UPDATE on 11 (!!) Continuing Closures in Disney World This Week

If there’s one thing that’s certain about Disney World, it’s that something is always changing.

EPCOT Construction

Construction just wrapped up on EPCOT’s newest attraction, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, but that doesn’t mean that you won’t stumble upon construction walls in the park — there’s still a lot to go in the big transformation. And, it’s not just in the parks — there are multiple Disney World Resort hotels undergoing quite a bit of refurbishment too. It can be difficult to keep up with what’s closed from one week to the next, so let’s take a look at what’s going to be CLOSED at Disney World from May 29th through June 4th.

Magic Kingdom Refurbishments

WALT DISNEY WORLD RAILROAD

If it seems like the Walt Disney World Railroad has been closed for a while, that’s because it has! The attraction closed in 2018 so that construction on TRON: Lightcycle Run could begin.

Fantasyland Train Station

We have spotted the train testing a few times, but chances are we won’t see the Walt Disney World Railroad reopen anytime soon — just like TRON.

BIBBIDI BOBBIDI BOUTIQUE

Over at Disney Springs, Magic Kingdom, and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique remains closed as it has been since the 2020 closures.

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

Disney did announce that Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique would be reopening later this year — though they haven’t shared an official date just yet.

Read more about Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique reopening here!

HARMONY BARBER SHOP

Did you know there’s a spot on Main Street, USA in Magic Kingdom where you can actually get your hair cut? Well, technically not right now. Like Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, the Harmony Barber Shop has been closed since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. But, it won’t be closed much longer – it is officially reopening on July 31st, 2022.

Harmony Barber Shop

You can make reservations beginning on June 28th for adult, children, and “My First Haircut” appointments!

LEARN MORE ABOUT HARMONY BARBER SHOP HERE.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Refurbishments

FINDING NEMO: THE MUSICAL

There’s a new show coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom — sort of! Disney’s Finding Nemo: The Musical has been closed for a long time to make way for a reimagined show called Finding Nemo: The Big Blue…and Beyond.

Finding Nemo the Musical

The new show will include brand new music and even new characters from Finding Dory! Disney has shared that the show will debut sometime in summer 2022, but an exact opening date has not yet been announced.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE REIMAGINED SHOW HERE!

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Refurbishments

VOYAGE OF THE LITTLE MERMAID

fans of The Little Mermaid are still waiting for Voyage of the Little Mermaid to reopen in Animation Courtyard. And, it could be a while longer before this show is back up and running!

Voyage of the Little Mermaid

Disney hasn’t shared any updates about what the future might hold for this show, but we’ll keep you posted with any news.

STAR WARS: LAUNCH BAY

What once was at an oasis for meeting and greeting your favorite star Wars characters is now just an escape from the heat with a few displays from the films.

Star Wars Launch Bay

While you can still go inside Star Wars Launch Bay, don’t expect to find any characters roaming around just yet.

FANTASMIC!

We were thrilled when Disney announced that Fantasmic! would be dazzling us once again, and while we know it’s going to come back later this year, we don’t know exactly when.

Fantastic!

This show is being updated to include new characters, technology, and stunts that you can learn more about here.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CHANGES COMING TO FANTASMIC! HERE.

Disney World Water Park Refurbishments

BLIZZARD BEACH

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park remains closed for a lengthy refurbishment, and Disney still hasn’t announced when we can expect to hit the slopes once again.

Blizzard Beach is closed!

For now, you can head over to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park to get your water thrills.

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 so you’ll just want to steer clear of the areas where work is being done.

DISNEY’S GRAND FLORIDIAN RESORT

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort is still open, but the Big Pine Key building (which is located near the main pool) is closed for renovations. The building will be transformed into 200 new DVC studios.

Grand Florida DVC Villa under construction

Disney shared that the construction should be wrapped up by the end of June, and reservations are open now for the Mary Poppins– themed rooms.

See A FIRST LOOK at the NEW Rooms Coming to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort in Disney World HERE!

DISNEY’S POLYNESIAN VILLAGE RESORT

The Grand Flo is not the only hotel undergoing renovations. A brand new building is being constructed at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort that will also include DVC villas!

Polynesian Construction

Sadly, this meant we had to say goodbye to the beloved Spirit of Aloha dinner show as the new building will take its place. Disney expects the villas to be complete by late 2024.

DISNEY’S FORT WILDERNESS RESORT & CAMPGROUNDS

we are so close to being able to hoot and holler in Pioneer Hall once again, because Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue is returning on June 23rd, 2022.

Pioneer Hall at Disney’s Fort Wilderness

Reservations are open NOW for this stompin’ good time, so head over to the My Disney Experience app to book yours!

Check Out PRICES and More Details Revealed for Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue’s Return to Disney World HERE!

That’s it for Disney World closures next week. We’re keeping an eye out for the latest updates on closures and refurbishments, so be sure to stay tuned to AllEars for more.

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