4. Voyage Of The Little Mermaid (Disney's Hollywood Studios)
Dates: March 2020 - TBA
Voyage of the Little Mermaid at Disney's Hollywood Studios is the one show that Disney had remained quiet about since the theme parks reopened in July 2020 after the closures due to COVID-19 which began in March 2020.
Voyage of the Little Mermaid was a spectacular indoor show at Disney's Hollywood Studios retelling the story of The Little Mermaid live, with Ariel, Flounder, and all their underwater (and land) friends. The story was retold with memorable songs and colorful puppets.
After 3 and a half years of silence and with many Disney fans assuming this show was closed for good, on December 19, Disney announced that they would be reimagining the Voyage of The Little Mermaid and would debut "The Little Mermaid - A Musical Adventure" at the Animation Courtyard theater in fall 2024.
We will keep you updated on this as we head through 2024.
5. Disney's Typhoon Lagoon
Dates: November 6 - TBC
Disney's Typhoon Lagoon closed at the end of the day on November 5 for its annual winter refurbishment. At this point, Blizzard Beach reopened on November 6, as was the case in 2022 when Blizzard Beach reopened on November 13.
We are certainly hoping that at some point in 2024 we will see both Walt Disney World water parks up and running again together but are currently skeptical whether this will be the case.
6. Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser
Dates: September 30, 2023 - Permanent
At the end of May, Disney made the shocking announcement that their most immersive experience; Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser would take its last voyage Sept. 28-30 meaning after only 18 months since its official debut in March 2022, it has now closed permanently.
7. Splash Mountain (Magic Kingdom)
Dates: January 22, 2023 - Permanent
Splash Mountain at Disney's Magic Kingdom officially closed at the end of Sunday January 22, 2023 in order to begin its extensive transformation to Tiana's Bayou Adventure. News of this closure will come as sad news to Splash Mountain fans especially as many assumed Disney would keep it open until the end of the 50th Anniversary celebrations which ended on March 31.