Disney World usually plans a lot of renovations for the winter months after the holiday crowds leave the parks, and this year is no different!
So while you may not have to worry about struggling with long lines, you may find yourself with a few more closures than you might expect if you visit in the coming weeks. And to help you plan, here’s a look everything will be CLOSED for refurbishment between 3 and 9 January 2022!
Reform of the Magic Kingdom
Walt Disney World Railroad
The Walt Disney World Railroad was originally closed to Magic Kingdom more than three years ago when construction of TRON: Lightcycle Run began again in Tomorrowland, and the attraction will remain unavailable to guests this week.
Construction of the new roller coaster is currently blocking part of the runway and Disney has not yet announced a timeline for when the attraction will debut. So it could be a long time before guests can get on the train for a ride in the park again (though, the train has been tested recently!).
Click HERE for more information on recent tests on the Walt Disney World Railroad!
Another long-term closure has affected one of the small shops located in the EPCOT Morocco pavilion: Souk-Al-Maghreb.
Currently, the Disney calendar indicates that the store will reopen on February 6, 2022, so guests planning a trip next month can expect to stop by the cultural store as they pass by the World Showcase.
Reform of Disney’s Animal Kingdom
This week he joins the list of closures Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The roller coaster will be closed for renovation on January 4, 2022 and will not reopen until mid-April 2022.
Disney has not yet announced further details on what changes or updates will come to the trip or an exact reopening date.
Read more about the closing of Everest Expedition HERE!
Renovation of the Disney World water park
Disney’s Blizzard Beach
To kick off the new year, Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park closed for the first time since it reopened in March 2021. Scheduled renovation began on January 2, 2022 and currently has no end date.
But if you visit Disney World and want to visit a water park, you can still do it! Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon was officially reopened on January 2, 2022 after being closed for nearly two years.
Learn more about Blizzard Beach’s long-term closure HERE!
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
The last closing takes us to Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, where the Flippin ‘Fins pool is located. Little mermaid section of the hotel) is undergoing renovations from early January 2022 until the end of February 2022.
Meanwhile, the Big Blue Pool and Cozy Cone Pool remain open for hotel guests.
Learn more about upcoming Disney’s Art of Animation Resort hotel pool closures HERE!
That’s all for everything that’s set to close this week at Disney World! Disney has already announced further reforms that are also expected to begin in early 2022, so be sure to stay tuned to AllEars for the latest updates!
Click HERE to see ALL of Disney World’s upcoming 2022 closures!
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