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
Guests will be able to make reservations at the resort for trips after that date.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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