Disney World Attractions to close for refurbishment in 2023

From the Walt Disney World News and written by: Michele

Some of Walt Disney World’s popular attractions are going to be refurbished this year!

On Jan. 9, both Kali River Rapids in Animal Kingdom and the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Magic Kingdom will close to parkgoers. The latter is expected to be closed through Jan. 13, according to Disney’s day calendar.

The Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith thrill ride at Hollywood Studios will close the following month on Feb. 20, and will “resume its super-stretch limo rides in summer 2023,” Disney’s website stated.

Specific details on what exactly Disney will be refurbishing on those rides have not been announced or revealed.

Of course there’s the big overhaul of Splash Mountain! Starting on Jan. 23, the ride will undergo a transformation, and will “reopen in 2024 as Tiana’s Bayou Adventure,” a ride inspired by the movie, The Princess and the Frog. The last chance to ride Splash Mountain will be on Jan. 22.

Ride and attractions opening at Disney in 2023

At EPCOT, Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana, a self-guided tour, is expected to open late 2023 behind Spaceship Earth.

TRON Lightcycle Run at Magic Kingdom is supposed to open sometime this Spring.

Stay tuned for more updates as we get them!


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