Walt Disney World Refurbishments

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Updated on August 27, 2015

Walt Disney World Monorail

Walt Disney World Vacation Magic Monorail and Spaceship Earth

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. The work started on Mar. 10, 2015 and will run through the December of 2015.

Walt Disney World Theme Parks

Magic Kingdom

All Aboard the Walt Disney World Railroad

  • Pirates of the Caribbean will close on June 8, 2015 for a lengthy renovation. Reopening is set for September 25, 2015.
  • Liberty Tree Tavern will have an extensive makeover and be closed July 6 through November 19, 2015.
  • Diamond Horseshoe Saloon is closed for renovation from August through November 19, 2015.
  • Walt Disney World Railroad will undergo a renovation starting on October 12 through November 20, 2015.
  • Disney’s The Magic Behind the Steam Trains Tour will not be available as long as the renovation of the railroad is going on.
  • Peter Pan’s Flight will not be operating from November 2 through November 7, 2015.

Epcot

Walt Disney World Vacation Shopping Visiting Epcot

  • Maelstrom is being re-imagined into a Frozen themed attraction. This work has a completion date of April 30, 2016.
  • Living With the Land in the Land Pavilion will be closed September 8 through September 17, 2015.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Walt Disney World Vacation Shopping Visiting Hollywood Studios

  • Star Wars Land, Toy Story Land! Stay Tuned for Lots of Updates!

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Walt Disney World Vacation Shopping Visiting Animal Kingdom

  • Construction has started on Avatar Land. It is expected to be completed in 2017.
  • Primeval Whirl is being renovated starting on August 17 through November 12, 2015.
  • Pizzafari will be closed for renovation from August 23 through October 19, 2015.

Downtown Disney

Walt Disney World Downtown Disney View

  • Roadwork on Buena Vista Drive is seeing lots of work, Using the Disney Transportation provided is probably your best bet for a while.
  • Parking Lot Entrance 2 Lots A-G is closed preparing for the Town Center and Parking Garage.
  • Fulton’s Crab House will be closed January 1, 2016 through April 1, 2016.
  • Planet Hollywood will be closed January 1, 2016 through June 1, 2016.

Water Parks

Walt Disney World Water Parks

  • Typhoon Lagoon Water Park: Closed January 3 through March 12, 2016
  • Blizzard Beach Water Park: Closed October 26, 2015 through January 2, 2016

Walt Disney World Resorts

All Star Music – None

Walt Disney World Mary Poppins Marquee at All Star Music

Animal Kingdom Lodge – None

Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom Lodge

Art of Animation – None

Walt Disney World Art of Animation

The Beach Club

Walt Disney World Beach Club

  • Guest Room Renovations and other resort renovations will be ongoing at this resort from October 13, 2014 through August 22, 2015.

The Boardwalk Inn

Boardwak Inn

  • Exterior painting will be done starting on August 17, 2015 through May 6, 2016.

Caribbean Beach – None

Walt Disney World Caribbean Beach Resort

Coronado Springs

Walt Disney World Coronado Springs

  • The Fitness Center, Salon and Casitas Leisure Pool will be closed July 5 through October 12, 2015. An alternate fitness center will be set up in the Casitas area and all other pools will be open.

Port Orleans French Quarter

walt disney world port orleans french quarter

  • French Quarter Kiddie Pool will be closed for renovation starting on September 8 through December 23, 2015.

The Contemporary – None

Walt Disney World Contemporary Resort

Grand Floridian

Walt Disney World Grand Floridian Resort

  •  Gasparilla Island Grill will be closed August 23 through September 6, 2015. Mizner’s will offer Grab and Go options and Beaches Pool Bar will offer breakfast during this time.

Polynesian Resort

Walt Disney World Polynesian VIllage Resort

  • General Construction – December 2013 through early 2016
    During this time guests will see different areas of construction and at times some paths and walkways may not be available.
  • Polynesian East Pool – Mid-April 2015 through early 2016
    Closed for enhancement. 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 9:00 a.m. The recently renovated Feature Pool will be available (weather permitting).

Saratoga Springs – None

Walt Disney World Saratoga Springs Resort

Wilderness Lodge

Walt Disney World Wilderness Lodge Resort

  • General Resort Refurbishment will be ongoing from October 2, 2015 through 2017. Disney is building DVC cabins at this resort. The Hidden Springs leisure pool area (the leisure pool at The Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge), resort beach, playground, Recreation fire pit and nature trail will be unavailable. Noise may be overheard while this work is being completed, but construction will not begin until after 9 a.m.

Walt Disney World Golf Course Closures – None

Walt Disney World Golf Course


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