Disneyland Refurbishments 2023: What is Closed at Disneyland Right Now

Disneyland refurbishments take place when Disney needs to close the rides so they can undergo routine maintenance.

Often refurbishments are planned in advance or happen seasonally to account for holiday theming so it makes them easy to plan around so you know what to expect on your trip.

Keep reading to find out about all the planned refurbishments Disney announced along with seasonal closures that take place each year.

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Disneyland 2023 Refurbishments and Closure Reopening Dates

Disneyland's daily calendar will list any rides or experiences that are currently be refurbished so it's a good idea to check the calendar as it gets closer to the day of your trip.

Disneyland Ride Refurbishments

Below you can find a list of announced refurbishments for attractions at Disneyland Park:

  • The Disneyland Monorail will close from March 20-23.
  • Big Thunder Mountain will be closed April 3, 2023 through April 13, 2023
  • Matterhorn closes on April 17th and no reopening date is listed yet
  • Hyperspace Mountain will return to Disneyland May 1st through June 4th. It's likely we will see Space Mountain close the day before and after this limited run to change the ride over. Luckily, this doesn't take more than a day or so.
  • Tarzan's Treehouse- No official reopening date announced
  • French Market closed on February 17, 2023 to be transformed into Tiana's Place, opening in late 2023
  • Mint Julep Bar closed on February 17, 2023 and reopen with Tiana's Place in late 2023
  • Splash Mountain will close on May 31, 2023 for transformation into Tiana's Bayou Adventure Princess and the Frog attraction

Disneyland Entertainment Closures

  • Mickey and the Magical Map – No Return Date
    • There's a good chance this show will not return as the space is now occupied with the Tale of the Lion King in Fantasyland.

California Adventure Ride Refurbishments

Below you can find a list of announced refurbishments for attractions at California Adventure:

  • Silly Symphony Swings closed on February 27, 2023. No return date has been announced.

California Adventure Entertainment Closures

  • Paint the Night Parade – No Return Date
    • This night parade hasn't run at California Adventure in a few years but due to its popularity it is likely to return at some point.

Seasonal Refurbishments

Seasonal refurbishments are common at Disneyland due to the seasonal overlays a Disneyland because of both Halloween and Christmas for it's a small world (it's a small world Holiday) and the Haunted Mansion (Haunted Mansion Holiday.) To get ready for these lengthy refurbishments these rides need to close to put up the decor and then close again after the season to take it down. Here is a rough estimate of these ride closures along with other potential closures for other holiday overlays:

  • Haunted Mansion
    • Mid-August until first week of September
      • Opens by the start of the Halloween season
    • Mid-January until end of January
      • Usually only takes a week to remove the overlay
  • it's a small world
    • Mid-October until first week of December
      • Opens by the start of the Holiday season
    • Mid-January until end of January
      • Usually only takes a week to remove the overlay
  • Splash Mountain & Grizzly River Run
    • The best time to refurbish a water ride is in the winter so it's common to see Splash Mountain and/or Grizzly River Run close after the holiday season and remain closed until the weather begins to warm up in April or May. But the water rides do not close every year but if a refurbishment is needed, it will happen in the winter.

When Will Splash Mountain Close?splash mountain princess and the frog

Tiana's Bayou Adventure, the Splash Mountain retheme to Princess and the Frog, is opening in late 2024. There has been no official announcement has of yet for when Splash Mountain will officially close for its retheme and refurbishment.

I imagine we'll know more from Disney soon!

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