Podcast Episode 114: Fall 2016 Disney News

Here at Dole Whipped, we like to keep you informed of all the Disney information available so this week we bring you Fall 2016 Disney news!  We hope this helps you better plan your upcoming Disney vacations!

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Walt Disney World Refurbishments Fall 2016

Disney regularly releases the ongoing refurbishments and closures for Walt Disney World.  Here is the most up to date information for September 2016.  Please note that this is subject to change without notice.

 

Magic Kingdom:

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Aug 8-Nov 18

 

Hollywood Studios:

Rock N Roller Coaster Oct 27- Nov 9

Pizza Planet Jan 19-Late 2016

 

Animal Kingdom:

Dinosaur July 25-Oct 16

Dino Institute Shop July 25- Oct 16

 

Water Parks:

Blizzard Beach- Oct 23- Dec 24

Typhoon Lagoon Dec 25-March 11

 

Monorail through Summer 2016

 

Resorts:

All Star Sports Grand Slam Pool Oct 10-Dec 2

Boardwalk Villas May 16- Oct 31

Pop Century Computer Pool Oct 31-Jan 3, 2017

Port Orleans French Quarter Sassagoula Floatworks July 11- Late Fall

Wilderness Lodge general resort refurbishment and Cub’s Den closed through 2017

Yacht Club room refurbishments Oct 29- June 23, 2017

Yacht & Beach Club Convention Center Aug 4- Feb 1, 2018

Dolphin Hotel room renovations June- Sept 2016

 

Disney Springs:

Planet Hollywood through Fall 2016

Fulton’s Crab House- reopening as Paddlefish Fall 2016

 

Check back for updates to this information on closures and refurbishments.

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

Epcot

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

Walt Disney World Refurbishments July 2015

Magic Kingdom

Pirates of the Caribbean June 8 – Sep 25, 2015

Liberty Square Riverboat- Aug- 4-10, 2015

Walt Disney World Railroad October 12-Nov 20, 2015

Dream Along with Mickey- July 21 – Aug 19, 2015

Liberty Tree Tavern- Jul 6 – Nov 5, 2015

The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour- October 12-November 20, 2015

Epcot

Living with the Land- September 8-17, 2015

Reimagination of Maelstrom- to open April 30, 2016

Hollywood Studios

Voyage of the Little Mermaid- September 7-10, 2015

Magic of Disney Animation- July 12, 2015

Animal Kingdom
None

Transportation
Monorail Now to December 2015 is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If you plan to use this please be sure to check the best options for available for travel.

Resorts

Wilderness Lodge October 2, 2015 – 2017
Hidden Springs leisure pool area, resort beach, playground, fire pit, and nature trail will be closed.  Noise may be heard but construction will not begin until after 9 am.

Coronado Springs- Fitness Center, Salon, Casitas Leisure Pool- July 5-October 12, 2015

Grand Floridian Resort- Gasparilla Island Grill—August 23-Septmber 4, 2015

Contemporary Feature Pool Sep 8-10, 2015

Beach Club Resort- Guest Room Renovations-Guests will not be accommodated in the affected areas but it is possible that some noise could travel while work is in progress (between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily). Oct 13, 2014 – Aug 22, 2015

Polynesian Village Resort- General Construction through early 2016

East Pool- late spring- Early 2016

East Pool construction-late spring through early 2016

Disney’s Swan Hotel- Guest Room Renovations- Work is scheduled to take place between 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily. No guests will be accommodated in the renovation area as to minimize impact on the guest experience. Aug. 20, 2014 – TBD

Downtown Disney
Fulton’s Crab House- January 1-April 1, 2016

Plant Hollywood- January 1- June 1, 2016

As always this is subject to change so check back for the most up to date information!

Walt Disney World Refurbishment May 2015

Here is your monthly updated list of refurbishments for Walt Disney World.  As always it is subject to change.

Magic Kingdom
Pirates of the Caribbean June 8 – Sep 25, 2015

Jungle Cruise- Apr 13 – May 8, 2015

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad- Apr 27 – 30, 2015

Liberty Square Riverboat- Aug- 4-10, 2015

Dream Along with Mickey- July 19 – Aug 22, 2015

Liberty Tree Tavern- Jul 6 – Nov 19, 2015

Hollywood Studios
Lights, Motors, Action- Apr 20 – Apr 24, 2015

Voyage of the Little Mermaid- Sep 7 – Sep 10, 2015

Animal Kingdom
Flame Tree BBQ- Jan 5 – Apr 22, 2015

Creature Comforts- Jan 5 – June 14, 2015

Transportation
Monorail March 10- Summer 2015 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11:30am-6pm

The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System will undergo refurbishment that will impact the Express monorail beam, which runs between the Ticket & Transportation Center and the Magic Kingdom. The Resort beam will continue to run during downtimes. Guests arriving at the Ticket & Transportation Center during downtimes will be directed to the ferry boats.

Resorts
Contemporary Feature Pool Sep 8-10, 2015

Beach Club Resort- Guest Room Renovations-Guests will not be accommodated in the affected areas but it is possible that some noise could travel while work is in progress (between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily). Oct 13, 2014 – Aug 22, 2015

Polynesian Village Resort- General Construction through early 2016

East Pool construction-late spring through early 2016

Disney’s Swan Hotel- Guest Room Renovations- Work is scheduled to take place between 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily. No guests will be accommodated in the renovation area as to minimize impact on the guest experience. Aug. 20, 2014 – TBD

Spring and Summer Walt Disney World Refurbishments and Closures

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So that you can keep up to date on the Walt Disney World Refurbishments always check Dolewhipped.com and we will monthly keep you posted! Just know all of these are subject to change and Disney makes updates all the time. I hope all your favorite rides and attractions are up and running for your next trip!

Magic Kingdom

Monorail – The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System will undergo refurbishment that will impact the Express monorail beam, which runs between the Ticket & Transportation Center and the Magic Kingdom. Express beam shutdowns will occur between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The Resort beam will continue to run during downtimes. Guests arriving at the Ticket & Transportation Center during downtimes will be directed to the ferry boats.

March 10, 2015 – Summer 2015

Harmony Barber Shop – February 16 – March 29, 2015

Pirates of the Caribbean – May 11 – September 25, 2015

Jungle Cruise – April 13 – May 8, 2015

“it’s a small world” – April 14-17, 2015

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – April 20-23, 2015

Space Mountain – April 27-30, 2015

Liberty Tree Tavern – July 6 – November 19, 2015

Dream Along with Mickey – July 19 – August 22, 2015

Liberty Square Riverboat – August 4-10, 2015

Epcot

None

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Lights, Motor, Action – April 20-23, 2015

Voyage of the Little Mermaid – September 7-10, 2015

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Flame Tree BBQ – January 5 – April 22, 2015

Creature Comforts – January 5 – June 14, 2015

Blizzard Beach

None

Typhoon Lagoon

None

Resorts

Animal Kingdom Villas –Kidani Village Lobby Floor Resurfacing. During this time Guests may observe construction taking place in the or near the lobby. Noise will be isolated to the lobby area. Work will take place between the hours of 10am and 4pm  March 23-27, 2015

Art of Animation –Finding Nemo Schoolyard Wet Play Area- May 26 – June 29, 2015

Beach Club Resort- Guest Room Renovations-Guests will be refurbished with new hard and soft goods. Guests will not be accommodated in the affected areas but it is possible that some noise could travel while work is in progress (between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily). Oct 13, 2014 – Aug 22, 2015

Polynesian Village Resort- General Construction through March 2015

Feature Pool and Slide – The main pool and slide will be closed for enhancements. Guests who stay at Disney’s Polynesian Resort while the main pool is closed will receive one complimentary ticket for each member of their party to visit Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park during their stay.Through Early April 2015

Polynesian East Pool – Closed for enhancements. During this time, Guests will observe construction taking place and certain pathways and buildings may be unavailable. Noise may be overheard while this work is being completed; however construction will not begin until after 9:00am. The recently renovated Feature Pool will be available (weather permitting) Mid April 2015 – Early 2016

Disney’s Swan Hotel- Guest Room Renovations- Work is scheduled to take place between 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily. No guests will be accommodated in the renovation area as to minimize impact on the guest experience. Aug. 20, 2014 – TBD

Downtown Disney Area

Roadwork on Buena Vista Drive – Due to heavy roadwork, expect delays on Buena Vista Drive. It is recommended that Guests use complimentary Walt Disney World Resort transportation from Parks and Resorts to Downtown Disney and plan to arrive early for reserved dining and entertainment experiences. Through March 2016.

Parking Lots  – Entrance 2 – Lots A-G – Loss of parking lot Entrance 2 to Guest/Cast traffic and associated lots A-G in preparation for the construction of Town Center and the East Garage. Through August 1, 2016.

Golf Course/Miniature Golf – 

None