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 several ongoing refurbishments at the Magic Kingdom, plus the ongoing refurbishment at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort plus scheduled downtime at a Disney's Animal Kingdom favorite.
1. Tomorrowland Transit Authority Peoplemover (Magic Kingdom)
Dates: Now - January 9, 2021
One of the attractions that did not open with Walt Disney World when it reopened in July was the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover. However, unlike other attractions like Primeval Whirl and River of Light, which are now closed forever, this attraction is expected to reopen at some point, and Disney officially updated its website back in August to say that this attraction will be under refurbishment at least through to the end of October 2020.
However, it looks like whatever tune-ups or improvements are happening behind the scenes will take a little longer than expected as Walt Disney World has updated its official calendar and this closure is now expected to last until January 9, 2021 when it is now re-scheduled to begin welcoming guests once again.
2. Liberty Square Riverboat and Tom Sawyer's Island
Dates: Now - March 1, 2021
The Liberty Square Riverboat and Tom Sawyer Island at the Magic Kingdom are both currently closed until next spring during a lengthy refurbishment that mainly involves maintenance, cleaning, and upgrades for the Rivers of America. The river has already been drained, and is in the process of being fully cleaned and upgraded with some overdue maintenance.