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

  • Casey’s Corner closed through February 15
  • Splash Mountain closed through March 21
  • The Barnstormer closed through February 5
  • Plaza Restaurant closed February 17 – March 15
  • Pinocchio Village Haus closed February 17 – March 30
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad closed April 7 – 9
  • Pirates of the Caribbean closed April 28 – May 1

Construction Projects

  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train opening late spring 2014
  • Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade premieres March 16

Epcot

Maintenance Closures

None.

Construction Projects

None.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Maintenance Closures

  • Studio Backlot Tour closed through March 1

Construction Projects

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

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Maintenance Closures

  • Festival of the Lion King closed through July 1 to relocate to a new theatre in Africa

Construction Projects

  • Pandora: The World of AVATAR begins construction in early 2014, with an opening set for 2017

Downtown Disney, Water Parks & Resorts

Maintenance Closures

  • Blizzard Beach closed through March 16 for annual maintenance

Construction Projects

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

  • It is rumored that the Main Street Electrical Parade will close for a long refurbishment or disappear entirely in March 2014 when the new Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade premieres at the Magic Kingdom
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Disneyland Resort






Disneyland

Maintenance Closures

  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad closed through March 31
  • it’s a small world closed through April 18
  • Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage closed through September 26
  • Fantasmic! will be dark through February 13
  • Splash Mountain closed through February 28
  • Sailing Ship Columbia closed through February 13
  • Disneyland Railroad closed February 24 – March 7
  • Mark Twain Riverboat closed February 24 – 28
  • Alice in Wonderland closed March 10 – July 3
  • Indiana Jones Adventure closed March 17 – May 8
  • Pirates of the Caribbean closed April 28 – May 22
  • Space Mountain closed May 12 – June 26

Construction Projects

  • Club 33 is expanding to add a new private jazz lounge and new kitchen facilities, opening July 2014
  • The Tiki Juice Bar is expanding to add a new counter, reopening date is TBA

Disney California Adventure

Maintenance Closures

  • Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular dark through February 20
  • Redwood Creek Challenge Trail closed through February 27
  • Soarin’ Over California closed February 24 – 27
  • The Little Mermaid – Ariel’s Undersea Adventure closed March 20 – May 9
  • Grizzly River Run closed April 21 – June 19

Construction Projects

None.

Resort Hotels & Downtown Disney

Maintenance Closures

None.

Construction Projects

  • Starbucks Coffee is under construction next to World of Disney, spring 2014 opening anticipated

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
    8 months ago

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


    • Small World Ninja
      8 months 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
    5 months ago

    are there still no updates for january/february 2014?


    • Small World Ninja
      5 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
    3 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
      3 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.