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    Disneyland closes 4 attractions during busy festival season
    • February 23, 2024

    Disneyland will close four attractions for seasonal refurbishments during the biggest seasonal food festival of the year and just before Spring Break crowds begin flocking to the Anaheim theme parks.

    Radiator Springs Racers, Incredicoaster, Redwood Creek Challenge Trail and the Sailing Ship Columbia will temporarily close in late February or early March as part of Disneyland’s standard refurbishment schedule.

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    The four new attraction closures join the Astro Orbitor, Grizzly River Run, Haunted Mansion, Splash Mountain and “Fantasmic” that were already shuttered for refurbishment.

    The timing of the attraction closures coincides with the 2024 Food & Wine Festival that starts March 1 at Disney California Adventure.

    DCA’s Radiator Springs Racers in Cars Land will close Monday, Feb. 26 through March 1 for a brief refurbishment.

    The Incredicoaster in Pixar Pier will go down March 4-14 for a slightly longer seasonal refurbishment.

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    Redwood Creek Challenge Trail will close on March 4 for an extended refurbishment that will stretch though at least early April, according to the Disneyland website.

    The ropes, nets and interactive elements in the wilderness adventure play area are expected to be refurbished or replaced during the closure, according to MiceChat.

    A temporary closure of the Sailing Ship Columbia will be short-lived on Monday, Feb. 26 through Thursday, Feb. 29.

    The Mark Twain Riverboat is scheduled to return Saturday, Feb. 24 from a five-month refurbishment.

    Scaffolding has surrounded the paddlewheeler since mid-September while the riverboat that plays a key role in “Fantasmic” gets a heavy dose of TLC during the nighttime spectacular’s extended downtime.

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    The Grizzly River Run will remain closed through Thursday, Feb. 29 during the coldest part of the year in typically sunny Southern California when fewer visitors want to get soaked on the water ride.

    Astro Orbitor closed in late November for an extensive refurbishment. The rocket spinner ride at the entrance to Tomorrowland in Disneyland is expected to return March 14.

    The Haunted Mansion closed in January for an extensive renovation of the outdoor queue area that will add a new accessibility elevator for wheelchair users exiting the ride and a new retail shop at the attraction’s exit. Disneyland has not announced a reopening date for the popular dark ride.

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    The latest temporary closures don’t include Splash Mountain — which is undergoing an extensive conversion into Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. The Critter Country log flume ride is scheduled to reopen with a new “Princess and the Frog” theme in late 2024.

    “Fantasmic” will return May 24 after a yearlong hiatus following an inferno that engulfed the show’s audio-animatronic fire-breathing dragon.

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    Also not on the temporarily “out of order” list are several attractions that never returned following the yearlong pandemic closure that shuttered Disneyland and DCA.

    Disneyland’s Star Wars Launch Bay and DCA’s Blue Sky Cellar are being used for Imagination Campus — an educational travel workshop that teaches students about the arts and sciences used in Disney theme parks.

    The Magic Eye Theater in Tomorrowland remains dark with no upcoming show in the works.

    The Hyperion Theater in Hollywood Land briefly returned for a summertime run of “Rogers: The Musical” before closing again with nothing planned for the 2,000-seat Broadway caliber venue.

    The Fantasyland Theatre no longer has regularly scheduled shows after the “Tale of the Lion King” ended its run in early January.

    ​ Orange County Register