Disney parks are constantly changing their refurbishment schedules, making it difficult for guests to keep up with the operating times and latest news regarding their favorite attractions, resorts, shops, and restaurants. Here are a few big, upcoming changes that are either confirmed by their respective parks or at the least very strongly rumored for the very near future
This month's refurbishment update includes two MORE refurbishments set to hit Disneyland in the new year, plus a trio of Walt Disney World refurbishments happening in the first few weeks of 2020.
1. MouseGear (Epcot)
Dates: Now - TBA
MouseGear closed for refurbishment on January 5, 2020, and has temporarily been relocated to the former Innoventions East building. During this closure, the whole store will be getting an upgrade with new displays, signs, and and updated layout. No information has been confirmed about when this reimagined shop will reopen, but we'll keep you posted as soon as we hear something!
2. Kali River Rapids (Disney's Animal Kingdom)
Dates: Now to March 20, 2020
Every year Kali River Rapids goes down for an annual refurbishment, and now this attraction is once again closed through March 20, 2020. The attraction is expected to reopen to guests on March 21, 2020, just in time for Florida's warm weather to return (and for Spring Break to begin!)
3. Splash Mountain (Magic Kingdom)
Dates: Now - February 28, 2020
Splash Mountain is also now closed for its annual refurbishment while the water is drained, the logs are spruced up and various other fixes are performed on this attraction. This year the attraction will be closed for almost two months until spring temperatures bring warmer temperatures to the resort and the attraction reopens just in time for March.