10 Closures That Might CHANGE Your Disney World Plans

Headed to Disney World soon? Before you go, you’ll want to know what’s going to be CLOSED when you get there.

Cinderella Castle

Disney World will shut down rides and attractions periodically to update them, so you may see some closures during your upcoming vacation. We’ve got a full list of next week’s planned closures so that you’re prepared before your trip!

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Now that you’re ready with the perfect Disney ‘fits, check out our full list of what’s going to be CLOSED in Disney World next week.

Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney World Railroad

Although the Walt Disney World Railroad is still closed for now, several signs point to a reopening soon. We’ve seen the train testing several times in the park (including at the construction site for TRON Lightcycle Run), and Disney even released a video of an engineer operating one of the engines.

Another Look at the Train

However, Disney still hasn’t revealed when exactly the Railroad will reopen. We’ll be watching for updates!

Tomorrowland Light & Power Co.

Tomorrowland Light & Power is still closed for refurbishments, and Disney hasn’t announced when it’ll reopen.

Refurbishments at the gift shop

In the meantime, guests who visit Space Mountain are being directed to exit the ride a different way.

Enchanted Tales with Belle

Enchanted Tales with Belle is where guests could previously hear the story of Beauty and the Beast from Belle herself.

Hello, Belle!

This attraction is currently closed, and Disney hasn’t announced a reopening date.

Meet Ariel at Her Grotto

Like Belle’s attraction, Ariel’s meet-and-greet is also closed in Fantasyland.

Ariel’s Grotto

Disney hasn’t announced a reopening date for Ariel’s Grotto, either.

Pete’s Silly Sideshow

Over in Storybook Circus, Pete’s Silly Sideshow is closed. This character meet-and-greet spot usually has Minnie, Daisy, Goofy, and Donald, dressed in circus performer outfits.

Pete’s Silly Sideshow

Disney has announced that it’ll reopen sometime “in the coming months.” We’ll be watching for more updates!

Find out where you can meet a RARE princess in Magic Kingdom.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Voyage of the Little Mermaid

This Little Mermaid-themed stage show has been closed in Disney’s Hollywood Studios for a long time now.

Voyage of the Little Mermaid

Disney hasn’t announced when or if the Voyage of the Little Mermaid will reopen.

The NEW Roundup Rodeo BBQ restaurant opening has been DELAYED.


Cool Wash

Cool Wash temporarily had a new sign that re-named the spot “Refreshment Kiosk,” but that sign has been removed. The snack kiosk is still closed and blocked off by several plants.

Cool Wash

Disney hasn’t announced when Cool Wash will reopen, but we’ll watch for any changes.

Disney announced the food booths for the 2023 Festival of the Arts in EPCOT!

Disney World Hotels

Narcoossee’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

Narcoossee’s is an upscale seafood restaurant at the Grand Floridian, and it’s been closed for several months now.


This restaurant will reopen sometime in 2023 with an “enhanced dining experience.”

Oak Manor Leisure Pool at Port Orleans Resort — Riverside

The Oak Manor Leisure Pool in Magnolia Bend at Port Orleans Resort — Riverside closed on November 14th for refurbishment. All other pools at this hotel remain open, including Ol’ Man Island Pool.

Other pools will remain open

The pool is scheduled to reopen sometime in mid-December, so we’ll be watching closely to see when exactly that will happen.

CHANGES are coming soon to Disney’s Grand Floridian hotel lobby.

Disney World Water Parks

Typhoon Lagoon

Typhoon Lagoon is closed in Disney World, and Disney hasn’t announced when it’ll reopen.

Typhoon Lagoon

Disney World’s other water park, Blizzard Beach, is open!

Check out our full guide to Typhoon Lagoon here.

Looking for more resources to help you get ready for your upcoming trip? Check out these posts to learn all about Disney World’s rides:

We’ll keep you updated with all the latest news, so stay tuned to DFB.

Learn about the Disney World ticket price increases and changes here!

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Are you visiting Disney World this week? Let us know in the comments!

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