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It’s always good to know what is going to be closed during your trip to Walt Disney World (so bookmark this page!). This page is a list of attractions and dining venues that are currently closed or are scheduled to be closed temporarily for refurbishment.
There is nothing worse than arriving for your Disney vacation and finding out that your favorite attraction is temporarily closed! Before I plan any trip to the parks, I always check the attraction closure to make sure that my Disney must dos are open. Additionally, I like to order Disney’s FREE vacation planning videos to get an idea of what to expect. Alternatively, you could check out our list of what’s new at Disney World.
It’s important to also note that not all attractions closures are planned in advanced. Sometimes things happen and Disney closes an attraction unexpectedly.
Magic Kingdom Refurbishments
The Hall of Presidents
1/17/2017 – Fall 2017
The Hall of Presidents is undergoing a closure in order to add an audio-animatronic of the recently elected Donald Trump to the collection of American presidents. The attraction does this for every new President elected into office.
Stitch’s Great Escape
1/3/17 – Unknown
Disney recently announced that this attraction is switching to operating only on a seasonal basis. This means that Stitch will only be open during Disney’s World busiest times.
8/28/2017 – 11/17/2017
Liberty Square Riverboat
8/1/2017 – 8/11/2017
6/5/2017 – 7/31/2017
Updating with a new less intense family ride experience.
Coral Reef Restaurant
08/27/2017 – 8/29/2017
Ellen’s Energy Ride
Closing permanently 8/13/2017
Replaced by a new Guardians of the Galaxy Attraction
Hollywood Studios Refurbishments
The Great Movie Ride
Permanent Closing on 8/13/2017
Replaced by a new attraction, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway.
Animal Kingdom Refurbishments
No upcoming closures or refurbishments
Disney Water Parks
No upcoming closures or refurbishments for Typhoon Lagoon
Blizzard Beach will undergo their annual park refurbishment 10/30/17 – 1/7/18
Disney Springs Refurbishments
DisneyQuest has closed to make way for the NBA Experience
Portobello Country Italian Trattoria Restaurant
4/23/2017 – Fall 2017
Contemporary Resort Refurbishments
07/28/2017 – 8/13/2017
During the refurbishment, Chef Mickey’s will move to the convention center area in the Contemporary Resort.
Yacht Club Refurbishments
05/15/2017 – 9/30/2017
During the refurbishment, Captain’s Grille will relocate to Ariel’s in the Beach Club Resort. Upon re-opening, the New England-styled eatery will become Ale & Compass Restaurant.
WDW Dolphin Resort Refurbishments
WDW Dolphin Lobby
Spring 2017 – Fall 2017
The lobby will remain open with minimal impact to resort guests. The project is currently scheduled to be completed in Fall 2017
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