Lots of changes and additions are always in the works, at any entity owned by The . That’s because Disney is dedicated to the safest and most enjoyable Guest experience on every single visit.
Disney’s KiteTails show at , though there’s no official word about its return or replacement. EPCOT will soon unveil its first-ever roller coaster, Guardians of the Galaxy: is taking a hiatus soon , set to open in late May. And will welcome its newest cruise ship, the Disney Wish, at Port Canaveral in June.
But part of Disney’s dedication to safety means that regular maintenance and of attractions in each Disney are imperative.
No matter when you’re planning to visit the in Florida, it’s always a good idea to look into which experiences and attractions are scheduled to be undergoing repairs or on the dates you plan to visit. and closures, though necessary, aren’t a lot of fun, especially if you’re not expecting them. No one likes to arrive at , eager to ride Haunted Mansion, only to discover it’s closed for .
Guests who loved but hadn’t looked at the late winter/early spring at schedule would have been sorely disappointed to arrive, only to find the attraction closed earlier this year for a . (Luckily, has reopened, after experiencing a fairly rocky start with some episodes of ride failure reported by Guests.)
Talk continues about changes coming to , but so far, the has not announced a date for the reimagining to begin. at
The website is the best place to find the most comprehensive, up-to-date information about scheduled maintenance and planned of attractions, whether at , EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or Disney’s . Guests can even find information about closures at .
If you’re visiting a at in the near future, these are the six closures, soon-to-open attractions, and refurbishments you need to know about for your upcoming visit.
Fantasmic! – Disney’s Hollywood Studios
We learned in November 2021 that Fantasmic! would be returning to sometime in 2022 after being MIA for 2 years. We don’t yet have a specific date for its return, although we’re hopeful since is set to welcome back the nighttime show on May 28.
At this time, work continues on the amphitheater at Hollywood Studios, as evidenced by a permit only recently filed for improvements at this area of the park. Recently the moat was refilled, and some of the show’s stage equipment has been set up, making us even more hopeful that a fantastic Fantasmic! reappearance is on the horizon, especially with ‘s opening of Fantasmic! happening later this month.
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The . . . and Beyond! – Disney’s:
After fearing the worst last fall–that the Musical had been canceled–we were delighted to learn that was, in fact, NOT doing away with the Guest-favorite stage show at the Theater in the Wild and that a brand-new expansion of the show was in the works.
The . . . and Beyond! will debut at this summer. The show will be set in the Finding Dory timeline and incorporate events from Dory’s film in the show as well. :
Disney has given us a few tidbits of information about the new show at . We’ve learned that the new story takes place after the story of Finding Dory, and it will be told from the viewpoint of the Tank Gang, which includes Gill, Bubbles, Peach, Deb, Bloat, Jacque, and Gurgle, all of whom show up at the Marine Life Institute after being scooped up in their plastic bags.
The Theater in the Wild’s theme will be one inspired by the Institute, and new sets for the show include a 32-foot-long sunken submarine and a 15-foot-tall fish tank volcano. The show will also feature beloved sing-along favorites from the Musical, including “In the World” and “Go with the Flow.”
Fan-favorite songs from F the Musical will return in this new version of the show, including “In the World” and “Go with the Flow.” Disney has yet to announce an official debut date for the new under-the-sea show, only that it will be sometime this summer.
with Belle –
‘s official website, a permit filed late last year for “general construction” at the location might mean that work is being carried out inside the attraction for a return date sometime soon, though there’s no official word from Disney on that. with Belle is one of the few experiences that has yet to return to a post-pandemic . It continues to be listed as “temporarily unavailable” on
Disney’s website, which shows dates through July at this time, notes “no available times” for all dates shown on the park’s calendar.
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The Railroad has been closed for of the locomotives and so that the construction of TRON Lightcycle Run could be completed. No doubt delays in TRON’s construction have also delayed the reopening of the Railroad.
While we currently have no projected reopening date for Walt’s beloved trains, we do know that Disney promised the reopening in time for the Disney’s and Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort to Remy’s at at EPCOT and the Art of at and even at . Resort’s 50th anniversary celebration, which is in full swing and evident in every corner of the Resort, from Main Street, U. S. A. and Disney’s Contemporary Resort to
The anniversary celebration runs through March 2023, so we’re hopeful we’ll be chugging along by then. Recently, the Railroad, and we’re taking that as a hint that a reopening date could be announced soon. released a TikTok video about testing being conducted for
Several months ago, closed for scheduled regular maintenance. The did not reopen for Spring Break as some had hoped it would. Disney’s official calendar online currently shows closed until July 15, 2022. It’s common for and to “trade places” during maintenance periods.
Guests can still beat the heat at Disney’s while they wait for to reopen.
Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360 – EPCOT
We’ve recently learned that Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360 will close temporarily, beginning June 27. The attraction, located at the Canada Pavilion on the will take a hiatus while a limited-time marketplace is erected for EPCOT’s International Food & Wine Festival, which kicks off on July 14 and runs all the way through November 19.
At this time, no other major plans are on the schedule for the immediate future at . also has no scheduled closures or refurbs for the next several weeks. But because things at can change quickly, be sure to consult the official calendar on ‘s website before your next visit.