13 Things You CAN’T Do in Disney World This Week

As you’re getting ready for your upcoming Disney World vacation, there are a few things you need to keep in mind!

Disney World Entrance

Don’t forget that there have recently been quite a few price increases, so some snacks and merchandise might be more expensive than you remember. Some restaurants have recently gotten reopening dates as well, including Monsieur Paul (which has now officially reopened!) and Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in EPCOT. And one more thing you need to know — take a look here at everything that’s going to be CLOSED in Disney World this week.

We’ve got a full list of what’ll be temporarily closed at Disney World’s parks and hotels. But a quick note before we dive into the closures: If you’re going to visit Disney World soon, you’ll need the perfect t-shirt to wear into the parks! We’ve got a lot of great options at our online DFB store — Click here to check out our whole merch line.

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Now that you’re ready with the perfect Disney shirts, check out our full list of what’s going to be CLOSED in Disney World this week.

Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney World Railroad

The Walt Disney World Railroad has been closed for YEARS, and Disney still hasn’t announced when this popular attraction will return. 

Still no train!

We have seen construction crews re-installing the tracks that had been previously removed for construction work on TRON: Lightcycle Run (the new ride coming to Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland), so that’s a good sign! We’ve also heard some train testing periodically in the park.

NEW train tracks! Early October 2022

It’s possible that the Railroad will remain closed until construction is finished on the TRON coaster, which is slated to open in the spring of 2023. But we’ll keep an eye out for any updates about this attraction’s return.

Tomorrowland Light & Power Co.

Guests exiting Space Mountain would previously walk through the Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. gift shop on their way out. However, they’re being directed to exit a different way now, because this gift shop is closed for refurbishments.

Tomorrowland Light & Power Co.

Disney hasn’t announced when the shop will reopen or what kinds of changes might take place during the refurbishment.

Enchanted Tales with Belle

Looking to meet the Disney princesses? Your best bet right now will be to visit Princess Fairytale Hall, because Enchanted Tales with Belle is still closed.

It’s Belle!

Sometimes you can still meet Belle at or near this location, but the full attraction (which previously included helping Belle tell the story of Beauty and the Beast) hasn’t returned yet. Disney hasn’t said when it might reopen.

Pete’s Silly Sideshow

We’ve been anxiously awaiting the return of Pete’s Silly Sideshow ever since Disney announced that this character meet-and-greet spot would reopen sometime “in the coming months.” (That announcement was made a few months ago.)

Pete’s Silly Sideshow

There’s still no word on when specifically the Sideshow will return. Previously, this spot hosted Donald, Goofy, Minnie, and Daisy in their circus performer outfits.

Meet Ariel at Her Grotto

The last spot that’s still temporarily closed in Magic Kingdom is Ariel’s Grotto, which is a meet-and-greet with the Little Mermaid herself.

Ariel’s Grotto

Disney hasn’t announced when this spot will reopen, either.

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Voyage of the Little Mermaid

Another Little Mermaid-themed attraction is closed in Disney World, this time in Hollywood Studios. The Voyage of the Little Mermaid stage show has been closed for a long time now.

Voyage of the Little Mermaid

Disney hasn’t said when or if this show will reopen.


We won’t have to wait too much longer before we can watch Fantasmic! in Hollywood Studios. It will return on November 3rd of this year, and we can’t wait to see it when it’s finally back!


The show will look a little bit different when it returns, with new characters, stunts, and effects. If you want to be there on its reopening night, get your Hollywood Studios park passes soonthey’ve already started to sell out for some guests!

Learn more about the park passes SELLING OUT for the return of Fantasmic.


Canada Far & Wide in CircleVision 360

The EPCOT Food & Wine Festival is to blame for this closure because the Appleseed Orchard festival booth has taken over the theater that normally shows the Canada Far & Wide film.S

Canada Far & Wide

Instead of a movie about the natural beauty of Canada, you can find an apple tart and some drinks here instead. We’re expecting Canada Far & Wide to return after this festival ends on November 19th.

American Adventure Pavilion

As you continue through EPCOT’s World Showcase, another show is closed as well. The American Adventure show is currently not running, and Disney hasn’t given any update about when it will return.

American Adventure

A Cast Member told us that the closure is for routine refurbishments on some of the animatronics, so hopefully this show won’t be closed for too much longer.

Cool Wash

This spot has been a snack kiosk serving refreshing drinks, a space that holds just tables and chairs, and — most recently — an empty area that’s closed off by shrubs.

Something’s different

Now, however, it looks like it might reopen with a new name! We recently saw the sign change from reading “Cool Wash” to “Refreshment Station.”

Refreshment Station

Although it’s still blocked off by the shrubs, we’ll be watching for this location to possibly reopen soon. Disney hasn’t yet made any announcements about its return.

See our full review of Monsieur Paul’s reopening in EPCOT.

Disney World Hotels

Kona Café — Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

At Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Kona Café is temporarily closed. This spot will reopen soon, however, on November 1st, 2022.

Kona Cafe is closed for refurbishment

You can make reservations now to visit this spot once it returns! But if you’re visiting while it’s still closed, you can still grab food from Kona Café by using the My Disney Experience app to Mobile Order breakfast, lunch, and dinner from Kona Café To-Go. You’ll pick up your food right next to Kona Island.

Narcoossee’s — Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

Just a Monorail ride away from the Polynesian Village Resort is Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, which also has a closed restaurant. Narcoossee’s (the upscale seafood restaurant) is currently closed.

Narcoossee’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

This spot will reopen in 2023, but Disney hasn’t announced a specific return date for it yet. 

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Disney World Water Parks

Blizzard Beach

One of Disney World’s water parks — Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park — is still closed right now. But you can still visit Typhoon Lagoon (Disney World’s other water park).

Ski Lift at Blizzard Beach

If you want to know more about what’s going on inside Blizzard Beach right now, check out our recent post.

See what’s going on with the Blizzard Beach refurbishment here.

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We’ll keep you updated with all the latest news, so stay tuned to DFB.

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Are you visiting Disney World this week? Let us know in the comments!

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