August 2022 Disney World Refurbishments and Openings

by | Jul 31, 2022 | Animal Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom, WDW Blog, WDW News, WDW Resorts

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Here’s your round-up of August 2022 Disney World refurbishments for closed attractions and resorts.

If you’re planning on visiting Walt Disney World (WDW) in August, you’ll want to know what isn’t going to be up and running during your trip.

But you won’t have to guess what’ll be open and temporarily closed in Augst! Each month, we compile a list of everything scheduled to undergo refurbishment in the month ahead.

Not much to worry about if you’re visiting in August as there’s a very light refurbishment schedule. Seems like a great month for an impromptu visit to WDW! (But then, is there ever really a bad month for that?)

Magic Kingdom

Fireworks go off around Cinderella Castle at Disney's Magic Kingdom

There’s nothing quite like a hot August night at Walt Disney World. Photo by WDW Magazine

Walt Disney World Railroad: Vehicle testing is still going on at TRON Lightcycle / Run, so it’s still very possible that the WDW Railroad will resume service before the end of 2022

The Chapeau: The Chapeau remains shuttered for the rest of 2022. Until it reopens, Box Office Gifts at the Town Square Theater is where you’ll find those iconic mouse ears and Bonjour! Village Gifts is your destination for artwork and other commemorative souvenirs.

Tomorrowland Light & Power Co.: Space Mountain’s gift shop will close for an update on Aug. 1 and will remain closed at least through the end of the month.

Animal Kingdom

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The full Festival of the Lion King experience returned on July 16. Photo courtesy of Disney

There are no refurbishments scheduled at Animal Kingdom in August.

EPCOT

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Eson is the new terrifying villain of the Guardians coaster at EPCOT. Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

There are no refurbishments scheduled at EPCOT in August.

Hollywood Studios

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For the First Time in Forever won’t be closed forever … but it will be for a little while. Photo by Rich Ramos

For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration: Better go, better go to Frozen Sing-Along prior to its closing on Aug. 22 for refurbishment. Your favorite snow show will resume on Sept. 9.

Water Parks

The Chairlifts at Disney's Blizzard Beach

Blizzard Beach should reopen sometime very soon. Photo by Laurie Sapp

Blizzard Beach: No word as of yet on when Blizzard Beach will reopen, but fingers crossed for some time in August. Stay tuned for an official date!

WDW Resort Hotels

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All-Star Sports Resort continues its phased reopening. Photo by Cliff Wang

All-Star Sports Resort: The phased reopening of All-Star Sports continues as this popular resort gets some mild touchups and a fresh coat of paint.

The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa: There’s light construction and refurbishment taking place during the day at The Villas all throughout August. It’s all leading up to an awesome new expansion that should be completed by mid-2023.

WDW Transportation

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The Disney Skyliner completed a short refurb in January. Photo Courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

There are no refurbishments scheduled for WDW Transportation in August.

August 2022 Disney World Refurbishments

Rides close often for regular service and maintenance, so any unexpected closures will likely only last for a short while. If nothing else, it’s just another excuse to come back and experience the magic again.

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Written by Kyle Johnson

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Kyle Johnson is a writer, enthusiast of all things weird, and has an unnatural obsession with Halloween. We’re talking animatronics staying up all year round and watching The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad on a whim in April. He has a cool wiener dog, Rumours, and an even cooler wife, Trinity.
Kyle Johnson

Written by Kyle Johnson

Kyle Johnson is a writer, enthusiast of all things weird, and has an unnatural obsession with Halloween. We’re talking animatronics staying up all year round and watching The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad on a whim in April. He has a cool wiener dog, Rumours, and an even cooler wife, Trinity.