Disney World Ride Closures and Anticipated Reopen Dates (2024-Beyond)

Last Updated on: July 17th, 2024

There is nothing worse than getting to a theme park only to discover your favorite ride or show is closed. Hopefully, I can help you avoid that issue with this handy rundown of Disney World ride closures and open dates….

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 Upcoming Attraction Open Dates

Known Ride Closures and Anticipated Reopen Dates:

Upcoming Disney World Resort Refurbishments:

Open Dates for New Rides at Disney World and Other New Attractions and Restaurants:

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  • The Little Mermaid – A Musical Adventure (Show, Hollywood Studios) Opens TBD 2024
  • The Cake Bake Shop (Restaurant, Boardwalk) Est open TBD 2024
  • Island Tower at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort (Resort) Opens December 17, 2024
  • New Pirates of the Caribbean Tavern (Magic Kingdom) Opens TBD
  • Zooptopia Tree of Life show (Show, Animal Kingdom) Opens TBD
  • New Tropical Americas land (Land, Animal Kingdom) Opens TBD
  • New Encanto experience (TBD, Animal Kingdom) Opens TBD
  • New Indiana Jones experience (TBD, Animal Kingdom) Opens TBD
  • Wondrous China (Show; Epcot) Debuts TBD
  • New Moana Land (Park Section, Animal Kingdom) Est open TBD
  • New Coco Land (Park Section, Magic Kingdom) Est open TBD
  • New Disney Villains Land (Park Section, Magic Kingdom) Est open TBD
  • New Zootopia Land (Park Section, Animal Kingdom) Est open TBD Changed to Tree of Life show
  • New Encanto Land (Park Section, Magic Kingdom) Est open TBD Basically moved to Animal Kingdom
  • Reflections – A Disney Lakeside Lodge (Resort) Status of project uncertain
  • Play Pavilion (Park Section: Epcot) Est open TBD Rumored to be cancelled
  • New Main Street USA live theater (Attraction; Magic Kingdom) Est open TBD Attraction cancelled
  • Mary Poppins Attraction (Attraction; Epcot) Opens TBD Postponed indefinitely
  • Beatrix (Restaurant; Disney Springs) Opens TBD Restaurant cancelled

Attractions Scheduled or Expected to Close:

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    Craig Smith
    I am founder and editor of DisneyNews.us. My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back to my first trip to Walt Disney World in the mid-80's. I have since returned to the magical place more than 20 times. I started this site when I came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching Disney content with my 8-year old, so it made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it. Other interests include 80's nostalgia, vintage toys, video games, LEGO, Star Wars and tech gadgets. Other site isDMR.