What’s Still Closed at Walt Disney World?
After more than a year back in business, Walt Disney World has mostly returned to normal.
The overwhelming majority of your favorite rides, restaurants, resorts, and other amenities have returned. We’re still waiting on a few, though.
Here’s a list of what has yet to reopen at Walt Disney World.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Closures
Finding Nemo The Musical
Up! A Great Bird Adventure
Disney’s Hollywood Studios Closures
Beauty & The Beast Live on Stage – August 15th
Citizens of Hollywood
Disney Junior Dance Party
Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
Star Wars Launch Bay
Voyage of the Little Mermaid
Bruce’s Shark World
Turtle Talk with Crush – August 21st
Magic Kingdom Closures
Citizens of Main Street
Disney’s Festival of Fantasy Parade
Enchanted Tales with Belle
Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade
Hall of Presidents – This Fall
Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor – August 8th
Princess Fairytale Hall Character Greetings
Town Square Theater Character Greetings
Walt Disney World Railroad – 2022
1900 Park Fare – Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Akershus — EPCOT
Boatwright’s Dining Hall – Disney’s Port Orleans — Riverside
Boma – Flavors of Africa – Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Catalina Eddie’s – Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Columbia Harbour House – Magic Kingdom
The Diamond Horseshoe – Magic Kingdom
Disney’s Spirt of Aloha Dinner Show – Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Dockside Diner – Disney’s Hollywood Studios
End Zone Food Court – Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
ESPN Club – Disney’s BoardWalk
ESPN Wild World of Sports Grill – ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Flying Fish – Disney’s BoardWalk
Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue – Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
Intermission Food Court – Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
Jiko – The Cooking Place – Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Kona Island – Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Mardi Grogs – Disney’s Port Orleans – French Quarter
Monsieur Paul – EPCOT
Nine Dragons Restaurant – EPCOT
Pepe by Jose Andres – Disney Springs
Pizzafari – Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Restaurant Marrakesh – EPCOT
Restaurantosaurus – Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Riverside Mill Food Court – Disney’s Port Orleans – Riverside
Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory – Disney’s Port Orleans – French Quarter
Spyglass Grill – Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
Story Book Dining at Artist Point with Snow White – Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Takumi-Tei – EPCOT
Tokyo Dining – EPCOT
Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood – Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Tortuga Tavern – Magic Kingdom
Tune-In Lounge – Disney’s Hollywood Studios
The Turf Club Bar and Grill – Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
Victoria & Albert’s – Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Yachtsman Steakhouse – Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
You can tell by eyeballing the list that most current closures are restaurants. At the parks, Animal Kingdom and EPCOT are nearly back to normal.
The only lingering question is whether Disney will restore some of the live performances like drummers at those two parks.
At Magic Kingdom, when Hall of Presidents reopens, the only significant absence will be Enchanted Tales with Belle.
At Hollywood Studios, I listed several shows, although we don’t know whether some of them will return.
To wit, Disneyland already canceled its Jedi Training show before the pandemic. So, the Hollywood Studios one may not come back.
Mystery surrounds Voyage of the Little Mermaid, too. Similarly, Animal Kingdom hosts a bird show right now. The park has dropped the Up theme for now…and maybe from now on.
Otherwise, most of the still-closed attractions require some form of personal interaction or high-touch, both of which remain bad ideas.
Disney probably won’t bring them back until the Delta variant of COVID-19 has slowed down its infection rate.
Otherwise, the only significant closure of note is Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon, the second Disney water park.
If you’ve watched recent videos or glanced at images of Disney’s Blizzard Beach, you understand why.
Demand for North American water parks remains low, even in the summer of 2021.