It’s Tough to be a Bug at Walt Disney World Closing for Refurbishment

It's Tough to be a Bug!

Disney has announced that It’s Tough to be a Bug at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World will close for refurbishment in April.  The attraction is located in the Discovery Island area inside the Tree of Life, the icon for Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  The attraction is expected to close for refurbishment on April 23rd through April 29th, and re-opening on April 30th for guests to re-enter the attraction.  There are no official details as to what will be updated during this week long refurbishment at this time, so we don’t expect any major changes to occur.

The attraction is a 3D theater show inside the base of the Tree of Life that features characters from Pixar’s A Bug’s Life.  The attraction makes you “honorary bugs” where you get to learn more about the bugs you may encounter in your daily life.  We suspect that the timing for this refurbishment may be to get the attraction updated and top notch for the influx of traffic that will be at Disney’s Animal Kingdom once Pandora – World of Avatar opens in May.  The opening of the new land in the park will draw a large number of guests to the area and the park will need all attractions in full operation in order to accommodate the guests and help provide attractions to minimize wait times.

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!