Disney World is open 365 days a year, which means when an attraction needs attention, they don’t have a down season during which to repair it. As a result, there are refurbishments going on throughout the year. Summer is a great time to visit to avoid the major ones, but there are a few going on this summer. The good news is that there are still hundreds of attractions, shows, and other fun stuff to ensure you have a great time, but it’s important to prepare the little ones for ride closures.

orlandovacation_astro-orbiter-ride2014 Summer Refurbishments in the Magic Kingdom

There are 3 summer refurbishments happening in the Magic Kingdom. Astro Orbiter will be closed from June 2, 2014 to September 9, 2014, Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover also closed on June 2nd and is expected to reopen on August 4th, and Liberty Square Riverboat will have a short refurbishment from August 4th to August 8th.

2014 Summer Refurbishments in Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Great news – there are no currently schedule refurbishments in Epcot or Hollywood Studios for summer 2014.

2014 Summer Refurbishments in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The show It’s Tough to Be a Bug is currently closed through August 11th. This is a relatively short refurbishment, but the closing of this kid-favorite show may be a disappointment to kids who aren’t prepared for it.


Do these refurbishments mean you should skip your visit to Disney World? Of course not! There’s no time of the year you could visit where 100% of the attractions and shows would be open. The key is to know what to expect so you don’t end up with disappointed little ones.