Rides Closed at Disneyland Today: Refurbishment Schedule

What’s closed at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure today? If your favorite ride or show is closed at Disneyland during your trip, you’ll want to know as early as possible. Updated May 28, 2024.

Here’s a quick list of ride closures, with a more in-depth breakdown below:

  • Haunted Mansion for an extensive conversion creating an expanded queue expected to open Fall 2024
  • Splash Mountain is changing to Tiana’s Bayou Adventure which is scheduled to open in late 2024
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (April 30-TBA)
  • Great Moments with Mr Lincoln (May)
  • Redwood Creek Challenge Trail (March 4-June 20), first day reopen is June 21, 2024

 

What rides are closed at Disneyland today

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

Here is what’s closed today, tomorrow and over future days at Disneyland Resort. The official closure calendar is updated on a 6 week rolling basis. I get my information directly from official Disneyland sources.

Current 2024 Disneyland Ride Closures 

Disneyland Park closures with confirmed reopening dates listed when possible:

  • Haunted Mansion for an extensive conversion creating an expanded queue expected to open Fall 2024
  • Splash Mountain is changing to Tiana’s Bayou Adventure which is scheduled to open in late 2024
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (April 30-TBA)
  • Great Moments with Mr Lincoln (May)

California Adventure Park closures with confirmed reopening dates listed when possible:

  • Redwood Creek Challenge Trail (March 4-June 20), first day reopen is June 21, 2024

 

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And before you head back to Disneyland Resort, be sure to read up on all our best tips for Disneyland in 2024!

 

More Closures in 2024

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-to-date closure calendar, access the Disneyland App or Disneyland website.

And if you decide to change your trip due to popular rides being closed, you can now easily modify theme park reservations

  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. This lists the closures happening for routine maintenance and not a temporary closure that can happen throughout the day.

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Disneyland Ride Closure List 2024

What’s the typical refurbishment schedule for Disneyland in 2024? 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 for traditional, seasonal refurbishments and is subject to change.

  • Grizzly River Run closes most of January, February and sometimes March for its yearly maintenance. It’s a super popular ride, especially in the warmer months so closing during the cooler temperatures makes sense.
  • Haunted Mansion closes in August to as Jack Skellington decks the halls. Closes again mid January to take it all down.
  • “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

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  • Space Mountain closes for brief times to change to/from Hyperspace Mountain surrounding May 4th.
  • 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

 

Heimlich's Chew Chew Train

 

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 (the only dark ride that close in the rain because of its indoor/outdoor elements)
  • 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

Disneyland after rain

 

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:

  • 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
  • Mickey’s Toontown (all rides and attractions inside this land now reopen after fireworks)

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 Early Entry?

First, let’s get clear on what Early Entry is and who can attend. Now that you have that covered, let’s dig in. Rides closed during Early Entry 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 

I’ll be back soon for ride closure updates at your favorite Anaheim theme park. 


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2 thoughts on “Rides Closed at Disneyland Today: Refurbishment Schedule

  • 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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