Disney World Refurbs and Ride Closings

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 and refurbishment 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. Things at the parks have to be maintained regularly in order to continue working properly.


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LAST UPDATE: 8/1/2022

EPCOT Closures / Refurbishments


Temporary Refurbishments and Closures:

  • Canada- Far and Wide show closed starting June 27, 2021- TBD

Magic Kingdom Closures / Refurbishments


Temporary Refurbishments and Closures:

  • Monorail - The monorail is under refurbishment until further notice and may have modified service or routes depending on park hours. You should check on the day of travel the best option to use. Alternative transportation options may be available.
  • Walt Disney World Railroad - Will be parked at the Main Street Station (and not running) beginning on December 3, 2018 due to the Tron construction. You will be able to see the train up close. Closed until further notice.

Animal Kingdom Closures / Refurbishments


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Hollywood Studios Closures / Refurbishments


Temporary Refurbishments and Closures:

  • For the First Time In Forever: A Frozen Sing A Long Celebration closed  8/22/2022- 9/14/2022


Disney Springs

Temporary Refurbishments and Closures

  • None

Permanent Closures

  • NBA Experience
  • None


  • Magnolia Golf Course closed 5/9/2022- TBD






Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Closures / Refurbishments

NOTE: Our listings are only for those refurbishments that will likely have an impact on the majority of guests. When it comes to changing out furniture and such in guest rooms, this is fairly routine as Disney is always updating its resorts. Unless it's a full scale remodel, it's considered standard maintenance and is not included in our refurb/rehab schedule.

TERM DESCRIPTIONS

  • 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


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THEME PARK CAPACITY CLOSURE INFORMATION

During extremely busy times of the year such as Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's, the theme parks at Walt Disney World sometimes close in phases as they reach their capacity.

Phase A Closure

Guests with one-day, single-park tickets will not be allowed to enter the theme park unless they are:

  • Premium and/or Annual Passholders including those with WDW Premier Passports
  • Walt Disney World Resort guests including guests staying at one of the following:
    • The Four Seasons Resort
    • Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin
    • Shades of Green
    • Select Disney Springs hotels arriving by bus (Best Western Lake Buena Vista Resort Hotel, The Buena Vista Palace, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel, B Resort, Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort, Hilton)
  • Golden Oak residents and registered guests
  • Guests with Park Hopper tickets who have already entered another Disney theme park that day
  • Guests who have Advance Dining Reservations or other appointments within the park such as Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
  • Guests who have Memory Maker
  • Guests with Individual Lightning Lane selections at Magic Kingdom

Phase B Closure

Guests with one-day, single-park tickets without Park Hopper or re-entry option will not be allowed to enter the theme park unless they are:

  • Premium and/or Annual Passholders including those with WDW Premier Passports
  • Walt Disney World Resort guests including guests staying at one of the following:
    • The Four Seasons Resort
    • Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin
    • Shades of Green
    • Select Disney Springs hotels arriving by bus (Best Western Lake Buena Vista Resort Hotel, The Buena Vista Palace, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel, B Resort, Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort, Hilton)
  • Golden Oak residents and registered guests
  • Guests with Park Hopper tickets who have already entered another Disney theme park that day
  • Guests who have Advance Dining Reservations or other appointments within the park such as Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
  • Guests who have Memory Maker
  • Guests with Individual Lightning Lane selections at Magic Kingdom

Phase 1 Closure

Guests with one-day, single-park tickets who have not previously purchased multi-day tickets and cast members looking to use Silver or Main Gate passes will not be allowed to enter the theme park unless they are:

  • Premium and/or Annual Passholders
  • Guests with previously purchased multi-day or multi-park tickets
  • Walt Disney World Resort guests
  • Guests arriving via Walt Disney World transportation
  • Guests with Park Hopper tickets who have already entered another Disney theme park that day
  • Guests who have Advance Dining Reservations or other appointments within the park such as Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

Phase 2 Closure

Only the following guests will be granted park entrance:

  • Premium and/or Annual Passholders
  • Walt Disney World Resort guests including the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin
  • Guests arriving via Walt Disney World transportation
  • Guests who have Advance Dining Reservations or other appointments within the park such as Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

Phase 3 Closure

Only the following guests will be granted park entrance:

  • Premium and/or Annual Passholders
  • Walt Disney World Resort guests including the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin
  • Guests who have Advance Dining Reservations or other appointments within the park such as Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

Phase 4 Closure

Closed to ALL guests

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