Disney has made some major reopening announcements recently!
A couple of long-term closures will finally be ending soon in Magic Kingdom, but you’ll still want to watch out for 2 thrill rides that won’t be available in Disney World for a while. Check out everything that’s going to be closed in Disney World next week here!
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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.
Splash Mountain is closing on January 23rd for a long refurbishment. The ride is being re-themed to become Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, with a Princess and the Frog theme!
The new ride will reopen sometime in late 2024.
Tomorrowland Light & Power Co.
The Tomorrowland Light & Power gift shop 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.
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 help Belle tell the story of Beauty and the Beast.
Disney announced recently that this attraction will reopen on February 19th, 2023!
Meet Ariel at Her Grotto
One Disney princess meet-and-greet is returning SOON. Ariel’s Grotto will be open in Fantasyland starting on January 22nd.
So if you’re visiting Disney World next week, you’ll be able to go inside and chat with the Little Mermaid. It looks like Disney has added a Lightning Lane sign to this attraction, so check for it on Genie+ if you choose to buy that service in Magic Kingdom.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Kali River Rapids
Kali River Rapids is still closed at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
This water ride closed on January 9th. It’s currently showing operating times on Disney’s website starting on March 17th, so the attraction may reopen on that day — we’ll continue to watch for more updates.
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.
Disney hasn’t announced when or if the Voyage of the Little Mermaid will reopen.
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.
Disney hasn’t announced when Cool Wash will reopen, but we’ll watch for any changes.
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.
Disney World Water Parks
Typhoon Lagoon is closed in Disney World, and Disney hasn’t announced when it’ll reopen.
Disney World’s other water park, Blizzard Beach, is open!
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:
- 10 Rides to AVOID in Disney World if You Struggle with Motion Sickness
- What It Takes to CHANGE a Disney World Ride
- 9 of the SCARIEST Rides in Disney World, According to YOU!
- A FULL LIST of the Thrill Rides in Disney World!
- The Ultimate Guide to the BEST and WORST Seats On EVERY Magic Kingdom Ride
We’ll keep you updated with all the latest news, so stay tuned to DFB.
Are you visiting Disney World this week? Let us know in the comments!
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