As One Ride Reopens, 9 Other Attractions Remain CLOSED in Disney World

It’s a holiday week in Disney World, which means higher Genie+ prices, big crowds, and lots of festive snacks, decorations, and merchandise!

Main Street, U.S.A. at Christmastime!

If you’re in the parks this week, there are a few ride closures you’ll need to know about. Certain rides, hotel pools, and other Disney attractions are closed for refurbishments, and those updates could affect your vacation. Check out a full list of the closures here!

But before we get to the closures…do you already have your bags packed for your trip? If you’re going to visit Disney World soon, you’ll need the perfect outfit to wear into the parks! We’ve got a lot of great tees and sweatshirts (including some holiday designs!) at our online DFB store — Click here to check out our whole merch line.

Rides. Drinks. Snacks. Say no more!

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

BIG NEWS for Magic Kingdom: The Walt Disney World Railroad has FINALLY reopened!

Looking sharp!

The fan-favorite attraction reopened on December 23rd, so you can hop aboard and hear the new narration, ride through the TRON Lightcycle Run site, and stop at the 3 stations throughout the park.

We rode the FIRST Magic Kingdom train in 4 years — Come with us!

Tomorrowland Light & Power Co.

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

Tomorrowland Light & Power Co

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.

Enchanted Tales with 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!

BIG CHANGES are coming to the Magic Kingdom fireworks schedule soon.

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.

Check out a New Year’s Eve set-up 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.

Narcoossee’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

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.

Get an UP-CLOSE look at TRON construction in Disney World!

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

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