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 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 the just-announced Jungle Cruise reimagining, the continuing saga of the seemingly never-ending Peoplemover refurbishment and more! 

1.Hall of Presidents (Magic Kingdom )

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Status: Confirmed

Dates: Now - TBA

As of January 20, 2021 the Hall of Presidents is officially closed for refurbishment. While Disney hasn’t announced anything specific about this refurbishment, it can be assumed that President Biden will be added to the attraction (in audio-animatronic form) sometime later this year. 

The last time the Hall of Presidents closed for refurbishment for a new addition, it didn't reopen until December 19, 2017, nearly 11 months after it initially closed. However, in addition to the new animatronic, Disney also debuted a new show element during 2017, as well as a number of technical upgrades including a new sound system, lighting and high-definition projection system and an expanded multi-screen viewing experience, which could be why it took so long last time.

Though it remains to be seen if Disney completely changes the "show" element of this attraction again, or just adds the current president to the mix during this refurbishment. However, hopefully we'll know more soon! 

2. Kali River Rapids (Disney's Animal Kingdom)

Status: Confirmed

Dates: Now - April 2 2021

Every year Kali River Rapids goes down for an annual refurbishment, and though this refurbishment was originally scheduled to take place from January 3, 2021 until February 19, 2021, this refurbishment will now reopen over a month later to guests on April 2 2021.


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