Here’s a dreaded word if you have a Disney trip coming up: refurbishment. While necessary, they can put a damper on your plans.
Refurbishments are a part of life at Disney theme parks around the world. It’s not uncommon for at least one attraction to be closed at any given time.
Refurbishments may take place for various reasons. Whether it be for mechanical issues or cosmetic updates, a refurbishment is needed to ensure the best experience for Guests. Based on the nature of the work, the refurbishment may be a few days or several months.
Due to the pandemic and resulting economic hardships that Disney is facing, many projects have been pushed back or even pulled. Many of the Epcot projects currently taking place would have been finished much sooner.
Last month, several attractions at Disneyland closed for brief refurbishments. Currently, Splash Mountain is close, and the Monorail will close on February 14. Now, we have a few more on the horizon for Disneyland.
Pirates of the Caribbean
Did you know Pirates of the Caribbean is much different at Disneyland than it is at Disney World? This attraction is almost 16 minutes long on the West Coast! It opened in 1967 and has been a staple of the park ever since. There is even a dining experience called Blue Bayou Restaurant that allows you to watch the Pirates boats pass by.
Pirates of the Caribbean will close at Disneyland on March 14. According to the Disney website, there is no reopening date listed.
We are unsure how long this refurbishment will last.
Indiana Jones Adventure
Another attraction that is much different at Disneyland is Indiana Jones Adventure. At Disneyland, this is an actual ride versus a show at Hollywood Studios. Enter if you dare and face booby traps and other dangers in search of Indy himself.
This refurbishment will be shorter than Pirates of the Caribbean. Indiana Jones will close on March 8 and reopen on March 12.
You may be in need of a chiropractor after this ride, but it’s a must-do at Disneyland!
Matterhorn will close on February 24 and reopen on March 5. It’s kind of similar to Expedition Everest in that you are racing through snow-capped mountains in search of a snow creatures. However, at Disneyland you are searching for the Abominable Snowman versus the Yeti at Disney World.
Matterhorn Bobsleds will close on February 24 and reopen on March 5.
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