Disney World Refurbishment Schedule for 2024 and 2025

by | Mar 8, 2024 | Animal Kingdom, Blizzard Beach, Disney Springs, Disney's Hollywood Studios, EPCOT, Walt Disney World Resorts, WDW Blog

We’re sharing a full Disney World refurbishment schedule for 2024 at the hotels and parks.

Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida is an expansive, 27,000-acre piece of land that houses both resorts and theme parks. With that much land, there are so many different places and attractions that are bound to need some love and care from time to time. But, love and care can sometimes interfere with our vacation plans. That’s right, sometimes you are bound to encounter an attraction or hotel that is currently under refurbishment which can put a damper on your trip. 

Disney World Ride Refurbishments and Closures

Magic Kingdom Refurbishments and Closures

  • Splash Mountain: Permanently closed, will reopen as Tiana’s Bayou Adventure in summer 2024
  • Country Bear Jamboree: Closed January 27, 2024

Country Bear Jamboree closed on January 27, 2024, and will reopen in the summer as the reimagined Country Bear Musical Jamboree. On January 22, 2023, Splash Mountain permanently closed as the ride began its reimagining into Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. The new Princess and the Frog-themed attraction will open in summer 2024.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Refurbishments and Closures

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Concept Art for The Little Mermaid – A Musical Adventure. Photo Courtesy of Disney

  • 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

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster is closed for a lengthy refurbishment from early 2024 through the summer. A similarly lengthy closure took place for the ride in 2023 as well. Disney also revealed that The Little Mermaid – A Musical Adventure will officially replace Voyage of the Little Mermaid when it opens in fall 2024.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Refurbishments and Closures

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

Kali River Rapids will be closing for its annual refurbishment on January, 8 2024. This closure typically lasts through early spring. Also, BOLO for It’s Tough to Be a Bug to close at some point for its eventual reimagining to a Zootopia-themed show. This was originally announced at the 2023 D23 Expo, but no date was given at the time.

EPCOT Refurbishments and Closures

Luminous The Symphony of Us and World Celebration officially debuted in December 2023. Now, we are just waiting on the CommuniCore Hall and CommuniCore Plaza in 2024 to officially complete the EPCOT transformation.

Water Park Refurbishments and Closures

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

Each year, Disney World’s two water parks alternate openings so the other can receive planned refurbishments. Blizzard Beach will have its last day on March 16, 2024 and Typhoon Lagoon will reopen the next day.

Disney World Resort Hotel Refurbishments and Closures

All-Star Movies

  • Fantasia Pool: Closed January 2025 to April 2025

Beach Club Resort & Villas

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

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

  • Resort Refurbishments: Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is currently undergoing refurbishment, with a redesigned lobby and rooms. Guests may hear or see construction, though not between dusk and 9 AM.

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

  • DVC Tower: Currently, construction is underway on a new DVC tower between the Polynesian and the Wedding Pavilion at the neighboring Grand Flrodiain. Guests may hear or see construction, though not between dusk and 9 AM.

Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter

  • Room Refurbishments: From May 2024 to November 2024, some guest rooms will be under refurbishment.

Disney World Transportation Refurbishments and Closures

  • None are planned as of April 2024

 

 

Posts by Morgan Flaherty

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Morgan is the Staff Editor for WDW Magazine. A lifelong Disney fan, her dream day involves just about anything to do with Animal Kingdom. Along with several years of experience writing about Disney, Morgan has also written as a contributing writer for Well + Good, Scary Mommy, Brit + Co, and Baby Chick.
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Morgan Flaherty

Morgan is the Staff Editor for WDW Magazine. A lifelong Disney fan, her dream day involves just about anything to do with Animal Kingdom. Along with several years of experience writing about Disney, Morgan has also written as a contributing writer for Well + Good, Scary Mommy, Brit + Co, and Baby Chick.
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