Disney World Closings, Disney Rehabs
There is nothing worse than anticipating a specific Disney attraction, and after you arrive, finding out that it will be closed for the duration of your stay.
Below is a complete list of the Walt Disney World rehab schedules that you can expect in the upcoming weeks and months. You can't plan for sudden closings, but you can manage your expectations by referring to the list below before your Disney vacation. Not all "shut downs" are scheduled, and there are countless reasons why an attraction might suddenly close.
Don't get mad at the Cast Members, it's not their fault.
Permanently Closed Attractions:
- Honey I Shrunk the Audience
- Dragon Legend Acrobats at the China Pavilion
- Chef Remy at Les Chef's de France is no longer performing.
- It's A Small World- closed- 12/2/2013-12/12/2013
- Splash Mountain- closed- 1/6/2014-3/21/2014
- Casey's Corner- closed- 1/6/2014- 2/15/2014
- Agrabah Bazaar- closed- 1/6/2014- 2/2/2014
- Tomorrowland Speedway- closed- 1/6/2014- 1/12/2014
- Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade- closing 12/20/2013. Christmas Parade will be performed twice daily 12/21- 12/31/2013. The parade will briefly return 1/1- 1/4/2014. New parade arrives Spring 2014.
- The Plaza Restaurant- closed 2/17/2014- 3/15/2014
- Pinocchio Village Haus- closed 2/17/2014- 3/30/2014
- Tomorrowland Transit Authority People Mover closed- 2/10/2014- 3/27/2014
- Barnstormer closed- 2/3/2014- 2/5/2014
- Liberty Square Riverboat closed- 1/21/2014-1/30/2014
- The Magic Carpets of Aladdin closed- 1/13/2014-1/16/2014
Permanently Closed Attractions:
- Fantasyland Skyway Site - has been demolished.
- Pooh's Playful Spot
- Ariel's Grotto
- Scuttle's Landing
- Exposition Hall - Walt Disney Story Theatre
- Storytime with Belle
- Mickey's Toontown Fair
- Snow White's Scary Adventure
- Festival of the Lion King closing 1/5/2014. It may be closed for up to 6 months.
- Kali River Rapids closed 12/2/2013- 12/13/2013
Permanently Closed Attractions:
- Village Beatniks- no longer appearing in the park.
- Mor Thiam - final performance 1/28/2012
- Studio Backlot Tour- closed 1/5/2014-3/1/2014
Permanently Closed Attractions:
- Power Rangers have left Disney. They have been sold back to original owner.
- Disney-Hollywood Studios Pet Kennel is closed.
- Block Party Bash- no longer being performed.
- Lotso has left the Magic of Disney Animation building.
- Journey into Narnia: Prince Caspian closed
- The Little Einsteins at character meet and great
- Winnie the Pooh- Magic of Disney Animation- closed 9/29/2012.
- There are currently no rehabs scheduled at ESPN Wide World of Sports.
- Typhoon Lagoon- closed- 10/27/2013- 12/21/2013
- Blizzard Beach- closed- 12/22/2013- 3/15/2014
- Parking lots H, I, J, and K are closed. During busy times Disney will open the Team Disney parking lot and provide a shuttle to Downtown Disney. They are preparing to build a parking garage in this location.
- The section of road between AMC Theatres and Disney Quest will be closed from 10/21/2013 until Fall 2014. This is for work being done on the parking garage.
- Wetzels Pretzels- closed 10/20/2013
- Cap'n Jack's Marina- closed 10/20/2013
- Mickey's Groove closed 4/2/2011.
- Magic Masters - closed 9/25/2011. Store is now Something Silver, a jewelry store
- Magnetron - closed 9/30/2011. Store is now BLINK by Wet Seal, a clothing store.
- RIDEMAKERZ - has relocated to Team Mickey Athletic Club in the Marketplace
- Apricot Lane is now closed.
- Cap'n Jack's Restaurant- closed to make way for Disney Springs construction.
- Fuego closed 9/30/2013
Disney's Palm Golf Course - closed 6/12/2013- 12/15/2013
Disney's Osprey Ridge Golf Course - closing as a Disney golf course 8/11/2013. It will reopen 8/15 as part of the Four Seasons resort.
NOTE: Our listing is for those refurbishments that will have an impact on the majority of guests. When it comes to changing out rooms, this is fairly routine as Disney is always monitoring their resorts. Unless it's a full scale remodel, it's considered standard maintenance and is not included in the refurb/rehab schedule.
FYI- Due to a possible defect in the refrigerators in some of the Guest rooms at the Walt Disney World® and Disneyland® Resorts, as well as Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, Resort hotels at these locations have removed or temporarily disconnected Guest room refrigerators until the issue can be resolved.
Guests staying at these Resort hotels will be notified of the refrigerator removal via a letter ...in their room. Currently the schedule for replacing the refrigerators at these Resorts is expected to last several months.
This is for all Resorts, except Disney Vacation Club rooms and the cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Campground. Currently we do not have an exact timeframe for when the fridges will be replaced, but it is expected to take at least 4 months. At each Resort there will be a limited number of refrigerators available by special request.
- All Star Sports - End Zone Food Court closed 8/5/2013- 12/26/2013. There will be transportation from the porte cochere to All Star Music or All Star Movies to dine in the Intermission Food Court or World Premier Food Court. The Arcade will be closed 7/31/2013- 12/26/2013. It is being used as a temporary Food Court with "Grab & Go" items. Surf's Up Pool closed 1/6/2014- 1/24/2014
- Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort Pool slides closed 1/27/2014- 2/7/2014- pools remain open
- Disney's Pop Century- Hippy Dippy Pool closed 12/9/2013- 12/11/2013
- Disney's Polynesian Resort- Never Land Club closed 1/28/2014- 12/31/2014. Polynesian Beach and Sunset Point- the eastern portion will be unavailable 9/9/2013- to be determined.
- Disney Port Orleans French Quarter- Doubloon Lagoon Pool closed 1/13/2014- 2/28/2014
- Disney's Saratoga Springs Congress Park Pool closed 1/22/2014- 1/23/2014
- SEASONAL OPERATION: The attraction only opens during periods of anticipated peak attendance. Check Guest Relations and Park Guide maps for specific opening/closing times.
- REHAB: The attraction is closed for routine maintenance.
- REFURBISHMENT: The attraction is closed for an extended period for extensive repairs/remodeling.
- DARK: This term is used when a performance of a stage show is not scheduled
If you have discrepancies or corrections, please let us know
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