Mad Tea Party, better known as “The Tea Cups Ride,” is scheduled to close September 26, 2010 for refurbishment. It should reopen November 11, 2010. Reports indicate the roof is being replaced. Flame Tree Barbecue, which is currently closed, is scheduled to reopen September 25, 2010 rather than the original September 20, 2010 date. Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream at Hollywood Studios is scheduled to reopen one day later as well, on November 4, 2010.
With “it’s a small world” closed between August 1, 2010 and October 23, 2010 and Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh closing October 25, 2010 until November 15, 2010, it’s possible your late October or early November trip will have several substantial closures, which is rare for that time period. Star Tours at Hollywood Studios will also be closed until the middle of May, 20011 while a new 3D video and ride experience is created. “Pooh’s Thotful Shop” is also scheduled to close October 25, 2010 until November 8, 2010. Hopefully you’ll be able to find some place else to spend your money. If you can’t, I accept donations.
‘Ohana at the Polynesian Resort is also scheduled to close January 17, 2011 through breakfast on January 20, 2011. It should be open for dinner on the 20th.
While this may be upsetting, I assure you that the great majority of rides will be open and you will have a wonderful time. Plus, it’s a great excuse to plan another Disney vacation. After all, what is your significant other going to say when you tell them, “BUT WE COULDN’T RIDE THE TEA CUPS LAST TIME!!!!!!!”
I will keep you up to date with future closures and changes to the schedule.