February 2022 Walt Disney World Refurbishments

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Refurbishment
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It’s hard to believe February 2022 is upon us! If you’re making plans to visit Walt Disney World Resort in February, you’ll want to take note of Disney’s scheduled refurbishments so you won’t be surprised when your dream attraction or experience is closed. Check out the lineup below!

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

Blizzard Beach
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Disney’s Blizzard Beach’s last day of operation for the season was January 1, 2022. When the Water Park will reopen after the refurbishment has yet to be released by Disney. The great news is that you can still get your Water Park fun in with the reopened Typhoon Lagoon Water Park which is currently welcoming Guests with new Dole Whip treats and excitement!

Walt Disney World Railroad (Magic Kingdom):

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No surprise here! The Walt Disney World Railroad at Magic Kingdom Park has been closed since December 3, 2018. The extended closure is due to the construction of the new attraction Tron Lightcycle / Run. While we have seen the Railroad being tested, there is still much doubt the new TRON coaster will be ready to open in 2022, leaving us wondering what that means for the Walt Disney World Railroad. The Railroad is listed on the refurbishment calendar throughout February.

Splash Mountain (Magic Kingdom):

Splash Mountain
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Ok, Magic Kingdom goers! The popular boat ride attraction, Splash Mountain, in the Frontierland portion of the Disney Park is currently closed for its annual refurbishment. Disney has noted this is “routine maintenance” now through February 10, 2022. Disney has yet to reveal when the Splash Mountain retheming into The Princess and The Frog will take place.

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Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (Magic Kingdom):

Big Thunder Mountain
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“The Wildest Ride in the Wilderness” is scheduled to undergo short routine maintenance from February 14 to February 18, 2022. Thankfully, Splash Mountain will be open by the time Big Thunder Mountain Railroad closes so there will be some excitement still available in that corner of the Park!

Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain (Disney’s Animal Kingdom): 

Expedition Everest
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We’re sad to say, if you’re visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park, one of the most iconic attractions in the Park is currently closed for a lengthy refurbishment. Disney has announced now through mid-April 2022, Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain is closed for refurbishment. While many of us Disney fans would love for the large Yeti animatronic to be fixed, it seems like the closure is to work on the ride control system.

Souk-al-Magreb (EPCOT):

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The EPCOT International Festival of the Arts is the place to be now through February 21, 2022. As you enjoy the festival and stroll through EPCOT’s World Showcase, you’ll find Souk-al-Magreb, a merchandise shop in the Morocco Pavilion is currently closed for refurbishment. Disney’s refurbishment calendar listed the shop being closed now through February 5, 2022. It looks like Souk-al-Magreb will reopen on February 6, 2022.

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Pool

Art of Animation
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If you have plans to stay at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort take note that Flippin’ Fins Pool is currently closed for refurbishment through late February 2022. As the work takes place, other pool and recreation offerings will remain open including The Big Blue Pool and Cozy Cone Pool. When Flippin’ Fins Pool reopens in late February 2022, Cozy Cone Pool will close for refurbishment through mid-April 2022. At that time, The Big Blue Pool and Flippin’ Fins Pool will be open.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Pool

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
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Now through April 2022, the Samawati Springs Pool at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Villas ­– Kidani Village is closed for refurbishment. During this time, Guests staying at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas ­– Kidani Village may enjoy the Uzima Springs Pool at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House.

PLUS – Here’s What’s to Come!

While February 2022 may have a few refurbishments and closures sprinkled in, Disney has big plans for 2022:

Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind
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Shows and entertainment can’t be forgotten! Finding Nemo: The Big Blue and Beyond will open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom this year, plus we’ll welcome back Fantasmic! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Festival of Fantasy Parade at Magic Kingdom. Dates have yet to be released but Disney has promised 2022! Plus, the 50th Anniversary celebration, “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” will continue all throughout 2022.

Mickey at Fantasmic!
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If you’re visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you’ll be happy to know it is currently listed as being free from refurbishment/closures. Keep in mind, the refurbishment schedule is listed to help us plan but it is not set in stone. Disney has been known to extend refurbishments, shorten them, and even close attractions and/or shops suddenly for refurbishment. We’ll keep you updated as we cruise through February 2022!

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.