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 some small refurbishments happening later this month at the Magic Kingdom, the Jungle Cruise refurbishment inches closer to completion, plus several hotel projects get underway
1. Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin (Magic Kingdom)
Dates: July 20 - 23 , 2021
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin at the Magic Kingdom will be closing for a very short refurbishment next week starting July 20 and then reopening three days later on July 23.
2. Disney's All Star Movies lobby
Dates: Now - October 2021
Beginning this week, the lobby at Disney's All-Star Movies will be getting a refresh featuring smaller counters and a more open design. Work on this updated design is expected to be complete by mid-October, and most common areas of Cinema Hall, including the World Premiere Food Court, will remain open during this update.
3. it's a small world (Magic Kingdom)
Dates: July 27 -30 , 2021
“it’s a small world” at Magic Kingdom will be closing for a very short refurbishment on July 27, closing for three days before reopening on July 30. This attraction's exterior was recently repainted, so perhaps the interior of this ride is getting some small upgrades as well.
4. Jungle Cruise (Magic Kingdom)
Dates: Now - Fall 2021
The refurbishment of the Jungle Cruise at the Magic Kingdom is well underway and Disney recently has shared a backstage look at creating the new props, characters and story for the updated Jungle Cruise, which includes fun tidbits about both the Disneyland version (which has been completed) and the Magic Kingdom version, which should complete its transformation later this year. Check it out above!