4. Test Track (Epcot)
Dates: January 13 - February 26, 2020
Test Track will be closing for a brief refurbishment beginning on January 13th, 2020 to February 26, 2020. No major changes are expected during this closure, as this refurbishment will largely be a tune up to ensure that Test Track is running in tip top condition for the year ahead!
5. Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show (Disney's Polynesian Village Resort)
Dates: January 21 - 25, 2020
The Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort will undergo a brief refurbishment later this month, closing from January 21 through January 25, 2020, for the refurbishment of the show’s venue, Luau Cove. The dinner show will then resume performances on January 28, 2020, following their normal schedule.
Dates: Spring 2020 - TBA 2021
Spaceship Earth will adjusting its theme away from the history of communication and towards "storytelling", in a landmark reimagining of this ride, which will see it transformed into Spacehip Earth: Our Shared Story, a moniker that was recently confirmed with the opening of the Epcot Experience preview center last year.
This new version of Spaceship Earth will have a new narrator in the form of a story "Light", that will guide guests through this enhanced ride, that will include both familiar scenes with plussed up effects (as you can see above), and new scenes as well. This new character will be present in every scene and will also be speaking to guests throughout the attraction, explaining how storytelling has changed throughout time.
The reimagining of this attraction will be a massive undertaking and though Disney hasn't announced a closing date yet, we'd imagine that guests who want to experience this ride in its original form will probably want to do so before March, as rumors currently suggest that this attraction will close in early Spring (after the aforementioned Test Track refurbishment is complete), and will remain shuttered until sometime in 2021, when the new version is expected to have a grand re-opening.