
Voyage of the Little Mermaid
Voyage of the Little Mermaid is still closed in Hollywood Studios, and Disney hasn’t announced if or when this show will return.
If you’re looking for a Little Mermaid-themed attraction, head to the Journey of the Little Mermaid ride in Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland.
Star Wars: Launch Bay
Star Wars: Launch Bay is a location that normally has character meet-and-greets, displays of props from the Star Wars movies, and merchandise.
This spot is closed for refurbishments now, but we’re hoping to see it reopen soon!
Fantasmic! is a nighttime show that hasn’t reopened in Disney World since the 2020 closures. This show will return sometime in 2022, but we don’t have a specific opening date for it yet.
Like the Finding Nemo musical, Fantasmic! will be getting some updates as well. Disney has announced that new characters and stunts will be coming to the updated version when it reopens.
Disney World Water Park Refurbishments
Disney World’s Blizzard Beach Water Park is closed right now for some refurbishments. Currently, we don’t have an opening date for this park.
But the good news is that Typhoon Lagoon (Disney World’s other water park) is open for guests! So you can still enjoy a water park day during your Disney World trip.
Disney World Resort Refurbishments
Note that none of the hotels on this list are fully closed. Each of them just has some refurbishments going on in certain parts of the resort.
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort
You can already book a stay at the new DVC Resort Studios, which are themed after the Mary Poppins Returns movie. Disney has said that the rooms will be finished by late June of this year.
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Like the Grand Floridian, the Polynesian is getting a lot of new DVC rooms. In fact, Disney is constructing an entirely new building of DVC villas at this resort.
The new villas will be located where the Spirit of Aloha dinner party used to be, so that event is now permanently closed. When the DVC building opens in 2024, there will also be some new shopping and dining locations inside.
The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve
One of Disney World’s newest hotels is the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve. If you’re planning on staying here soon, though, you should know that the pool is currently closed for refurbishment.
We’ll keep an eye out for this pool to reopen, although we don’t have an end date for the refurbishments yet.
And that’s everything that’s scheduled to be closed in Disney World next week! We’re always looking out for the latest news when it comes to closures, updates, and openings in Disney World, so stay tuned with AllEars to keep up with the latest information.
Join the AllEars.net Newsletter to get the free list of the 10 Best Secrets of Disney World! Click here to get started!
Will these closures affect your upcoming trip to Disney World? Let us know in the comments.