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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 new refurbishments announced for the Magic Kingdom, Disney's Contemporary Resort and more, plus a few updates on some long-running closures as well! 

1. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (Magic Kingdom)

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Status: Confirmed

Dates: June 7-12, 2021

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad will undergo a brief closure from June 7 through to June 12, reopening to guests on June 13 2021. No big changes are likely on the horizon with this refurbishment just a simple tune up for this fan favorite attraction right at the beginning of summer. 

2. Disney Skyliner 

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Status: Confirmed

Dates: January 23 - 28, 2022

Though it's not happening until next year Disney has scheduled a short refurbishment for the Skyliner gondola transportation system. From January 23 through January 28 2022 this transportation option will be unavailable, with only bus service  available at the resorts served by Disney Skyliner.

3. The Wave (Disney's Contemporary Resort)

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Status: Confirmed

Dates: July 16 - Fall  2021

Disney's Contemporary Resort is currently going through a massive refurbishment where rooms are being refreshed with new designs and it looks like The Wave will also be getting a new look this summer as well. Nothing has been specifically announced yet, but with rooms reportedly getting plussed up with character touches from the Incredibles, we wouldn't be surprised if The Wave returns this fall with an Incredibles theme as well. 

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