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Theme Park and Resort Rehabs and Closures

Walt Disney World Theme Park and Resort Closures and Refurbishments

** All information is subject to change.**

April 2015   May 2015   June 2015

July 2015   August 2015   September 2015   October 2015

Not all rehabs and closures listed appear on Disney's official rehab calendar. For updated information on attraction closings, call 407-W-DISNEY (934-7639) just prior to your scheduled visit. Schedules below are meant as an informative rather than official guide and are gathered from a number of official and unofficial sources.

April 2015 Walt Disney World Refurbishments

Magic Kingdom

  • Jungle Cruise will close for refurbishment from April 13 through May 8, 2015.new
  • "it's a small world" will close for refurbishment from April 14 through April 17, 2015.new
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad will close for refurbishment from April 27 through April 30, 2015.new
  • Cinderella Castle Hub Enhancements are underway. The first phase of the expansion of the Central Plaza area, or Hub, in front of Cinderella Castle is now open for Guests, with additional seating outside Casey’s Corner and The Plaza restaurant and a new walkway to help Guests travel more easily through this popular area. When completed later this year, the expanded Central Plaza area will include a new perimeter path along with a lush garden environment themed to the style of gardens associated with European castles and chateaus. Additionally, the FastPass+ preferred viewing area for fireworks has been relocated from the Rose Garden to the new Main Street Plaza Gardens adjacent to The Crystal Palace. Visit the Disney Parks Blog for more info on this project.

Epcot

  • Vision House presented by Green Builder Media in Innoventions East will no longer be available starting April 22. Guests will still be able to enjoy a variety of exhibits throughout Innoventions East, including Take a Nanooze Break, The Sum of all Thrills and Habit Heroes. new
  • Innoventions West is scheduled to close temporarily starting on April 30, 2015 to prepare for a new experience. Departing tenants included: THINK presented by IBM, The Great Piggy Bank Adventure presented by T. Rowe Price, and Where’s the Fire? presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance. Disney will share more about its plans for Innoventions West at a future date. new
  • Soarin’ will undergo expansion in the coming months. When work is complete in 2016, the attraction will include an additional theater. Soarin’ will also get updates to its screens and projection system, bringing a visually enhanced experience. The attraction is expect to remain open during most of this work.
  • Maelstrom and The Spirit of Norway located at the Norway Pavilion have closed to make way for a new "Frozen" attraction to be completed in early 2016. The new attraction will take guests to Arendelle and immerse them in many of their favorite moments and music from the film. The pavilion will also include a royal greeting location with Anna and Elsa.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

  • Lights, Motors, Action will close for refurbishment from April 20 through April 24, 2015.new
  • Toy Story Midway Mania will undergo expansion in the coming months. When work is complete in 2016, the attraction will include more track allowing even more guest to enjoy this attraction. The attraction is expect to remain open during most of this work.

Animal Kingdom

  • Flame Tree Barbecue will close for refurbishment through May 22, 2015. Work will include the addition of more covered seating areas and the installation of covered walkways. Some Flame Tree Barbecue items may be available at other Quick Service eateries throughout the park.
  • Creature Comforts will close for refurbishment through June 14, 2015.
  • Disney Parks has announced a long-term relationship with James Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment and Fox Filmed Entertainment to bring the fantasy world of AVATAR to life at Animal Kingdom Park. The new Avatar-inspired Land will feature multiple attractions, entertainment, merchandise locations, restaurants and other immersive elements to bring the world of Pandora to life. For more info on the new locations of Camp Minnie-Mickey characters, visit our Guide to Animal Kingdom's Expansion.

Downtown Disney

  • Parking Lots - Entrance 2 - Lots A-G will be closed through August 1, 2016 in preparation for the construction of Town Center and the East Garage.
  • Downtown Disney will undergo a multi-year transformation into Disney Springs. New and completed areas will open in phases, and the project is expected to be complete in 2016.

Disney Resorts

  • Beach Club Resort:
    • Guest Room Renovations will take place through August 22, 2015. 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). Some public areas are also expected to be renovated. The resort will remain open throughout this work.
  • Grand Floridian Resort & Spa:
    • Beach Water Activity Pool will undergo refurbishment through April 9, 2015.
  • Polynesian Resort:
    • The Volcano Pool and Slide will be closed through mid-April 2015 for refurbishment. Enhancements will include a new aquatic playground with children's slides, a 12 person hot tub, and a larger deck with seating. Disney has said that guests visiting during the pool closure will receive at least one complimentary ticket to Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park (subject to water park closure) for each member of their party and possible admission to Blizzard Beach throughout their stay. To ensure guests have a seamless visit to the Park, Disney will provide transportation to a dedicated check-in at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park where Polynesian Resort guests will receive the complimentary tickets, towels and for those guests who purchased a resort refillable mug, access to the Blizzard Beach beverage refill stations.
    • East Leisure Pool will undergo refurbishment beginning mid-April 2015, once the newly refurbished feature pool reopens. Work in this area is expected to be complete in early January 2016. new
    • Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto is a new tiki-themed lounge, based on the popular themed lounge at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, CA, opening at the Polynesian resort at early April 2015. The lounge will operate daily from 4 p.m. to midnight serving food and drinks, and will be available exclusively to guests aged 21 and older after 8 p.m. Seating will be available both indoors and on an outdoors patio. Watch for audio and lighting effects to come to life when select drinks are ordered. new
  • Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Hotels:
    • Guest Room Renovations are scheduled for both hotels, starting with the Swan Hotel which should be completed by early 2015. 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. Work on the Dolphin Hotel will be completed in phases starting in 2015 and is scheduled for completion by 2016. The renovation is expected to cost $125 million and include new furnishings and technology.

Elsewhere at Walt Disney World

  • Walt Disney World Guest Bus Service we will be conducting a new test from the Magic Kingdom to Wilderness Lodge and Fort Wilderness. The test will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. daily for four weeks, beginning mid-April. Guests can use this route to get to Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue or Mickey’s Backyard BBQ at Fort Wilderness. new
  • Walt Disney World Guest Bus Service we will be conducting a park to park test between Disney’s Blizzard Beach and Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Parks from March 15 through April 11, 2015. This test will coincide with the new park hopper ability that water park guests now have when both water parks are open. The new route will be between Blizzard Beach > Typhoon Lagoon > Blizzard Beach from Noon until one hour after park close daily. Two buses will be operating every 30 minutes.
  • Richard Petty Driving Experience and Exotic Driving Experience will permanently close around June 28. The closure will make room for unspecified transportation improvements.
  • Resort and Express Monorail Infrastructure updates will result in adjusting operating hours for the Express beam through the summer 2015. Service will be suspended on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. During these times, guests visiting Magic Kingdom Park can use the Resort monorail or watercraft to reach their destination. Resort monorail service will remain continuously available throughout this work.

May 2015 Walt Disney World Refurbishments

Magic Kingdom

  • Jungle Cruise will close for refurbishment through May 8, 2015.

Epcot

  • Soarin’ will undergo expansion in the coming months. When work is complete in 2016, the attraction will include an additional theater. Soarin’ will also get updates to its screens and projection system, bringing a visually enhanced experience. The attraction is expect to remain open during most of this work.
  • Maelstrom and The Spirit of Norway located at the Norway Pavilion have closed to make way for a new "Frozen" attraction to be completed in early 2016. The new attraction will take guests to Arendelle and immerse them in many of their favorite moments and music from the film. The pavilion will also include a royal greeting location with Anna and Elsa.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

  • Toy Story Midway Mania will undergo expansion in the coming months. When work is complete in 2016, the attraction will include more track allowing even more guest to enjoy this attraction. The attraction is expect to remain open during most of this work.

Animal Kingdom

  • Creature Comforts will close for refurbishment through June 14, 2015.
  • Disney Parks has announced a long-term relationship with James Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment and Fox Filmed Entertainment to bring the fantasy world of AVATAR to life at Animal Kingdom Park. The new Avatar-inspired Land will feature multiple attractions, entertainment, merchandise locations, restaurants and other immersive elements to bring the world of Pandora to life. For more info on the new locations of Camp Minnie-Mickey characters, visit our Guide to Animal Kingdom's Expansion.

Downtown Disney

  • Parking Lots - Entrance 2 - Lots A-G will be closed through August 1, 2016 in preparation for the construction of Town Center and the East Garage.
  • Downtown Disney will undergo a multi-year transformation into Disney Springs. New and completed areas will open in phases, and the project is expected to be complete in 2016.

Disney Resorts

  • Art of Animation :
    • Finding Nemo Schoolyard Wet Play Area: will be closed for refurbishment from May 26 through June 29, 2015. new
  • Beach Club Resort:
    • Guest Room Renovations will take place through August 22, 2015. 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). Some public areas are also expected to be renovated. The resort will remain open throughout this work.
  • Polynesian Resort:
    • East Leisure Pool is undergoing refurbishment. Work in this area is expected to be complete in early January 2016.
  • Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Hotels:
    • Guest Room Renovations are scheduled for both hotels, starting with the Swan Hotel which should be completed by early 2015. 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. Work on the Dolphin Hotel will be completed in phases starting in 2015 and is scheduled for completion by 2016. The renovation is expected to cost $125 million and include new furnishings and technology.
  • Wilderness Lodge:
    • Whispering Canyon Cafe will undergo refurbishment from May 15 through June 26, 2015. new

Elsewhere at Walt Disney World

  • Walt Disney World Guest Bus Service will be conducting a new test from the Magic Kingdom to Wilderness Lodge and Fort Wilderness. The test will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. daily until mid-April 2015. Guests can use this route to get to Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue or Mickey’s Backyard BBQ at Fort Wilderness. new
  • Richard Petty Driving Experience and Exotic Driving Experience will permanently close around June 28. The closure will make room for unspecified transportation improvements.
  • Resort and Express Monorail Infrastructure updates will result in adjusting operating hours for the Express beam through the summer 2015. Service will be suspended on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. During these times, guests visiting Magic Kingdom Park can use the Resort monorail or watercraft to reach their destination. Resort monorail service will remain continuously available throughout this work.

June 2015 Walt Disney World Refurbishments

Magic Kingdom

  • Pirates of the Caribbean will close for refurbishment from June 8 through September 25, 2015.new
  • Cinderella Castle Hub Enhancements are underway. Work is being done that will create a second ring around the current hub in front of the castle. Enhancements will add more walkways and dedicated viewing areas for Magic Kingdom fireworks and parades, as well as sculpted gardens. This multi-phase enhancement project will be completed in 2015. Another significant change coming to this area is the addition of a permanent backstage exit in between Tomorrowland Terrace and Plaza Restaurant to aid with congestion during parades and fireworks. Visit the Disney Parks Blog for more info on this project.

Epcot

  • Soarin’ will undergo expansion in the coming months. When work is complete in 2016, the attraction will include an additional theater. Soarin’ will also get updates to its screens and projection system, bringing a visually enhanced experience. The attraction is expect to remain open during most of this work.
  • Maelstrom and The Spirit of Norway located at the Norway Pavilion have closed to make way for a new "Frozen" attraction to be completed in early 2016. The new attraction will take guests to Arendelle and immerse them in many of their favorite moments and music from the film. The pavilion will also include a royal greeting location with Anna and Elsa.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

  • Toy Story Midway Mania will undergo expansion in the coming months. When work is complete in 2016, the attraction will include more track allowing even more guest to enjoy this attraction. The attraction is expect to remain open during most of this work.

Animal Kingdom

  • Flame Tree Barbecue will close for refurbishment through May 22, 2015. Work will include the addition of more covered seating areas and the installation of covered walkways. Some Flame Tree Barbecue items may be available at other Quick Service eateries throughout the park.
  • Creature Comforts will close for refurbishment through June 14, 2015.
  • Disney Parks has announced a long-term relationship with James Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment and Fox Filmed Entertainment to bring the fantasy world of AVATAR to life at Animal Kingdom Park. The new Avatar-inspired Land will feature multiple attractions, entertainment, merchandise locations, restaurants and other immersive elements to bring the world of Pandora to life. For more info on the new locations of Camp Minnie-Mickey characters, visit our Guide to Animal Kingdom's Expansion.

Downtown Disney

  • Parking Lots - Entrance 2 - Lots A-G will be closed through August 1, 2016 in preparation for the construction of Town Center and the East Garage.
  • Downtown Disney will undergo a multi-year transformation into Disney Springs. New and completed areas will open in phases, and the project is expected to be complete in 2016.

Disney Resorts

  • Art of Animation :
    • Finding Nemo Schoolyard Wet Play Area: will be closed for refurbishment through June 29, 2015.
  • Beach Club Resort:
    • Guest Room Renovations will take place through August 22, 2015. 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). Some public areas are also expected to be renovated. The resort will remain open throughout this work.
  • Polynesian Resort:
    • East Leisure Pool is undergoing refurbishment. Work in this area is expected to be complete in early January 2016.
  • Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Hotels:
    • Guest Room Renovations are scheduled for both hotels, starting with the Swan Hotel which should be completed by early 2015. 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. Work on the Dolphin Hotel will be completed in phases starting in 2015 and is scheduled for completion by 2016. The renovation is expected to cost $125 million and include new furnishings and technology.
  • Wilderness Lodge:
    • Whispering Canyon Cafe will undergo refurbishment through June 26, 2015.

Elsewhere in Walt Disney World

  • Resort and Express Monorail Infrastructure updates will result in adjusting operating hours for the Express beam through the summer 2015. Service will be suspended on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. During these times, guests visiting Magic Kingdom Park can use the Resort monorail or watercraft to reach their destination. Resort monorail service will remain continuously available throughout this work.

July 2015 Walt Disney World Refurbishments

Magic Kingdom

  • Wishes Fireworks Dessert Party will offer an enhanced version beginning July 5, 2015. In addition to a variety of desserts and beverages, guest will now enjoy a sparkling cider toast as the fireworks begin. Wishes Fireworks Dessert Party is $49 for adults, $29 for children, tax included. new
  • Liberty Tree Tavern will close for refurbishment from July 6 through November 19, 2015. new
  • Dream Along with Mickey will close for refurbishment from July 19 through August 22, 2015. new
  • Pirates of the Caribbean will close for refurbishment through September 25, 2015.

Epcot

  • Soarin’ will undergo expansion in the coming months. When work is complete in 2016, the attraction will include an additional theater. Soarin’ will also get updates to its screens and projection system, bringing a visually enhanced experience. The attraction is expect to remain open during most of this work.
  • Maelstrom and The Spirit of Norway located at the Norway Pavilion have closed to make way for a new "Frozen" attraction to be completed in early 2016. The new attraction will take guests to Arendelle and immerse them in many of their favorite moments and music from the film. The pavilion will also include a royal greeting location with Anna and Elsa.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

  • Toy Story Midway Mania will undergo expansion in the coming months. When work is complete in 2016, the attraction will include more track allowing even more guest to enjoy this attraction. The attraction is expect to remain open during most of this work.

Animal Kingdom

  • Disney Parks has announced a long-term relationship with James Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment and Fox Filmed Entertainment to bring the fantasy world of AVATAR to life at Animal Kingdom Park. The new Avatar-inspired Land will feature multiple attractions, entertainment, merchandise locations, restaurants and other immersive elements to bring the world of Pandora to life. For more info on the new locations of Camp Minnie-Mickey characters, visit our Guide to Animal Kingdom's Expansion.

Downtown Disney

  • Parking Lots - Entrance 2 - Lots A-G will be closed through August 1, 2016 in preparation for the construction of Town Center and the East Garage.
  • Downtown Disney will undergo a multi-year transformation into Disney Springs. New and completed areas will open in phases, and the project is expected to be complete in 2016.

Disney Resorts

  • Beach Club Resort:
    • Guest Room Renovations will take place through August 22, 2015. 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). Some public areas are also expected to be renovated. The resort will remain open throughout this work.
  • Polynesian Resort:
    • East Leisure Pool is undergoing refurbishment. Work in this area is expected to be complete in early January 2016.
  • Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Hotels:
    • Guest Room Renovations are scheduled for both hotels, starting with the Swan Hotel which should be completed by early 2015. 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. Work on the Dolphin Hotel will be completed in phases starting in 2015 and is scheduled for completion by 2016. The renovation is expected to cost $125 million and include new furnishings and technology.

Elsewhere at Walt Disney World

  • Resort and Express Monorail Infrastructure updates will result in adjusting operating hours for the Express beam through the summer 2015. Service will be suspended on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. During these times, guests visiting Magic Kingdom Park can use the Resort monorail or watercraft to reach their destination. Resort monorail service will remain continuously available throughout this work.

August 2015 Walt Disney World Refurbishments

Magic Kingdom

  • Liberty Square Riverboat will close for refurbishment from August 4 through August 10, 2015.new
  • Dream Along with Mickey will close for refurbishment through August 22, 2015.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean will close for refurbishment through September 25, 2015.
  • Liberty Tree Tavern will close for refurbishment through November 19, 2015.

Epcot

  • Soarin’ will undergo expansion in the coming months. When work is complete in 2016, the attraction will include an additional theater. Soarin’ will also get updates to its screens and projection system, bringing a visually enhanced experience. The attraction is expect to remain open during most of this work.
  • Maelstrom and The Spirit of Norway located at the Norway Pavilion have closed to make way for a new "Frozen" attraction to be completed in early 2016. The new attraction will take guests to Arendelle and immerse them in many of their favorite moments and music from the film. The pavilion will also include a royal greeting location with Anna and Elsa.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

  • Toy Story Midway Mania will undergo expansion in the coming months. When work is complete in 2016, the attraction will include more track allowing even more guest to enjoy this attraction. The attraction is expect to remain open during most of this work.

Animal Kingdom

  • Disney Parks has announced a long-term relationship with James Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment and Fox Filmed Entertainment to bring the fantasy world of AVATAR to life at Animal Kingdom Park. The new Avatar-inspired Land will feature multiple attractions, entertainment, merchandise locations, restaurants and other immersive elements to bring the world of Pandora to life. For more info on the new locations of Camp Minnie-Mickey characters, visit our Guide to Animal Kingdom's Expansion.

Downtown Disney

  • Parking Lots - Entrance 2 - Lots A-G will be closed through August 1, 2016 in preparation for the construction of Town Center and the East Garage.
  • Downtown Disney will undergo a multi-year transformation into Disney Springs. New and completed areas will open in phases, and the project is expected to be complete in 2016.

Disney Resorts

  • Beach Club Resort:
    • Guest Room Renovations will take place through August 22, 2015. 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). Some public areas are also expected to be renovated. The resort will remain open throughout this work.
  • Polynesian Resort:
    • East Leisure Pool is undergoing refurbishment. Work in this area is expected to be complete in early January 2016.
  • Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Hotels:
    • Guest Room Renovations are scheduled for both hotels, starting with the Swan Hotel which should be completed by early 2015. 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. Work on the Dolphin Hotel will be completed in phases starting in 2015 and is scheduled for completion by 2016. The renovation is expected to cost $125 million and include new furnishings and technology.

Elsewhere at Walt Disney World

  • Richard Petty Driving Experience and Exotic Driving Experience will permanently close on August 10, 2015. On August 9th, the last ride of the day will be auctioned off and proceeds donated to Give Kids the World. The closure will make room for unspecified transportation improvements. new
  • Resort and Express Monorail Infrastructure updates will result in adjusting operating hours for the Express beam through the summer 2015. Service will be suspended on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. During these times, guests visiting Magic Kingdom Park can use the Resort monorail or watercraft to reach their destination. Resort monorail service will remain continuously available throughout this work.

September 2015 Walt Disney World Refurbishments

Magic Kingdom

  • Pirates of the Caribbean will close for refurbishment through September 25, 2015.
  • Liberty Tree Tavern will close for refurbishment through November 19, 2015.

Epcot

  • Soarin’ will undergo expansion in the coming months. When work is complete in 2016, the attraction will include an additional theater. Soarin’ will also get updates to its screens and projection system, bringing a visually enhanced experience. The attraction is expect to remain open during most of this work.
  • Maelstrom and The Spirit of Norway located at the Norway Pavilion have closed to make way for a new "Frozen" attraction to be completed in early 2016. The new attraction will take guests to Arendelle and immerse them in many of their favorite moments and music from the film. The pavilion will also include a royal greeting location with Anna and Elsa.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

  • Voyage of the Little Mermaid will close for refurbishment from September 7 through September 10, 2015.new
  • Toy Story Midway Mania will undergo expansion in the coming months. When work is complete in 2016, the attraction will include more track allowing even more guest to enjoy this attraction. The attraction is expect to remain open during most of this work.

Animal Kingdom

  • Disney Parks has announced a long-term relationship with James Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment and Fox Filmed Entertainment to bring the fantasy world of AVATAR to life at Animal Kingdom Park. The new Avatar-inspired Land will feature multiple attractions, entertainment, merchandise locations, restaurants and other immersive elements to bring the world of Pandora to life. For more info on the new locations of Camp Minnie-Mickey characters, visit our Guide to Animal Kingdom's Expansion.

Downtown Disney

  • Parking Lots - Entrance 2 - Lots A-G will be closed through August 1, 2016 in preparation for the construction of Town Center and the East Garage.
  • Downtown Disney will undergo a multi-year transformation into Disney Springs. New and completed areas will open in phases, and the project is expected to be complete in 2016.

Disney Resorts

  • Contemporary Resort:
    • Feature Pool is undergoing refurbishment from September 8 through September 10, 2015. new
  • Polynesian Resort:
    • East Leisure Pool is undergoing refurbishment. Work in this area is expected to be complete in early January 2016.
  • Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Hotels:
    • Guest Room Renovations are scheduled for both hotels, starting with the Swan Hotel which should be completed by early 2015. 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. Work on the Dolphin Hotel will be completed in phases starting in 2015 and is scheduled for completion by 2016. The renovation is expected to cost $125 million and include new furnishings and technology.

October 2015 Walt Disney World Refurbishments

Magic Kingdom

  • Liberty Tree Tavern will close for refurbishment through November 19, 2015.

Epcot

  • Soarin’ will undergo expansion in the coming months. When work is complete in 2016, the attraction will include an additional theater. Soarin’ will also get updates to its screens and projection system, bringing a visually enhanced experience. The attraction is expect to remain open during most of this work.
  • Maelstrom and The Spirit of Norway located at the Norway Pavilion have closed to make way for a new "Frozen" attraction to be completed in early 2016. The new attraction will take guests to Arendelle and immerse them in many of their favorite moments and music from the film. The pavilion will also include a royal greeting location with Anna and Elsa.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

  • Toy Story Midway Mania will undergo expansion in the coming months. When work is complete in 2016, the attraction will include more track allowing even more guest to enjoy this attraction. The attraction is expect to remain open during most of this work.

Animal Kingdom

  • Disney Parks has announced a long-term relationship with James Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment and Fox Filmed Entertainment to bring the fantasy world of AVATAR to life at Animal Kingdom Park. The new Avatar-inspired Land will feature multiple attractions, entertainment, merchandise locations, restaurants and other immersive elements to bring the world of Pandora to life. For more info on the new locations of Camp Minnie-Mickey characters, visit our Guide to Animal Kingdom's Expansion.

Downtown Disney

  • Parking Lots - Entrance 2 - Lots A-G will be closed through August 1, 2016 in preparation for the construction of Town Center and the East Garage.
  • Downtown Disney will undergo a multi-year transformation into Disney Springs. New and completed areas will open in phases, and the project is expected to be complete in 2016.

Disney Resorts

  • Polynesian Resort:
    • East Leisure Pool is undergoing refurbishment. Work in this area is expected to be complete in early January 2016.
  • Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Hotels:
    • Guest Room Renovations are scheduled for both hotels, starting with the Swan Hotel which should be completed by early 2015. 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. Work on the Dolphin Hotel will be completed in phases starting in 2015 and is scheduled for completion by 2016. The renovation is expected to cost $125 million and include new furnishings and technology.
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