These Disney rides set to close for refurbishments

If you're planning a trip to Disney World, it's important to be aware of any refurbishments that may be taking place. These refurbishments can range from small cosmetic updates to major overhauls and can affect your experience at the park. Here's what you need to know about Disney World refurbishments.

When to Expect Refurbishments


  • Kali River Rapids – January 9, 2023 through TBD
  • Primeval Whirl – Permanently Closed & Demolished


  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – January 9 through January 13, 2023
  • Enchanted Tales with Belle – Return date TBD
  • Enchantment Fireworks – Ending March 31, 2023
  • Happily Ever After Fireworks – Return date TBD (Likely April 1, 2023)
  • Splash Mountain – Closing permanently on January 23, 2023


  • EPCOT Forever – Likely returning on or around April 1, 2023
  • Harmonious – Likely ending on March 31, 2023


  • Frozen Sing-Along Celebration – Closed January 9 through January 27, 2023
  • Jedi Training Academy: Trials of the Temple – Permanently Ended
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith – Closing February 20, 2023 through Summer 2023
  • Star Wars: Galactic Spectacular – Permanently Ended
  • Voyage of the Little Mermaid – Permanently Closed


  • Blizzard Beach Water Park – Closed January 8, 2023
  • Typhoon Lagoon Water Park – Reopening date TBD (Likely Spring 2023)
  • Disney Skyliner Gondolas – Closed January 22 until January 29, 2023

The best way to stay informed about refurbishments at Disney World is to check the official Disney World website. This site is updated regularly with information about refurbishments, as well as any changes to park hours or special events. You can also check the website of individual attractions to see if they are scheduled for refurbishment during your visit.

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