12 CLOSURES That Will Impact Your Disney World Trip

Are you going to Disney World soon? Then you’ll need to be up to date on all the latest news!

Cinderella Castle

The EPCOT Food & Wine Festival is currently running, and there are extra treats around the parks for Hispanic and Latin American Heritage Month. Hurricane Ian recently passed through, but the Disney World parks and hotels have reopened and are now operating like normal. What other updates could you need before your trip? How about a full list of what’s going to be CLOSED in the parks? Check out the temporary closures in Disney World from October 2nd through the 8th.

Magic Kingdom Closures

Walt Disney World Railroad

The poor Walt Disney World Railroad is STILL closed in Disney World. Disney hasn’t yet announced when it could reopen.

Walt Disney World Railroad

It’s possible that this attraction will remain closed until construction is finished on the TRON: Lightcycle Run roller coaster. That project has interrupted the train tracks in Tomorrowland, preventing the train from running its usual route. The TRON coaster is expected to open in the spring of 2023.

Tomorrowland Light & Power Co.

Space Mountain’s gift shop — Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. — is also closed in Magic Kingdom. Guests are being directed to exit the coaster a different way rather than walking through this shop.

Tomorrowland Light & Power Co.

Disney hasn’t said when this shop will reopen.

Enchanted Tales with Belle

Enchanted Tales with Belle is a character meet-and-greet mixed with an attraction in Fantasyland. It’s where you could previously interact with Belle to help her tell the story of Beauty and the Beast.

Enchanted Tales with Belle

Although you can sometimes still find Belle at this spot, the full attraction has not returned yet. Disney hasn’t given any update on its reopening.

Pete’s Silly Sideshow

Pete’s Silly Sideshow is another character spot that’s still closed. Daisy, Minnie, Goofy, and Donald used to greet guests at this location.

Pete’s Silly Sideshow

This spot is supposed to reopen “in the coming month,” so we’re watching carefully to see when it returns.

Meet Ariel at Her Grotto

Another character spot that’s still closed is Ariel’s Grotto. You can’t meet the Little Mermaid here, but you can still visit the nearby Under the Sea — Journey of the Little Mermaid attraction.

Ariel Meet-and-greet

Disney hasn’t said when Ariel’s Grotto will reopen.

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios Closures


Fantasmic! is going to reopen sometime in 2022, but Disney hasn’t given a specific return date yet.

Fantasmic sign

They have revealed that Cast Member rehearsals have started for this show, so we’re hoping that means it will return soon!

Voyage of the Little Mermaid

Another stage show in this park — Voyage of the Little Mermaid — is also closed.

Voyage of the Little Mermaid

This one, however, doesn’t have a reopening date yet. Disney hasn’t yet confirmed that it will return.

Can we ride everything in Hollywood Studios in ONE day?

EPCOT Closures

Canada Far & Wide in CircleVision 360

This panoramic film about the natural beauty of Canada has been replaced with…an apple crumble tart?

Appleseed Orchard

Currently, the theater is being used to house the Appleseed Orchard booth for the EPCOT Food & Wine Festival. We’re expecting the film attraction to return after the festival ends on November 19th.

The American Adventure Pavilion

The American Adventure Pavilion show is currently closed in EPCOT’s World Showcase.

American Adventure pavilion

Disney hasn’t announced when the show will reopen, but we’ll be watching for more updates.

See the latest updates on EPCOT’s upcoming Moana attraction here.

Disney Water Park Refurbishments

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

While Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park remains open, Blizzard Beach is still closed.

Blizzard Beach

Disney hasn’t announced yet when Blizzard Beach will reopen.

See an update on the Blizzard Beach construction here.

Those are all of the closures for Disney World this week! But before you head out the door — do you need a new outfit for your next trip? Check out this ensemble that’s PERFECT for a day at Magic Kingdom.


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  1. Also Pixie Hollow for Tinker Bell.
    Is TinkerBell being phased out? She used to he in the opening credit of every Disney movie.