Disneyland Paris Refurbishments 2016

Closure and refurbishment dates for Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park

This article is essentially a timeline of the majority of the attraction and restaurant refurbishments that took place at Disneyland Paris in 2016. Hopefully you’ll find it a useful record of the changes that took place in the parks that year.

You’ll notice that the words “closed” and “reopened” are underlined. Where possible I’ve included links back to the original tweets, to make my sources clear.

For 2017, please check out my Disneyland Paris Refurbishments 2017 article. Also, search for #DLPRefurbDates on Twitter to see related tweets.


January 2016

  • 3 Jan - Cowboy Cookout Barbecue closed (for several months)
  • 4 Jan - Studio Tram Tour closed (for 1 month)
  • 4 Jan - PanoraMagique closed (for 3 months)
  • 8 Jan - Disney’s Enchanted Christmas finished (after almost 9 weeks)
  • 8 Jan - Brave (Touch The Sky) scene returned to Disney Dreams! replacing Frozen (Let It Go)
  • 11 Jan - Peter Pan’s Flight closed (for 6 months)
  • 11 Jan - Adventure Isle closed (for 8 months)
  • 11 Jan - La Cabane des Robinson closed (for 8 months)
  • 11 Jan - Space Mountain: Mission 2 closed (for 5 days)
  • 13 Jan - Fantasia Gardens green fences went up around lake
  • 13 Jan - Ratatouille closed (for 1 day) at 12:00pm
  • 14 Jan - Ratatouille reopened (after 1 day) at 4:30pm
  • 16 Jan - Space Mountain: Mission 2 reopened (after 5 days) with new launch cable
  • 18 Jan - Skull Rock scaffolding went up (for 8 months)
  • 18 Jan - Crush’s Coaster closed (for 2 weeks) for its usual annual refurbishment (but temporarily reopened for the 30-31 Jan weekend)
  • 25 Jan - Cars Quatre Roues Rallye closed (for 12 days)
  • 31 Jan - Animagique’s last ever performance, at 6:00pm (after a 14 year run)

February 2016

  • 1 Feb - Animagique closed (for 5 months) to be replaced with Mickey and the Magician
  • 3 Feb - Crush’s Coaster reopened (after 2 weeks)
  • 6 Feb - Studio Tram Tour reopened (after 1 month) but no new scenes yet
  • 6 Feb - Cars Quatre Roues Rallye reopened (after 12 days)
  • 10 Feb - The Forest of Enchantment (La Forêt de l’Enchantement) opened at The Chaparral Theater, starring Pocahontas, Baloo, King Louie, Tarzan, Rapunzel, and Merida (for 3 month run)
  • 29 Feb - Jedi Training Academy closed (for 10 days)
  • 29 Feb - Rock ’n’ Roller Coaster closed (for 4 months)

March 2016

  • 5 Mar - Swing into Spring started (for 12 week run)
  • 7 Mar - Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast closed (for 5 days)
  • 7 Mar - It’s a Small World green fences went up… again!
  • 10 Mar - Jedi Training Academy reopened (after 10 days)
  • 12 Mar - Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast reopened (after 5 days)
  • 12 Mar - Disneyland Railroad reopened (after 7 months) with Fantasyland & Frontierland Stations
  • 16 Mar - Star Tours: Last Trip to Endor, private event from 8:00pm to 11:15pm
  • 17 Mar - Star Tours closed (for 12 months, reopening on 18 March 2017) to become Star Tours: L’Aventure Continue
  • 21 Mar - PanoraMagique reopened (after 3 months)

April 2016

  • 4 April - Phantom Manor closed (for 2 weeks) following accident
  • 18 April - Phantom Manor reopened (after 2 weeks)
  • 30 April - New Winnie the Pooh Meet ‘N’ Greet area opens

May 2016

  • 2 May - Rustler Roundup Shootin’ Gallery closed (for 5 weeks)
  • 9 May - The Forest of Enchantment (La Forêt de l’Enchantement) closed (after 3 month run)
  • 9 May - Frontierland Station closed (for 3 weeks)
  • 9 May - Discoveryland Theatre closed (for 6 weeks)
  • 18 May - Le Passage Enchanté d’Aladdin closed (for 6 weeks)
  • 30 May - Swing Into Spring finished (after 12 week run)
  • 30 May - La Tanière du Dragon closed (for 3 weeks)

June 2016

  • 2 Jun - Frontierland Station reopened (after 3 weeks)
  • 3 Jun - Pineapple Whip (not Dole Whip) started being served in Adventureland
  • 4 Jun - Frozen Summer Fun started (for a 15 week run)
  • 13 Jun - Dumbo the Flying Elephant closed (for 5 days)
  • 16 Jun - Animagique Theater sign went up for Mickey and the Magician
  • 18 Jun - Dumbo the Flying Elephant reopened (after 5 days)
  • 18 Jun - La Tanière du Dragon reopened (after 3 weeks)
  • 18 Jun - Discoveryland Theatre reopened (after 6 weeks) showing Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival
  • 18 Jun - Rock ’n’ Roller Coaster reopened (after 4 months) with a new launch system
  • 20 Jun - Space Mountain: Mission 2 closed (for 12 days)
  • 24 Jun - Rustler Roundup Shootin’ Gallery reopened (after 7 weeks)
  • 27 Jun - RC Racer closed (for 5 days)
  • 28 Jun - Cowboy Cookout Barbecue area reopened (after 6 months)
  • 29 Jun - Mickey and the Magician preview for Annual Passport holders
  • 30 Jun - Mickey and the Magician preview for Annual Passport holders

July 2016

  • 1 Jul - Le Passage Enchanté d’Aladdin reopened (after 6 weeks)
  • 1 Jul - Fences came down around Animagique Theater
  • 2 Jul - Space Mountain: Mission 2 reopened (after 12 days)
  • 2 Jul - Mickey and the Magician opened (after Animagique’s 5 month closure) for a 6 month run, “until 8 January 2017”
  • 2 Jul - RC Racer reopened (after 5 days)
  • 8 Jul - Peter Pan’s Flight reopened (after 6 months) with renovated lighting and paint
  • 9 Jul - Main Street Station reopened (after 10 months)
  • 11 Jul - Sleeping Beauty Castle crane went up for repainting
  • 11 Jul - Catherine Powell became the new President of Euro Disney S.A.S.
  • 14 Jul - Galerie de la Belle au Bois Dormant closed (for 7 weeks)
  • 29 Jul - Main section of Fantasia Gardens reopened (after 6 months)

August 2016

  • 3 Aug - Pirate Galleon scaffolding went up (for 1 month)
  • 4 Aug - The rivers of Fantasyland were cleaned
  • 29 Aug - Les Voyages de Pinocchio closed (for 2 months)

September 2016

  • 2 Sep - Sleeping Beauty Castle repainting was completed
  • 2 Sep - Galerie de la Belle au Bois Dormant reopened (after 7 weeks)
  • 2 Sep - Skull Rock scaffolding came down (after 8 months)
  • 2 Sep - Pirate Galleon scaffolding came down (after 1 month)
  • 5 Sep - Flying Carpets Over Agrabah closed (for 5 days)
  • 10 Sep - La Cabane des Robinson reopened (after 8 months)
  • 10 Sep - Adventure Isle reopened (after 8 months)
  • 10 Sep - Flying Carpets Over Agrabah reopened (after 5 days)
  • 12 Sep - Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop closed (for 5 days)
  • 16 Sep - Queen of Hearts Castle scaffolding went up
  • 16 Sep - Space Mountain repainting started
  • 17 Sep - Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop reopened (after 5 days)
  • 19 Sep - Frozen Summer Fun finished (after 15 week run)
  • 23 Sep - Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend started (for 3 days)

October 2016

  • 1 Oct - Disney’s Halloween Festival started (for 1 month)
  • 3 Oct - Alice’s Curious Labyrinth closed (for 2 months)
  • 3 Oct - It’s a Small World closed (for 17 days)
  • 3 Oct - Crush’s Coaster closed (for 17 days)
  • 10 Oct - Les Mystères du Nautilus closed (for 10 days)
  • 19 Oct - Crush’s Coaster reopens (for 17 days)
  • 20 Oct - Les Mystères du Nautilus reopens (after 10 days)
  • 20 Oct - Les Voyages de Pinocchio reopens (after 2 months)
  • 20 Oct - It’s a Small World reopens (after 17 days)

November 2016

  • 3 Nov - Disney’s Halloween Festival finishes (after 1 month)
  • 7 Nov - Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast closes (for 19 days)
  • 7 Nov - Rock ’n’ Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith closes (for 3 days)
  • 9 Nov - Rock ’n’ Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith reopens (after 3 days)
  • 11 Nov - Frozen Sing-Along returns to The Chaparral Theater (for 4 months)
  • 11 Nov - Disney’s Enchanted Christmas starts (for 2 months)
  • 14 Nov - Art of Disney Animation closes (for 5 days)
  • 19 Nov - Art of Disney Animation reopens (after 5 days)
  • 20 Nov - Princess Moana Meet ’N’ Greet opens at Art of Disney Animation
  • 26 Nov - Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast reopens (after 19 days)
  • 28 Nov - Rustler Roundup Shootin’ Gallery closes (for 5 days)
  • 28 Nov - Fantasyland Station closes (for 3 months)
  • 28 Nov - Ratatouille closes (for 5 days)

December 2016

  • 3 Dec - Rustler Roundup Shootin’ Gallery reopened (after 5 days)
  • 3 Dec - Alice’s Curious Labyrinth reopened (after 2 months)
  • 3 Dec - Ratatouille reopened (after 5 days)
  • 5 Dec - Blanche-Neige et les Sept Nains closed (for 12 days)
  • 7 Dec - Vapiano opened in Disney Village
  • 9 Dec - Big Thunder Mountain soft opened for public tests
  • 17 Dec - Big Thunder Mountain reopened (after 13 months) with restored scenery, props, and a new explosion scene on the final lift hill
  • 17 Dec - Thunder Mesa Riverboat Landing reopens (after 13 months)
  • 17 Dec - Pocahontas Indian Village reopens (after 13 months)
  • 17 Dec - Blanche-Neige et les Sept Nains reopens (after 12 days)

Title Photo: Kris Van de Sande
Sources:
@InsideDLParis, @DisneylandBerry , @ED92Live

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