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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 several major closures now in effect at the Magic Kingdom and an upcoming transportation refurbishment. 

1. Splash Mountain (Magic Kingdom)

Status: Confirmed

Dates: Now - February 11, 2022

Splash Mountain at Magic Kingdom is now closed for its annual refurbishment and will reopen in just a few weeks on February 11, 2022. No major changes will be made during this time, and this refurbishment is not related to the Princess and the Frog re-theme that was announced several years ago. 

2. Blizzard Beach 

Status: Confirmed

Dates: Now - TBA 2022

Now that Typhoon Lagoon has reopened, Blizzard Beach has closed for refurbishment. No specific dates have been given, but we'd expect that this water park will likely reopen in a few months, potentially in time for the Spring Break holidays. 

3. Expedition Everest (Disney's Animal Kingdom)

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Status: Confirmed

Dates: Now - mid-April 2022

Disney's Animal Kingdom favorite Expedition Everest is now closed until mid-April 2022 for an 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. 

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