Everest Disney's Animal Kingdom

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 a pair of Disney's Animal Kingdom attractions that will be closing for regular maintenance, plus an early 2022 refurbishment for Disney's newest transportation option! 

1. Expedition Everest (Disney's Animal Kingdom)

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Status: Confirmed

Dates: January 4 2022 - mid-April 2022

Disney's Animal Kingdom favorite Expedition Everest will close early next year  from January 4 2022 until mid-April 2022 for a equipment refurbishment. No major changes to the actual ride experience are expected, so if you've got your hopes up for a repair for the Yeti, unfortunately it looks like that won't be happening this time around. 

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

Image: Disney

Status: Confirmed

Dates: November 1 2021 - mid-December 2021

Also at Disney's Animal Kingdom, Kali River Rapids' annual refurbishment has been penciled in for this fall, right in time for temperatures to cool off. Disney's Animal Kingdom fans may note that this is a little earlier than this attraction's usual January closure, but with the aforementioned closure of Expedition Everest happening early next year, Disney is likely looking to minimize the number of attractions at this park that are closed at one time. 


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