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New Refurbishment for Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

New Refurbishment for Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

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The Most Magical Place on Earth is gearing up for a big 50th anniversary celebration! In order to get the parks in tip top shape, a new refurbishment for Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is set to take place soon. Will this closure affect your trip?


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Refurbishments are a part of life at Walt Disney World. It’s not uncommon for at least one attraction to be closed at any given time. Especially now, in the months leading up to the 50th anniversary of Magic Kingdom, many attractions are receiving updates and upgrades to prepare for the influx of crowds.

Refurbishments may take place for various reasons. Whether it be for mechanical issues or cosmetic updates, a refurbishment can take place for many reasons. Based on the nature of the work, the refurbishment may be a few days or several months.

See the full list of scheduled refurbishments for Disney World.

Magic Kingdom Refurbishment

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The Liberty Square Riverboat offers a relaxing 17 minute trip around Tom Sawyer Island. During the ride, hear stories of American Author Mark Twain’s time in Mississippi while taking in the sights of Liberty Square and Frontierland.

Highlights of the tour include an early American settlement, a native American village, Harper’s Mill, Fort Langhorn, Wilson’s Cave inn, and a variety of woodland animals. You’ll also be treated to great views of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Splash Mountain and the Haunted Mansion.

The Riverboat closed last fall and reopened in February. However, it is set to undergo refurbishment again from August 23 to August 31.

The Liberty Square Riverboat will be closed from August 23 – 31.

Character Locator will have this closure noted so you can be sure your touring plans are accurate!

Thankfully this is a rather short refurbishment! We may continue to see more of these smaller closures as Disney ensures everything is ready to go for October 1.

Will you be at Magic Kingdom during the closure? Do you like taking a ride on The Liberty Square Riverboat? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook.

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Wednesday 11th of August 2021

Media hype. Everything is going as planned. Most states are going on with everything. Fairs concerts etc.


Wednesday 11th of August 2021

We are hyping a ride refurbishment???


Monday 9th of August 2021

Im just wondering is the 50th celebration will even happen. No one seems to be talking about the fact that covid cases are worse than the whole pandemic!

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