It’s always good to know what is going to be closed during your trip to Walt Disney World (so bookmark this page!). This page is a list of attractions and dining venues that are currently closed or are scheduled to be closed temporarily for refurbishment.
There is nothing worse than arriving for your Disney vacation and finding out that your favorite attraction is temporarily closed! Before I plan any trip to the parks, I always check the attraction closure to make sure that my Disney must dos are open. Alternatively, you could check out our list of what’s new at Disney World.
It’s important to also note that not all attractions closures are planned in advanced. Sometimes things happen and Disney closes an attraction unexpectedly.
Magic Kingdom Refurbishments
The Hall of Presidents
1/17/2017 – Fall 2017
The Hall of Presidents is undergoing a closure in order to add an audio-animatronic of the recently elected Donald Trump to the collection of American presidents. The attraction does this for every new President elected into office.
Stitch’s Great Escape
1/3/17 – Unknown
Disney recently announced that this attraction is switching to operating only on a seasonal basis. This means that Stitch will only be open during Disney’s World busiest times.
8/28/2017 – 11/17/2017
Liberty Square Riverboat
8/1/2017 – 8/11/2017
Closes late Oct./early Nov. for holiday overlay installation then again in early January for holiday overlay removal
6/5/2017 – 8/13/2017
Updating with a new less intense family ride experience.
Coral Reef Restaurant
08/27/2017 – 8/29/2017
Ellen’s Energy Ride
Closing permanently 8/13/2017
Replaced by a new Guardians of the Galaxy Attraction
Hollywood Studios Refurbishments
The Great Movie Ride
Permanent Closing on 8/13/2017
Replaced by a new attraction, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway.
Animal Kingdom Refurbishments
No upcoming closures or refurbishments
Disney Water Parks
Annual park refurbishment from Jan. 7, 2018 – TBD
Will undergo their annual park refurbishment 10/30/17 – 1/7/18
Disney Springs Refurbishments
DisneyQuest has permanently closed to make way for the NBA Experience
Portobello Country Italian Trattoria Restaurant
4/23/2017 – Fall 2017
Caribbean Beach Resort Refurbishments
Old Port Royale Food Court, Shutters at Old Port Royale, Cabana Pool Bar and Calypso Trading Post will be closed.
Contemporary Resort Refurbishments
07/28/2017 – 8/13/2017
During the refurbishment, Chef Mickey’s will move to the convention center area in the Contemporary Resort.
Yacht Club Refurbishments
05/15/2017 – 9/30/2017
During the refurbishment, Captain’s Grille will relocate to Ariel’s in the Beach Club Resort. Upon re-opening, the New England-styled eatery will become Ale & Compass Restaurant.
WDW Dolphin Resort Refurbishments
WDW Dolphin Lobby
Spring 2017 – Fall 2017
The lobby will remain open with minimal impact to resort guests. The project is currently scheduled to be completed in Fall 2017
Walt Disney World Permanent Closures
Here are the Walt Disney World permanent closures. These rides and attractions are those that have been recently closed for good. Often, Disney will close the doors of rides, restaurants and shops to make way for more new, exciting attractions!
Magic Kingdom Park
- Dream Along with Mickey: Closed April 2, 2016
- Main Street Electrical Parade: Closed Oct. 9, 2016
- Wishes: Ends May 2017
- Habit Heroes inside Innoventions East: Closed Jan. 18, 2016
- The Sum of All Thrills inside Innoventions East: Closed Sept. 13, 2016
- Stormstruck inside Innoventions East: Closed Sept. 13, 2016
- Ellen’s Energy Adventure: Closed Aug. 13, 2017
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show: Closed April 3, 2016
- Honey I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure: Closed April 3, 2016
- Studio Catering Co. (Disney’s Hollywood Studios): Closed April 3, 2016
- Mike & Sulley Meet-and-Greet: Closed April 3, 2016
- High Octane Refreshments: Closed April 3, 2016
- Prop Shop: Closed April 3, 2016
- The Writer’s Shop: Closed April 3, 2016
- Watto’s Grotto: Closed April 3, 2016
- New York News: Closed April 3, 2016
- Youse Guys Moychindise: Closed April 3, 2016
- The Great Movie Ride: Closed Aug. 13, 2017
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
- DisneyQuest: Closed permanently July 3, 2017
- Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe: Closed permanently Aug. 3, 2017
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
- Shark Reef: Closed permanently Oct. 3, 2016
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