We want to help you have the best Disney World vacation possible, and part of that is knowing how to set your expectations to avoid any disappointing surprises.
It’s important to address the not-so-magical realities that are bound to come up during a trip, like unplanned expenses, bad weather, and ride closures. To help you prepare, check out our posts on budgeting in Disney World and how to pack for rain in the parks. And for that last issue of ride closures, we’ve got a full list right here of what’s going to be CLOSED in Disney World next week.
Walt Disney World Railroad
The Walt Disney World Railroad is continuing its years-long closure in this park. Disney hasn’t given any updates on when this ride could reopen, and it’s scheduled to be closed through mid-September at least (which is as far as the refurbishments calendar goes right now).
Part of the reason for this closure is construction in Tomorrowland on the upcoming TRON: Lightcycle Run roller coaster. The construction interrupted the tracks, which means the train can’t pass through. When TRON is completed, the train will pass through a tunnel in this area. Disney also hasn’t given an update on when the TRON coaster could be finished.
Enchanted Tales with Belle
The Enchanted Tales with Belle attraction is also closed in Magic Kingdom, and Disney hasn’t announced when it will reopen.
But don’t worry — you can still see Belle in Magic Kingdom! She’s usually at the front of the Festival of Fantasy Parade, which runs through Magic Kingdom daily at 12PM and 3PM.
Pete’s Silly Sideshow
Although many characters have returned to Magic Kingdom recently, one character meet-and-greet spot is still closed. Pete’s Silly Sideshow is going to open sometime “in the coming months,” according to Disney.
This location usually has Minnie, Daisy, Donald, and Goofy, although currently, guests can meet Minnie at Town Square Theater with Mickey!
Harmony Barber Shop
Harmony Barber Shop is still closed, but it will reopen at the end of this month, on July 31st.
Reservations for this experience are available now. Prices have increased a bit since it was last open, so check those out before you book your reservation.
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is also closed, but it’s scheduled to reopen on August 25th.
This salon transforms kids (ages 3 to 12) into Disney princesses and princes! Disney hasn’t released any updates about the pricing yet, but we’ll be sure to let you know when they do.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Voyage of the Little Mermaid
A couple of long-term closures are ongoing in this park, including the Voyage of the Little Mermaid show. This show has been closed for a long time, and Disney hasn’t revealed when or if it’ll return.
Instead, you can head to Magic Kingdom to find a different Little Mermaid-themed attraction — the Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid ride!
Fantasmic! is currently closed in Hollywood Studios, but it’s scheduled to return sometime this year.
When the show does return, guests will see a few changes such as new stunts and characters.
Canada Far & Wide in CircleVision 360
The 2022 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival started last week, and we’ve loved eating our way around the festival! One of the booths — the Appleseed Orchard booth — is set up in the theater where Canada Far & Wide in CircleVision 360 usually plays, so that attraction will be closed for the duration of the festival.
Although you can’t watch the Canada film, you can find some tasty festival snacks in this area, like an Apple Crumble Tart, Frozen Apple Pie Drinks, and Cinnamon Apple Cider.
Disney World Hotels
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort
Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort is going to be closed for all of next week. This spot will reopen the following week on July 28th, and reservations are available now.
Before you make your reservations, be sure to check out the price increases that hit this spot recently.
Disney World Water Parks
Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park is closed, and we don’t know yet when this park could reopen.
If you’re looking for a spot to cool off at Disney World, you can head to Typhoon Lagoon — Disney World’s other water park. There, you’ll find a lazy river, several slides, and some new snacks to try.
We’ll keep you updated with all the latest news, so stay tuned with DFB!
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