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Several Popular Disney Attractions to Close for Refurbishment

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Several Popular Disney Attractions to Close for Refurbishment
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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

Matterhorn Bobsleds

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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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4 COMMENTS

  1. Got it, however at Disney World closures are as follows:
    splash mountain,
    expedition Everest
    big thunder mountain Jedi Training Academy: Trials of the Temple – Return date TBD
    Star Wars: Galactic Spectacular – Return date TBD
    Star Wars Launch Bay – Return date TBD
    Voyage of the Little Mermaid – Return date TBD

  2. Disneyland is where they are discussing and it is 66 years old. Disney World is celebrating its 50th and I’m sure they are doing their best to not close things down during the anniversary celebration times.

  3. What I don’t understand is that if you know Disney is about to celebrate its 50th anniversary, why wouldn’t you put your refurbishment’s on the 48tg year or the 49th year, why wait until it’s the big 50th? I waited to go until the 50th and now most of the things I want to do are closed. Bad planning?

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