4. Walt Disney World Railroad (Magic Kingdom)

Image: Disney

Status: Confirmed

Dates: Now - TBA 

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 could last for some time longer. Currently there is no opening date projected for this attraction, but it has been predicted that this new ride will likely open as part of Walt Disney World 50th anniversary celebrations, which are set to conclude in March 2023. Last week Disney released a video on TikTok of the Walt Disney World Railroad which could hint at a reopening soon which means we hopefully haven't got too much longer to wait until the Walt Disney World Railroad rolls again. 

Though it has been several years since the Walt Disney World Railroad has operated, Disney has shared an image of newly refurbished Walter E. Disney Engine 1, which you can see above. Work is wrapping up on the new TRON roller coaster, which has recently started push/pull testing, so hopefully this attraction will be able to reopen soon as construction around this attraction enters its final phases. 

5. Blizzard Beach 

Status: Confirmed

Dates: Now - TBA 2022

Blizzard Beach closed for refurbishment several months ago for regular maintenance and though many were hoping that this water park would reopen in a few months, potentially in time for the Spring Break holidays, it now looks like we won't see Disney's Blizzard Beach reopening until at least July at the very earliest. Disney's official calendar currently still shows this park as closed until July 15, 2022. 

Fortunately, in the meantime, guests can check out Disney's Typhoon Lagoon water park, which is now open just in time for the weather to warm up. Hopefully by the summer time both this park and Disney's Blizzard Beach will be available to help guests beat the heat, although a recent rumor questioning whether Disney intends to reopen Blizzard Beach at all in 2022 hasn't yet been confirmed or denied. 

6. Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360 (EPCOT)

Canada Far and Wide, Disney
Image: Disney

Status: Confirmed

Dates: June 17 - TBA 2022

It was announced this week that Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360 attraction which is located in the Canada Pavilion in the World Showcase is set to close temporarily from June 27, 2022. The reason for this closure is in order for a limited time marketplace to be erected for the International Food & Wine Festival which is set to kick off on July 14 and will run through November 19, 2022.

We are unsure if Disney will take this opportunity to carry out a refurbishment on the attraction. We will update you on an official reopening date for Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360 when it is announced.


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