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!
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
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
Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park
Annual Referbishment October 23 – December 24, 2016
Planet Hollywood: January 5 – Fall 2016
Fulton’s Crab House – reopening as Paddlefish: April 4 – Fall 2016
Cookes of Dublin: August 1 – 8, 2016
Ever wanted to customize your MagicBand? Well now you can in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World!
MagicBand on Demand is a new station inside the Tomorrowland Power & Light Co. located near Space Mountain at Magic Kingdom Park. This new offering is similar to the D-Tech on Demand boutique first introduced in June 2014 at the Marketplace Co-Op in Disney Springs™ Marketplace.
At the Tomorrowland location, you can choose to create either a retail MagicBand or a D-Tech phone case.
When creating a retail MagicBand, you can choose from eight different MagicBand colors – including purple – as well as approximately 40 graphics. There will be a few MagicBand graphics that will only be found in this location that salute classic Magic Kingdom Park attractions and icons. In addition to artwork, the retail MagicBand can be personalized with a name printed on the outside.
Once designed, the retail MagicBand is printed in the location. The printers use UV ink which dries immediately and requires no cooling time. And, for the final step, the custom retail MagicBand can be either associated to your My Disney Experience account, or given to friends and family who plan to visit Walt Disney World Resort soon. You can see some of the examples in the picture above!
The cost for a custom retail MagicBand is $21.95, while a personalized retail MagicBand is $29.95.
Beginning, Oct. 2, 2015, a re-imagined menu, featuring tasty Tex-Mex cuisine, will debut at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café in Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort.
New menu items include rice bowls and burritos with a choice of beef, chicken or veggies; sizzling fajitas with steak or chicken; traditional tortilla chips and Chicken Enchilada Soup. And, for a lighter option, Guests can try the Southwest Chicken Salad.
Plus, the fixin’s bar will be back and better than ever with tasty sauces, salsas, peppers, onions, cheese and more.
Finally, mini churros with dipping chocolate and Sopapillas (a crispy, puffy, fried pastry) make for perfectly sweet ending to any meal.
Jungle Cruise fans can look forward to the brand-new Jungle Navigation Co., Ltd. Skipper Canteen restaurant opening in Magic Kingdom Park late 2015. At the Jungle Skipper Canteen, Guests will be able to experience “World Famous Jungle Cuisine” in one of several unique dining rooms – including a crew mess hall and a once-hidden secret meeting room of the famed Society of Explorers and Adventurers. The restaurant will also be staffed by Jungle Cruise Skippers.