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2023 & 2024 Disney World Refurbishment Schedule & Ride Closures

Nothing is worse than spending hours upon hours planning your trip to Walt Disney World, only to find out your favorite attraction is under refurbishment. That’s why we created this 2023 & 2024 Disney World Refurbishments and Closure schedule, which will help you know what’s open and what’s closed.

Walt Disney World Ride Closures and Refurbishments

In this post, we will look at all 4 theme parks at Walt Disney World (Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom) and let you know the refurbishment calendar and which rides are closed in each park.

We’ll also cover temporary closures, like the ones due to the current health situation, and which rides in Walt Disney World are permanently closed.

It’s not uncommon for Disney to change the refurbishment dates around on the calendar, so make sure to keep checking back here multiple times before your next trip, so you can see which rides will be open and which ones will be closed. We’ll also cover refurbishments to hotels, restaurants, and shops in Disney World.

Of course, right now all nighttime spectaculars are closed, as well as many other entertainment options in the park. We’ll let you know when Disney decides to reopen those too. You can read our Disney World Reopening Guide for more answers to your most common FAQs.

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Why Does Disney Do Refurbishments to Rides?

Disney World Refurbishments and Ride Closures

While it’s always the biggest bummer to go to Walt Disney World and have your favorite attraction closed, at times it happens. Sometimes you can prevent it by looking at the closures schedule and planning your trip for another time, but other times, Disney decides to refurbish attractions at the last minute, without notice.

Why does Disney do refurbishments to rides?

As much as we don’t like them, attraction refurbishments are necessary from time to time. With the millions of people that ride these attractions each year, eventually, they break down and need fixing.

Some of the Disney World ride closures could last a few days, and sometimes they last for months. It all depends on the type of work being done. In the long run, it’s best for these attractions and if they didn’t close from time to time, their lifespan would be much shorter.

So while it’s never fun when you can’t ride certain attractions, they are unavoidable.

Walt Disney World Refurbishments

What Disney World rides will be closed in 2023, 2024, and beyond? Below we have a list of all the refurbishments happening in Walt Disney World right now, and which ones will be closed. Each one has a date with the beginning of the refurbishment and an expected completion date.

Again, these dates change often and Disney is unfortunately known to have refurbishments last longer than originally planned, so plan your trip with caution, knowing things can change by the time you get there.

Magic Kingdom

Tron Roller Coaster Construction Update December 2018 Magic Kingdom

Disney’s Magic Kingdom is the centerpiece of Walt Disney World, and there have been numerous refurbishments both big and small over the last few years.

Disney would like to touch up a lot of the older attractions before the festivities begin, but it’s unclear how much is in the budget for big refurbishments. It’s likely we’ll just see a lot of small improvements.


  • Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique (NOW OPEN)
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (NOW OPEN) – This was closed down for regular maintenance for a short period of time.
  • Disney Enchantment (Closed Permanently on April 2, 2023) This nighttime show was replaced by Happily Ever After which returned after a 1-year+ hiatus.
  • Enchanted Tales with Belle (NOW OPEN)
  • Happily Ever After This beloved nighttime spectacular is back nightly at the Magic Kingdom after being gone for 18 months.
  • Liberty Square Riverboat (NOW OPEN) – A short maintenance like they usually do once a year.
  • Mickey’s Magical Friendship Faire (NOW OPEN)
  • Move It! Shake It! MousekeDance It! Street Party (Closed 3/16/20 – TBD)
  • Splash Mountain (Closed Permanently on 1/23/23)
  • Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant (Closed 8/5/21 – TBD)The location of this quick service restaurant is often seasonal and used for fireworks show rather than a real restaurant.
  • Walt Disney World Railroad (NOW OPEN) The Walt Disney World Railroad has reopened and it has a new loop around the park and a new narration for the attraction. It was closed for 4 full years and it’s great to have it finally back!
  • Walt Disney World Railroad Station (NOW OPEN)

Temporary Health & Safety Closures:

  • Character Meets (Returned April 18, 2022) – Non-distanced Character Meets are returning throughout Walt Disney World have returned after being temporarily suspended due to new health restrictions. Read our post on Character Meets Coming Back to Disney World for more details.

Coming Soon:


Spaceship Earth behind construction walls at EPCOT

This is the park in Disney World with the most refurbishments at the time, which is understandable considering the massive transformation project EPCOT is currently undergoing.

Have patience, especially when visiting EPCOT park since it’s likely that attraction statuses could change between now and your vacation.

EPCOT is also the park with the most coming attractions, though again that is very much in flux right now since Disney’s huge budget cuts last year, and they aren’t spending as much money as originally planned.

We anticipate many of the park’s attractions to be delayed and the work as a whole to move much slower than thought.


  • American Adventure (NOW OPEN) – Disney hasn’t said much about why the American Adventure attraction is closed. It’s likely for regular maintenance and not to add anything new.
  • Disney Harmonious (Permanently Closed on April 2, 2023) This nighttime show will be replaced in 2023 by a new one. It is temporarily replaced by EPCOT Forever.
  • EPCOT Entrance (NOW OPEN) The work is finally finished on the new EPCOT entrance including the new fountain and lighting package on Spaceship Earth.
  • Takumi-Tei (NOW OPEN) – This high-end restaurant reopened on November 23, 2022, after being closed for more than 2 years. It has a brand new menu with two omakase multi-course meals.
  • Tokyo Dining (Closed November 19, 2022 – Summer 2023) – This popular table service restaurant will be closed until Summer 2023. No details have been given as to what is changing but with a lengthy closure, it’s likely significant changes will take place to the interior of the restaurant.

Temporary Health & Safety Closures:

  • Character Meets (Returned April 18, 2022)Non-distanced Character Meets are returning throughout Walt Disney World have returned after being temporarily suspended due to new health restrictions. Read our post on Character Meets Coming Back to Disney World for more details.
  • EPCOT performers throughout World Showcase (Some are back, the rest TBD) – A few of the popular entertainment acts around World Showcase Lagoon are back like music in Canada and the drummers in Japan. We are still waiting for many other acts to return.

Coming Soon:

  • DuckTales World Showcase Adventure (NOW OPEN) The newest scavenger hunt game with fun missions to complete.
  • New EPCOT Nighttime Show (Opening TBD, 2023) – Disney has announced a new show replacing Disney Harmonious that will be open sometime in 2023.
  • EPCOT Forever (Opened April 3, 2023) – This nighttime show will temporarily replace Disney Harmonious until the new long-term replacement is ready.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind (NOW OPEN) The huge E-Ticket attraction based on the Guardians of the Galaxy opened on May 27, 2022.
  • Moana: Journey of Water (Opening TBD, Summer/Late 2023) The first attraction in a Disney park based on Disney’s Moana. No opening date has been given.
  • Play! Pavilion (Opening TBD, 2025?) The Play! Pavilion was supposed to open in 2021, but might be delayed until as late as 2024.
  • Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure (NOW OPEN)This trackless ride based on Pixar’s Ratatouille has preview events in September 2021 but officially opened on October 1, 2021.
  • Space 220 (NOW OPEN) This new space restaurant was supposed to open in Early 2020, but officially opened on September 20, 2021.

Hollywood Studios

Disney's Hollywood Studios Best Rides Tower of Terror

Hollywood Studios just recently went through a ton of new construction and now most projects are being done in other parks. No big refurbishments are scheduled for the time being.


  • Fantasmic! (Closed 5/1/23 – Opening 5/3/23) This popular nighttime show is closing for a brief 2-day refurbishment for regular maintenance. It returned in November 2022 after a long closure of more than 2 years.
  • For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration (NOW OPEN) – This popular show got new updates to the theater, new carpeting, and new seating.
  • Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple (Closed 3/16/20 – TBD)
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster (Closed 2/20/23 – Summer 2023) – Closing for regular maintenance as far as we can tell. No IP change is likely at this time.
  • Roundup Rodeo BBQ (NOW OPEN) The new table service restaurant in Toy Story Land was supposed to open in the Summer of 2020, but that has been delayed. It opened on March 23, 2023.
  • Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular (Closed 3/16/20 – TBD) All nighttime spectaculars including fireworks shows are closed right now in Disney World.
  • Voyage of the Little Mermaid (Closed 3/16/20 – TBD) Some have rumored that the Voyage of the Little Mermaid will close for good and be replaced though that hasn’t been confirmed from Disney.

Temporary Health & Safety Closures:

  • Character Meets (Returned April 18, 2022) – Non-distanced Character Meets are returning throughout Walt Disney World have returned after being temporarily suspended due to new health restrictions. Read our post on Character Meets Coming Back to Disney World for more details.

Coming Soon:

  • There are no new openings coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios at this time.

Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom ride closures like Flight of Passage

There are very few refurbishments going on at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and except for the park’s entrance, everything is very quiet.


  • The Boneyard (Closed 5/1/23 – 6/12/23) – This children’s playground is closing for regular maintenance. No big changes are expected and it will reopen June 13 as the same experience.
  • Dino Diner (Closed 9/15/22 – TBD) – It closed after the announcement for the Animal Kingdom expansion project and it’s not known at this time whether this has closed permanently or if it is coming back.
  • Kali River Rapids (NOW OPEN) – Closed for a standard refurbishment during the Winter months and reopened on March 16, 2023.

Temporary Health & Safety Closures:

  • Character Meets (Returned April 18, 2022) – Non-distanced Character Meets are returning throughout Walt Disney World have returned after being temporarily suspended due to new health restrictions. Read our post on Character Meets Coming Back to Disney World for more details.
  • Primeval Whirl (Closed permanently) – After months of seasonal operation, this ride was closed down permanently. No replacement attraction has been announced yet.
  • Rivers of Light – We Are One (Closed permanently) – Canceled and will eventually be replaced with a new show.

Water Parks

Both Disney World Water Parks, Typhoon Lagoon, and Blizzard Beach have been closing on and off since March 2020. Since the reopening in July 2020, only one water park has been open at a time. Each time they reopen one, they close the other. We expect this to continue until staff shortages are adressed.

Blizzard Beach (Closed 3/19/23 – TBD)

  • Blizzard Beach just reopened on November 13, 2022, after a long refurbishment and it is reclosing again in March 2023. This is likely routine maintenance. The last time, many small enhancements were made including new “Frozen” themed areas.

Typhoon Lagoon (NOW OPEN)

  • This has now reopened from a multi-month refurbishment. Due to an overall staffing shortage, there are not enough employees for two water parks to run simultaneously at this time. Typhoon Lagoon reopened on March 19, 2023 with Disney H2O Glow After Hours events and new treats to enjoy.

General Disney World Water Park Refurbishment Info

  • The Walt Disney World water parks run seasonally and are closed often due to the weather. The water parks usually close one at a time from January to March annually for regular maintenance and refurbishments, so one park should always be open.

Resort Hotels

Disney World Resort Hotel Refurbishments

With dozens of Walt Disney World Resort Hotels on property, they all need to undergo refurbishments from time to time. These can be on the hotel rooms themselves or any other part of the resorts including the pools, restaurants, lobby, bars, and common areas.

In recent years, many of the rooms at the Disney World resorts have frankly been dated, and not what you’d expect when spending $200-$800 per night or more on a hotel room. Thankfully there are a number of hotels that are getting completely new rooms with new furniture and furnishings.

Showing up to a hotel when there is major work going on can be annoying, and loud construction noise can even make it hard to sleep.

Make sure you look at this list of Disney World hotel refurbishments before you plan your trip so you know what kind of work is being done at your hotel and if you are ok with it.

Unfortunately, there are also still some hotels in Walt Disney World that are closed, many without reopening dates. We’ll continue to update the list as soon as we have those dates. Read our post on Disney World Hotels after reopening to see all the changes to expect when you go and our Rankings of the Best Disney World Resorts if you are trying to figure out where to stay.

Here is the current list of Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Refurbishments:

Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort

  • Fantasia Pool (Closed January 2024 – April 2024)
  • Lobby Remodel and Update (NOW OPEN) – The entire lobby is getting updated with a refreshed look and new layout and design similar to Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and Old Key West Resort.
  • Re-Imagined Guest Rooms Work recently finished on reimagined rooms throughout the entire resort.

Disney’s All-Star Music Resort

  • Re-Imagined Guest Rooms (NOW OPEN) The reimagining of all the guest rooms at All-Star Music was going on when the resort closed and now the rest of the rooms have been upgraded.

Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort (NOW OPEN)

  • Re-Imagined Guest Rooms (TBD) Like the other 2 All-Star Resorts, the All-Star Sports was scheduled for a re-imagining of all the guest rooms. Work has now been completed.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort

  • No current refurbishments

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas

  • No current refurbishments

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

  • Cozy Cone Pool (NOW OPEN)
  • Guest Room Refurbishment (Completion TBD) – Guest rooms at Art of Animation are being lightly upgraded with changes to furniture, carpeting, etc. Work is done on the Cars suites, and now is being done to the Nemo suites, with The Little Mermaid and The Lion King after that.

Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

  • No current refurbishments

Disney’s Beach Club Resort

  • No current refurbishments

Disney’s Beach Club Villas

  • No current refurbishments

Disney’s Boardwalk Inn

  • Resort-wide Refurbishment (1/10/23 – TBD) – A huge resort-wide refurbishment of the Boardwalk Inn Resort has started including a new lobby design, updated guest rooms, and new dining options.
  • The Cake Bake Shop (Opening 2023) – This new bakery/table service restaurant is taking the place of the old ESPN Zone restaurant. It will have savory and sweet options and focus on its many decadent dessert options including cakes.
  • Boardwalk Deli (NOW OPEN) – The Boardwalk Bakery has closed and is being replaced by a new sandwich shop.
  • Carousel Coffee (NOW OPEN) – A new coffee bar has opened near the hotel lobby.

Disney’s Boardwalk Villas

  • No current refurbishments

Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

  • No current refurbishments

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

  • Fuentes del Morro Pool (Closed January 2024 – April 2024)

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

  • Feature Pool and Whirlpool Spas (NOW OPEN)
  • Resort Rooms Refurbishment (NOW OPEN) Disney has done a major refurbishment to the guest rooms in the main A-frame building of the Contemporary Resort. The rooms have been re-themed to The Incredibles with a more modern design.

Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

  • No current refurbishments

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

  • No current refurbishments

Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

  • The Cabins DVC Remodel (Closed TBD – Opening 2024) – The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness are getting refurbished and will become a separate DVC property.
  • Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue (NOW OPEN)
  • Meadow Swimmin’ Pool (Closed 1/1/23 – April 2023)
  • Trail’s End Restaurant (Closed 1/27/23 – Summer 2023) – Trail’s End Restaurant will convert from a table service restaurant to a marketplace concept with expanded quick service options.

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

  • 1900 Park Fare (Closed 3/14/20 – TBD) – This closed with the resort back in 2020 but it hasn’t reopened since.
  • Citricos (NOW OPEN) – A big refurbishment for Citricos has just taken place including adding Mary Poppins theming throughout the restaurant. The entire menu has also been updated. Planned including overhauling the dining room and menu.
  • Garden Tea Room (Closed 3/14/20 – TBD) – This closed with the resort back in 2020 but it hasn’t reopened since.
  • Guest Rooms Update (2022 – TBD 2023?) – Guest rooms are being updated with a more modern look and subtle touches of Mary Poppins theming.
  • Lobby Refurbishment (2023 – TBD) – The classic Victorian lobby is getting refreshed, yet it will maintain its elegant theming.
  • Narcoossee’s (NOW OPEN) – This was closed for a lengthy refurbishment, similar in size and scope to that of Citricos. There are new dining room updates and a refreshed menu.

The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Disney’s Old Key West Resort

  • No current refurbishments

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

  • Kona Cafe (NOW OPEN) – The popular table service restaurant closed for a couple of months. The restaurant has been remodeled as a “refreshed experience” and there is a new menu.
  • Resort-wide Refurbishment (NOW OPEN)Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort closed for a massive refurbishment from 2020 through July 2021. A total refurbishment was done on the Great Ceremonial House, lobby entrance, carport, monorail stations, and more. Guest rooms have been re-themed to Moana.

Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

  • No current refurbishments

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter (NOW OPEN)

  • Doubloon Lagoon Pool (Closed January 2024 – April 2024)

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside (NOW OPEN)

  • No current refurbishments

Disney’s Riviera Resort

  • No current refurbishments

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

  • High Rock Spring Pool (NOW OPEN)
  • On the Rocks Pool Bar (NOW OPEN)

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

  • Resort-wide Refurbishment (Completion Date TBD) The Wilderness Lodge is undergoing a huge refurbishment to all its regular hotel rooms. Some of the rooms are now available as the rest of the refurbishment continues.

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

  • No current refurbishments

Reflections – A Disney Lakeside Lodge (Project On Hold/Canceled)

  • This is a new Disney World Resort Hotel that was being built on the site of the old River Country water park. Site work has come to a stop and construction crews removed the concrete and rebar. At this point, it’s unclear if the project has been canceled altogether or just put on extended hold until a future date.

Disney World Transportation

  • No current refurbishments.

Disney Springs

  • No current refurbishments.

Permanent Ride Closures

Permanently closed Disney World rides like Great Movie Ride

While some attractions close only temporarily, others sadly close permanently. This happens when the ride is no longer deemed popular enough or Disney has other plans for that space, perhaps bringing in a new attraction in its place.

Here is a list of the permanent closures in Disney World in the recent past:

Magic Kingdom

  • Disney Enchantment – (Closed 4/2/23)
  • The Pirates League – (Closed 3/15/20)
  • The Muppets Present…Great Moments in American History – (Closed 1/1/20)
  • Splash Mountain – (Closed 1/23/23)
  • Stitch’s Great Escape – (Closed 1/6/18)
  • Wishes – (Closed 5/11/17)


  • Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure – (Closed 2/17/20)
  • The Circle of Life – (Closed 2/4/18)
  • Disney Harmonious (Closed on 4/2/23)
  • Ellen’s Energy Adventure – (Closed 8/13/17)
  • EPCOT Forever – (Closed 9/28/21 but reopening in April 2023)
  • Illuminations: Reflections of Earth – (Closed 9/30/19)
  • Mariachi Cobre Presents… The Story of Coco – (Closed 6/2/20)

Hollywood Studios

  • The Disney Society Orchestra and Friends – (Closed 10/4/20)
  • Wonderful World of Animation – (Closed 5/13/20)
  • Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away – (Closed 2/23/20)
  • The Great Movie Ride – (Closed 8/13/17)

Animal Kingdom

Disney World Seasonal Closures

Some closures in Disney World are seasonal, meaning similar work happens on those rides around the same time each year. Some of this is weather-based, like water parks for example, that are less likely to be popular during the Winter.

Here is a list of Seasonal Refurbishments in Disney World. These dates are estimates based on closures in past years:

  • Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park – Closes October to January for general maintenance and seasonal refurbishment.
  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park – Closes January to March for general maintenance and seasonal refurbishment.
  • Kali River Rapids – Can close anytime from January to March for general maintenance and seasonal refurbishment.
  • Jungle Cruise – Usually closes in Late October to Early November for Jingle Cruise holiday overlay; closes in Early January to remove holiday overlay.
  • Splash Mountain – This is one of the most refurbished attractions in Disney World. Usually closes in January/February for general maintenance and seasonal refurbishment.

What Season Does Disney Do Refurbishments?

Test Track refurbishment

Disney tends to do more refurbishments and ride closures in the “off-season” and when there are fewer people in the parks.

January and February are popular months and are good times to tune up the rides after the holiday season. This is especially true for water attractions like Kali River Rapids, Splash Mountain, or the water parks.

September is another popular month for refurbishments in Disney World since most of the crowds have gone home with the kids back in school. That means it’s a perfect time to fix up attractions needing maintenance.

While going to Disney World during the holidays or the busy season is more crowded, you are also less likely to find your favorite attraction closed for refurbishment at that time, which is a definite advantage.

Rumored Refurbishments

Figment animatronic Journey Into Imagination EPCOT

There are many rides in Disney World that NEED refurbishing, some staying the same for decades.

Here is a list of some Disney World attractions that have been rumored to be getting refurbishments and could be closing soon. Most of these haven’t been confirmed by Disney yet, but they are the most likely to close.

Magic Kingdom:

  • Big Thunder Mountain special effects additions
  • Walt Disney World Railroad – scene enhancements
  • Carousel of Progress – scene change
  • It’s a Small World – Disney character addition
  • Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse
  • Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room
  • Astro Orbiter


  • Spaceship Earth – A total overhaul of this attraction was supposed to happen in May 2020, but then was postponed when the parks closed. No new date has been given yet.
  • Journey Into Imagination This has been the most rumored attraction to be getting a refurbishment, yet nothing confirmed from Disney. Many fans are not fans of the current version, but doing something that keeps Figment in the attraction is a must.

Hollywood Studios:

  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster – Rumors of a possible theme change away from Aerosmith.
  • Tower of Terror – It’s possible new special effects could be added

Animal Kingdom:

  • Expedition Everest – We’ve been hearing about fixing the Yeti for years now, but it’s a very complicated task that would take months to do. Not sure that this will ever get done but we can hope.

Your Thoughts

I want to know what you think about the current list of ride closures and attraction refurbishments at Disney World…

  • Which ride are you most disappointed to see closed?
  • Which rides need refurbishing the most?

Let us know in the comments section below!

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kamir bouchareb st

Tuesday 16th of May 2023

thank you


Saturday 24th of September 2022

You missed a few.

The Skyliner will be closed for refurbishment from January 22 - 29, 2023.

Kite Tails at Animal Kingdom is ending on September 30, 2022.

The pirate rooms are no longer available at Caribbean Beach Resort.

The Spirit of Aloha show at the Polynesian is closed for good. They're building more DVC rooms in that location.

Tracey Clear

Monday 19th of September 2022

I would hate to see Carousel of Progress removed. It's my favorite. Disney, please dont change it!


Friday 8th of April 2022

I hate the loss of The Great Movie ride. There was always a line. It moved quickly and was a much better ride once they had Robert Osborn do the voice over. I will skip the new “modern” drawings Micky and Minnie ride that replaced it. Not a fan of the artwork.

Wish they would replace Indiana Jones with the ride that is out in California. The current show is not something one would want to see more than once.

Star Tours was improved with multiple story lines when we were last at Disney World in 2018. We are big fans and usually ride more than once.

The Muppet movie needs to have a new 3D movie. Last time, it wasn’t even 3D.

I will miss the Universe of Energy, more need for this now as we move to other power sources due to climate change. Ellen and Jamie Lee Curtis made learning about energy fun. Disney could have detailed its switch to solar power.

Karen Falce

Wednesday 23rd of February 2022

We are planning to stay at the Boardwalk Inn, club level, which has a lounge open to guests. Will this be open and serving breakfasts and snacks all day, as it has in the past?