Are Your Favorite Disney Parks Attractions Undergoing Refurbishment?

Will your favorite Disney Parks attraction be open on your next visit? Check out our handy list of scheduled closures.With so many of the Disney Parks undergoing “facelifts” these days, it can be hard to keep track of what’s open, what’s not open, when attractions will reopen, and what is being closed permanently. To help with your trip planning (and my own), I’ve put together a list of attractions that at this time, have scheduled closures. (Of course, these are subject to change.) I hope your favorites will be open for your next trip!!!

Walt Disney World Resort® in Florida

Magic Kingdom

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad 4/4/16 – July, 2016
“it’s a small world” 8/22/16 – 9/15/16
Jungle Cruise 3/1/16 – 3/3/16
Liberty Square Riverboat 8/15/16 – 8/21/16
Mad Tea Party 2/22/16 – 2/16/16
Swiss Family Treehouse 7/7/16 – 9/24/16


Circle of Life Through 4/2/16
Soarin’ Through Summer, 2016 (to get new movie)
Maelstrom Closed permanently, will reopen with Frozen theme sometime in 2016

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show Closing permanently on 4/2/16
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure Closing permanently on 4/2/16

A number of shops and dining locations will also be closing permanently to make way for the new Star Wars and Toy Story themed areas.

Animal Kingdom

The Boneyard 2/22/16 – 3/17/16
Flights of Wonder 1/25/16 – 3/17/16
Kali River Rapids Through 2/18/16


Disneyland Resort® in California


Autopia Through 4/3/16
Indiana JonesTM Adventure 2/29/16 – 3/3/16
Jungle Cruise Through April, 2016
Splash Mountain 2/8/16 – 2/18/16

A number of other attractions including Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes, Disneyland Railroad, Fantasmic!, Mark Twain Riverboat, Sailing Ship Columbia, and Tom Sawyer Island will be closed until Spring, 2017 in preparation for the new Star Wars themed area.

California Adventure

It’s Tough to Be a Bug Through 3/30 (currently showing Zootopia sneak peak)
Soarin’ Closed Mon-Thurs through Spring in preparation for new movie, open Fri – Sun

Disney’s Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular closed permanently in January.

While the list may seem long, rest assured that there are still plenty of things to do in the parks. I know my days there will still be full!

These scheduled refurbishments were correct at the time of publishing. Disney, however, may change the timing and the attractions being refurbished. Please check the Disney Parks websites for the most up-to-date information.

6 thoughts on “Are Your Favorite Disney Parks Attractions Undergoing Refurbishment?

  1. Barb Ogorek

    I have heard that Frozen will be replacing the already closed Aladdin musical at DCA.  Any timeline for that opening? Be the Reason Someone Smiles Today!


    1. kim051172 Post author

      I love when I can make someone smile. Yes, a Frozen-inspired musical will be showing in the Hyperion Theatre at Disney’s California Adventure. It is expected to debut sometime this summer.


  2. Kathy DiDomizio

    Any ideas as to what attractions will be undergoing renovations in 2017? We are planning ahead for a big family trip then and don’t want to miss anything big!


  3. Ashley Conner

    Oh my gosh!! Thank you so much for this list!!! We are taking my daughter (again 😉 for her birthday she will be 4. We are not going on her actual birthday but sometime after that. I’m so excited!! This list has helped for DISNEYLAND in CA. So again thank you!!



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