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What's Currently CLOSED At Walt Disney World In October

Updated: Oct 4, 2022

If your visiting Walt Disney World in October you'll be looking forward to all the spooky Halloween decor, EPCOT's 40th Anniversary including lots of merchandise and limited time food offering, plus best of all, it's not too busy in October, you'll enjoy lower wait times and more room to move around the parks.

Ok, so that's the plus points, now the bad news, there is still quite a few attractions currently CLOSED in Walt Disney World, plus refurbishments are happening in the hotels with two restaurants closed, and a resort pool too, read on for this months closures and refurbishments.

As always dates and information are subject to change, but rest assured we will keep you updated.


Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney World Railway

Sadly for yet another month, The Walt Disney World Railroad remains top of the list of closures at Walt Disney World.

Unfortunately as the construction of the upcoming TRON: Lightcycle Run roller coaster in Tomorrowland drags on for what seems like forever, the Railroad cannot run, and with Tron not expected to open until spring of 2023, it’s entirely possible that the Railroad will be closed until then.

Pete's Silly Sideshow

One of our favorite Walt Disney World character meeting spots, Pete’s Silly Sideshow remains closed in October.

Walt Disney World has announced Pete's will be thankfully opening soon, but no official world on the exact date.

We anxiously wait until we can meet our favorite circus performers once more, where else in WDW can you meet Minnie, Daisy, Donald, and Goofy, all in one place!

Ariel’s Grotto

Another favourite character meet-and-greet that’s still not returned at Magic Kingdom since the COVID restrictions forced Walt Disney World to close, is Ariel’s Grotto.

Sadly Walt Disney World has not announced when Ariel will be back to meet guests in her Grotto

Enchanted Tales With Belle

Tales as old as time are still not being told in the Enchanted Tales with Belle attraction.

We really do hope to see the re-telling of Beauty and the Beast with our favourite princess, Belle soon.

Tomorrowland Light & Power Co.

The Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. gift shop next to Space Mountain remains closed in October with no official word on a re-opening.


The American Adventure

The grandest attraction in all of EPCOT, the American Adventure is sadly closed in October.

The attraction is closed for maintenance, which is a shame as it coincides with EPCOT's 40th anniversary.

Canada Far And Wide In Circlevision 360

Canada's Circlevision 360 attraction remains closed in October as the location which houses the movie is currently being used for the 2022 EPCOT Food & Wine Festival as the Appleseed Orchard Booth bar.

We expect to see the attraction re-open once the festival ends on November 19th.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios


Sadly the most wonderful of them all, Fantasmic! is set to be closed for yet another month.

Walt Disney World has thankfully revealed that the ever popular show will return in 2022, but no showtimes are listed for October.

The show is currently in cast rehearsals, and could return at any time, watch this space!


Will Voyage Of The Little Mermaid ever return to Hollywood Studios?

For yet another month, this live show remains on the list of closures at the theme park, and to be honest if it does return, it will need a major revamp, but we now doubt that the show will make a return.

Walt Disney World Hotels

Kona Café at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Kona Café is still currently closed for refurbishment, but with it due to re-open soon, it has been rumoured to be re-opening on November 1st, 2022.

Narcoossee’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

The wonderful Narcoossee’s seafood restaurant at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resorts currently closed, and if your looking to eat here you will have a long wait as Narcoossee's is not scheduled to reopen until sometime next year.

Pools at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort

Two pools will be closed in October at Saratoga Springs Resort. The Congress Park Pool and the Treehouse Villa Pool, will both be closed from October 3rd through mid-December 2022.

As an alternative you can use the other pools at the resort, the High Rock Spring Pool, the Grandstand Pool, and the Paddock Pool.

Walt Disney World are providing shuttle transportation provided between the Treehouse Villas and the High Rock Springs Pool from 10am until 5pm each day.

Disney World Water Parks

Blizzard Beach

Have you forgotten about Blizzard Beach? You might as well have as the water park has been closed for all of 2022 so far, and it’s not going to open anytime soon as its scheduled to be closed through October also.

Walt Disney World have not announced a re-opening, which leaves everyone with Disney World’s other water park, Typhoon Lagoon!

And that's the closures throughout Walt Disney World for October, as always stay tuned to Gotta Go Orlando for all the latest news and info from Orlando's Theme Parks and Attractions.


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