Disney World Closes Two Orlando Locations

A large, colorful hot air balloona tethered at the waterfront of Disney Springs during sunset. The sky is pink and orange, and the calm waters reflect the buildings and the balloon. The shoreline features various buildings and palm trees in the background.
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Walt Disney World Resort periodically closes and refurbishes its stores and theme park attractions to maintain their quality, introduce new experiences, and keep them updated with changing trends and technologies.

Disney theme parks regularly undergo refurbishments to maintain the quality and safety of their attractions. However, Disney Springs is a delightful place to explore, whether you’re looking for unique shopping experiences, delectable dining options, or simply want to soak in the lively atmosphere.

EPCOT World Celebration Gardens

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Disney Springs is a shopper’s paradise, with a wide range of stores selling everything from Disney merchandise to high-end fashion. Guests can find Basin, a unique shop specializing in bath and beauty products among these stores.

Basin is located both at Disney Springs and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Basin is committed to natural and handmade products. The store is known for its range of bath and body products that are crafted with high-quality, natural ingredients. This commitment to using natural ingredients makes their products gentle on the skin and environmentally friendly.

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Both stores are closing due to a refurbishment, which is happening now, but they don’t have an official reopening date. February 2024 is set to welcome the stores back, but there is no firm date on when they’ll be back open.

If you plan to visit Walt Disney World Resort in the coming months, you should know that some major closures are set to take place as well. Disney’s Hollywood Studios has officially closed down Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith for a refurbishment that will take place until the summer. While many fans have speculated that this could be a retheme, the expectation is that the ride will be refurbished and the theming will remain the same when it reopens.

Kali River Rapids over at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is also closed for scheduled maintenance. The ride shut down on January 8 and will remain closed until mid-March. In addition, Frozen Ever After will close down for one day (January 24, 2024) at EPCOT.

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Perhaps the most intriguing closure right now is at Magic Kingdom Park. Country Bear Jamboree will officially close its doors on January 27 to make way for a reimagined show titled Country Bear Musical Jamboree. Disney World shared that it will open in the summer of 2024, but no confirmation on an actual date.

Just a short walk from Country Bear Jamboree is Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, which is taking the place of Splash Mountain. The attraction is set to open in “late 2024,” but we are still waiting to hear more details from Disney at this time.

For a full list of closures in 2024, please visit here.

About Brittni Ward

Brittni is a Disney and Universal fan; one of her favorite things at both parks is collecting popcorn buckets. While at Disney World Resort, Brittni meets the princesses and rides Kilimanjaro Safaris. At Universal, Brittni enjoys the Minions and watching Animal Actors on Location! When not at Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando, Brittni spends time with her family and pets.