Disney World is currently operating under new health mandates and limited operations. The regulations were implemented when the theme parks reopened in July.
Over the last several months, Disney has been adjusting to crowds and other factors by slowly reopening more resorts, restaurants, and more. Some facilities and accommodations have remained closed and others have scheduled reopening dates in the coming months. Also, some attractions are down for refurbishments. To help you prepare, we’ve listed EVERY Disney World attraction and resort that is closed in January 2021!
Disney World Resorts
Many Disney World resorts have reopened since July and some are scheduled to open in the next coming months. The following resorts are closed in January.
- Animal Kingdom Lodge
- Animal Kingdom Villas Jambo House
- All-Star Sports Resort
- All-Star Music Resort
- All-Star Movies Resort
- Beach Club Resort
- Boardwalk Inn
- Wilderness Lodge
- Port Orleans Resort
- Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Open for DVC Guests and Dining Visitors
While the resorts are technically “closed,” many of the hotels are open for guests staying in Disney Vacation Club rooms. The resorts are also offering limited dining options for the DVC guests and anyone who wishes to dine at the hotel. Here all the hotels that are open for DVC reservations and dining!
- Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village and Jambo House
- Boulder Ridge Villas and Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
- Beach Club Villas
- Boardwalk Villas
- Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
Resort Reopen Dates
Disney hasn’t released a reopening date for every resort yet. However, we know when three of the resorts will open in the next coming months. Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is undergoing a major overhaul and will reopen sometime this summer. The All-Star Movies Resort reopen date was pushed back and will now open in March.
- Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort — March 22
- Disney’s Beach Club Resort — May 30
- Disney’s Wilderness Lodge — June 6th
- Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort — Summer 2021
Disney World Attractions
Attractions Closed for Refurbishments
Much like the resorts, some attractions are temporarily closed with no official reopen date. These rides and shows are closed due to the limited operations and health restrictions. A select few are closed for scheduled refurbishments as well. The rides closed for refurb are listed below with current reopening dates.
- Tom Sawyer Island and Liberty Square Riverboat — February 28th, 2021
- Walt Disney World Railroad — No Scheduled Opening Date
- Kali River Rapids — April 1st, 2021
- Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover — January 30th, 2021
Do note that Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster has been down for quite a few days. The PeopleMover was scheduled to reopen this month but has been delayed reopening again. We’ll continue to keep you updated on the refurb schedule throughout the year!
Magic Kingdom Attractions with No Scheduled Reopen Dates
The remaining attractions are closed for various reasons. Some include shows that are reliant on Equity Actors, many of which haven’t returned. The splash zones and play areas are high-touch areas and have been closed for safety. And some are closed while the park operates under limited operations. Magic Kingdom has the following attractions closed this month.
- 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
EPCOT Attractions with No Scheduled Reopen Dates
Most of the attractions closed in EPCOT are located at The Seas with Nemo and Friends building. The Advanced Training Lab is an interactive attraction affiliated with Mission: SPACE and Project Tomorrow is located at the end of Spaceship Earth.
- Turtle Talk with Crush
- Advanced Training Lab
- Bruce’s Shark World
- Project Tomorrow: Inventing the Wonders of the Future
Disney’s Hollywood Studios Attractions with No Scheduled Reopen Dates
Three of the live shows at Hollywood Studios are still not running at this time. Also, Star Wars: Launch Bay is currently being used as a Relaxation Station.
- Star Wars: Launch Bay
- Voyage of the Little Mermaid
- Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Attractions with No Scheduled Reopen Dates
The two crowd-favorite live shows are not currently running in Animal Kingdom and there have been no official announcements about a reopening timeline. Plus, the playground located in DinoLand, USA is closed as well.
- Boneyard Play Area
- Festival of the Lion King
- Finding Nemo: The Musical
In addition to the attractions and hotels, both Disney World water parks are currently closed. However, Blizzard Beach is set to reopen on March 7th, 2021.
We should also note that the wildly popular Gideon’s Bakehouse was in soft opening mode at the beginning of this month. The bakehouse closed temporarily to prepare for the grand opening. We’ll keep you updated when we learn an official opening date for Gideon’s Bakehouse and other Disney World locations!