Now that the summer crowds are gone, WDW starts in on their refurbishment plans. Refurbishment work – and closures – are planned at every theme park and Disney water park.
Current and Upcoming Closures for WDW
This is a list of attractions that are scheduled for refurbishment or are scheduled to be closed for good.
The attractions will formally re-open the day immediately following the finish dates listed below.
Magic Kingdom Refurbishments
WDW Railroad Fantasyland Station 9/29/14 11/7/14
WDW Railroad Frontierland Station 9/29/14 11/7/14
WDW Main Street U.S.A. Station 9/29/14 11/7/14
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad 11/4/14 11/4/14
The Magic Carpets of Aladdin 11/10/14 11/21/14
The Haunted Mansion 12/1/14 12/19/14
Splash Mountain 1/4/15 1/30/15
Cinderella’s Royal Table 1/5/15 1/6/15
Yankee Trader 7/28/14 12/31/14
Enchanted Tiki Room 9/27/1 4 10/3/14
Harmony Barber Shop 2/2/1 5 3/30/15
The Magic Behind Our Steam Train Tour 9/29/14 11/7/14
Phone charging kiosks in Cosmic Ray’s and Space Mountain Gift Shop – closed
The Spirit of Norway – closed 10/6/2014
Fantasmic! 11/19/14 11/21/14
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Refurbishments
Affection Section 10/7/14 11/10/14
Kali River Rapids 1/20/15 2/4/15
Pangani Research Center- Aviary and Hippo viewing area – closed 9/2/2014 – 11/14/2014
Typhoon Lagoon Refurbishments
Typhoon Lagoon (the whole park!) 10/26/14 1/3/15
Blizzard Beach Refurbishments
Blizzard Beach (the whole park!) 1/4/15 3/14/15
Attraction Closures! 😦
Maelstrom 10/06/14 (This is sad!)
Off Kilter 09/28/14
Spirit of America Fife & Drum Corps 09/28/14
World Showcase Players – United Kingdom 09/28/14
The Ziti Sisters 09/28/14
Remy Experience 10/25/14
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Studio Backlot Tour 09/28/14
The American Idol Experience 08/30/14
The American Film Institute Showcase 08/17/14
Movie Preview 08/16/14
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Sunrise Safari Tour- last tour is 12/28/2014. This is being discontinued.
Wild by Design Tour- last tour is 9/26/2014. This is being discontinued.
Tip Board permanently closed
Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade 06/01/14
Camp Minnie-Mickey Greeting Trails 01/06/14
Downtown Disney Construction/Closures
Entrance 4 at Downtown Disney- closing permanently 8/28/2014. This is the entrance between Cirque du Soleil and Disney Quest. There are currently only 2 entrances available into Downtown Disney. Entrance 5 which is across the street from Typhoon Lagoon, and Entrance 2 across from the Hess Station. Entrance 1 is only an exit.
Parking lots E, F, G, H, I, J, and K are closed. Entrance 1 to the parking lot is now closed. During busy times Disney will open the Team Disney parking lot and provide a shuttle to Downtown Disney. They are building a parking garage in this location.
The section of road between AMC Theatres and Disney Quest will be closed from 10/21/2013 until Fall 2014. This is for work being done on the parking garage.
Buena Vista Drive- construction in the Downtown Disney area. Road is being expanded to 10 lanes and several pedestrian bridges will be built. Through 3/2016.
Pleasure Island restrooms: closed 1/6/2014
Pleasure Island bus stop: closed permanently 6/11/2014
Pollo Compero: permanently closed
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