Here’s Everything Closing for Refurbishment at Disneyland in 2023

radiator springs racers
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If you’re planning a visit to Disneyland Resort in California sometime during 2023, you’ll want to be aware of scheduled refurbishments of rides and attractions so you don’t miss something you really love–or something you’ve always wanted to experience!

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In this handout photo provided by Disney Parks, Radiator Springs Racers is shown here during testing.

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Some of Disneyland’s regular refurbs are expected, such as Haunted Mansion, which transforms into Haunted Mansion Holiday during the holiday season. As the season comes to a close, all of the detailed overlays must be removed so that another transformation can take place, and Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion attraction can re-materialize.

Other refurbishments are unexpected, even by frequent visitors to Disneyland, such as the massive overhaul that’s underway at the Indiana Jones attraction at Disneyland Park.

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In addition to these refurbishments, here are the refurbs and overhauls expected in the new year at Disneyland Resort:

Disneyland Park 

Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln: January 9-25
Haunted Mansion: January 30 – February 9
“it’s a small world”: January 9-19
Indiana Jones Adventure: January 9 – Spring 2023
Splash Mountain: January 23 – late 2024 (Complete re-theming will take place.)
Tarzan’s Treehouse: Currently closed, but scheduled to open in 2023 with a brand-new theme

Disney California Adventure

Grizzly River Run: January 9 – Spring 2023
Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind: January 30 – February 9
Mickey’s PhilharMagic: January 24 – February 3
Radiator Springs Racers: January 17-23

In addition to the refurbishments planned at Disneyland, one very exciting debut is planned at the California Disney Park, and it’s the first attraction at Disneyland to feature the theme of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway is scheduled to open for Guests’ enjoyment on January 27, 2023.

Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway

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The ride debuted at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida in 2020, and the new attraction will bring a fun and exciting experience to Guests at Disneyland’s Toontown.

The rest of Toontown is currently undergoing an overhaul and will reopen on March 8.

About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!