Disney Parks Closing 20+ Attractions in Near Future

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Tokyo Disney Resort's Cinderella Castle amidst a blue sky during the hot, summer months

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A popular Disney vacation destination has just revealed that it will be closing dozens of rides in the near future.

Concept art of all-new attractions and experiences coming next year to Tokyo DisneySea
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Refurbishments are a key part of any good theme park, though it’s probably guest’s least favorite part of visiting.

There’s nothing worse than planning a Disney vacation for months, only to visit and find out your favorite ride is closed for refurbishment. No matter where you are, from Universal Studios Florida to Disneyland Paris, ride and attraction closures are just something guests will have to deal with from time to time. Thankfully, Disney and other theme parks plan closures at key times as to not interfere with the normal operations of its parks and resorts. This is why you don’t typically see rides like Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Space Mountain, Haunted Mansion, and Pirates of the Caribbean all close at the Magic Kingdom in the same week.

Unfortunately, Disney recently announced that dozens of rides and attractions would be closing at what is arguably Disney’s best resort in the world.

Guests riding in the front few vehicles of Big Thunder Mountain at Tokyo Disneyland
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While Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Disneyland Park, and even Disney California Adventure are fan-favorite parks bringing in millions of guests each and every year, few Disney resorts can compare to the Tokyo Disney Resort. We already covered Pirates of the Caribbean closing at Tokyo Disneyland, but there are a lot more iconic rides and attractions set to close in the next few months.

A total of 25 different rides and attractions will close within the next few months, with several other experiences remaining closed from previous refurbishments that began earlier this year. The updated list can be seen below:

Tokyo Disneyland

  • Haunted Mansion August 10 – September 13, 2023
  • Gadget’s Go Coaster September 4 – 13, 2023
  • “it’s a small world“ September 15 – October 2, 2023
  • Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin September 19 – October 6, 2023
  • Pirates of the Caribbean October 3 – 27, 2023
  • Monsters, Inc. Ride & Go Seek! November 2 – 27, 2023
  • The Enchanted Tiki Room: Stitch Presents “Aloha E Komo Mai!” November 7 – 20, 2023
  • Goofy’s Paint ‘n’ Play House November 17 – December 1, 2023
  • Splash Mountain November 28 – December 28, 2023
  • Enchanted Tale of Beauty and the Beast January 9 – 25, 2024
  • Haunted Mansion January 9 – February 6, 2024
  • Peter Pan’s Flight January 26 – March 31, 2024
  • Pooh’s Hunny Hunt January 26 – May 24, 2024
  • Big Thunder Mountain February 7 – June 13, 2024
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic February 13 – 22, 2024

Tokyo DisneySea

  • Flounder’s Flying Fish Coaster August 28 – October 2, 2023
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea October 3 – November 6, 2023
  • The Magic Lamp Theater November 1, 2023 – February 18, 2024
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth November 21 – December 20, 2023
  • Scuttle’s Scooters January 9 – 12, 2024
  • Toy Story Mania! January 10 – April 8, 2024
  • DisneySea Electric Railway January 11 – March 11, 2024
  • Indiana Jones® Adventure: Temple of the Crystal Skull February 1 – 15, 2024
  • Sindbad’s Storybook Voyage February 13 – September 24, 2024
DisneySea overview Mountain
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Several live entertainment experiences are closing, too. Some of the most notable closures include Sinbad’s Storybook Village, which will be closed for a whopping seven months. Toy Story Mania will be closed for three months.

Pooh’s Hunny Hunt, a classic Disney park dark ride, is undergoing a five-month refurbishment, which will start in early 2024. For a full list of ride and attraction closures at the Tokyo Disney Resort, check out the official website here.

Will you be visiting Tokyo Disney anytime soon? What’s your favorite ride at Disney?

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