Disneyland Is Closing Multiple Attractions in January

The California park will close some attractions for refurbishments this month.

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Jeff Gritchen/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images
Jeff Gritchen/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images

Editor’s Note: We know COVID-19 is continuing to impact your travel plans. Should you travel now, be sure to familiarize yourself with the CDC’s latest guidance on domestic and international travel as well as local requirements, protocols, and restrictions for both your destination upon your arrival and your home city upon your return. Be safe out there.There is nothing unexpected about temporary ride closures at theme parks, particularly early in the year. Nonetheless, it can be disappointing to arrive at a theme park–especially considering the steep admission prices–to discover that a big attraction is shuttered.¬†

Disneyland has announced that just under a dozen rides and attractions will be closed at various points this month for refurbishments, with a couple getting a larger facelift. It’s a familiar routine. The park has frequently closed attractions in January for maintenance. It’s also happening at Disney World in Florida.¬†

There are a variety of reasons for the closures. Holiday Mansion and It’s a Small World had overlays installed for the holidays. Splash Mountain will close for almost two years¬†to undergo a transformation into¬†Tiana’s Bayou Adventure.¬†

Here are the attractions closing at Disneyland, per SF Gate.

  • Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln from January 9-25
  • Haunted Mansion from January 30-February 9
  • It’s a Small World from January 9-19
  • Indiana Jones Adventure closes on January 9 and reopens sometime in the spring
  • Splash Mountain closes on January 23 and reopens in late 2024
  • Tarzan’s Treehouse will reopen later in 2023 with a new theme

And these attractions are closing at California Adventure.

  • Grizzly River Run from January 9 until some time in the spring
  • Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind from January 30-February 9
  • Mickey’s PhilaharMagic from January 24-February 3
  • Radiator Springs Racers from January 17-23

Fortunately for anyone who has plans to visit later in the winter or early spring, many of the repairs are wrapped up by early February. Want more Thrillist? Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, TikTok, and Snapchat.

Dustin Nelson is a Senior Staff Writer at Thrillist. Follow Dustin on Twitter.


Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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