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 Refurbishments Spring 2015

Magic Kingdom
Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid- Feb 2 – Mar 3, 2015

Harmony Barber Shop- Feb 16 – Mar 30, 2015

Stitch’s Great Escape!- Mar 1 – Mar 2, 2015

Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin- Mar 4 – 5, 2015

Peter Pan’s Flight- Mar 5 – 6, 2015

Pirates of the Caribbean May 11 – Sep 25, 2015

Jungle Cruise- Apr 13 – May 8, 2015

It’s a small world- Apr- 14 – 17, 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

Cinderella’s Royal Table- Jan 5 – Mar 6, 2015

Epcot
None

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

Blizzard Beach
Closed for annual refurbishment Jan 4 – Mar 14, 2015 

Transportation
Monorail February 9-12, 23-26 and March 2-5, 2015 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m

The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System will undergo refurbishment that will impact the Resort and Express monorail beams on select days in February and March. During these times, Monorails on the Resort beam will travel between Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and Magic Kingdom® Park. Monorails on the Express beam will now make an additional stop at Disney’s Contemporary Resort as they travel between Magic Kingdom Park and the Transportation and Ticket Center.

Monorail service will continue to be available from all stations while this work takes place. Monorail operating hours will remain unchanged. Guests may note a difference in the way they board the Monorail and should allow for additional travel time to reach their destinations. Guests staying at impacted Resorts will receive in-room communication upon their arrival.

Resorts
Animal Kingdom Villas –Jambo House Lobby Floor Refinishing. Work will be done in sections so only portions will be out at a time. Jan 6 – Mar 6, 2015

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

Little Mermaid Flippin Fins Pool- Mar 2 – Mar 3, 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

Yacht Club and Beach Club -Stormalong Bay Pool – Lazy River -During this time, bridges three and four will be under refurbishment and the lazy river/snorkel area will be closed. The remaining portions of the pool will remain available to Guests. Feb 2 – Mar 3, 2015

Contemporary Resort- Contemporary Feature Pool- Mar 9 – 11, 2015

Polynesian Village Resort- General Construction through March 2015
Pool construction through Spring 2015

 

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

 

This information is provided by Disney and is subject to change at any time

Walt Disney World Winter/Early Spring Refurbishments and Closures

Here is a newly updated list of refurbishments for Walt Disney World Resort as of December 2014.

Magic Kingdom:

Haunted Mansion December 1-19, 2014

Splash Mountain January 5-31, 2015

Cinderella’s Royal Table January 5 – March 6, 2015

Liberty Square Riverboat January 23-27, 2015

Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid February 2 – March 6, 2015

Harmony Barber Shop February 2 – March 30, 2015

“it’s a small world” March 10-13, 2015

Epcot:

None!

Hollywood Studios:

None!

Animal Kingdom:

Kali River Rapids January 20 – February 2, 2015

Typhoon Lagoon:
Closed for Annual Refurbishment October 26, 2014 – January 3, 2015

Blizzard Beach:
Closed for Annual Refurbishment January 4 – March 14, 2015

Downtown Disney:
There is a lot of construction work going on at Downtown Disney and roadwork done. Expect delays when driving.

Resorts

Art of Animation:
Big Blue Pool January 12-14, 2015

Little Mermaid Flippin Fins Pool January 15-16, 2015

Finding Nemo Schoolyard Wet Play Area May 26 – June 29, 2015

Beach Club Resort:
Guest Room Renovations- Guest rooms 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). October 13, 2014 – August 22, 2015

Stormalong Bay Pool – Waterslide- During this time, the waterslide and the waterway from the slide to the first bridge of Stormalong Bay will be unavailable. The remaining portions of the pool will remain available to Guests. January 5 – February 2, 2015

Stormalong Bay Pool – Lazy River– During this time, bridges three and four will be under refurbishment and the lazy river/snorkel area will be closed. The remaining portions of the pool will remain available to Guests. February 2 – March 3, 2015

Coronado Springs:
La Vida Health Club and Beauty Salon May 18 – June 19, 2015

Grand Floridian:
Beach Water Activity Pool March 6 – April 9, 2015

Polynesian Village Resort:
General Construction-The east portion of the beach (near the Transportation and Ticket Center) and Sunset Point are being refurbished and are unavailable. Guests may see or hear work in progress. December 2013 – March 2015

Great Ceremonial House – Lobby The atrium is being reimagined to highlight the cultural elements of Polynesia and provide more expansive views. At certain times of day, there may be some noise and alternative paths of travel may be needed throughout the Great Ceremonial House. March – December 2014

Nanea Volcano 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 Blizzard Beach Water Park during their stay. July 28, 2014 – Spring 2015

Wilderness Lodge:
Whispering Canyon Cafe May 15 – June 26, 2015

Walt Disney World Swan:
Guest Room Renovations-Renovation 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.–August 20, 2014 – TBD

As always these are subject to change at any moment without notice. All refurbishment and closure information provided by Walt Disney Travel Company.