8 CLOSURES to Watch Out For Next Week In Disney World

If you haven’t visited Disney World in a while, you’ll probably notice when you arrive that it looks very different now than even just a few months ago. There are new rides, restaurants, and attractions, with even MORE on the way!

Epcot with Construction in 2020

And you’ll probably notice another addition — LOTS of construction walls. Because of refurbishments, there are several attractions and amenities that are currently unavailable. Let’s see what’s going to be closed from May 9th through the 15th at Disney World so that you’re prepared for your upcoming vacation.

Magic Kingdom Refurbishments

Walt Disney World Railroad

The Walt Disney World Railroad is closed in Magic Kingdom, and there isn’t an official opening date for this attraction yet.

Walt Disney World Railroad

Although the train has gotten some updates during the closure, the main reason for the closure is construction happening in Tomorrowland on the upcoming TRON: Lightcycle Run roller coaster. This construction interrupted the tracks, so the train can’t pass through.

Walt Disney World railroad tunnel construction

Ride testing has been spotted on the Railroad, but we’re not expecting the ride to open until construction is finished on the new TRON ride.

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is also closed in Magic Kingdom.

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

This salon — where kids can be transformed into Disney princesses — does not have a reopening date yet, but we’re checking every day to see if it returns soon. We’ll keep you updated!

We’re another step closer to the return of the Walt Disney World Railroad.

EPCOT refurbishments

Souk Al Magreb

Souk Al Magreb is finally open in EPCOT!

Souk Al Magreb

You can head in now to grab souvenirs from this gift shop in the Morocco pavilion of World Showcase.

Take a ride on the NEW roller coaster coming soon to EPCOT!

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Refurbishments

Finding Nemo: The Musical

Finding Nemo: The Musical is closed in Animal Kingdom. The original show will not reopen, but an updated version called Finding Nemo: The Big Blue…and Beyond! will open in this park this summer!

The musical has been closed for a while!

The updated show will be based on Finding Dory (Finding Nemo‘s sequel), with characters and settings from that movie.

Take a look at the reimagined show here!

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Refurbishments

Voyage of the Little Mermaid

Voyage of the Little Mermaid is still closed at Hollywood Studios, and Disney hasn’t announced if or when this show will return.

Voyage of the Little Mermaid

If you’re looking for a Little Mermaid-themed attraction, head to the Journey of the Little Mermaid ride in Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland.

Star Wars: Launch Bay

Star Wars: Launch Bay is a location that normally has character meet-and-greets, displays of props from the Starwars movies, and merchandise.

Star Wars Launch Bay

This spot is closed for refurbishments now, but we’re hoping to see it reopen soon!

Fantastic!

Fantastic! is a nighttime show that hasn’t reopened in Disney World since the 2020 closures. This show will return sometime in 2022, but we don’t have a specific opening date for it yet.

Fantastic! billboard

Like the Finding Nemo musical, Fantasmic! will be getting some updates as well. Disney has announced that new characters and stunts will be coming to the updated version when it reopens.

Learn more about the CHANGES coming to Fantasmic! here.

Disney World Water Park Refurbishments

Blizzard Beach

Disney World’s Blizzard Beach Water Park is closed right now for some refurbishments. Currently, we don’t have an opening date for this park.

Blizzard Beach

But the good news is that Typhoon Lagoon (Disney World’s other water park) is open for guests! So you can still enjoy a water park day during your Disney World trip.

Learn more about Typhoon Lagoon here.

Disney World Resort Refurbishments

Note that none of the hotels on this list are fully closed. Each of them just has some refurbishments going on in certain parts of the resort.

Disney’s Grand Florida Resort

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort is in the process of building 200 new DVC Resort Studios. You’ll find the new rooms in the Big Pine Key building when they’re completed.

Big Pine Key Construction

You can already book a stay at the new DVC Resort Studios, which are themed after the Mary Poppins Returns movie. Disney has said that the rooms will be finished by late June of this year.

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Like the Grand Floridian, the Polynesian is getting a lot of new DVC rooms. In fact, Disney is constructing an entirely new building of DVC villas at this resort.

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

The new villas will be located where the Spirit of Aloha dinner party used to be, so that event is now permanently closed. When the DVC building opens in 2024, there will also be some new shopping and dining locations inside.

The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve

One of Disney World’s newest hotels is the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve. If you’re planning on staying here soon, though, you should know that the pool is currently closed for refurbishment.

Swan reserve

We’ll keep an eye out for this pool to reopen, although we don’t have an end date for the refurbishments yet.

Check out a real-life SPACE hotel.

And that’s everything that’s scheduled to be closed at Disney World next week! We’re always looking out for the latest news when it comes to closures, updates, and openings in Disney World, so stay tuned with AllEars to keep up with the latest information.

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