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Breaking News: EPCOT Attraction will be Closed for a Refurbishment!

Breaking News: EPCOT Attraction will be Closed for a Refurbishment!

One of my favorite attractions at EPOCT will be closed for a refurbishment. Get all the details so you can plan your trip accordingly!

Disney World Refurbishments

Disney World has been announcing ride refurbishments left and right as of late.

Refurbishments are necessary to keep all rides functioning properly. Over time, the rides begin to show signs of wear and tear or even malfunction.

Most of the time, these attractions will undergo refurbishment during less busy times of the year. Most commonly, rides like Splash Mountain and Kali River Rapids will close after the New Year when the weather is cool (no one likes being cold and wet).

Many of the refurbishments are happening over at Magic Kingdom.

Most recently, the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover attraction at Magic Kingdom did not reopen with the rest of the park in July. The status changed to unavailable, and then the refurbishment extended to last until later this fall.

We now have a more accurate reopening timeframe for PeopleMover, which you can read about HERE.

Disney recently filed two construction permits for Big Thunder Mountain as well.

Additionally, Liberty Square Riverboats and Tom Sawyer Island all also close soon. According to the Disney World website calendar, it appears as if the refurbishment is expected to last several months. The refurbishment is listed through early 2021.

EPCOT Refurbishments

As we all know, EPCOT is kind of a mess these days. With a major transformation in the works, construction walls are up everywhere. This makes it somewhat difficult to navigate the park, especially for Guests who are not familiar with it.

However, once it’s all done the park will be amazing! We are looking forward to the new HarmonioUS and updated Spaceship Earth.

Recently, I broke the news to you all that three pavilions in the World Showcase would undergo refurbishment.

The permits state: provide labor, material, and/or electrical for construction for the three countries.

You can read more about those pavilions HERE.

Frozen Ever After Refurbishment

We just learned that Frozen Ever After, located in the Norway pavilion, will be closed for a short time while the ride undergoes maintenance.

According to the Disney World website, the ride will be closed from November 2-6. Thankfully that is not a long time! I will be at EPCOT on November 9 and will report if there are any significant changes!

Do you have EPCOT planned during the refurbishment? Are you bummed about the news? Let us know on Facebook.

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  1. We just recently finished a trip to WDW and visited all 4parks. The biggest complaint we had was the lack of places to eat, there were a number of restaurants and kiosks closed in each park. It was really bad at Disney Studios when we tried to get a sandwich for lunch. When you did find a place open, and you placed your order online, it took a long time to get your food. We were also disappointed at the Wine & Food at Epcot a number of the places for food were closed with signs that said, see you on the Fall. I took about 30 photos of closed areas. Just my 2 cents.

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