I’m planning a couple different DisneyWorld vacations and wanted to share a list of Park Refurbishments and Closures for the remainder of 2012. The big one is t he Matterhorn in Disneyland, which is closed AGAIN for refurbishment. That thing seems to always be getting updates.Remember that you’ll run across lots of closed kids rides in DisneyWorld, as those were permanently closed to make way for new attractions in Fantasyland, which are slated to open through 2014. They won’t be reopening, sadly. Remember, I can help you plan your Disney Dream Vacation. Call or email today!
Disneyland Resort Refurbishments Update
Please be advised that refurbishment information is subject to change without notice and should be confirmed just prior to visiting.
• Now – April 25, 2012: The Candy Palace, Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor, Penny Arcade and adjacent Guest restrooms will be closed for refurbishment.
• Now – May 2, 2012: The shade control at Festival Arena is being refurbished.
• Now – May 4, 2012: The New Orleans Square Railroad Station will undergo roof repairs; however, the station will remain open.
• Now – June 1, 2012: The Carnation Café is closed for refurbishment.
• Now – June 14, 2012: The Matterhorn Bobsleds are closed for refurbishment.
• Now – July 13, 2012: The Blue Ribbon Bakery is closed for refurbishment. Guests may visit the new Jolly Holiday Bakery Café instead.
• Now – 2014: The second floor of Starcade will be closed.
• April 30 – May 25, 2012: Frontierland Shooting Exposition will be closed for awning
• April 30, 2012 – Winter 2013: The Plaza Gardens will be closed for the construction
of Fantasy Faire.
• May 1-2, 2012: The Indiana Jones Adventure will be closed for refurbishment.
• May 2, 2012: Pirates of the Caribbean will have a delayed opening.
• May 7-10, 2012: Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room will be closed for
Disney California Adventure Park
• Now – April 22, 2012: Redwood Creek Challenge Trail will be closed for refurbishment.
• Now – May 11, 2012: The exterior stairs of Hyperion Theater will be repainted.
• Now – June 1, 2012: The new Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop will be under construction.
• Now – May 25, 2012: Cove Bar will be closed for refurbishment.
• Now – June 14, 2012: Cars Land will be under construction, and the Main Entrance and Sunshine Plaza will be under redevelopment. All Main Entrance and Sunshine
Plaza stores, restaurants and services are closed. During this closure, Taste Pilot’s Grill in Condor Flats will offer breakfast options, and Package Check Service will be
offered at Fly ‘n’ Buy. Guest Relations is operating from a temporary location during redevelopment of the area.
• April 23-26, 2012: Silly Symphony Swings will be closed for refurbishment.
• April 23-27, 2012: The cereal box at “a bug’s land” will have its graphics refreshed near the east side, but will remain open.
• April 30 – May 1, 2012: The entrance to the Guest restrooms in Hollywood will be refurbished, but restroom access will remain available.
• April 30 – May 3, 2012: Ariel’s Grotto Restaurant will be closed for refurbishment.
• May 7-17, 2012: Goofy’s Sky School will be closed for refurbishment.• May 13-18, 2012: Princess Dot Puddle Park will be under rehab. The nozzle and faucet will be shut off for work, but the pop jets on the north side will be available.
• June 12, 2012: Disney California Adventure Park will be closed to prepare for the grand opening of Cars Land and Buena Vista Street.
Downtown Disney District
• Now – Late Spring 2012: The LEGO Imagination Center will be temporarily located in the former Island Charters store location while renovation takes place in the
• Now – Late Summer 2012: Compass Books has closed and is under construction to open an Earl of Sandwich restaurant.