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Disney World Refurbishment Closures for the First Half of 2020

The hard-working folks at Disney World are always busy maintaining the parks and resorts. Sometimes this means taking down attractions for refurbishments.

Disney is planning to temporarily shut down quite a few attractions in the first half of 2020 for maintenance.

Let’s take a look:

Magic Kingdom

The Walt Disney World Railroad

Downtime: Continued through the first half of 2020

The Walt Disney World Railroad will remain closed for the first half of 2020 as construction on Tron continues.
The Walt Disney World Railroad will remain closed for the first half of 2020 as construction on Tron continues.

The railroad (with its stops on Main Street USA, Frontierland, and Storybook Circus) will remain closed in the first half of 2020 at Disney continues work on the new Tron roller coaster in Tomorrowland.

Splash Mountain

Downtime: January 6 – February 28, 2020

Winter weather? Perfect time to work on the water-based attractions.
Winter weather? Perfect time to work on the water-based attractions.

It’s not unusual for Dinsey to close outdoor water-based attractions in January and February for maintenance. The cool weather means many guests would not ride them anyway.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Downtime: May 4 – May 21, 2020

The runaway mine train will get a little rest.
The runaway mine train will get a little rest.

Perhaps Disney needs some time to touch up the rocks!

Swiss Family Treehouse

Downtime: April 27 – May 4, 2020

Perhaps the Swiss Family is going on a winter vacation!
Perhaps the Swiss Family is going on a winter vacation!

EPCOT

Test Track

Downtime: January 13 – February 27, 2020

You creative auto designs will need to wait a bit.
You creative auto designs will need to wait a bit.

Animal Kingdom

Kali River Rapids

Downtime: January 6 – March 21, 2020

No raft rides for you.
No raft rides for you.

This looks to be another standard winter refurbishment of an outdoor water ride.

Water Parks

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon

Downtime: January 13 – March 28, 2020

Disney's water parks traditionally go down in the wintertime for refurbishment.
Disney’s water parks traditionally go down in the wintertime for refurbishment.

Disney’s Blizzard Beach

Downtime: January 1 – January 13, 2020

Glad to see Disney making extensive attraction refurbishments?