After a preview this week, we’re getting super excited about the official opening of Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind in EPCOT! But with a new ride opening soon, we’ve also been thinking about which rides and attractions are currently unavailable in the parks.
So we created a full list of what’s NOT going to be open in Disney World next week. From rides to shows to pools and more, check out everything that will be closed in the parks and hotels.
Let’s start out the list with Magic Kingdom.
The Walt Disney World Railroad is still closed in Magic Kingdom.
This attraction doesn’t have an opening date, and we’re not expecting it to reopen until construction is complete on the upcoming TRON: Lightcycle Run roller coaster. That’s because the construction in Tomorrowland has interrupted the tracks, so the Railroad can’t get through right now. But don’t worry — a tunnel is being built for the train to pass through once the ride is completed.
The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is also closed in this park.
Usually, kids can head inside to be transformed into Disney princesses, but the salon has been closed for a while now. We’ll keep an eye out for an opening date and let you know what we find.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Finding Nemo: The Musical is a popular show in Animal Kingdom that features our favorite little clownfish. Unfortunately, the show is closed right now.
When it reopens, the show will actually be called “Finding Nemo: The Big Blue…and Beyond!” The updated show will be based on Finding Dory, the sequel to Finding Nemo. There will be new characters, settings, and events in the show, so we’re excited to check out the new version.
Although EPCOT looks like one big construction zone right now, there actually aren’t any refurbishments happening at the moment. A lot of NEW things are under construction, but all the existing rides, shops, and attractions should be open to guests. That includes Souk-Al-Magreb in the Morocco pavilion of World Showcase, which has been closed for a long time but finally reopened last week!
So now you can head in to pick up Disney souvenirs, as well as souvenirs inspired by Morocco.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Voyage of the Little Mermaid is still closed in Hollywood Studios, and this show doesn’t have a reopening date yet.
The popular nighttime show Fantasmic! is also closed in Disney World. This show will return sometime in 2022, but we don’t have any specific details about the opening date yet. We recently got a new look at some of the updates and changes coming to the show, which will include more characters and technological enhancements.
Good news for Disneyland fans — the show is returning to Disneyland Park on May 28th, 2022! So if you can’t wait for the Disney World version to return, you could always head over to the West Coast park to watch Fantasmic! there.
Disney World Water Parks
Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park is closed for some refurbishments. Disney hasn’t said yet when Blizzard Beach might reopen.
Disney World Hotels
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is still open for reservations, but guests will probably see some construction underway during their visit. That’s because Disney is currently working on 200 new DVC Resort Studios, which are located in the Big Pine Key building of this resort.
If you want to stay in the new rooms, you can book your reservations now (even if you’re not a Disney Vacation Club Member). The rooms will have 2 queen beds and a daybed, and they have a Mary Poppins Returns theme.
They’re expected to be ready in June of 2022.
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is also getting some new DVC rooms. Disney is actually constructing a whole new building of DVC villas for this hotel. This building will be located on the shores of the Seven Seas Lagoon, so some rooms will likely have great views across the Lagoon.
Hotel Pool Refurbishments
One of the newest hotels in Disney World is the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve. This hotel just opened last year.
If you’re planning on staying there soon, be aware that the pool is currently closed for some refurbishments.
We’re not sure when the pool will reopen, but we’ll keep an eye out and let you know when it’s available.
That’s a wrap on our report of all the closures in Disney World this week. Keep following DFB for more updates as you plan your upcoming vacation.
Which of these closures will affect your vacation? Let us know in the comments.