Refurbishments November & December 2015


Magic Kingdom

Liberty Tree Tavern: July 6-November 25

Tomorrowland Transit Authority Peoplemover: December 7-10

Splash Mountain: January 10-14, 2016

Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin: January 18-Feb 11, 2016

Liberty Square Riverboat: January 18-Feb 22, 2016


Sum of All Thrills: November 30-December 10

Soarin’: January 4-Summer 2016

Re-imagination of Maelstrom: Opens April 30, 2016

Hollywood Studios

Jedi Training Academy: October 4-November 30

Pizza Planet: January 4-Late 2016

Water Parks
Blizzard Beach: October 4-January 2, 2016

Typhoon Lagoon: January 3-March 12, 2016


Bay Lake Tower: Bay Cove Pool February 1-March 18

All Star Sports: Surfboard Bay Pool: January 25-28

Animal Kingdom Villas-Jambo House: Uzima Pool: December 14-16

BoardWalk Inn: Luma Park Pool: January 11-February 2

Flying Fish Restaurant: February 1-September 30

Exterior Painting: August 17, 2015-May 5, 2016

Caribbean Beach Resort: Old Port Royale paths of travel November 30-December 20   and January 3-February 28
Jamaica Pool: January 6-8
Martinique Quiet Pool: January 11-13
Fuentes del Morro Pool: January 13-16
Trinidad North Quiet Pool: January 27-29
Trinidad South Quiet Pool: February 3-5

Grand Floridian: Courtyard Pool: January 16-19

Old Key West: Sandcastle Pool: January 4-6

Polynesian Village Resort: East Pool now-early 2016

General construction now-Early 2016

Pop Century Resort: Computer Pool November 30-December 3

Bowling Pin Pool: December 7-10

Port Orleans French Quarter: Kiddie Pool September 29-December 24

Port Orleans Riverside: Ol’ Man Island Pool: January 11-February 29

Saratoga Springs: Grandstand Pool January 20-22

Yacht Club: Concierge Lounge now- early December

Wilderness Lodge: Resort refurbishment October 2-2017

Hidden Springs Pool: November 1-2017


Please note these are subject to change without notice.  Check back to keep up to date on the latest closures.

Disney’s Polynesian Resort Club Level Room Review

Last week, we stayed two nights at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort in a club level room.  We actually reserved a garden view room but got a surprise upgrade to theme park view!  We had a great time and really enjoyed this resort.

The club level food offerings were delicious.  They offered a continental breakfast with pastries, oatmeal, and fruit each  morning.  Midday was snacks like goldfish, popcorn, and trail mix.  Evenings were hot appetizers like chicken wings, sushi, fruit and cheese, and even wine and cocktails.  We never did make it to the cocktail hour service, but I’m sure it was fabulous as well.


-Location, location, location!  It was so convenient to be right there on the monorail line.

-The club level rooms all being located in the Hawaii building, we were close to both the pool and the lobby.

-Our room was situated three doors down from the club level lounge so we could just pop down whenever we wanted a drink or a snack.  Very easy!

-Ohana is onsite, so it’s very easy to enjoy a great character meal within the resort.

-Amazing pool!  My kids just loved the water slide and the splash pad!


-Price.  The Polynesian is one of the most expensive resorts on property.

Now some photos!

2 queen beds

2 queen beds

sofa converts to single bed

sofa converts to single bed

bathroom with double sinks

bathroom with double sinks

Our view!

Our view!

Club level snacks during midday

Club level snacks during midday

Sodas and coffee

Sodas and coffee

Tea, lemonade, and POG juice!

Tea, lemonade, and POG juice!

Candlelight Processional 2015- Narrators Added

Disney has just released additional names of narrators for this year’s Candlelight Processional at Epcot. From November 27 until December 30 you can catch a lovely retelling of the Christmas story with a full orchestra and choir at the American Gardens Theater in Epcot. Showtimes are at 5:00pm, 6:45pm, and 8:15pm nightly.

  • 11/27 – 11/29 — Gary Sinise
  • 11/30 – 12/3 — Neil Patrick Harris
  • 12/4 – 12/5 — Whoopi Goldberg
  • 12/6 – 12/8 — Joe Morton
  • 12/9 – 12/11 — Ana Gasteyer
  • 12/12 – 12/14 — Meredith Vieira
  • 12/15 – 12/17— America Ferrera
  • 12/18 – 12/20 — Chandra Wilson
  • 12/21 – 12/23 — Daniel Dae Kim
  • 12/24 – 12/26 — Edward James Olmos
  • 12/27 – 12/28 – Blair Underwood
  • 12/29 – 12/30 — Amy Grant

Disney does have a disclaimer that they are subject to change without notice to be sure to check before you arrive.

And you can also purchase Candlelight Processional Dining Packages for lunch and dinner where there is availability.

Who are you most looking forward to seeing?

Walt Disney World Fall 2015 Refurbishments

Here is the latest list of refurbishments and closures at Walt Disney World for Fall 2015. This is subject to change at any time so check back.

Magic Kingdom

Monorail: the Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and alternative transportation will be available – until December 2015

Pirates of the Caribbean: June 8- September 25

Peter Pan’s Flight: November 2-7

Walt Disney World Railroad: October 12-November 20

Disney’s the Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour: October 12-November 20

Liberty Tree Tavern: July 6-November 19

The Diamond Horseshoe: August 2-November 19

Animal Kingdom

Primeval Whirl: August 17-November 12

Flights of Wonder: October 5-November 5

Pizzafari: August 23- November 14


Living with the Land: September 8-17

Re-Imagination of Maelstrom (Frozen Ever After): April 20, 2016

Blizzard Beach Water Park

Annual Refurbishment: October 4-January 2, 2016

Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

Annual Refubishment: January 3-March 12

All Star Sports Resort

Grand Slam Pool: October 26-December 18

Boardwalk Inn

Exterior Repair and Painting: August 17-May 5, 2016

Caribbean Beach Resort

Bridge Closure from Aruba and Jamaica to Old Port Royale: August 3-November 26

Coronado Springs Resort

Fitness Center, Salon, and Casitas Leisure Pool: July 5-October 30

Port Orleans French Quarter

French Quarter Kiddie Pool: September 8-December 23

Polynesian Village Resort

General Construction: Through early 2016

Wilderness Lodge Resort

General Room Refurbishments, certain pathways: October 2-2017

Hidden Springs Pool: October 26-2017

Dolphin Resort

Guest Room Renovations: October-Mid December and June 2016-September 2016

Swan Resort

Guest Room Renovations: Until September 2015

Downtown Disney

Fulton’s Crab House: January 1-April 1, 2016

Planet Hollywood: January 1- June 1, 2016

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2015

The dates for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2015 have been released.  Tickets will go on sale in April.

8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 29

1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is a hard ticketed event  on select nights starting in November.  The party takes place in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World.  During the party there are special fireworks, parades, rare character meets and cookies and hot cocoa.  The number of tickets is limited so be sure to order early as the can and will sell out.


Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2015

The dates for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party have been released for 2015.  Tickets go on sale in April!

   15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27

1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31


Be sure to get your tickets early since some of the parties can and will sell out!

If you are unfamiliar with Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, you should know it is a hard ticketed event that takes place in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World on select dates in the fall.  There is a limited number of tickets sold and after 7pm the park is closed to only those with party tickets.  This is a really amazing event with fireworks, a special parade and rare character meets.