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Walt Disney World Refurbishments and Closures for June 2023

Updated: Jun 2, 2023

Check out our list of all the current Refurbishments and Closures at Walt Disney World.


Walt Disney World Refurbishments and Closures for May 2023

As we head into June and the weather heats up, the crowds are getting larger, and thankfully the closures and refurbishments are few and far between, with Disney preferring to have as many rides and attractions open as possible in the summer months.


Here we have listed all the latest closures and refurbishments at Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom, plus the resorts



Walt Disney World Refurbishment & Closures


Magic Kingdom


Splash Mountain

Splash Mountain is permanently closed, with the ride currently undergoing major refurbishment to be transformed into Tiana's Bayou Adventure, opening late 2024.



Disney’s Hollywood Studios


Voyage of the Little Mermaid

The only entertainment currently closed at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the long time shuttered Voyage of the Little Mermaid.


Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith

Rock n Roller Coaster was scheduled to be closed through summer 2023 due to a refurb, but thankfully the ride opened much earlier than expected over the Memorial Day Weekend, so rock on and ride this awesome indoor coaster during your June visit!



Disney’s Animal Kingdom


The Boneyard

Closed May 1 to June 12, 2023


Spaceship Earth at EPCOT

EPCOT


Right now there is no current closures, but, right now if you visit EPCOT you are going to see quite a few construction walls, thankfully not as many as in recent years as the parks transformation hits the home stretch, but be aware you are still going to see lots of construction in the park.


Here's a look at what's coming soon to the park this Fall...


Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana EPCOT

Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana

Although not quite ready for Summer, this fall will bring even more exciting experiences as part of the multi-year transformation of EPCOT.


Guests will be able to explore the wonders of water when Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana opens.


This fun interactive outdoor trail offers a chance to play and interact with water as it travels from the sky to the oceans and back again. Along the way, guests learn about the importance of water and discover its playful personality – just as Moana did on her heroic voyage.


The new World Celebration neighborhood EPCOT

Fall will also see completion of the new World Celebration neighborhood. As the hub of the park, it will feature different gardens that change with the seasons.


Dreamers Point, an inspiring overlook showcasing a statue of Walt Disney called “Walt the Dreamer.”

Dreamers Point

It is also where guests will discover Dreamers Point, an inspiring overlook showcasing a statue of Walt Disney called “Walt the Dreamer.”


World Celebration neighborhood, CommuniCore Hall EPCOT

CommuniCore Hall

When CommuniCore Hall opens in World Celebration later this year, it will be the center of festival programming throughout the park.


In new renderings, you can see this will be home to a new character greeting location called Mickey & Friends. You’ll be able to meet Mickey Mouse and some of his best pals in this colorful space.


CommuniCore Hall  in World Celebration EPCOT

Also located in the World Celebration neighborhood, CommuniCore Hall will be the home of a dynamic exhibition space that will transform with each festival throughout the year, as you can see here in one possibility imagined for EPCOT International Festival of the Arts.


Playing with light, shapes and reflections, the architecture of this building was designed by Walt Disney Imagineering to celebrate the legacy of EPCOT and the original CommuniCore buildings.


A new nighttime spectacular will debut at EPCOT later this year

New Nighttime Spectacular

Plus, a new nighttime spectacular will debut at EPCOT later this year, inviting everyone to gather around World Showcase Lagoon for a show that will unite us through commonalities of the heart in a dazzling display of music, pyrotechnics, lasers and lighting, the show will feature an original composition and evocative selections from the Disney songbook – all woven together to remind us that we are more alike than different


EPCOT is also hosting the Disney100 celebration at Walt Disney World Resort.


Enjoy all-new experiences as Walt Disney World celebrate this momentous anniversary and the culmination of the EPCOT transformation – from meeting Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in their platinum attire to snapping a selfie with a platinum sculpture of Walt Disney, and watching Spaceship Earth illuminate the evenings with a special lighting design.



Blizzard Beach Water Park


Temporarily Closed


Trattoria al Forno and the Pizza Window at Disney’s BoardWalk

Trattoria al Forno and the Pizza Window at Disney’s BoardWalk

Trattoria al Forno and the Pizza Window at Disney’s BoardWalk will be closed for refurbishment from June 11-17.


No dinner offerings will be available. However, Trattoria al Forno will provide a limited breakfast menu during those dates, with guests directed to dine in the Flying Fish dining room.


Hotel Construction & Refurbishments


Animal Kingdom Lodge’s Kidani Village

Through September 2023, Kidani Village will be undergoing refurbishment.


BoardWalk Inn

Right now the new Cake Bake Shop Restaurant is currently under construction in the space that was the ESPN Club.


Caribbean Beach Resort

Guest rooms are currently being replaced by ‘Under the Sea’ Inspired Little Mermaid Rooms. The project will last through mid-2023.


Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Due to refurbishments of guest rooms and buildings at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, construction will be noticeable in the resort.


Polynesian Village Resort

Walt Disney World is building a new DVC tower at Polynesian Village Resort between the existing Polynesian longhouses and Wedding Pavilion, near the Grand Floridian.


New DVC tower at Polynesian Village Resort

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