Disney Announces Closure of Another Big Attraction

Epcot Closure
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Closures and refurbishments are what help keep Walt Disney World moving forward. When heading down for a magical vacation, checking Disney’s official site to see what experience might be closed during your vacation dates is essential. We discovered a significant closure in early 2024 when we recently checked ourselves. If you plan to visit Walt Disney World in early 2024, you will want to be well aware of this newest closure.

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Frozen Ever After

On Walt Disney World’s site, we discovered that Frozen Ever After will go down in January. Luckily, this will be a short closure.

The site shows the ride closed to guests only on January 24, 2024. According to the official Disney site, the ride should only be down for one day, but if Frozen Ever After is essential to your trip, you will want to adjust your EPCOT plans.

This is a routine maintenance closure, so the ride will not be changed.

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Other Closures

After the holiday rush, Walt Disney World often uses this time for general maintenance. Water rides like Kali River Rapids in Disney’s Animal Kingdom usually close in January and February.

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This year, guests visiting during the first part of the year will have a few other closures to manage.

Big Thunder Mountain in Magic Kingdom is scheduled for a routine closure from January 16 to January 20.

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Over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith will be closed for an extended time. Disney has listed January 8 as the closure date, with spring 2024 rumored as the projected opening date.

If you aren’t aware of the planned refurbishments, the closures can significantly impact your vacation experience. Double-check Disney’s refurbishment schedule before heading to Walt Disney World for your vacation. Knowing ahead of time what could be closed during your trip will allow you to be prepared and have a magical time. You might even discover a new favorite.

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About Jennifer Retzlaff

My name is Jennifer Retzlaff and I became a lifelong Disney fan during my first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of my life. I live in Iowa with my husband and two kids who are growing up too quickly for my liking. I started introducing my love for Disney early to my family with a Disney honeymoon and then trips when our youngest of 18 months. Since then, our family has been to Walt Disney World over five times and we continue to plan and dream for the next trip. I love the magic that Disney brings to people through the theme parks, cruises, adventures and movies they create. As a teacher, I try to bring that magic into my classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” I recently reached a dream of mine as I joined Magic Vacation Planner as a personal travel advisor. With this team, I can now help others plan magical vacations. As a passionate writer, I also have my own blog at magicalvacationsbyjen which is also where you can follow me on instagram for trip reviews along with tips and tricks for your next magical vacation.