Orlando Temple To Close for Major Renovations

Orlando Temple To Close for Major Renovations

Yesterday it was announced that the Orlando Florida Temple will close for “extensive renovations” this summer, starting July 2024. Unfortunately there was no further explanation as to what the renovations will be. The temple is now 30 years old (dedicated in October 1994), so it’s likely that these renovations will be made in order to update many of the interior systems and bring them up to code. The chances are low that the look/design of the temple will change, as such renovations have typically been announced very early on. But we won’t know until further information is released.

In the official announcement by the Church, it was mentioned that there will be a public open house and rededication. Usually when there is an open house and rededication, it means that the renovations were fairly significant. But only time will tell, or an additional announcement from the Church.

Also, no timeframe was given for when the renovations are estimated to be finished. During the closure, Latter-day Saints are encouraged to attend other temples in Florida, the nearest of which is the Fort Lauderdale Temple. However, there are currently three other temples announced or under construction in Florida – the Jacksonville Temple, the Tampa Temple, and the Tallahassee Temple, which is very near completion and will most likely be dedicated some time this year.

We’ll be sure to post more information about the closure of the temple once it becomes available to the public!