Refurbishments #4 WDW Theme Parks

AS OF TODAY AUGUST 1, 2016 THESE ARE THE CURRENT UP TO DATE SCHEDULED REFURBISHMENTS AT THE WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT’S THEME PARKS. CHECK BACK FOR MORE POSTS AS MORE NEWS BECOMES AVAILABLE!

MAGIC KINGDOM

Monorail: Now – Summer 2016: The Walt Disney World Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form of transportation during their visit they should check to be sure of the best option available on their day of travel, as alternative transportation options will be available.

Swiss Family Treehouse: July 6 – September 24, 2016

Liberty Square Riverboat: August 1 – 7, 2016

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad: August 8 – November 18, 2016

“It’s a Small World”: August 22 – September 15, 2016

EPCOT

None

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Pizza Planet: January 19 – Late 2016

Muppet Vision 3D: August 15 – 22, 2016

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

DINOSAUR: July 25 – October 16, 2016

Dino Institute Shop: July 25 – October 16, 2016

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

NONE

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

Annual Referbishment October 23 – December 24, 2016

Disney Springs

Planet Hollywood: January 5 – Fall 2016

Fulton’s Crab House – reopening as Paddlefish: April 4 – Fall 2016

Cookes of Dublin: August 1 – 8, 2016

Refurbishments #3 WDW Theme Parks

AS OF TODAY MARCH 3, 2016 THESE ARE THE CURRENT UP TO DATE SCHEDULED REFURBISHMENTS AT THE WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT’S THEME PARKS. CHECK BACK FOR MORE POSTS AS MORE NEWS BECOMES AVAILABLE!

Magic Kingdom

Monorail: Now – April 2016: The Walt Disney World Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form of transportation during their visit they should check to be sure of the best option available on their day of travel, as alternative transportation options will be available.

Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin: March 6 – 10, 2016

EPCOT

Soarin’: January 4 – Summer 2016

Circle of Life: February 7 – April 2, 2016

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Pizza Planet: January 19 – Late 2016

Toy Story Mania – One Day Only (March 15, 2016)

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure – Closing Permanently on April 3, 2016

Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show – Closing Permanently on April 3, 2016

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Kali River Rapids: January 4 – March 17, 2016

Flights of Wonder: January 25 – March 17, 2016

Warung Outpost: January 25 – March 17, 2016

Boneyard: February 22 – March 17, 2016

Isle of Java: February 22 – March 6, 2016

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

Annual Refurbishment: January 4 – March 19, 2016

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

None

Disney Springs (Downtown Disney)

Roadwork on Buena Vista Drive: Now through May 2016: 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 Disney Springs and plan to arrive early for reserved dining and entertainment experiences.

Planet Hollywood: January 6 – Summer 2016

Mickey’s Pantry / The Spice & Tea Exchange: February 29 – March 14, 2016

Fulton’s Crab House: April 4 – December 31, 2016

 

Refurbishments: #2 WDW Resort Hotels

As of today January 22, 2016 these are the current up to date scheduled Refurbishments at the Walt Disney World Resort’s Resort Hotels. Check back for more posts as more news becomes available! The Following Resorts are in Alphabetical Order.

Bay Lake Tower

Bay Cove Pool FEBRUARY 1 – MARCH 18, 2016

All-Star Sports Resort

Surfboard Bay Pool JANUARY 25 – JANUARY 28, 2016

 Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House

Jambo House Soft Goods Rehab JANUARY 1 – MAY 20, 2016

Art of Animation Resort

Schoolyard Sprayground JANUARY 4 – MARCH 11, 2016

Beach Club Villas

Soft Goods Rehab JANUARY 22 – AUGUST 17, 2016

BoardWalk Inn

Exterior Repair and Painting AUGUST 17, 2016 – MAY 5, 2016

ESPN Club: Yard Arcade & Retail JANUARY 6, 2016: Closed to make way for a new experience, this does not affect the ESPN Club dining area.

Flying Fish Restaurant FEBRUARY 1 – SEPTEMBER 30,2016

Seashore Sweets’ FEBRUARY 1, 2016: Closed to make way for a new experience.

BoardWalk Villas

Guest Villa Renovations NOW THROUGH SPRING 2016

Luna Park Pool FEBRUARY 1 – FEBRUARY 4, 2016

Caribbean Beach Resort

Old Port Royale – Path of Travel Impacts JANUARY 3 – FEBRUARY 28, 2016: Guests in some parts of Martinique and Trinidad North may experience some construction noise.

Trinidad North Quiet Pool JANUARY 27 – 29, 2016

Trinidad South Pool FEBRUARY 3 – 5, 2016

Barbados Quiet Pool FEBRUARY 17 – 19, 2016

Aruba Pool FEBRUARY 22 – APRIL 15, 2016

Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Courtyard Pool JANUARY 18 – 22, 2016

Hilton Head Island Resort

Pool Slide FEBRUARY 1 – 17, 2016

Polynesian Village Resort

General Construction NOW THROUGH SPRING 2016: During this time, Guests staying onsite will observe construction taking place and certain pathways and buildings may be unavailable.

East Pool NOW THROUGH SPRING 2016

Pop Century Resort

Bowling Pool FEBRUARY 16 – MARCH 1, 2016

Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

Ol’ Man Island Pool JANUARY 11 – MARCH 1, 2016

Alligator Bayou Pool B FEBRUARY 10 – 11, 2016

Alligator Bayou Pool C FEBRUARY 15 – 16, 2016

Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Grandstand Pool JANUARY 20 – 22, 2016

Treehouse Villas Soft Goods Rehab FEBRUARY 7 – JUNE 22, 2016

Wilderness Lodge & Villas

General Resort Refurbishments NOW THROUGH 2017: Due to multiple resort refurbishment projects, Guests will notice construction work in various areas. Noise may be overheard while this work is being completed, but construction will not begin until after 9 a.m. Certain pathways, including the nature trail, will be unavailable. The Hidden Springs leisure pool area (the leisure pool at The Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge), resort beach, playground, Marina and Recreation fire pit will be unavailable.

Cub’s Den (Children’s Activity Center)  will be unavailable JANUARY 3, 2016 THROUGH 2017

Buena Vista Palace

Front Desk Renovations NOW THROUGH FEBRUARY 2016: A temporary Front Desk will be functional. Video arcade will close to make room for a new Grab and Go outlet.

Pool will be unavailable NOW THROUGH JUNE 2016: The spa pool, located in the main tower will remain open for all guests. Additionally, neighboring hotels on Hotel Plaza Blvd. will allow Buena Vista Palace guests to use their pools during this time. Watercress Café will be closed during this time, however, the one80 Sports Bar and Restaurant will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel

Guest Room Renovations JUNE 2016 – SEPTEMBER 2016: Renovation work is scheduled to take place between 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily. No guests will be accommodated in the renovation area as to minimize impact on the guest experience.

Refurbishments: #1 WDW Theme Parks

As of today January 22, 2016 these are the current up to date scheduled Refurbishments at the Walt Disney World Resort’s Theme Parks. Check back for more posts as more news becomes available!

Magic Kingdom

Monorail NOW UNTIL JANUARY 2016: The Walt Disney World Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If you and your family plan to use this form of transportation during your visit you should check to be sure of the best option available on your day of travel, as alternative transportation options will be available.
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin JANUARY 18 – FEBRUARY 11, 2016
Liberty Square Riverboat JANUARY 18-JANUARY 22, 2016
Magic Carpets of Aladdin JANUARY 25 – FEBRUARY 3, 2016
Mad Tea Party FEBRUARY 22 – FEBRUARY 26, 2016
Jungle Cruise MARCH 1 – MARCH 3, 2016
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad APRIL 4 – JULY 2016

EPCOT

Re-Imagination of Maelstrom OCTOBER 15, 2014 – APRIL 30, 2016: This is the new Frozen ride that is replacing the Maelstrom ride in the Norway Pavilion.
Soarin’ JANUARY 4 – SUMMER 2016: Disney is adding a third theater to account for the high ride attendance of guests.
Habit Heroes CLOSING PERMANENTLY JANUARY 18, 2016

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Pizza Planet JANUARY 19 – LATE 2016
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure CLOSING PERMANENTLY APRIL 3, 2016
Lights, Motors, Action! CLOSING PERMANENTLY APRIL 3, 2016
Mike and Sulley Meet & Great at Streets of America CLOSING PERMANENTLY APRIL 3, 2016
Prop Shop CLOSING PERMANENTLY APRIL 3, 2016
Studio Catering Co. CLOSING PERMANENTLY APRIL 3, 2016
The Writer’s Shop CLOSING PERMANENTLY APRIL 3, 2016
Watto’s Grotto CLOSING PERMANENTLY APRIL 3, 2016

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Maharajah Jungle Trek JANUARY 4 – JANUARY 25, 2016
Kali River Rapids JANUARY 4 – FEBRUARY 11, 2016
Flights of Wonder JANUARY 25 – MARCH 17, 2016
Boneyard FEBRUARY 22 – MARCH 17, 2016

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

Annual Refurbishment JANUARY 4 – MARCH 12, 2016

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

None

Disney Springs

Roadwork on Buena Vista Drive: Due to heavy roadwork, expect delays on Buena Vista Drive. It is recommended that all guests use complimentary Walt Disney World Resort transportation from Parks and Resorts to Disney Springs and plan to arrive early for reserved dining and entertainment experiences.
Planet Hollywood JANUARY 6 – SUMMER 2016