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We have BIG Disney water park news! One water park is reopening this week while another is closing. These two water parks frequently flip flop being open and closed for refurbishment. Is your favorite Disney World water opening or closing this week? Let’s find out! Typhoon Lagoon Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park will be reopening on Sunday, 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, but  Blizzard Beach will be closing the same day Typhoon Lagoon opens! There have been menu updates at Typhoon Lagoon ahead of its opening! Even though Typhoon Lagoon is opening, several other Disney World attractions remain closed. Keep reading to find out what will be closed the week of March 17th through the 23rd! 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 how Country Bear Jamboree is changing! 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! Is this a clue that Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is opening soon? 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. Tomorrowland Terrace 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. Forget everything you’ve been told. These are the Magic Kingdom restaurants that are worth the money! EPCOT 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! The restaurant’s website looks normal, so we still don’t know if it is permanently closed or if it could reopen. This EPCOT dining hack just changed our lives 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.” Is it weird that these Hollywood Studios bathrooms make us hungry? Disney World Hotels 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. You can now begin to make reservations to enjoy this popular restaurant! Disney just dropped the FULL MENU for 1900 Park Fare! 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 hopefully just a couple more weeks. 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. The pool rule everyone forgets in Disney World 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? We’ve Got Everything You Need to Know Tips, Hints, Lists, and Videos for Planning the BEST Disney World Trip The ONLY Disney Dining Planning Tool You’ll Need Is Here – Get the DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining! Join the DFB Newsletter to Get All the Latest Disney News Delivered Right to Your Inbox! Click Here to Subscribe Are you visiting Disney World this week? Let us know in the comments!

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