What’s Closed at Disneyland Today?

What’s closed at Disneyland today? If your favorite ride or show is closed at Disneyland during your trip, you’ll want to know as early as possible.Whats closed today at Disneyland

Ride closures happen year-round at Disneyland for a variety of reasons. It could be regular maintenance, a surprise repair, temporary down-time, or prepping for seasonal overlays.

Either way, this guide will help you prepare better for your Disneyland vacation. 

What’s Closed at Disneyland Today

Disneyland Resort is now reopened! Rides, experiences and entertainment are now returning. Here’s a few things that are closed for other various reasons. 

 

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And before you head back to Disneyland Resort, be sure to read up on all our reopening news and tips!

September & October 2021 Disneyland Closures 

Disneyland park closures:

  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (reopens Nov 5, 2021)
  • Disneyland tram from Mickey & Friends parking structure
  • Disneyland Monorail (testing happening now, hopefully opens soon)
  • Donald’s Boat (many areas in Toontown used as distant meet and greets)
  • Goofy’s Playhouse (many areas in Toontown used as distant meet and greets)
  • Fantasmic 
  • Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage (returns Winter 2021)
  • “it’s a small world” (October 24th to transform into the holiday version)
  • Mickey’s House (many areas in Toontown used as distant meet and greets)
  • Minnie’s House (many areas in Toontown used as distant meet and greets)
  • Parades, but you might catch the Disneyland Band and a character calvacade on Main Street
  • Sailing Ship Columbia (9/13/21 to TBA)
  • Star Wars Launch Bay
  • Tarzan’s Treehouse (reopens 10/29/21)

Lots of your favorites dining options are now reopened! See our foodie guide here

California Adventure park closures:

  • Frozen Live at the Hyperion 
  • Disney Junior Live
  • Red Car Trolley 
  • Redwood Creek Challenge Trail 

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More Closures in 2021

Even my best efforts can’t keep up with the daily closure schedule, and sometimes things are closed temporarily or last minute. For the most up-t0-date closure calendar, access the Disneyland App.

  1. Once inside the Disneyland App, scroll down to park hours and select “all hours”

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2. Choose your date, usually available 6 weeks in advance schedules are available.

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3. Scroll down to see which rides are closed at Disneyland today. 

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Disneyland Ride Closed List 2021

What’s the typical refurbishment schedule for Disneyland in 2021? I have a basic list you can refer to, but remember to check back closer to your travel dates for exact ride closures. 

 

Grizzly River Run Single Rider

 

This list is seasonal and subject to change:

  • Grizzly River Run closes most of January, February and sometimes March for its yearly maintenance. 
  • Haunted Mansion closes in August to as Jack Skellington decks the halls
  • “it’s a small world” closes late October to prep for the holiday version. It closes again for take down in mid-January and opens 2-3 weeks later. 

Minnie Mouse Ears

Shop Minnie Mouse Ears here. 

  • Space Mountain closes for brief times to change to/from Hyperspace Mountain surrounding May 4th and sometimes prior to Halloween for Ghost Galaxy, although it didn’t change to the Halloween version in 2019. 
  • Splash Mountain closes most of January, February and sometimes March for its yearly maintenance. 

Disneyland Rides Closed Forever

Disneyland has been open for more than 60 years, so that’s a lot of rides to keep track of! Here I’ll mention the most notable ride, entertainment and dining closures in recent history. More details on these rides and others here

 

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What rides are closed when it rains?

If rain threatens your trip to Disneyland, read up on all our rainy day tips here. These rides face the threat of closure during rainy days at Disneyland:

  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Gadget’s Go Coaster
  • The Mad Tea Party
  • Main Street Vehicles
  • Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island
  • Storybook Land Canal Boats
  • Golden Zephyr (also closes with wind)
  • Goofy’s Sky School
  • Incredicoaster
  • Jumpin’ Jellyfish
  • Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters
  • Redwood Creek Challenge Trail

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Rides you might want to avoid to reduce rain smacking you in the face include:

  • Astro Orbitor
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Radiator Springs Racers
  • Silly Symphony Swings

If you need a detailed step-by-step plan for your Disneyland visit, we can help! Custom plans include specifics for your visit and omits any ride closures plus outlines an ideal schedule. 

What rides are closed during fireworks?

Fireworks are one of the highlights during a visit to Disneyland Resort and magically soar over Sleeping Beauty Castle at night. Here’s our guide to fireworks viewing and what’s playing now

 

Storybook Land Canal Boats

 

It’s also smart to note, some attractions close completely before fireworks and don’t open again including:

  • Disneyland Railroad
  • Mickey’s Toontown (all rides and attractions inside this land)
  • Mark Twain Riverboat
  • Monorail
  • Pirates Lair on Tom Sawyer Island
  • Sailing Ship Columbia

Parts of Fantasyland close, but reopen about 30-45 minutes after fireworks. Closures include:

  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Pinocchio’s Daring Journey
  • Sleeping Beauty Castle
  • Snow White’s Enchanted Wish
  • Storybook Land Canal Boats

Did I miss any? Let me know!

What rides are closed during World of Color?

On the rare chance that World of Color starts during normal operating hours (yes, it starts after official park closing, read why here) there are some attractions nearby that close.

But more important to know is one ride that stays OPEN! It’s Toy Story Midway Mania and many people forget about riding it because most of the other rides in that area are closed. 

 

Toy Story Midway Mania

 

What rides are closed during Magic Morning?

First, let’s get clear on the definition for Magic Morning. Now that you have that covered, let’s dig in. Rides closed during Magic Morning include:

  • All character meet and greets except when dining at Plaza Inn
  • All of Mickey’s Toontown, Critter Country, Adventureland, Frontierland, New Orleans Square, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. 
  • Disneyland Railroad
  • Monorail
  • Main Street Vehicles and most Main Street shops

I’ll be back soon for ride closure updates and you can report what’s closed at Disneyland today by submitting a comment below. 

2 thoughts on “What’s Closed at Disneyland Today?

  • Wanda

    We are playing a trip the first week of November, 2021. Will there be Christmas up that week? Just wondering. I’ve never been to Disneyland during Christmas time.

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