May 2021 Walt Disney World Refurbishments

Main Street Confectionery (Credit: Disney)

Hello, Disney fans! Are you planning your most magical trip yet to Walt Disney World this in May? Whether you’re coming for Mother’s Day, Memorial Day Weekend, or simply to spend a little time surround by Pixie Dust, Disney is ready to invite you home. There are however a few refurbishments you’ll want to take note of as you prepare your days in the parks.


There are currently four closures listed beginning May 1, 2021 on the Walt Disney World refurbishment calendar. Take note, that the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover (Magic Kingdom) is now open!

1. Walt Disney World Railroad (Magic Kingdom):

Sorry Disney fans, this one has been closed for a LONG time now, and we are missing it dearly. The railroad closed temporarily way back on December 3, 2018 and has remained closed since. The extended closure is due to the construction of the new attraction, Tron Lightcycle Run. Our best guess is that we won’t have a chance to take a ride on the railroad until Tron opens… which has yet to be announced.

Disney Railroad

2. The Hall of Presidents (Magic Kingdom):

No surprise here as Disney is hard at work preparing Hall of Presidents for the 46th President, Joe Biden. For Trump’s Presidency, the attraction closed in January 2017 for refurbishment and reopened in December 2017. If history repeats itself, we are hoping to see Hall of Presidents reopen in December 2021.

Hall of Presidents
Credit: Disney

For a no obligation, FREE Quote with new bookings contact our sponsor Magical Vacation Planner by calling: 1(407)442-0289 Or for a free no obligation quote with new bookings you can fill out the form by Clicking HERE!

3. Main Street Confectionery (Magic Kingdom):

Yes, this tasty shop filled with delightful treats closed on March 29, 2021 for a lengthy refurbishment. Currently, the refurbishment calendar has the Confectionery listed as under refurbishment through July 3, 2021. Note – July 3 is as far as Disney’s park hours are currently listed at the time of writing this article which is as far as the refurbishment calendar goes. This refurbishment could go longer once the calendar is updated. Get excited though because when it reopens Disney has said we will have a chance to customize our confections!

Credit: Disney

4. Pin Traders – Camera Center (EPCOT):

Pin Traders is currently listed with no operating hours now through May 6, 2021. The website lists the shop reopening on Friday, May 7 with 11:00am to 11:00pm operating hours. Why the closure? We aren’t sure! Disney has not noted the closure under the refurbishment calendar.

Credit: Disney

Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom are currently listed as being free from refurbishment closures (yay!). Keep in mind, refurbishments are 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 refurb. We’ll keep you updated as we cruise through May!

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.