All Events, Closures and Refurbishments at Disney’s Animal Kingdom or EPCOT in Walt Disney World during January and December

January 2022

Under Construction - May 27thFuture World East : EPCOTGuardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind The Guardians of Galaxy themed coaster will be one of the longest enclosed roller coasters in the world and feature a brand-new ride system. Disney has shared that the ride will open in Summer 2022.
Mar 2020 - Jun. 13Disney'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 summer 2022.
Under Construction - TBDEPCOT : Walt Disney WorldPLAY! Pavilion Part of the EPCOT Transformation, the PLAY! Pavilion will be an interactive metropolis and you will find a city filled with games, activities, and experiences that connect you with friends, family, and beloved Disney characters like never before.
Oct 1, 2021 - Apr 1, 2023Disney's Animal Kingdom : Walt Disney WorldWalt Disney World 50th Anniversary Across all 4 parks
Nov. 2021 - Apr. 23rdEPCOT : Walt Disney WorldSouk-al-Magreb The Souk-al-Magreb store will be closed in EPCOT's Morocco Pavilion through February 5th, 2022.
Jan. 4 - Apr. 16Disney's Animal Kingdom : Walt Disney WorldExpedition Everest Expedition Everest — Legend of the Forbidden Mountain will be closed for a lengthy refurbishment beginning January 4th through April 16th, 2022.
Jan. 05 - Jan. 09EPCOT : Walt Disney WorldWalt Disney World Marathon Weekend
Jan. 7 - Feb. 21EPCOT : Walt Disney World2022 Epcot International Festival of the Arts
Jan. 23 - Jan. 28EPCOT : Walt Disney WorldDisney Skyliner Disney’s Skyliner service between Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney’s Riviera Resort, and EPCOT will be closed for refurbishment from January 23rd through January 28th, 2022.

December 2022

Under Construction - TBDEPCOT : Walt Disney WorldPLAY! Pavilion Part of the EPCOT Transformation, the PLAY! Pavilion will be an interactive metropolis and you will find a city filled with games, activities, and experiences that connect you with friends, family, and beloved Disney characters like never before.
Oct 1, 2021 - Apr 1, 2023Disney's Animal Kingdom : Walt Disney WorldWalt Disney World 50th Anniversary Across all 4 parks
Sept. 19th - TBDEPCOT : Walt Disney WorldThe American Adventure The American Adventure show will be closed for refurbishment beginning on Sept. 19th.
November 25th, 2022 - TBDEPCOT : Walt Disney World2022 EPCOT Festival of the Holidays The EPCOT Festival of the Holidays will begin on November 25th, 2022. An end date has not yet been announced but past festivals have closed on December 30th.