Alice in Wonderland Closes for Second Refurbishment in Two Months at Disneyland Park

Justin Giglio

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Alice in Wonderland Closes for Second Refurbishment in Two Months at Disneyland Park

After being reopened for less than a month, Alice in Wonderland has been closed for refurbishment again at Disneyland.

Alice in Wonderland’s Second Refurbishment

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The fence extends slightly further this time than it did in the June refurbishment. Now it also covers the rockwork where you can typically find the Cheshire Cat.

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Previously, this part of the queue was also exposed. It is now completely covered and surrounded by the fence.

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Following this second refurbishment, Alice in Wonderland will reopen to Disneyland guests on July 21. The madcap adventure through the classic 1951 Disney animated film was also closed in June.

Upon boarding their caterpillar-themed ride vehicle, visitors are instantly transported into the magical world of Wonderland. As you journey through a series of vividly colorful scenes, riders encounter iconic characters such as the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, and the Queen of Hearts. The attraction features animatronics, vibrant scenery, and catchy musical tunes that immerse guests in the fantastical atmosphere of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale. From the trippy tea party to the thrilling encounter with the Queen’s court, the Alice in Wonderland ride is popular with both children and adults.

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Alice in Wonderland’s First Refurbishment

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Last month, walls went up around the large eastern show building of Fantasyland at Disneyland. This entire area is home to three classic dark ride attractions – Peter Pan’s Flight, Alice in Wonderland, and Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride. All three attractions have been part of Disneyland since the 1950s, and are housed in the same show building.

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Given that Peter Pan’s Flight was to be closed through June 29, longer than the other two, there’s a bit more in place. The attraction has its own separate signage as well as scaffolds up out front.

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We could already see workers walking around the scaffolding, presumably to touch up the exterior while work goes on inside as well. This of course isn’t unique to this area of Fantasyland, there’s currently work underway on the Red Rose Taverne exterior just across the way as well.

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Walls are not currently up around nearby Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride despite it also being closed. Cast Members were in place with a pin trading board and some games.

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Over at Alice in Wonderland, it’s the same story. Although part of that queue remains exposed, but Cast Members stand guard outside to give the bad news.

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The attraction’s marquee is outside the walls.

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Guests can also still spot Cheshire Cat in the rockwork to the side.

Alice in Wonderland and Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride were closed through June 16, so guests only have to wait about ten days to experience these classics again. But the ride will re-close on July 5 for an as-of-yet undetermined length of time. The Disneyland Monorail will also close on this day, as well as Soarin’ Around the World across the esplanade at Disney California Adventure.

Meanwhile, the transformation of Splash Mountain into Tiana’s Bayou Adventure has begun over in Critter Country.

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