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 – 6/29/2017
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.
Prince Charming Regal Carousel
4/27/2017 – 5/19/2017
8/28/2017 – 11/16/2017
6/5/2017 – 7/31/2017
Hollywood Studios Refurbishments
Cover Story & The Darkroom
Animal Kingdom Refurbishments
‘It’s Tough to be a Bug’
April 23rd to April 29th, 2017
Disney Water Parks
Disney Springs Refurbishments
7/04/2017 – Unknown
DisneyQuest is closing to make way for the NBA Experience. Previously rumored, this is now confirmed by a post on the Disney Parks Blog on January 30th, 2017. We will update when we have more details.
Yacht Club Refurbishments
May 2017 – Fall 2017
During the refurbishment, Captain’s Grille will relocate to Ariel’s in the Beach Club Resort
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