4. Walt Disney World Railroad (Magic Kingdom)

Status: Confirmed

Dates: Now - TBA 2022

Walt Disney World Railroad has been closed since the beginning of 2019 and though there haven't been any official updates on the refurbishment of this attraction, with the delay of the TRON Lightcycle / Run, it looks like this refurbishment will last at least another year due to construction slowdowns, as Disney is now targeting a 2022 opening date for  TRON Lightcycle / Run. Disney has yet to update their official calendar for this attraction, but we'll let you know if there are any updates in the near future.

5. Jungle Cruise (Magic Kingdom) 

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Status: Confirmed

Dates: Soon - Late 2021

Over the past few weeks, several scenes from the Jungle Cruise have been removed while Disney has been preparing for the reimagining of this attraction. When it reopens, this ride will have a new story and creative concept which will allow guests to follow a Jungle Cruise skipper and their passengers as a journey goes awry. Guests will float by a skipper who’s been chased up the pole by the rhino along with the other explorers as well as an all-new scene where a sunken boat splits apart and chimps board the wreckage, with monkey business ensuing. You can learn more about this refurbishment here.  

6. Hall of Presidents (Magic Kingdom )

Image: Disney

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! 


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