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January 2023 Walt Disney World Refurbishments & Closures

Updated: Jan 14, 2023

Here’s the latest closures and refurbishment updates from throughout Walt Disney World Resort.



Now that the busy holiday period is over at Walt Disney World, January is a busy month for refurbishments getting under throughout the resort.


Already we have quite a long list of refurbishments for the year ahead, and obviously more refurbs will be coming, and as always we will let you know as soon as they are announced by Walt Disney World.


As well as refurbishments we have a major closure happening at Magic Kingdom this year, with Splash Mountain closing forever this month to make way for Tiana.


Plus there is quite a few attractions that have not reopened since Walt Disney World was forced to close due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.


Check out the list to find out more!


January 2023 Ongoing Closures



Pete's Silly Sideshow at Magic Kingdom

Closed March 2020 (Reopened Sunday, January 15!)


Pete's Silly Sideshow at Magic Kingdom


Ariel’s Grotto at Magic Kingdom

Closed March 2020 (no reopening date announced)


Ariel’s Grotto at Magic Kingdom


Enchanted Tales With Belle at Magic Kingdom

Closed March 2020 (no reopening date announced)


Enchanted Tales With Belle at Magic Kingdom


Voyage Of The Little Mermaid at Hollywood Studios

Closed March 2020 (no reopening date announced)


Voyage Of The Little Mermaid at Hollywood Studios


Narcoossee’s Restaurant at Grand Floridian Resort

Closed July 14, 2022 (no reopening date announced)


Narcoossee’s Restaurant at Grand Floridian Resort


Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. Gift Shop at Magic Kingdom

Closed August 1, 2022 (no reopening date announced)


Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. Gift Shop at Magic Kingdom


Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

Closed November 12, 2022 (no reopening date announced)


Typhoon Lagoon Water Park


Tokyo Dining Restaurant at EPCOT

Closed November 22, 2022 (reopening Summer 2023)


Tokyo Dining Restaurant at EPCOT



January 2023 Refurbishments & Closures


Disney’s Beach Club & Villas

Closed January 9 through early April (for refurbishment)




Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Magic Kingdom

Closed January 9 through January 13


Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Magic Kingdom


Kali River Rapids at Animal Kingdom

Closed January 9 through March 16


Kali River Rapids at Animal Kingdom


For the First Time in Forever:

A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration at Hollywood Studios

Closed January 9 through January 27


For the First Time in Forever:  A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration at Hollywood Studios


The Feature Pool & Whirlpool Spas at The Contemporary Resort

Closed January 9 through early April


The Feature Pool & Whirlpool Spas at The Contemporary Resort


Meadow Swimmin’ Pool & Whirlpool Spas at Fort Wilderness

Closed January 9 through early April


Meadow Swimmin’ Pool & Whirlpool Spas at Fort Wilderness


High Rock Spring Pool at Saratoga Springs Resort

Closed early January through late March


High Rock Spring Pool at Saratoga Springs Resort


The Leisure Pool at Treehouse Villas, Saratoga Springs Resort

Closed early January through late March


The Leisure Pool at Treehouse Villas, Saratoga Springs Resort


EPCOT DiveQuest at EPCOT

Closed January 13 through mid-March


EPCOT DiveQuest at EPCOT


EPCOT Dolphins in Depth at EPCOT

Closed January 13 through mid-March


EPCOT Dolphins in Depth at EPCOT


Winter Summerland Mini Golf - Summer Course

Closed January 17 to January 23


Winter Summerland Mini Golf


Disney Skyliner

Closed January 22 to January 29


Disney Skyliner


Splash Mountain at Magic Kingdom

Closing permanently on January 23


Reopening late 2024 as Tiana’s Bayou Adventure.


Spash Mountain at Magic Kingdom


Winter Summerland Mini Golf (Winter Course)

Closed January 24 to January 30


Winter Summerland Mini Golf (Winter Course)



February 2023 Refurbishments & Closures


Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster at Hollywood Studios

Closed starting February 20 (no reopening date announced)


Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster at Hollywood Studios







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