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

  • Astro Orbiter closed through September 19
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority closed through August 4
  • Liberty Belle Riverboat closed August 4 – 8
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic closed September 8 – 19
  • Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress closed September 22 - 27

Construction Projects

  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train opening May 2014

Epcot

Maintenance Closures

None.

Construction Projects

None.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Maintenance Closures

None.

Construction Projects

  • A new Starbucks location is expected to open in this park in 2014

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Maintenance Closures

  • it’s tough to be a bug closed July 7 – August 11

Construction Projects

  • Pandora: The World of AVATAR will open in 2017

Downtown Disney, Water Parks & Resorts

Maintenance Closures

None.

Construction Projects

  • Four Seasons Orlando under construction near Osprey Ridge golf course. Opening August 2014
  • 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

  • Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage closed through September 26
  • Alice in Wonderland closed through July 3
  • Space Mountain closed through July 3
  • Peter Pan’s Flight closed July 21 – 24
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds closed August 25 – November 13

Construction Projects

  • Club 33 is expanding to add a new private jazz lounge and new kitchen facilities, opening July 18

Disney California Adventure

Maintenance Closures

None.

Construction Projects

None.

Resort Hotels & Downtown Disney

Maintenance Closures

None.

Construction Projects

None.

Rumored Closures (Unconfirmed)

  • Captain EO is rumored to close permanently in 2014; Innoventions, Autopia and Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage may also close permanently in 2016 to make room for a Star Wars expansion

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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
    10 months ago

    are there still no updates for january/february 2014?


    • Small World Ninja
      10 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
    8 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
      7 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.