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.