8 Things You CAN’T Do in Early 2023 in Disney World

We’re at the tail end of the holiday season now, but a NEW kind of season is just getting started in Disney World.


It’s refurbishment season! During the winter months (usually beginning in January), Disney often closes major rides to update them, which means if you’re visiting at this time, you might not be able to visit some of your favorite attractions. Although several rides are going to close later on in January, there won’t be too many new closures this coming week. Let’s take a look!

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.

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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

Tomorrowland Light & Power Co.

Tomorrowland Light & Power is still closed for refurbishments, and Disney hasn’t announced when it’ll reopen. For now, it’s scheduled to be closed for all of next week.

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.

Belle at 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!

Find out when 2 of the biggest rides in Magic Kingdom will CLOSE next month.

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.

Check out the new gelato stand in Hollywood Studios.


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.

We met a RARE Disney prince 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.” We’ll be watching for Disney to announce a more specific reopening date.

A hotel near Disney World is getting a $1 BILLION expansion.

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.

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

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