These 7 Long-Term Closures Will Probably Affect Your Next Disney World Vacation

There are several long-term closures in Disney World that will probably affect your next Disney World vacation, unless we get a surprise reopening sometime soon.

Disney World

Let’s check out all of the temporary closures that will affect the Disney World parks and hotels from December 3rd through the 9th.

Magic Kingdom

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

Splash Mountain closed on January 23rd, and it’ll remain closed until late 2024.


Disney is re-theming the ride to give it a Princess and the Frog theme. When it reopens, it’ll be called Tiana’s Bayou Adventure.

Queue progress

On a recent trip, we spotted a new mural on the wall in the queue area. We’ll keep an eye out for more updates.

Learn more about Tiana’s Bayou Adventure here.

Barrel Bridge at Tom Sawyer Island

Over on Tom Sawyer Island, the barrel bridge is currently closed. In fact, it’s missing completely!

It’s missing!

A Cast Member told us that the bridge had been removed for refurbishments, and they’re not sure when it might be back. The bridge disappeared several months ago, but we’re still hoping that it might be back before the end of this year! We’ll be sure to let you know about any updates.

Tomorrowland Terrace

Tomorrowland Terrace in Magic Kingdom has only ever been open occasionally, usually during particularly busy seasons. However, it’s been a LONG time since we’ve seen this spot open.

Tomorrowland Terrace

Currently, it’s only used for Magic Kingdom dessert parties.

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Voyage of the Little Mermaid

The Barrel Bridge might return by the end of 2023, but we have less hope for the Voyage of the Little Mermaid stage show in Hollywood Studios.

Voyage of the Little Mermaid

This show has been closed for a LONG time — since the pandemic-related closures of 2020, in fact. Disney hasn’t announced that the show is permanently closed, but they also haven’t given any updates about a possible reopening. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that it could return soon!

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Restaurant Marrakesh

Restaurant Marrakesh is kind of closed and kind of not.

Restaurant Marrakesh

The restaurant is technically open, but just as a lounge (not as an actual restaurant). We’re still waiting for the full experience to return!

The Land Cart

This snack cart in EPCOT’s The Land pavilion is currently closed and will continue to be closed for this whole week.

The Land Cart

Disney’s calendar lists it as being closed through at least mid-January.

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Disney World Hotel Closures

1900 Park Fare

1900 Park Fare at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort is a character meal that’s been closed for a couple of years now.

1900 Park Fare

We’re still waiting to hear more about this spot! In the meantime, a new afternoon tea service is going to open in early 2024, when The Cake Bake Shop opens on the Boardwalk.

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Disney Water Park Refurbishments

Typhoon Lagoon

Typhoon Lagoon is currently closed in Disney World.

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park

Disney World’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, however, is open!

Learn more about Typhoon Lagoon 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 trip? Check out this holiday outfit!

Stay tuned to AllEars for more of the latest news from Disney World.

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