What are the Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure Ride and Attraction closures for March 2013? To keep the parks in great condition Disney has to close select rides and attractions for refurbishment from time to time. Always check before you leave home which of the attractions are scheduled to be refurbished during your Disneyland visit.
The major closure right now in Disneyland is Big Thunder Mountain which is undergoing a big refurbishment and will not reopen until October 30th 2013. Disney has confirmed that Big Thunder Mountain will get new ride vehicles, track will be replaced. Big Thunder Mountain fans need not worry that the changes are going to be too significant – there are no changes to the current course of the track. The refurbishment is reportedly costing $4 million.
There are some other scheduled ride closures for March 20133 at Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure Park:
Now – May 22, 2013: Troubadour Tavern is closed.
Now – Big Thunder Trail will be closed most weekdays through early April for refurbishment. Big Thunder Ranch Complex will be closed as well.
Now – March 7, 2013: Goofy’s Playhouse will be closed for refurbishment.
Now – March 28 2013: Main Street Station will be closed for refurbishment.
Now – March 28, 2013: Mark Twain Riverboat will be closed for refurbishment.
Now – March 28, 2013: Main Street Train Station will be closed for refurbishment.
Now – March 28, 2013: Pioneer Mercantile will be closed for refurbishment.
Now – Oct. 30, 2013: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad will be closed for refurbishment.
Now – January 2014: The Plaza Gardens will be closed for the construction of Castle Fantasy Faire.
Now – January 2014: Fantasyland Theatre will be closed.
Disney’s California Adventure Park
Now – March 31st the MuppetVision 3D Theater will be presenting “Oz The Great and Powerful” 4D Experience – a sneak peek of Disney’s Oz The Great and Powerful movie. No presentations of Muppet Vision 3D shown at this time.
Now – March 14th Silly Symphony Swings will be closed for refurbishment.
Now – March 22nd Disney Junior-Live on Stage will be closed for updating. There will be new characters when the show returns. “Hanny Manny” and “Little Einsteins” will no longer appear but will be replaced with “Sofia the First” and “Doc McStuffins”. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” and “Jake and the NeverLand Pirates” will remain in the show.
At first glance this seems like a big list but really the only major attraction which is out of action is Big Thunder Mountain. Personally I am not too pleased by the closure of MuppetVision to show a promotion for Oz The Great and The Powerful but recognize that this is a great way for Disney to easily (and relatively inexpensively) promote this movie which cost a whopping $200 million to make!
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