Walt Disney World Refurbishment Calendar 2023

In order to keep the park magical Walt Disney World refurbishments provide general upkeep and maintain the safety of all the attractions and experiences in the resort.

Disney works hard to try their best to complete these refurbishments in a timely manner so they don’t impact guest experience during peak times of the year.

Keep reading to find out what Walt Disney World rides are closed currently and what to expect on your trip.

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Walt Disney World Refurbishment Calendar 2023

Here are all the current Walt Disney World refurbishments you should be aware of if you’re planning a trip in 2023 & 2024! Walt Disney World may change these dates as these are always just estimates as different factors can delay these projects such as weather or staffing shortages. It’s always best to check the daily Walt Disney World refurbishment calendar on the Disney website the day of your visit to see what is open the day of your park visit.

Outside Theme Parks

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  • Typhoon Lagoon Water Park– Closes on November 6th 2023
  • Blizzard Beach– Opens November 6th 2023
  • Skyliner Routine yearly maintenance starting January 16th 2024
    • Closed Jan. 16-21:
      • Pop Century/Art of Animation > Caribbean Beach
      • Caribbean Beach > Disney’s Hollywood Studios
    • Closed Jan. 16-27
      • Caribbean Beach > Riviera Resort > EPCOT



  • Epcot Forever – Ends December 4th 2023, replaced by Luminous: The Symphony of Us on December 5th 2023

Magic Kingdom


Hollywood Studios


  • Voyage of the Little Mermaid – No return date announced

Animal Kingdom


  • Primeval Whirl – Permanently closed and removed from the park


None currently

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