Although much of Disney World has reopened, some hotels and attractions will remain closed through November.
However, please note that at least one hotel has actually REOPENED in November — Disney’s Art of Animation Resort.
Disney Hotels Closed In November 2020
Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort will remain closed through 2020, but does have a solid reopening date — the value resort will reopen on February 9th, 2021.
Guests will be able to make reservations at the resort for trips after that date.
Learn more about the Reopening of All-Star Movies Resort Here
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort will not reopen, though, until the summer of 2021 due to a Moana-themed refurbishment. DVC Villas and Bungalows remain open at this time.
Recently the monorail station has closed at the Poly and we have already started to see progress on the exterior of the hotel. We can’t wait to see how the hotel will look once the refurbishments are done!
Learn More about the Polynesian Refurbishment here!
Here are the other resorts that are still closed in November:
- Animal Kingdom Lodge
- Animal Kingdom Villas Jambo House
- All-Star Sports Resort
- All-Star Music Resort
- Beach Club Resort
- Boardwalk Inn
- Wilderness Lodge
- Port Orleans Resort
However, please note that the following hotels DO have Disney Vacation Club rooms open, though the resorts are technically “closed”:
- Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village
- Boulder Ridge Villas and Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
- Beach Club Villas
- Boardwalk Villas
- Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
Attractions Closed for November 2020
Both Tom Sawyer Island and the Liberty Square Riverboat are currently closed for refurbishment. These refurbishments are currently planned to last through February 28th, 2021. We have already seen Rivers of America drained as Disney refurbishes the area.
The PeopleMover, which experienced some technical difficulties prior to Disney World’s historic closure has yet to reopen. Since then, we have seen rolling refurbishment extensions and at this time the PeopleMover’s refurbishment has been extended into 2021.
You can read more about the PeopleMover’s situation here.
The Walt Disney Railroad, which is closed due to the construction work taking place on TRON Lightcycle Run, is also still not running. A reopening date has not been shared at this time. Guests are able to take photos in front of the train at the Fantasyland station.
Other closed attractions at Magic Kingdom include:
- Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station
- Enchanted Tales with Belle
- Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade
- Main Street Vehicles
- Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
- A Pirate’s Adventure — Treasures of the Seven Seas
Over at EPCOT, Turtle Talk with Crush is still closed for November, along with the following:
- Advanced Training Lab
- Bruce’s Shark World
- Project Tomorrow: Inventing the Wonders of the Future
Frozen Ever After is also undergoing a short refurbishment and will be closed from November 2 – November 6.
Luckily this is a VERY short refurb, so the attraction will be open for most of November.
Read more about the Frozen Ever After refurb here!
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Star Wars: Launch Bay is currently closed. The location is being used as a relaxation station where guests can go to take off their masks for a little while. So technically, it IS open, but at this moment you can’t meet all your favorite Star Wars pals inside.
Voyage of the Little Mermaid is also temporarily unavailable at this time.
Guests wanting to get up and close with animals at the Affection Section will just have to wait a little longer to do so — it’s still closed. The same also goes for the Boneyard Play Area in DinoLand.
Festival of the Lion King and Finding Nemo — The Musical are temporarily unavailable at this time as well.
These indoor shows do not have reopening dates at this time.
You can read more about these closures here!
So there you have it, everything that’s still closed at Disney World in November. We’ll keep an eye on resorts and attractions, and as they reopen, we’ll let you know!
Here’s EVERYTHING Reopening at Disney’s Art of Animation and the Big Blue Pool Refurb Schedule!
Join the DFB Newsletter to get all the breaking news right in your inbox! Click here to Subscribe!
WE KNOW DISNEY.
YOU CAN, TOO.
Oh boy, planning a Disney trip can be quite the adventure, and we totally get it! But fear not, dear friends, we compiled EVERYTHING you need (and the things to avoid!) to plan the ULTIMATE Disney vacation.
Whether you're a rookie or a seasoned pro, our insider tips and tricks will have you exploring the parks like never before. So come along with us, and get planning your most magical vacation ever!
Save 25% on the 2023 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining with code WDW2023.
Are you visiting Disney World in November? Let us know in the comments!
Is there any reason why for Hollywood Studios the Indiana Jones Show, Beauty and the Beast Show, and Fantasmic were all left off the list?
When will the main building at the Grand Floridian reopen? We have a reservation to stay there in February and want to know if it will reopen by then.
I understand the need for refurburshment but as an annual passholder it’s disappointing as the only thing to do now in the parks is shop and eat. The few rides or attractions open have much to long lines. If not for being a passholder, I would not pay 139. for the privilege of eating and shopping. Personally speaking I think it’s a bad time for all the changes.