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Disney World has a TON of restaurants to choose from, but when your favorite spot to grab a bite is closed, it can make for a sad trip. A few restaurant closures are going on right now in Disney World that might affect your trip. Each one gives you a unique experience when they’re available, but sadly, you won’t be getting into any of these places this coming week. Disney World Restaurant Closures Tomorrowland Terrace is a quick-service restaurant that’s remained closed since the 2020 pandemic-related closures, but even before that, this spot was only occasionally open. Once in a while, you’ll see the dining room open as a rest area (and it’s still being used for the Magic Kingdom Fireworks Dessert Parties), but it’s usually all roped off and empty . Disney hasn’t announced when this spot could finally reopen, but we’ll be watching for updates. Check out our recent review at a Magic Kingdom restaurant that blew us away! Restaurant Marrakesh Restaurant Marrakesh is still closed in the Morocco pavilion of EPCOT’s World Showcase, and there’s no word yet on when it might reopen. The restaurant is  kind of  open right now — it’s functioning as a lounge with just a couple of drink options. However, we’re still waiting for the full restaurant to reopen! Check out the food booth menus for the 2024 EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival! 1900 Park Fare at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort At Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort , 1900 Park Fare has been closed for a long time, but Disney has finally announced an opening date and BIG changes coming soon! 1900 Park Fare will reopen with NEW dining offerings starting April 10th, 2024. It’s been confirmed that one of the signature menu items here — the Floridian Strawberry Soup — will RETURN! New characters  will be available to meet at the restaurant for breakfast and dinner.  Aladdin in his Prince Ali look,  Mirabel , and  Tiana in her new look for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will all be present. For breakfast and dinner, you’ll be able to enjoy a buffet meal. There will be new menu offerings available that pay homage to the new characters and their stories. Something has already changed at 1900 Park Fare! While these restaurants are affected by closures, they’re not the only ones!  Keep reading for a full list of closures happening in Disney World this week. Magic Kingdom Country Bear Jamboree Country Bear Jamboree
Country Bear Jamboree closed on January 27th, 2024 for refurbishment. Disney announced that a NEW show is coming to Country Bear Jamboree , with the bears learning an all-new act. The new show is set to open sometime this summer. Find out more about the new Country Bear Jamboree show here! Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Splash Mountain is permanently closed — this ride is being renovated to become Tiana’s Bayou Adventure ! The new ride will be themed to  The Princess and the Frog . We recently learned lots of new information about this ride, including a hint that there will be Splash Mountain Easter Eggs throughout the attraction! Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will open this summer in Disney World! Learn more about the re-theming and changes here! If you miss Splash Mountain or want to celebrate the new ride, you should check out our DFB t-shirts! We have a Splash Mountain Farwell Tour shirt … …and a Tiana tee as well! You can shop both tees (and lots of other Disney merch) at our online store. Click here to shop our DFB merchandise store. With Country Bear Jamboree and Tiana’s Bayou Adventure closed, that leaves just Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Tom Sawyer Island, and the Walt Disney World Railroad open in Frontierland . The Barrel Bridge The Barrel Bridge is still missing from Tom Sawyer Island, and there’s no word on when it might return. Disney’s Hollywood Studios Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster closed on January 8th , it won’t reopen until the summer of this year . Although we don’t have an exact reopening date yet, we know that it’ll be at least a few months before the ride reopens . Last year, when the ride closed around this time (on February 20th, to be exact), it reopened on May 26th. Voyage of the Little Mermaid Well, it’s official —  Voyage of the Little Mermaid is permanently closed in Disney World. We had suspected this was the case for some time (as it hasn’t actually been open for a few years now), but now the permanent closure has been confirmed. Disney is going to introduce a NEW show in this spot, though it will still be themed to the animated movie The Little Mermaid ! The new show will be called “ The Little Mermaid — A Musical Adventure” and is coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Fall 2024 . It will be a “fully reimagined theatrical production inspired by the Walt Disney Animation Studios classic.” 4 unfortunate things that happen every time we go to Hollywood Studios! Disney’s Animal Kingdom Kali River Rapids Kali River Rapids usually closes early in the year for refurbishment since water rides like this tend to be less popular during the winter months when it’s colder than usual. No one wants to get soaked if it’s chilly outside! In 2024, it closed on January 8th . Disney has announced that Kali River Rapids will be closed through mid-March . Right now, Disney’s calendar shows that this ride should reopen on March 15th , but Disney hasn’t officially confirmed this as the reopening date. Disney’s Animal Kingdom has 33 restaurants, but you only need to know about 5 Disney World Hotels Fuentes del Morro Pool at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort The Fuentes del Morro Pool is the most popular pool at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. The pool is themed to look like a colonial Spanish fortress and has two waterslides (including one that’s over a hundred feet long!), water spray cannons, and a shipwreck play area for the little kiddos. Fuentes del Morro is currently closed, and it’ll remain closed through late March of this year, so about another month or so. The closure is for routine maintenance, which we often see at Disney’s hotel pools during the winter months. If you’re staying at Caribbean Beach, are you just out of luck? Don’t worry! You can still visit any of the five leisure pools at this hotel. There’s one leisure pool at each village. Doubloon Lagoon Pool at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort — French Quarter Doubloon Lagoon at Port Orleans — French Quarter has a 51-foot long water slide that looks like a sea serpent, a whirlpool spa, and Mardi Gras decorations. The pool closed in January and will stay closed through April 2024 . If you’re staying at French Quarter and want to take a swim, head over to Ol’ Man Island at Port Orleans — Riverside, which you can easily walk to from French Quarter. Ol’ Man Island is actually a pool complex! The pool area there has waterfalls, a 95-foot waterslide, a whirlpool, and a kiddie pool. 6 hotel pool rules you have to know before your next Disney World trip Typhoon Lagoon Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park will be reopening on March 17th, 2024!  The water park has been closed since November 2023 while Disney worked on some refurbishments and spruced up the place. While the park was closed, visitors could instead go to Blizzard Beach Water Park, which was still open — but that’s about to change too. Blizzard Beach will be closed as of March 17th, 2024,  so March 16th will be your last day to squeeze in a visit if you want! Prep which rides at Typhoon Lagoon you’ll want to ride here! Looking for more resources to help you get ready for your upcoming trip? Check out these posts to learn all about Disney World’s rides: 10 Rides to AVOID in Disney World if You Struggle with Motion Sickness What It Takes to CHANGE a Disney World Ride 9 of the SCARIEST Rides in Disney World, According to YOU! A FULL LIST of the Thrill Rides in Disney World! The Ultimate Guide to the BEST and WORST Seats On EVERY Magic Kingdom Ride We’ll keep you updated with all the latest news, so stay tuned to DFB. Click here to check out more upcoming closures and current construction projects at Disney World. Planning a Trip to Disney World? 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