Disneyland Refurbishment Schedule for 2024

by | Jul 17, 2024 | Disney California Adventure Park, Disneyland, Disneyland Parks, Disneyland Resorts, Downtown Disney

We’re sharing a full Disneyland refurbishment schedule for early 2024 at the theme parks, hotels, and Downtown Disney District.

Before you plan your next visit to Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, make sure to do your research – you don’t want to miss out on your favorite attractions, dining experiences, or even resort hotel because it’s currently under construction! A quick glance at the latest refurbishments happening across Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, and the resort at large can help you figure out what’s open, what’s closed, and what will be brand-new just in time for your vacation.

Below, we’re sharing the latest details for ongoing ride refurbishment, resort construction, and more with a look at the Disneyland refurbishment schedule for 2024.

Disneyland Resort Refurbishment Schedule

Here’s everything you need to know about refurbishments at the theme parks, resorts, and Downtown Disney District in 2024.

Disneyland Park Closures and Refurbishments

Disneyland Main Street Cinema

Photo by Ashlee Tan

In 2024, the following attractions will be closed or undergoing refurbishment at Disneyland:

  • Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes: closes July 8, reopening TBD
  • Disneyland Monorail: closes August 12, reopening TBD
  • Disneyland Railroad: closes August 5, reopening TBD
  • Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln: closes April 16, reopening TBD
  • Haunted Mansion / Haunted Mansion Holiday: closes January 22, reopens August 23
  • Space Mountain: closes August 5, reopening TBD
  • Splash Mountain permanently closed
  • Star Wars Launch Bay
  • Tarzan’s Treehouse permanently closed
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: closes May 1, reopening TBD

One of the biggest refurbishments happening in 2024 is taking place at the Haunted Mansion. While this attraction always closes for a few days or weeks in January for its annual refurbishment (and to remove the seasonal Haunted Mansion Holiday overlay), this year’s closure will be much longer. With changes announced for both the ride queue and exit, it’s expected that the Haunted Mansion will be closed until late August. When the attraction reopens as Haunted Mansion Holiday, work will still be ongoing – as a result, it’ll use a virtual queue.

Tarzan’s Treehouse is an Adventureland staple that’s been closed since September 2022. This closure is permanent; it’s been reimagined with different theming into the Adventureland Treehouse

Splash Mountain, a staple of Critter Country, has also officially closed for good. The ride is being reimagined into Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, which is expected to open in late 2024. 

Additionally, Star Wars Launch Bay in Tomorrowland remains closed. It’s unclear when this attraction might reopen, or if Disneyland ultimately has other plans for this attraction.

In 2024, the following Disneyland restaurants and park areas will also be closed or undergoing refurbishment:

  • Bridge from New Orleans Square into Galaxy’s Edge
  • Critter Country, including the Briar Patch and Pooh Corner
  • Hungry Bear Restaurantcloses May 1, reopening TBD

As part of the Tiana’s Bayou Adventure reimagining, Critter Country is undergoing some big transformations. That’s why all of Critter Country and the path from New Orleans Square into Galaxy’s Edge are all currently closed. Their reopening is still to be determined, so you’ll want to avoid this area of the park.

Disney California Adventure Park Closures and Refurbishments

California Adventure Carthay Circle

Photo by Brian Shih

Throughout 2024, the following attractions will be closed for refurbishment at California Adventure:

  • Anna & Elsa’s Royal Welcome: closes August 5, reopens August 15
  • Animation Academy: closes August 5, reopening TBD
  • Beast’s Library in the Sorcerer’s Workshop inside Disney Animation – permanently closed
  • Incredicoaster (closes March 4-14 and April 8-18)
  • Redwood Creek Challenge Trail: closes March 4, reopens July 22
  • Turtle Talk with Crush: closes August 5, reopens August 15
  • Walt Disney Imagineering Blue Sky Cellar

While there’s not a reopening date available for most of the above attractions just yet, it’s assumed they’re each undergoing a seasonal refurbishment. These may be longer closures, but all are scheduled to fully reopen sometime in 2024.

Beast’s Library, which was located inside the Sorcerer’s Workshop in the Disney Animation building, is the only permanent closure so far for 2024. This former attraction is being reimagined into a new location for the Walt Disney Imagineering Blue Sky Cellar, which as of now has no anticipated opening date.

Downtown Disney Closures and Refurbishments

The Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort is currently undergoing a lengthy renovation that will ultimately transform the selection of entertainment, restaurants, and shopping available here. Here’s a look at the current Downtown Disney closures and refurbishments for 2024:

  • Catal Restaurant permanently closed
  • Uva Bar permanently closed

Both Catal Restaurant and Uva Bar are permanently closed, and their former locations have been transformed into two new dining destinations: Paseo and Centrico.

While much of the refurbishment work on existing – and open – restaurants is complete, you may still find construction work taking place throughout the Downtown Disney District. That’s because permanently closed spots like the old AMC Theaters are being transformed into new dining and entertainment offerings. As you head towards the old Rainforest Cafe (now Star Wars Trading Post) and ESPN Zone (now a pop-up shop), you’ll likely encounter ongoing construction.

Disneyland Resort Hotel Closures and Refurbishments

Disneyland Hotel

Photo by Danny Shuster

Currently, there’s some construction taking place at two of the hotels at the Disneyland Resort. Here’s a look at the closures or ongoing refurbishments you’ll encounter if you visit during late fall 2023 or early 2024.

Disneyland Hotel

Currently, everything is open at the Disneyland Hotel.

Paradise Pier Hotel (Pixar Place Hotel)

Pixar Place Hotel has opened, but a few floors of the hotel are still under construction. However, this is reserved only to unused guest rooms, so there shouldn’t be any larger closures that affect the hotel’s amenities.

For more information about the current happenings at Disneyland Resort, check out the latest news here.

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Heather is a lifelong Disney fan who grew up at Disneyland and loves spending as much time as possible in the parks. As WDW Magazine’s Content Operations Manager, Heather is a content creator and strategist with experience at a wide variety of different outlets. She’s written for publications including Clean Eating Magazine, Fatherly, The Drive, Task and Purpose, Healthversed, Nation.com, and Car Bibles. Heather also authored the book Fidget!: 101 Ways to Boost Your Creativity and Decrease Stress.
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Heather Adams

Heather is a lifelong Disney fan who grew up at Disneyland and loves spending as much time as possible in the parks. As WDW Magazine’s Content Operations Manager, Heather is a content creator and strategist with experience at a wide variety of different outlets. She’s written for publications including Clean Eating Magazine, Fatherly, The Drive, Task and Purpose, Healthversed, Nation.com, and Car Bibles. Heather also authored the book Fidget!: 101 Ways to Boost Your Creativity and Decrease Stress.
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