New year, new – closures? Thanks to Disney’s plans to add even more to the parks, closures both temporary and permanent seem to be in store this year. Thanks to this schedule from touringplans.com, you can now check out which attractions will be closed this year for more than a month and for how long they’ll stay closed. Some will only be gone a few months, but others will be closed forever, so be sure to plan your visits accordingly!
CLOSING January 11th
Autopia (reopens: 4/2/2016)
Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes (reopens: 4/2/2017)
Disneyland Railroad (reopens: 4/2/2017)
Sailing Ship Columbia (reopens: 4/2/2017)
Jungle Cruise (reopens: 4/2/2016)
Mark Twain Riverboat (reopens: 4/2/2017)
Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer’s Island (reopens: 4/2/2017)
Fantasmic! (reopens: 7/2/2017)
CLOSING January 25
It’s a Small World (reopens: 2/6/2016)
CLOSING February 8
Splash Mountain (reopens: 4/18/2016)
Soarin’ Over California (reopens: 4/18/2016)
CLOSING April 13
Jungle Cruise (reopens: 5/8/2016)
Olaf’s Snow Fest
Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue
Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular
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Many have voiced their concern with all the closures affecting their visit and Disneyland has semi-announced “new experiences” that’ll let guests experience some of these closed attractions. The new experiences will begin sometime this month when the majority of the closures happen on January 11.
While the Disneyland Railroad is temporarily closed this year, guests at the Main Street and New Orleans Square Train Stations will be able to get up-close with the historic steam engines that have circled Disneyland park for decades, learn about these amazing machines firsthand from our own train engineers and even take a picture with an engine! Each engine will be accompanied by knowledgeable train engineers, who will share fun facts, details on how the engines operate, stories from the history of the Disneyland Railroad and more.
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