4. Walt Disney World Railroad (Magic Kingdom)
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 month 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
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 31, 2022.
Disney has recently filed a permit to "install show items" which could imply that a new attraction is planned for Blizzard Beach. We have also seen construction vehicles and materials being delivered to a laydown yard situated near to the Downhill Double Dipper, Snow Stormers, and Toboggan Racers on the Purple Slopes and the Runoff Rapids on the Red Slopes.
Fortunately, while Blizzard Beach continues to be closed, guests can visit Disney's Typhoon Lagoon water park. Hopefully by the summer time both this park and Disney's Blizzard Beach will be available to help guests beat the heat of the Florida sun.
6. Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360 (EPCOT)
Dates: June 17 - TBA 2022
It was announced at the beginning of May 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.
7. A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King (Disney's Animal Kingdom)
Dates: July 5 - July 15
“A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King” will close for a short period in July in order for preparations to be completed for the return of the full show in all its glory. The current "A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King" will complete it's last performances on July 4 and will then remain closed through July 15, when the show will reopen as "Festival of the Lion King".
Guests will be able to once again see and enjoy the popular tumble monkeys which have been completely absent in the current show and the aerial dancers will also return.
From July 16, the "Festival of the Lion King" is scheduled to be performed eight times a day, on the hour from 10:00AM to 5:00PM. This is subject to change so be sure to check the calendar on the official website for the up to date times for the day of your visit.
8. TriceraTop Spin (Disney's Animal Kingdom)
Dates: June 13 - 17
TriceraTop Spin which is located at DinoLand USA at Disney's Animal Kingdom is set to be closed for a brief refurbishment from June 13 -17 and is scheduled to reopen on Saturday June 18. Due to it being such a short closure we aren't expecting any major changes to this attraction just annual maintenance checks.
We will update you with any changes to these scheduled closure dates as and when they are announced here and on our news and Facebook page.