Disney World is changing all the time, and some of those changes mean that certain rides, attractions, and restaurants have to CLOSE for a while.
Before you head out the door on your next Disney World trip, you’ll want to know what’s NOT going to be available while you’re there. Check out everything that’s going to be closed in Disney World next week here!
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Now that you’re ready with the perfect Disney ‘fits, check out our full list of what’s going to be CLOSED in Disney World next week.
Tiana’s Bayou Adventure
Splash Mountain closed on January 23rd for a long refurbishment. The ride is being re-themed to become Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, with a Princess and the Frog theme!
The new ride will reopen sometime in late 2024. We’ll be watching for more updates on the reopening timeline.
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Tomorrowland Light & Power Co.
The Tomorrowland Light & Power gift shop is still closed for refurbishments, and Disney hasn’t announced when it’ll reopen. For now, it’s scheduled to be closed for all of next week.
The Light & Power gift shop disappears from Disney’s refurbishment calendar on May 1st, so it’s possible that the store will reopen on that date. In the meantime, guests who visit Space Mountain are being directed to exit the ride a different way.
Recently we spotted a new clock and mural added to the front of this shop. The mural depicts Tomorrowland, with Space Mountain on the righthand side. Will we see TRON on the mural once the rest of the covering is taken down? We’ll have to wait and see!
BEWARE of this Magic Kingdom DELAY.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster
The popular Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster closed on February 21st for a long refurbishment.
So far Disney hasn’t announced specifically when it will reopen, but we know it’ll be sometime in the summer of 2023.
Voyage of the Little Mermaid
This Little Mermaid-themed stage show has been closed in Disney’s Hollywood Studios for a long time now.
Disney hasn’t announced when or if the Voyage of the Little Mermaid will reopen.
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Cool Wash temporarily had a new sign that re-named the spot “Refreshment Kiosk,” but that sign was later removed. However, it looks like the sign is back now! The snack kiosk is still closed and blocked off by several plants.
Disney hasn’t announced when Cool Wash (sorry, Refreshment Station) will reopen, but we’ll watch for any changes.
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Disney World Hotels
Narcoossee’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort
Narcoossee’s is an upscale seafood restaurant at the Grand Floridian, and it’s been closed for several months now.
This restaurant will reopen on April 1st, 2023, with an “enhanced dining experience.” You can check out the full menu (with prices) here, and reservations are open now.
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Pools at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort
A few pools and a pool bar are currently closed at Saratoga Springs. The High Rock Spring Pool, On the Rocks Pool Bar, and the leisure pool at Treehouse Villas are all going to be closed through late March 2023.
Disney notes on the website that the Grandstand Pool, Paddock Pool, and Congress Park Pool all remain open for guests to use during the closures.
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Disney World Water Parks
Typhoon Lagoon is closed in Disney World, but it will reopen SOON on March 19th!
Disney World’s other water park, Blizzard Beach, is open most days, although it closes sometimes if the weather is cool. Blizzard Beach will close for refurbishment when Typhoon Lagoon reopens, on March 19th.
Be sure to check the My Disney Experience app for updates!
Check out our full guide to Typhoon Lagoon here.
Looking for more resources to help you get ready for your upcoming trip? Check out these posts to learn all about Disney World’s rides:
- 10 Rides to AVOID in Disney World if You Struggle with Motion Sickness
- What It Takes to CHANGE a Disney World Ride
- 9 of the SCARIEST Rides in Disney World, According to YOU!
- A FULL LIST of the Thrill Rides in Disney World!
- The Ultimate Guide to the BEST and WORST Seats On EVERY Magic Kingdom Ride
We’ll keep you updated with all the latest news, so stay tuned to DFB.
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