May 2022 Disney World Refurbishments and Openings

by | May 1, 2022 | Animal Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom, WDW Blog, WDW News, WDW Resorts

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

If you’re planning on visiting Walt Disney World (WDW) during the month Justin Timberlake told you about, 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 May! Each month, we compile a list of everything scheduled to undergo refurbishment in the month ahead.

April showers bring May flowers, but they sure didn’t bring many May refurbishments. Apart from the long-awaited opening of Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, May should be a fairly normal one at WDW.

Magic Kingdom

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May is one of the best months of the year to visit Magic Kingdom. Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

Walt Disney World Railroad: Vehicle testing is underway at the TRON Lightcycle / Run, so there’s still hope that the WDW Railroad is on track to get back on track by the summer.

The Chapeau: The Chapeau will likely stay shuttered for the rest of 2022. Until it reopens, Box Office Gifts at the Town Square Theater is your stop for world-famous mouse ears and Bonjour! Village Gifts has the commemorative gifts and artwork you crave.

Animal Kingdom

Expedition Everest

Expedition Everest is open for business once again. Photo by Cliff Wang

There are no refurbishments scheduled at Animal Kingdom in May.

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 May. Don’t miss your chance to be among the first to take on Eson at Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.

Hollywood Studios

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Fantasmic! will return sometime this spring. Photo by Brian Shih

There are no refurbishments scheduled at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in May.

Water Parks

The Chairlifts at Disney's Blizzard Beach

Blizzard Beach should reopen in May. Photo by Laurie Sapp

Blizzard Beach: Blizzard Beach is still expected to reopen sometime this month. Stay tuned for an official date!

WDW Resort Hotels

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You may notice some construction at The Villas in May. Photo courtesy of Disney

The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa: There’s light construction and refurbishment taking place during the day at The Villas. It’s all leading up to an awesome new expansion that’s sure to knock your socks off.

WDW Transportation

Disney World Skyliner Opening Date | February 2022 Disney World Refurbishments

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

There are no refurbishments scheduled for WDW Transportation in May.

May 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.
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