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
|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.
|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
|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.
|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.
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!
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.
I am hoping to visit WDW for the Disney Wine & Dine Half this year. I hope the new Frozen ride is open then.
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!
I’m sorry. Other than what I have on here, I haven’t seen anything official for 2017 yet.
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!!