Find Out What’s CLOSING and REOPENING in Disney World This Week

Disney World has plenty of projects in the works, including a new roller coaster in Magic Kingdom and a walk-through attraction in EPCOT. But you might have noticed that even existing attractions often get some TLC in the parks!

Construction walls are just part of the Disney experience sometimes!

That means that you might see some construction or refurbishments happening during your time at Disney World. Certain rides, attractions, and amenities can close for a while in order to allow Disney to spruce them up or add some updates. To help you figure out what’s NOT going to be available during your next vacation, here’s a complete list of what’s CLOSED at Disney World next week!

Magic Kingdom Refurbishments

Walt Disney World Railroad

Sadly, the Walt Disney World Railroad has been unavailable for a few years now, and its refurbishment has no end date in sight.

We miss the train!

Over in Tomorrowland, construction on the upcoming TRON: Lightcycle Run coaster has interfered with the tracks, which means the train can’t run right now.

TRON construction

We’re expecting the train to reopen once construction wraps up on TRON, but we don’t have an end date for that project either. We have seen a tunnel being built over there, presumably for the train to pass through, as well as some testing of the trains elsewhere in the park — both encourage signs!

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

All three Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique locations remain closed in Disney World (at Magic Kingdom, Disney Springs, and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa). However, we have good news for this closure!

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

Disney has announced that Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique will reopen sometime in 2022. So pretty soon kids can head in to be turned into princesses and princes again!

Harmony Barber Shop

Speaking of salons in Magic Kingdom, the Harmony Barber Shop is also closed right now. This is a full-service barber shop right on Main Street, USA

Harmony Barber Shop

This shop will reopen on July 31st, 2022, which isn’t too far away. Starting then, adults and kids alike can head in to get a haircut. You can make reservations for this experience starting on June 28th.

What’s going on with the Walt Disney World Railroad?

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Refurbishments

Finding Nemo: The Musical

Finding Nemo: The Musical is a popular show that’s being completely updated to become Finding Nemo: The Big Blue…and Beyond! The new show will focus on characters and scenes from Finding Doryalthough some fan-favorite elements (such as certain songs) will remain.

Finding Nemo: The Big Blue…and Beyond! ©Disney

The updated show is opening THIS WEEK in Animal Kingdom! Starting June 13th, you can head in to catch Nemo, Dory, and their pals inside the Theater in the Wild. The show will run daily at 10:30AM, 11:30AM, 12:30AM, 2:30AM, 3:30AM, and 4:30AM.

Tricera Top Spin

In DinoLand USA, TriceraTop spin will be closed from June 13th through June 17th. This ride is sort of like Dumbo, but you get to ride on a dinosaur instead of an elephant!

Tricera Top Spin

This attraction is showing opening times again starting on June 18th.

Learn more about the new Finding Nemo musical here!

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Refurbishments

Voyage of the Little Mermaid

Voyage of the Little Mermaid is a show at Hollywood Studios that tells the story of Ariel.

Voyage of the Little Mermaid

This show hasn’t been open for a while now, and Disney hasn’t announced yet when it might return.

Alien Swirling Saucers

Over in Toy Story Land, Alien Swirling Saucers is currently half closed. There are two sides to this spinning attraction, and one of them is blocked off by construction walls.

Alien Swirling Saucers construction

Disney hasn’t announced yet when construction will be finished, but you can still ride the attraction using the open side! The wait times might just be a little bit longer since there are fewer ride vehicles available.

Fantastic!

The popular nighttime show Fantasmic! is also closed at Hollywood Studios. There’s a lot of work going on for this show, including major updates to the characters, scenes, and technology.

Fantastic!

Disney has announced that Fantastic! wants to reopen sometime in 2022although they haven’t given a specific opening date yet.

Learn more about the changes coming to Fantasmic! here.

Disney World Water Park Refurbishments

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

Blizzard Beach — one of Disney World’s water parks — is currently closed. We don’t know yet when the park will reopen.

Blizzard Beach

In the meantime, guests can head to Disney World’s other water park — Typhoon Lagoon — to find pools, lazy rivers, water slides, and more.

Learn more about Typhoon Lagoon here.

Disney World Resort Refurbishments

Please note that none of the hotels listed here are fully closed — they just have some construction going on that could affect your stay there.

Disney’s Grand Florida Resort & Spa

Disney’s Grand Floridian is still open, but the Big Pine Key building (located near the main pool) is blocked off for construction. Inside this building, Disney is constructing 200 new DVC Resort Studios. The new rooms are themed to Mary Poppins Returns and feature pastel colors and whimsical nods to the movie.

Studio room at the Grand Florida

You can still stay in other guest rooms at this hotel, and the new DVC studios are expected to open later this month. You can make reservations for the studios now!

Big Pine Key Construction

In addition, Victoria & Albert’s is currently closed at this hotel. The luxurious restaurant will reopen on July 28th, 2022and reservations will become available on June 20th.

Victoria & Albert’s is an award-winning restaurant

When it reopens, Victoria & Albert’s will have an updated menu and dining room.

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort also has a lot of construction going on right now. Disney is working on an entirely new building that will house DVC villas as well as more dining and shopping options.

©Disney

This building — which is located on the shores of the Seven Seas Lagoon — is expected to open in late 2024.

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campgrounds

the Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue dinner show is finally going to reopen on June 23rd! The show will have a few updates when it returns, but the menu looks very similar to the pre-closure options — guests will chow down on fried chicken, baked beans, strawberry shortcake, and more.

Hoop Dee Doo

Reservations are available NOW, and we recommend booking your spot ASAP. We’re expecting the show to be very popular again when it reopens!

Check out the PRICES for Hoop-Dee-Doo here!

We’ll continue to keep you updated with all the Disney news that you need to know, so be sure to stay tuned to AllEars for the latest.

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