As One Attraction Reopens, a Popular Coaster Is CLOSING in Disney World Next Week

Sometimes major rides close temporarily in Disney World due to technical difficulties or bad weather in the area. But there are also scheduled closures that last much longer than those brief, unplanned interruptions.

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster

One such closure is happening this week, and it might impact your next Disney trip in a big way! Check out this full list of Disney World ride and attraction closures so that you’re prepared before you head out the door.

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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

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

Splash Mountain closed 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!

What’s going on up there?

The new ride will reopen sometime in late 2024. We’ll be watching for more updates on the reopening timeline.

Click here to learn all about Tiana’s Bayou Adventure.

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.

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 help Belle tell the story of Beauty and the Beast.

Enchanted Tales with Belle

This attraction will finally reopen this coming week, on February 19th, 2023! 

Check out a major CHANGE at a Magic Kingdom store.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Kali River Rapids

Kali River Rapids is still closed at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Kali River Rapids

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.

Check out some recent updates from Animal Kingdom.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster

The popular Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster is closing on February 20th for a long refurbishment.

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster

So far Disney hasn’t announced specifically when it will reopen, but we know it’ll be sometime in the summer of 2023.

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 a 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.

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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.

Pools at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort

A few pools and a pool bar are currently closed at Saratoga Springs. The High Rock Spring Pool, On the Rocks Pool Bar, and the leisure pool at Treehouse Villas are all going to be closed through late March 2023.

Saratoga Springs Pool Closure

Disney notes on the website that the Grandstand Pool, Paddock Pool, and Congress Park Pool all remain open for guests to use during the closures.

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Disney World Water Parks

Typhoon Lagoon

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

Typhoon Lagoon Entrance

Disney World’s other water park, Blizzard Beach, is open most days, although it closes sometimes if the weather is cool. Be sure to check the My Disney Experience app for updates!

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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