Walt Disney World Refurbishment & Closure Schedule for October 2020

The parks at the Walt Disney World Resort have reopened, however, there are still some closures. Whether it’s rides, restaurants, or attractions, we have the current list of all closures and refurbishments at the resort.

The Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover, Liberty Square Riverboat, Tom Sawyer Island, and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad are all getting refurbishments this fall. The PeopleMover is closed at least until November 28. Liberty Square Riverboat and Tom Sawyer Island are set to close tomorrow and a reopening date has not been announced. They most likely won’t reopen until 2021. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is scheduled for enhancements but no date has been announced yet.

Here’s a current list of the Disney World ride refurbishment and closures for October:

  • Liberty Square Riverboat – October 5, 2020 to January 2021
  • Tom Sawyer Island – October 5, 2020 to January 2021
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover – Closed Through At Least November 28, 2020
  • Walt Disney World Railroad – Reopening TBD (Likely Late 2021)

Not all attractions and restaurants are available at Walt Disney World right now. Here’s the list of attractions and dining that is still unavailable:

Magic Kingdom

  • Casey Jr. Splash & Soak
  • Enchanted Tales with Belle
  • Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade
  • Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Casey’s Corner
  • Cheshire Cafe
  • Columbia Harbour House
  • Cool Ship
  • Crystal Palace
  • Diamond Horseshoe
  • Golden Oak Outpost
  • Lunching Pad (reopening October 9)
  • Plaza Ice Cream Parlor
  • Prince Eric’s Village Market
  • Tomorrowland Terrace
  • Tortuga Tavern

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • Affection Section
  • The Boneyard
  • Caravan Road
  • Dino Diner
  • Eight Spoon Cafe
  • Harambe Market
  • Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery
  • Mahindi
  • Pizzafari
  • Restaurantosaurus
  • Terra Treats
  • Smiling Crocodile
  • Tusker House Restaurant
  • Warung Outpost


  • Turtle Talk with Crush
  • Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
  • Block & Hans Fine American Ale
  • Lotus Blossom Cafe
  • Monsieur Paul
  • Nine Dragons Restaurant
  • Restaurant Marrakesh
  • Rose & Crown
  • Sommerfest
  • Takumi-Tei
  • Tokyo Dining
  • Tangierine Cafe

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Star Wars Launch Bay
  • Star Wars Launch Bay Theater
  • ABC Commissary
  • Catalina Eddie’s
  • Dockside Diner
  • Epic Eats
  • Fairfax Fare
  • Kat Saka’s Kettle
  • KRNR Rock Station Food Truck
  • Market
  • Municiberg Neighborhood Bakery
  • Tune-In Lounge
  • Woody’s Lunch Box

It seems right now the main closures are dining locations at the parks. Keep these closures in mind while you plan your upcoming Disney World vacation.

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