Walt Disney World’s Splash Mountain Closing for Refurbishment in August

Splash Mountain is an extremely popular attraction at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World.  The attraction is currently scheduled to completely close for refurbishment starting toward the end of the summer.  The refurbishment will begin on August 28th with the ride completely shut down.  It will remain closed through November 16th and will re-open on November 17th.  This 3 month closure will definitely be noticed by guests due to the popularity of the attraction.


The refurbishments for Splash Mountain are usually scheduled around the January time frame, so it is surprising that they would pick a more popular time for it.  The last time the attraction closed for a lengthy refurbishment was in 2014.  We don’t know yet what exactly this scheduled refurbishment will consist of, but we will keep you posted about any major changes.


About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!