Disney World Refurbishment Schedule & Ride Closures | 2023-2024

In this story, we will look at all 4 theme parks at Walt Disney World 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.

Why Does Disney Do Refurbishments to Rides?

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.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (NOW OPEN) – Disney Enchantment(Closed Permanently on April 2, 2023)

Magic Kingdom


Disney Harmonious (Permanently Closed on April 2, 2023) This nighttime show will be replaced in 2023 by a new one.



Fantasmic! (Closed 5/1/23 – Opening 5/3/23)For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration (NOW OPEN)

Hollywood Studios


Animal Kingdom

Kali River Rapids (NOW OPEN) – Closed for a standard refurbishment during the Winter months and reopened on March 16, 2023.


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