WDW’s Pirates of the Caribbean Scheduled to Close for Extensive Refurbishment

Magic Kingdom - Pirates of the Ultra-Wide Caribbean (Explored)

Pirates of the Caribbean at the Magic Kingdom is expected to close for a six month refurbishment later this year.

The refurbishment is rumored to begin near the summer, and run through until the end of 2015, reopening in time for the busy holiday season.

It has been reported that Pirates of the Caribbean is experiencing a number of show and ride system issues that require a lengthy closure. Animatronic issues, show audio problems, and continuing issues with boats taking on water are all likely to be addressed.

Disney has not yet announced or confirmed any closure.

Two Attractions Closing in January for Refurbishment in Walt Disney World

Splash Mountain

Splash Mountain will be closing again in January for its annual refurbishment.

The refurbishment is currently scheduled for January 4-30,  and will be reopening to guests on January 31, 2015.

Kali River Rapids at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will also be closing for refurbishment in January.

The attraction will be closed January 20th through February 4th, and will be reopening to guests on February 5, 2015.

Carousel of Progress and Tough to Be a Bug Closing for Refurbishments This Summer


Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s 3-D show “It’s Tough to be a Bug” is scheduled to be closing for refurbishment in July.  The refurbishment will begin on July 7 and last through August 11, reopening to guests on August 12, 2014.

Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress is scheduled for a refurbishment later this summer.  The classic attraction will be closed from August 25 through September 4, reopening to guests on September 5, 2014.