5 Walt Disney World Attractions Closing For Refurbishment in 2020


Heads up if you are traveling to Walt Disney World this year. There are five attractions that will be closed at various times for refurbishment. Check the list, for the first half of the year, and see what, if any, attractions will be closed during your scheduled visit.

Magic Kingdom:

There are three attractions that will close down for short refurbishments, not counting the Walt Disney World Railroad, at the Magic Kingdom.  Here they are listed in order of closing dates:

Splash Mountain

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January 6- February 28th, 2020

This attraction usually closes down at this time of year for updates and maintenance, so this is one we actually expect.

Swiss Family Robinson Tree House

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April 27th-May 4th, 2020

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

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May 4- May 21, 2020

Animal Kingdom:

Disney’s Animal Kingdom currently has only one closure coming.

Kali River Rapids

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January 6th- March 21st, 2020

Again, it being a water ride, this would be the expected time they do the maintenance on this attraction.


Epcot also has only one refurbishment listed so far.

Test Track

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January 13th-February 27th

As it stands right now January-February seems to be the time most attractions will be taken offline. Test Track will be a big one. Keep in mind when attractions are down for refurbishment, especially ones like Test Track and the Magic Kingdom mountains, it can lead to longer lines and wait time at other attractions. Be prepared for that and allow a little bit of extra time.

Also keep in mind that the two water parks will also be closed for refurbishment in 2020.

Disney’s Blizzard Beach has already been closed for refurbishment since earlier this year but will reopen on January 13, 2020

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon will be closed from January 13- March 28 2020.

I do find it odd they are promoting Typhoon Lagoon so much if they are going to close it for so long early next year. I would think they would be pushing Blizzard Beach now as it will re-open soon.

But they are wrapping up a long Blizzard Beach refurbishment, so it stands to reason that they are going to do the same with Typhoon Lagoon.

What do you think? Comment and let us know!

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