All Events, Closures and Refurbishments at Disney’s Animal Kingdom or Disney Springs in Walt Disney World during April and October of 2017 and 2020

April 2017

Nov. 30 - CLOSINGAsia : Disney's Animal KingdomFlights of Wonder This show will close to make way for a new show featuring Russell and Dug from "UP!"
Apr. 23 - Fall 2017The Landing : Disney SpringsPortobello Country Italian Trattoria Terralina Crafted Italian is slated to open this fall on the site of the former Portobello Country Italian Trattoria. No official opening date has been announced yet.
Apr. 23 - Apr. 29Discovery Island : Disney's Animal KingdomIt's Tough to Be a Bug

October 2017

Nov. 30 - CLOSINGAsia : Disney's Animal KingdomFlights of Wonder This show will close to make way for a new show featuring Russell and Dug from "UP!"
Apr. 23 - Fall 2017The Landing : Disney SpringsPortobello Country Italian Trattoria Terralina Crafted Italian is slated to open this fall on the site of the former Portobello Country Italian Trattoria. No official opening date has been announced yet.
May. 30 - TBAThe West Side : Disney SpringsJaleo A new restaurant coming from Chef Jose Andres.
Oct. 2017 - Aug. 12Disney Springs : Walt Disney WorldNBA Experience The NBA Experience at Walt Disney World Resort will be a one-of-a-kind basketball-themed experience featuring hands-on activities that put guests of all ages right in the middle of NBA game action. There will be immersive NBA video productions and numerous interactive experiences and an exciting retail store that will offer something for all NBA fans worldwide. The NBA Experience opens in summer 2019.
Oct. 27 - Nov. 26The West Side : Disney SpringsDisney-Pixar's Coco Family Celebration Disney Springs guests can celebrate the release of the new Disney-Pixar film "Coco" with a family-friendly fiesta that will take place at Disney Springs West Side.
Oct. 28Disney Springs : Walt Disney WorldA Day of IMAGINATION The Disney Project presents this Disney fan event featuring original Epcot Imagineer Tom Morris and Dreamfinder Steve Taylor. The event will be held at Wyndham Lake Buena Vista at Disney Springs. It will consist of Disney presentations, including rare and never-before-seen photos, as well as first-hand accounts of what life was like in yesterday's Future World. Prizes will be raffled, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Disney Project's Day of Imagination site.

April 2020

Mar 2020 - 2022Disney's Animal Kingdom : Walt Disney WorldFinding Nemo: The Musical Disney has announced that Finding Nemo: The Musical has permanently closed as we know it to be reimagined with a new storyline based on the same classic characters. The new show will be named Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond! and is set to open sometime in 2022.
Mar. 20 - Apr. 16Disney Springs : Walt Disney WorldPreviews Start for New Cirque du Soleil "Drawn to Life" Show For the first time, Walt Disney Imagineering and Walt Disney Animation Studios joined forces with Cirque du Soleil to create a show that combines Disney storytelling and heart with Cirque du Soleil’s signature artistry. The story is the tale of young girl whose father is a Disney animator. Because of this she has grown up with the characters and her dad finds a way to send her on a journey in the world of Disney Animation!
Apr. 17Disney Springs : Walt Disney WorldNew Cirque du Soleil Show "Drawn to Life" Opens For the first time, Walt Disney Imagineering and Walt Disney Animation Studios joined forces with Cirque du Soleil to create a show that combines Disney storytelling and heart with Cirque du Soleil’s signature artistry. The story is the tale of young girl whose father is a Disney animator. Because of this she has grown up with the characters and her dad finds a way to send her on a journey in the world of Disney Animation!

October 2020

Mar 2020 - 2022Disney's Animal Kingdom : Walt Disney WorldFinding Nemo: The Musical Disney has announced that Finding Nemo: The Musical has permanently closed as we know it to be reimagined with a new storyline based on the same classic characters. The new show will be named Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond! and is set to open sometime in 2022.