Ride Closures: Know Before You Go

Few things suck like planning a big Disney vacation and showing up to find that your favorite attraction is closed for seasonal maintenance. Disney releases their closure schedule in advance, and below you’ll find the most up to date listing to help you plan.

Walt Disney World Resort

 




Magic Kingdom

Maintenance Closures

  • Magic Carpets of Aladdin closed November 10 – 21
  • Haunted Mansion closed December 1 – 19
  • Splash Mountain closed January 4 – January 30
  • Cinderella’s Royal Table closed January 5 – March 6
  • Liberty Belle Riverboat closed January 23 – 27
  • Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid closed February 2 – March 6
  • Harmony Barbershop closed February 2 – March 30

Construction Projects

None.

Epcot

Maintenance Closures

None.

Construction Projects

  • Maelstrom closed permanently for construction of a new Frozen attraction, opening early 2016

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Maintenance Closures

None.

Construction Projects

  • A new Starbucks location is expected to open in this park in 2015
  • The Sorcerer Hat at the park’s center will be removed in early 2015

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Maintenance Closures

  • Rafiki’s Planet Watch closed October 7 – November 10
  • Kali River Rapids closed January 20 – February 4

Construction Projects

  • Pandora: The World of AVATAR will open in 2017
  • A new Starbucks location will open on Discovery Island in 2015

Downtown Disney, Water Parks & Resorts

Maintenance Closures

  • Typhoon Lagoon closed October 26 – January 3
  • Blizzard Beach closed January 4 – March 14

Construction Projects

  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is under construction as Disney Vacation Club villas, a new lobby and Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto are added
  • Downtown Disney has begun a multi-year transformation to Disney Springs, with dozens of new retail, dining and entertainment outlets, plus a parking garage. Disney Springs will be completed in phases, with the final phase opening in 2016

Rumored Closures (Unconfirmed)

None.

 

Disneyland Resort

 






Disneyland

Maintenance Closures

  • Space Mountain closed November 3
  • Jungle Cruise closed November 1 – 13
  • Pinocchio’s Daring Journey closed November 12 & 13
  • Snow White’s Scary Adventures closed November 12 & 13
  • Casey Jr. Circus Train closed December 1 – 18
  • Storybookland Canal Boats closed December 1 – 18
  • Haunted Mansion closed January 12 – 22
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh closed through January 12 – February 5
  • Splash Mountain closed through January 12 – April 2
  • Snow White’s Grotto closed January 12 – April 30
  • Peter Pan’s Flight closed January 12 – May 7
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds closed January 12 – May 13
  • it’s a small world closed TBA

Construction Projects

None.

Disney California Adventure

Maintenance Closures

  • Boudin Bakery Tour closed October 21 – January 16
  • Turtle Talk with Crush closed October 28 & 29
  • Goofy’s Sky School closed December 1
  • Toy Story Midway Mania closed December 8 –  11
  • Twilight Zone Tower of Terror closed January 5 – 8
  • Soarin’ Over California closed January 6 – May 14
  • World of Color dark January 7 – March 12

Construction Projects

  • Luigi’s Flying Tires is closing permanently January 12. It will reopen as a new ride experience December 1

Resort Hotels & Downtown Disney

Maintenance Closures

None.

Construction Projects

None.

Rumored Closures (Unconfirmed)

None.

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Leave A Reply (6 comments so far)


  1. richard rathe
    1 year ago

    so if I read the above information correctly no rides will be shut down during Jan 2014


    • Small World Ninja
      1 year ago

      The schedule for January 2014 hasn’t been released yet. It’s almost a certainty that something will be closed during that timeframe, so keep checking back.


  2. nikki
    11 months ago

    are there still no updates for january/february 2014?


    • Small World Ninja
      11 months ago

      There are several closures listed above for January-February – Festival of the Lion King, Splash Mountain, etc. Have a great trip!


  3. Prudi Harrison
    9 months ago

    I am bringing my grand daughter to Disneyland. We arrive on January 20. We have purchased 4 adults and one child. For the full price I might add. Now by the looks of this site the very person we are doing this for will be missing out on the favorite rides we wanted to take her on. Small World, Alice in Wonderland, Finding Nemo for the main ones. And she has been anxious to see World of color.
    The only ones we as adults wanted to go on were Thunder Mountain and Pirates of the Carribean , Splash Mountain.

    How can you charge full prices and have the signature rides down. I know you need to do maintenance but why not one at a time.

    I am so sorry that I spent all of this money to come to Disneyland at this time. I tried to find out in December when I booked the tickets but there were no notifications. This will be my 25th time to Disneyland and I have three grown kids that all have kids and now are taking their grandchildren. Some of them will be there at the same time. I cannot tell you how disappointed we are. Prudi Harrison.


    • Small World Ninja
      9 months ago

      Hi Prudi –

      This is not Disneyland’s official website, so unfortunately your comments won’t reach their ears. You can contact Disneyland at 714.781.4000 or at disneyland.com.