Walt Disney World has announced in early 2022, both Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain at Magic Kingdom will temporarily close for regularly scheduled refurbishments.
Splash Mountain will undergo a refurbishment first, from January 10- February 10, 2022.
During this time, WDW will not be changing the theming of the ride to “The Princess and The Frog.”
This closure is just for regular maintenance, though Disney says Disney Imagineers will take this opportunity to do some preliminary onsite work in preparation for the attraction’s future reimagining.
Splash Mountain will reopen to guests on February 11, 2022.
Following this, Big Thunder Mountain will undergo a refurbishment from February 14-18, 2022.
This closure is also just for regular maintenance, and the ride will reopen to guests on February 19, 2022.
There will be no changes to the guest experience for either attraction as a result of these routine refurbishments.