So you're dreaming of your ultimate vacation for this summer to visit the mouse. I find it's best to know which attractions will be down for refurbishment while planning my trip. Disney is constantly building and upgrading various aspects in their parks. I do not see refurbishment in a negative way. Sure it stinks that attraction may have downtime when you are visiting, but I'd rather be prepared ahead of time so my little one doesn't get her hopes set high on riding an attraction that is scheduled to be down (and mine too).
Here is a list of attraction and other closures that may impact your trip. Please keep in mind that these dates are subject to change.
Walt Disney World Resort
The monorail system is undergoing refurbishment and might run on modified or reduced schedules. You may have to use another transportation option. Through early 2016.
Swiss Family Treehouse 7/7/16 - 9/25/26
Liberty Square Riverboat 8/1/16 - 8/8/16
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad 8/8/16 – 11/19/16
it's a small world 8/22/16 - 9/16/16
Disney's Hollywood Studios
***Many exciting changes are coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios!! A new 11-acre land, Toy Story Land, will take guests right into Andy's backyard with attractions featuring Slinky Dog, Aliens, and the famous Toy Story Mania. The is an even larger expansion coming to the park. A Star Wars themed land, 14-acres, will be bringing two new attractions to the park.***
Pizza Planet 1/19/16 - 11/2/16
Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream 7/16/16 – 7/20/16
Voyage of The Little Mermaid 7/24/16 – 7/28/16
Muppet*Vision 3D 8/15/16 – 8/23/16
Disney's Animal Kingdom
DINOSAUR 7/25/16 – 9/30/16
Entire Park 10/23/16 – 12/25/16
Entire Park 12/25/16 - 3/12/17
Planet Hollywood 1/6/16- 6/1/16
Other various construction and parking lot improvements through the end of 2016
***Due to the expansion of Disneyland for a highly anticipated Star Wars themed land, there are many upcoming changes planned for this park. The Disneyland Railroad and attractions around the Rivers of America have closed temporarily. Big Thunder Mountain Ranch has closed as of 1/10/16.***
Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes 1/11/16 - 2017
Disneyland Railroad 1/11/16 - 2017
Fantasmic! 1/11/16 - 2017
Mark Twain Riverboat 1/11/16 - 2017
Pirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer Island 1/11/16 - 2017
Sailing Ship Columbia 1/11/16 - 2017
Disney California Adventure
None at this time :)
Sheena Moberg is an Independent Agent of Fairytale Adventures Travel. She is the founder of the blog Confessions of a Disney Mom. Sheena specializes in family travel experiences to Walt Disney World Resort. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.