Disneyland Monorail, Soarin’ Around the World, and Alice in Wonderland Closing for Refurbishment in Early July

Spencer Lloyd


Disneyland Monorail, Soarin’ Around the World, and Alice in Wonderland Closing for Refurbishment in Early July

We have received word of three attractions getting some refurbishments done starting in early July for an undetermined period, including two attractions which have already seen refurbishments in 2023 — Soarin’ Around the World, Alice in Wonderland, and the Disneyland Monorail.

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First up, Alice in Wonderland yet again. The beloved 1950s-era Disneyland attraction will both close on July 5 for an undetermined period of time. This comes right on the heels of another brief refurbishment of Alice in Wonderland, which will be closed for around 10 days in early June alongside three other dark rides — Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, Peter Pan’s Flight, and Ariel’s Undersea Adventure. The two former rides are located within the same show building.

This classic Disney dark ride takes guests on a journey through the world of “Alice in Wonderland,” the 1951 Disney animated feature, including a brief jaunt outdoors.

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Meanwhile the Disneyland Monorail will be closed from July 5 as well for an undetermined period of time. Currently the Disneyland Resort calendar extends out to July 8, so we’re unsure when exactly the Monorail will reopen or to what extent this refurbishment is covering.

More a relaxing spot away from the crowds than actual transportation, the Disneyland Monorail was the first daily-operating monorail system in the Western Hemisphere when it opened in 1959. Guests can ride the rails from the Downtown Disney District and the nearby Disneyland Hotel on a grand tour of the resort including a quick ride past Disney California Adventure and Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.

Previously we reported on the incredibly poor state of the Disneyland Monorail, noting that some parts of the cars were being held together with duct tape. Hopefully the park is able to address some of these concerns during the downtime.

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Meanwhile across the esplanade at Disney California Adventure, the classic Soarin’ Around the World will also close for refurbishment for an undetermined period from July 5. This IMAX film simulates hanggliding past iconic monuments and landmarks from around the world, including Mt. Kilimanjaro, the Taj Mahal, and the Eiffel Tower.

While we’re unsure when any of these attractions will reopen as Disneyland’s calendar only extends out to July 8, we do know that maintenance is a necessary evil to keep the attractions we love in tip-top shape. Hopefully when they come back, they’ll be better than ever!

Do any of these planned refurbishments impact your summer trip to Disneyland? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • Spencer Lloyd

    Spencer Lloyd is a college student/parks addict living in Tokyo. He runs TDRPlans.com, a comprehensive source for information and travel planning related to Tokyo Disney Resort. And fun fact, he is the only person in history to have been in the same ride vehicle as Tom Corless.