Magic Kingdom’s Jungle Cruise Closing this Summer for Refurbishment


Planning a visit to Magic Kingdom soon? We have a refurbishment update that may impact your itinerary. According to the latest Walt Disney World calendar update, the Magic Kingdom’s Jungle Cruise will close for refurbishment later this summer. The closure is set to begin on August 26, 2024, and will continue through at least September 17, 2024, based on the current calendar which is only available currently through mid-September.

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While no major show changes are expected during this closure, several permits have been filed, including one with Underwater Engineering Services, Inc. The Jungle Cruise’s show scenes were recently updated, but the ride itself hasn’t been closed for refurbishment since 2017. This maintenance period is likely focused on essential upkeep to ensure the ride continues to provide safe and enjoyable experiences for guests.

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In addition to the Jungle Cruise, Big Thunder Mountain is also expected to close soon for refurbishment. This could leave the Magic Kingdom without two of its major high-capacity attractions in September. The dates for the Big Thunder Mountain closure have not yet been announced. Keep an eye on the Walt Disney World calendar for updates and plan your visit accordingly!

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