What’s Still Closed Right Now at Walt Disney World

Share This!

There’s a lot of activity going on at WDW these days! Attractions, restaurants and hotels are busy making preparations for the 50th anniversary celebration; some are closed for refurbishment and some high-touch activities are closed due to the pandemic. You almost need a checklist to keep up…so here’s a checklist to help you keep up! (Note: things change quickly and often, so check back often.)

DISNEY WORLD RESORTS CURRENTLY CLOSED

Disney’s Polynesian Resort – scheduled to re-open 7/19
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo House: scheduled to fully re-open 8/26
Disney’s All-Star Music Resort  – scheduled to re-open 9/16
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside: scheduled to re-open 10/4
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter: scheduled to re-open 10/28
Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort – scheduled to re-open 12/9

DISNEY WORLD ATTRACTIONS CURRENTLY CLOSED, LISTED BY PARK

(Currently there are no character meet and greets or parades, but character cavalcades are available.)

Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Finding Nemo the Musical
The Boneyard
UP! A Great Bird Adventure Show (currently replaced by Feathered Friends in Flight)

Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Fantasmic!
Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple
Star Wars: A Galactic Fireworks Spectacular
Star Wars: Launch Bay
Voyage of the Little Mermaid

EPCOT
Advanced Training Lab at Mission Space
Canada Far and Wide in Circle-vision 360
Turtle Talk with Crush
Many EPCOT Performers in the World Showcase (Mariachi Cobre and Voices of Liberty do perform at the America Gardens Theater)

Magic Kingdom
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
Casey’s Corner Pianist
Cosmic Dance Party
Enchanted Tales with Belle
Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade
Harmony Barber Shop
Main Street Vehicles
Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor
Once Upon a Time

Magic Kingdom Attractions currently closed for refurbishments:
Baby Care Center (a temporary Baby Care Center location is available in Tomorrowland)
Main Street Confectionary
The Chapeau
The Hall of Presidents
Walt Disney World Railroad
(it’s a small world will close July 27-29 for a quick refurbishment)

RESTAURANTS CURRENTLY CLOSED, LISTED BY PARK

Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Caravan Road
Kusafiri Coffee Shop and Bakery
Pizzafari
Restaurantosaurus Burgers and Sundaes (but Restaurantosaurus itself is open)
Smiling Crocodile

Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Catalina Eddie’s
Dockside Diner
Kat Saka’s Kettle
Neighborhood Bakery

EPCOT
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (Norway)
Monsieur Paul (France)
Nine Dragons Restaurant (China)
Restaurant Marrakesh (Morocco)
Takumi-Tei (Japan)
Tokyo Dining (Japan)

Magic Kingdom
Aunt Polly’s on Tom Sawyer Island (this location is often only open seasonally)
Cheshire Cafe
Columbia Harbour House
Cool Ship (in Tomorrowland)
The Diamond Horseshoe
Prince Eric’s Village Market
Tortuga Tavern (another seasonal location)

CLOSED EATS AT OPEN OR PARTIALLY OPEN RESORTS
1900 Park Fare, Grand Floridian
Boma – Flavors of Africa, Animal Kingdom Lodge
Flying Fish, Disney’s BoardWalk
Garden View Tea Room, Grand Floridian
Jiko, Animal Kingdom Lodge
Kona Island, Polynesian
Spyglass Grill, Caribbean Beach
Toledo, Coronado Springs
Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto, Polynesian
Turf Club Bar and Grill, Saratoga Springs
Victoria & Albert’s, Grand Floridian
Yachtsman Steakhouse, Yacht Club
In addition, some resort lounges may be closed or have reduced hours. Check with the hotel concierge desk to verify that day’s operating hours.

CLOSING SOON

The Wave of American Flavors at the Contemporary Resort will close 7/16

OPENING SOON

Citrico’s at the Grand Floridian will open 7/15
The Campsites at Disney’s For Wilderness Resort: Trail’s End will open 7/17

WATER PARK CLOSURES

Typhoon Lagoon

OTHER CLOSURES

Behind-the-scenes tours (but VIP tours are available)
Boat Rentals
Cake Decorating Experience at Amorette’s
Campfires
Carriage Rides
Chip ‘n’ Dale’s Campfire Sing-a-Long
Disney Springs boat service
Fireworks voyages
Hula lessons
Mermaid School
Some arcades
Spa and salon services
Special dining activities like Dine with an Imagineer or Dine with an Animal Specialist
Surfing lessons

The good news: everything else is open and still magical! (And you can bet this list will be obsolete by next week…which is even more good news!)

Have any questions or comments? Something we missed or something that has changed recently? Let us know below.

 

You May Also Like...

Bob Jacobs

Bob Jacobs lives in Wisconsin where he recently retired as Editorial Director and writer for a well-known clothing catalog company. He and his wife Cristie have four children, seven grandchildren and a cocker spaniel named Penny the Dog. They’ve visited Walt Disney World regularly since 1992.

One thought on “What’s Still Closed Right Now at Walt Disney World

  • July 14, 2021 at 5:11 pm
    Permalink

    Came here to comment that the Epcot monorail line is reopening this Sunday 7/18, but realizing now that it wasn’t mentioned in the article in the first place.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *