Disney World Closures and Refurbishments

Disney World is a massive property, with four theme parks, two water parks, a shopping and dining complex, and numerous hotels. With that in mind, there are constant updates and changes happening behind-the-scenes at the Most Magical Place on Earth. When you’re visiting, you may want to prepare for different Disney World closures, scheduled for reimagining or maintenance.

Disney World Closures and Refurbishments

We’re sharing all of the Disney World closures and refurbishments you need to know, from rides and attractions to Disney World hotels.

Magic Kingdom

  • Tiana’s Bayou Adventure: Opening summer 2024
  • Country Bear Jamboree: Opening summer 2024 as Country Bear Musical Jamboree


  • CommuniCore Hall and CommuniCore Plaza: Opening in 2024
  • Frozen Ever After: Closed November 2nd to November 6th, 2024

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster: Closed January 8, 2024 to summer 2024
  • Voyage of the Little Mermaid: Reopening as The Little Mermaid – A Musical Adventure in fall 2024

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • It’s Tough to Be a Bug: Closing TBD
  • Kali River Rapids: Closed January 8, 2024 to mid-March 2024

Disney World Water Parks

  • Blizzard Beach: Closing at end of day on March 16, 2024
  • Typhoon Lagoon: Opening March 17, 2024

Disney World Resort Hotels

All-Star Movies

  • Fantasia Pool: Closed January 2025 to April 2025

Beach Club Resort & Villas

  • Resort Refurbishments: From January 7, 2023, through late fall 2023, Disney’s Beach Club Resort and Villas will undergo refurbishment. Guests may hear or see construction, though not between dusk and 9 AM.
  • Stormalong Bay and Shipwreck Pool: Closed January 2025 to May 2025

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

  • Cake Bake Shop: Opening late 2023/early 2024
  • Resort Refurbishments: Disney’s BoardWalk Inn and Villas are currently undergoing refurbishment, with a redesigned lobby and rooms. Guests may hear or see construction, though not between dusk and 9 AM.

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

  • Fuentes del Morro Pool: Closed January 2024 through late March 2024

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campgrounds

  • New Cabins Opening: July 1, 2024

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

  • Resort Refurbishments

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

  • DVC Tower: Opening summer 2024

Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter

  • Doubloon Lagoon Pool: Closed January 2024 through April 2024