Theme Park & Resort Closures • Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World Theme Park and Resort Closures and Rehabs

Not all Walt Disney World Theme Park and Resort Closures and Rehabs listed will appear on Disney’s official rehab calendar. For updated information on attraction closings, call 407-W-DISNEY (934-7639) just before your scheduled visit. Schedules below are meant as an informative rather than official guide and are gathered from several official and unofficial sources.

** All information is subject to change.**

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Magic Kingdom

  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad will be closed for refurbishment from May 4 to May 21.
  • The Walt Disney World Railroad is closed until further notice as work is done on the Tron Coaster. The Tron-themed attraction similar to the roller coaster found at Shanghai Disneyland is coming to Tomorrowland and will be located in a new area near Space Mountain. The Tron-themed attraction is expected to open by 2021.


  • Spaceship Earth will be closing for a lengthy refurbishment beginning May 26. More details can be found here.
  • A number of shops, restaurants, and more are closed at Epcot. They include Electric Umbrella, Innoventions East, Fountain of Nations, Fountain View, Mouse Gear, Art of Disney, Club Cool, Camera Center, Pin Central, and Epcot Character Spot. More details can be found here.
  • A new ride inspired by the film Ratatouille will be built in an all-new space in World Showcase’s France pavilion. The ride, called Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, will take guests on a dazzling chase across a kitchen with the sights, sounds, and smells of Gusteau’s Parisian restaurant. This new attraction will open in the summer of 2020.
  • Epcot will soon get a brand new E-ticket attraction within Future World based on the world of Guardians of the Galaxy. To make way for this new ride, Ellen’s Energy Adventure inside Universe of Energy closed on August 13, 2017. The new attraction will open by the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort in 2021.
  • The China Pavilion will be getting a brand new Circle-Vision show showcasing the majesty of China. This updated film will be added using a next-generation digital camera system to film a brand new, seamless projection show.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • A new game-changing attraction called Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway is now open. It features an original story that will take guests on a journey inside the world of Disney Channel’s “Mickey Mouse” cartoon shorts and will utilize new technologies that will turn the flat cartoon world into an incredible dimensional display. This attraction will be located inside the Chinese Theatre and will replace The Great Movie Ride. The Great Movie Ride closed on August 13, 2017.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • Kali River Rapids will be closed for refurbishment through late March 2020.

Disney Springs

  • Cirque du Soleil La Nouba has closed permanently. Cirque du Soleil and Walt Disney World are working together on a new project that will entertain many more Guests in the future. The new show will draw its inspiration from Disney’s heritage of animation. It will celebrate Disney’s legacy of storytelling in Cirque du Soleil’s signature way, with a tribute to the one-of-a-kind craftsmanship that makes Disney so extraordinary. The new show will debut in March of 2020.

Disney Water Parks

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon

  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon is closed for refurbishment and will reopen in mid-March 2020.

Disney Resorts

  • Disney’s All-Star Music Resort

    • The Calypso Pool will be closed for refurbishment from Mid-September 2020 until Mid-December 2020.
  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

    • The Big Blue Pool will be closed for refurbishment from Mid-September 2020 until mid-December 2020
  • Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

    • Tri-Circle-D Ranch will relocate to a nearby area of Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. As part of this, The Draft Horse Barn and Pony Farm will be redesigned into one new, enhanced barn within the ranch. In preparation for the new Tri-Circle-D Ranch location, the current Draft Horse Barn, Blacksmith Shop and Pony Farm is now closed. The Draft Horses and ponies will move to a temporary location nearby in order to continue providing exceptional care for the animals until the new barn is completed. Pony Rides have temporarily moved to the Trail Blaze Corral near the entrance and Reception Outpost at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

    • Cítricos at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa will undergo renovations this year to improve the sophisticated space. As part of this, the signature restaurant will be modified in a few different phases. Details are here.
  • Disney’s Pop Century Resort

    • The Hippy Dippy Pool is scheduled to be closed for refurbishment January 2020-Early Spring 2020. During this time, Guests can use the Bowling Pool, Computer Pool, and the kiddie pool. Also, Petals Pool Bar will be closed and Movies Under the Stars will be offered in an alternate location. Guests may notice construction noise while this refurbishment is underway, but the noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 a.m.
  • Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser – Disney’s Star Wars Hotel

    • Disney announced that they will be building an immersive Star Wars-themed hotel that will be the most experiential concept ever. The hotel will be dedicated entirely to the galaxy of Star Wars, and guests will have a one-of-a-kind experience where a luxury resort meets a multi-day adventure in a galaxy far, far away. Reservations for this resort will open later in 2020.
  • Reflections – A Disney Lakeside Lodge

    • Disney has announced its 16th Disney Vacation Club property called Reflections – A Disney Lakeside Lodge which will be located in the former location of River Country between Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. The resort will feature a nature-inspired design.