9 Disney World Closures You Need to Know for April

Disney World is constantly a big old work in progress. From a quick paint job to a full-scale overhaul, you can usually find some sort of construction at Disney World if you look hard enough. Sometimes, these closures and refurbishment projects are finished in no time, but other times, construction can drag on for a long time.

EPCOT

If you’ve got a trip to Disney World coming up this April, you might want to take a look at all the closures happening in the parks and resorts. Come with us as we take a look at all the closures and refurbishments happening at Disney World this April.

EPCOT refurbishments

Souk Al Magreb

Walking through the World Showcase in EPCOT, you might not even realize that you’re passing by a Disney World mystery! In the Morocco pavilion, the small Souk-Al-Magreb gift shop is closed, with no official reopening date in sight!

Sorry, no shopping trips to Souk Al Magreb for now!

Originally, Dinsey closed this gift shop with the intention to complete its refurbishment by February 2022, but the shop never reopened. The shop is still closed, and Disney has not shared any details on the fate of Souk-Al-Magreb.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Refurbishments

Finding Nemo – The Musical

Finding Nemo: The Musical is located in Disney’s Animal Kingdom just outside of Dinoland, USA The colorful show featured all our favorites Finding Nemo characters as they sang and danced their way through the story of Finding Nemo. Since Disney World reopened back in 2020, the show remained closed and has not reopened yet.

The musical has been closed for a while!

While we still don’t have an exact reopening date quite yet, we do know that Disney plans to reimagine the show with a new storyline, and fan-favorite songs like “In the Big Blue World” and “Go with the Flow” are expected to return in the new show.

Click here to learn more about the new version of the classic show

Expedition Everest

Expedition Everest — Legend of the Forbidden Mountain at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will also remain closed this April. The attraction has been closed since early January for an extended refurbishment. Disney stated that the closure was expected to last about 3 months, and the project reopening date is sometime in mid-April 2022.

It’s down for now!

Disney has not shared a specific opening date yet, but we’ll let you know when Disney shares more information!

Click here to watch Expedition Everest in testing

Magic Kingdom Closures

Walt Disney World Railroad

the Walt Disney World Railroad in the MagicKingdom has been closed for a long, long time. Thanks to the TRON roller coaster, construction materials are blocking a portion of the train tracks, which is preventing the train from running.

Walt Disney World Railroad construction

While we still don’t have an opening timeline for TRON, Disney recently teased that the Walt Disney World Railroad may return soon. We noticed some ride testing on Walt Disney World Railroad, which is a great sign!

Click here to see Disney’s announcement on the future of the Walt Disney World Railroad

Disney World Water Park Refurbishments

Blizzard Beach Water Park

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park is closed for refurbishment this April.

Cross Country Creek Lazy River at Blizzard Beach

Nearby, Typhoon Lagoon is still open! Disney has not shared a reopening date for Blizzard Beach yet, but we’ll keep our eyes out for updates.

Click here for more information on the seasonal closure

Disney Resorts

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village is home to the Samawati Springs Pool. Currently, the pool is closed for seasonal refurbishments.

This pool is closed

The construction should last through April 2022, per the Disney World website. The Uzima Springs Pool at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House is still open.

Click here for more information on the closure

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

For a short time, Squirt’s Righteous Reef playground in Disney’s Art of Animation Resort will be closed in April for routine maintenance. Additionally, the Cozy Cone Pool will be closed for refurbishment.

The Cozy Cone pool is closed

According to Disney, the Cozy Cone Pool will reopen in mid-April 2022. The main Big Blue Pool and the Flippin’ Fins Pool are still open.

Click here to learn more about the pool refurbishment schedule at Art of Animation

Disney’s Grand Florida Resort

Disney is currently working on a pretty large construction project at Disney’s Grand Florida Resort & Spa. A whole building of new DVC Resort-Studio rooms will soon join the Big Pine Key building!

Construction at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

The rooms should be complete by late June 2022. During the refurbishment, guests may see and hear active construction, so keep that in mind if you’re planning to visit the resort.

Click here to learn more about the construction project

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Finally, the pool in Martinique Village at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort will be closed for refurbishment in April. The pool is expected to reopen sometime in the middle of the month.

One of the quiet pools is closed

Additionally, the Fuentes del Morro Water Play Area (near the main pool) is closed for refurbishment, though it’s expected to reopen soon. The Fuentes del Morro Pool and the surrounding leisure pools in nearby villages are still open.

We’re always on the lookout for the latest refurbishments, construction projects and opening dates, so stay tuned to AllEars for more!

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