Walt Disney Presents refurbishment beginning mid-February 2024 appears to be canceled

Jan 24, 2024 in "Walt Disney Presents"

Posted: Wednesday January 24, 2024 7:12am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

According to a new update on the official Walt Disney World website, Walt Disney Presents at Disney's Hollywood Studios will no longer be closed for a two-week-long refurbishment starting February 12, 2024.

The refurbishment notice has been removed from the official website, and operating hours have been restored for February 12 through March 1.

Originally opened to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Walt's birth, the gallery showcases his life story from small-town America to Hollywood. Inside, guests can explore one-of-a-kind sketches, photos, models, costumes, artwork, and more. Walt Disney Presents also includes a screening of Walt Disney: One Man's Dream, a 15-minute documentary that showcases Walt Disney's life.

Sneak peeks of upcoming Disney or Pixar films are frequently offered in place of Walt Disney: One Man's Dream throughout the year, but do not typically require any downtime.

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YouMakeTheWorldGoRoundFeb 14, 2024

I hope one day One Man's Dream gets restored for digital projection, It's kinda nice to still see film but the print is rough these days.

DCBakerFeb 13, 2024

Laughing Place reports the Walt Disney Presents theater did close yesterday (February 12) for refurbishment. https://www.laughingplace.com/w/disney-parks/walt-disney-presents-theater-refurbishment/

mattpetoJan 24, 2024

This is one attraction I worry about, but I'd like to see it live forever.

DCBakerJan 24, 2024

Update - Disney has removed the closed for refurbishment notice and has added operating hours back for those dates.

rct247Jan 24, 2024

It would have been nice if they had did a big refurb prior to the 100 Years of Wonder celebration to be a completely refreshed space. It deserves more love. Last time I was in there, the lights were flickering, the seats had seen better days, and many of the exhibits could use updating. If Ariel is still meeting, my guess is that it's just the theater.

JohnDJan 23, 2024

Theoretically, you could enter through the exit (I know. Counterintuitive. LOL), while the rest of the attraction is under refurbishment. However, usually, you have to walk through the exhibit before you can enter the theater. I suspect everything will be closed so that the theater can be refurbed as well.

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Cmdr_CrimsonJan 23, 2024

Who is M&G-ing there? Is it still Ariel or Sulley?

bmr1591Jan 22, 2024

I read this as the entire park closing for refurbishment and gasped.

wdwmagicJan 22, 2024

Hours are still available for the meet and greet during that time. So unclear as to the scope of the closure, or if the hours for the meet and greet have yet to be changed.

HauntedPirateJan 22, 2024

Do we know if One Man's Dream is open and just the theater at the end closed during this time? If it's closed as well...