Walt Disney World Preview — Week of October 20, 2018

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Several attractions are closing for the season at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park this week. To see the list and more, keep reading!

Special Events

  • Here are your artists for this week’s Eat to the Beat Concert Series:
    • 10/19 – 10/21: The Devon Allman Project
    • 10/22 – 10/23: Kenny G
    • 10/24 – 10/25: Billy Ocean
    • 10/26 – 10/28: Starship featuring Mickey Thomas
  • Walt Disney World’s new date-based ticket pricing has finally debuted! See what we know here and read how it may impact crowds here.
  • The next V.I.PASSHOLDER Nights event will be held at Epcot on October 25 from 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Guests will be given access to dining, shopping, and attractions hours after the park closes to the public.
  • Here is list of attractions closing at Disney’s Animal Kingdom beginning October 22, 2018 (with a return date of “Spring 2019”):
    • Conservation Station
    • Animal Encounters: It All Started with a Mouse
    • Animal Encounters: Up-Close Interactions
    • Affection Section
    • Habitat Habit


For the most current weather conditions, click here.

Crowd Levels

For more information about crowd levels, click here.

Park Hours

Attractions Closed For Refurbishments

Magic Kingdom:

  • Liberty Square Riverboat
  • Tom Sawyer Island

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • Wildlife Express Train: Africa Station (10/22)
  • Wildlife Express Train: Rafiki’s Planet Watch Station (10/22)

Will you miss any of the attractions closing at Disney’s Animal Kingdom? Let me know in the comments!

Angela Dahlgren

Angela is cohost of the TouringPlans Podcast and regular contributor to the TouringPlans YouTube channel. When she's not talking about the happiest place on earth, she spends her time entertaining her own little Minnie and Mickey Mouse. You can find her on twitter @AngelaDahlgren or via email - angela@touringplans.com

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