Disney World Ride Closures and Anticipated Reopen Dates (2019)

Being open year-round and having so many attractions and facilities makes it pretty much impossible for Walt Disney World to have 100% of their attractions open 100% of the time. To keep things safe and looking like new, attractions need to be regularly maintained and sometimes refurbished. Below is a quick listing of the current Disney World closures and their anticipated open dates (for new attractions), reopen dates (for refurbished rides) and close dates (for the dearly departed rides).

When planning your trip to Disney World, be sure to do a little research to be sure your favorite rides are all up and running so you can have the most magical experience possible without the unfortunate surprise of closed Disney World rides that you were looking forward to.

As always, it should be noted that Disney World ride closures and availability dates can be subject to change, so be sure to check the official Disney World website for specific ride info.

Disney World Ride Closures and Anticipated Reopen Dates :

  • Walt Disney World Railroad (Ride; Magic Kingdom) Est closed December 2018-TBD 2019
  • Mizner’s Lounge (Restaurant; Grand Floridian) est closed March 2019 – TBD Fall 2019
  • Beaches and Cream Soda Shop (Restaurant; Beach Club Resort) Est closed August 26, 2019 – December 2019
  • Mickey’s of Hollywood (Store; Hollywood Studios) Est closed May 2019 – September 2019
  • O’ Canada! (Show; Epcot) Est closed August 1, 2019 –  January 2020 (reopens as “Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360”)
  • Mouse Gear (Shop; Epcot) Est closed TBD-TBD
  • Blizzard Beach (Park) Est closed September 8, 2019 – January 4, 2020

Permanently Closed Disney World Attractions, Rides and Restaurants:

  • Club Cool (Restaurant; Epcot) Closed September 8, 2019
  • Bongo’s Cuban Cafe (Restaurant; Disney Springs) Closed August 18, 2019
  • Liberty Inn (Restaurant; Epcot) Closed July 8, 2019
  • Illuminations (Show; Epcot)  Closes September 30, 2019
  • Electric Umbrella (Restaurant; Epcot) Closes November 24, 2019
  • Innoventions East (Attraction; Epcot) Closes September 8, 2019
  • Epcot Character Spot (Attraction; Epcot) Closes September 8, 2019
  • Fountain View (Starbucks) (Restaurant; Epcot) Closes November 24, 2019
  • Camera Center (Shop; Epcot) Closes TBD 2019
  • Fountain of Nations (Attraction; Epcot) Closes September 8, 2019
  • March of the First Order (Parade; Hollywood Studios) Closed July 6, 2019
  • Sweet Spells (Shop; Hollywood Studios) Closed April 15, 2018
  • Pizza Planet (Restaurant; Hollywood Studios) Closed January 2016
  • Lights, Motors, Action! (Show; Hollywood Studios) Closed April 2016
  • Honey I Shrunk the Kids (Ride, Hollywood Studios) Closed April 2016
  • Streets of America (Attraction; Hollywood Studios) Closed April 2016
  • Shark Reef (Attraction; Typhoon Lagoon) Closed October 2016
  • Main Street Electrical Parade (Parade; Magic Kingdom) Closed October 2016
  • The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic (Show; Animal Kingdom) Closed September 2016
  • Writer’s Stop (Restaurant; Hollywood Studios) Closed October 2016
  • Starring Rolls Cafe (Restaurant; Hollywood Studios) Closed February 2017
  • Disney Quest (Attraction; Disney Springs) Closed July 2017
  • Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe (Restaurant; Disney Springs) Closed August 2017
  • Great Movie Ride (Ride; Hollywood Studios) Closed August 13, 2017
  • Universe of Energy (Park Section; Epcot) Closed August 13, 2017
  • Ellen’s Energy Adventure (Show; Epcot)  Closed August 13, 2017
  • La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil (Show; Disney Springs) Closed December 31, 2017
  • Flights of Wonder (Attraction; Animal Kingdom) Closed December 31, 2017
  • Stitch’s Great Escape (Show; Magic Kingdom) Closed January 6, 2018

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About the Author

Craig Smith
I am founder and editor of DisneyNews.us. My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back but was deepened by two semi-recent developments: 1) The birth of my son (who is now 7 years old and can't get enough Disney); and 2) Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm/Star Wars (did I mention I was a super Star Wars geek?) I recently came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching it with my son, so it only made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it. Other interests include Disney, Sports, 80's Nostalgia, LEGO, Star Wars and Tech Gadgets. Other sites include DMR and VideoGamesStats.com.

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