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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.**

March 2015   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.

March 2015 Walt Disney World Refurbishments

Magic Kingdom

  • Stitch's Great Escape is closed for refurbishment on March 1 and 2, 2015. new
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin is closed for refurbishment on March 4 and 5, 2015. new
  • Peter Pan's Flight is closed for refurbishment on March 5 and 6, 2015. new
  • Aloha Isle and Sunshine Tree Terrace will be swapping locations and menus beginning at park open on Thursday, March 12, 2015. Dole Whip and other pineapple favorites will be available at Aloha Isle’s new location behind The Magic Carpets of Aladdin, and Sunshine Tree Terrace will offer citrus treats near the front of Adventureland. new
  • Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid is closed for refurbishment through March 3, 2015.
  • Cinderella's Royal Table is closed for refurbishment through March 6, 2015. During this period, a similar princess meal will be offered at Citricos at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.
  • Harmony Barber Shop on Main Street U.S.A. will be closed for a refurbishment through March 29, 2015. Guests will not be able to book reservations for this time.
  • 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

  • Voices of Liberty will expands their repertoire with additional songs and an added location. Beginning March 3, 2015, the 8-part a cappella group is bringing their talents to the outdoor stage at America Gardens Theatre, performing fresh arrangements of popular American songs two on Mondays and Tuesdays. Voices of Liberty will continue their traditional performances in the rotunda of The American Adventure pavilion Wednesday through Sunday each week. 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. new
  • 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. new

Animal Kingdom

  • Kali Rapids will close for refurbishment from March 10 through March 13, 2015.new
  • Flame Tree Barbecue will close for refurbishment through April 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. The merchandise location is expected to be converted to a new Starbucks location.
  • 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.

Water Parks

  • Blizzard Beach will be closed for annual refurbishment through March 14, 2015.

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.
  • Roadwork on Buena Vista Drive will take place through March 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 Downtown Disney and plan to arrive early for reserved dining and entertainment experiences.
  • 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

  • Select Walt Disney World Resorts:
    • Guest Laundry Facilities will be upgraded to new self-reporting high-efficiency machines. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and debit cards will all be accepted at pay station kiosk machines located inside each Guest laundry facility. Guests will also have the option to pay with coins but only at a limited number of machines at select locations. The following resorts will be upgraded in March 2015:
      • Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside, Magnolia Bend 80-85 (3/2-3/6)
      • Bay Lake Tower at the Contemporary Resort (3/3-3/5)
      • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa (3/4)
      • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Trinidad North & Aruba (3/5-3/12)
      The implementation schedule of the remaining resorts will be announced at a later date. new
  • Animal Kingdom Lodge/Villas - Kidani Village:
    • Lobby Floor Refinishing will take place from March 23 through March 27, 2015. Work will take place between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. new
  • Art of Animation:
    • Flippin Fins Pool: will be closed for refurbishment from March 2 through March 3, 2015. new
  • Beach Club Resort:
    • Parking Changes will take place beginning March 18, 2015. Parking placards for Guest vehicles will no longer be handed out. Security Hosts and theme park Auto Plaza Cast Members are now equipped with Touch to Identify devices to identify a Resort hotel guests using their MagicBands. Additionally, Resort guests can access the Resort using their MagicBand in the Resort Guest return lanes. This roll out is expected to continue to the other resorts over the next few months.new
    • 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.
    • Stormalong Bay Pool - Lazy River and waterway will be refurbished through March 3, 2015. During this time, bridges three and four will be under refurbishment and the lazy river/snorkel area will be closed. Remaining portions of the pool will be open.
  • Contemporary Resort
    • Feature pool will be closed from March 9 - 11, 2015 new
  • Grand Floridian Resort & Spa:
    • Beach Water Activity Pool will undergo refurbishment from March 6 through April 9, 2015. new
  • Polynesian Resort:
    • Resort Renovations are in progress at the Polynesian Resort that will enhance the entire resort and add a new Disney Vacation Club property to the resort. The resort name is rumored to change to Polynesian Village. As part of these ongoing renovation projects, views in some Guest rooms have been impacted. In addition to that, access to the beach area on the east side of the resort, as well as Sunset Pointe (the grassy hill overlooking the Seven Seas Lagoon, located between the east beach and the main beach near the Nanea Volcano pool), will be unavailable. The Disney Parks Blog has posted some details on the water bungalows, which will sleep up to eight guests each in a home-like setting reminiscent of the South Pacific. Construction, is expected to be completed March 2015. The resort is also expected to return to its original name, 'Disney's Polynesian Village Resort,' in 2015.
    • The Volcano Pool and Slide will be closed through Spring 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.
    • 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 the end of March 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
  • Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa:
    • Covered Walkway Renovations are scheduled from March 2 through March 15, 2015. During this time, construction will take place daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Noise impacts may occur between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Alternative walkways will be created for Guest and Cast use. Cast Members will be available to answer any Guest questions. 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.
  • Yacht Club Resort:
    • Parking Changes will take place beginning March 18, 2015. Parking placards for Guest vehicles will no longer be handed out. Security Hosts and theme park Auto Plaza Cast Members are now equipped with Touch to Identify devices to identify a Resort hotel guests using their MagicBands. Additionally, Resort guests can access the Resort using their MagicBand in the Resort Guest return lanes. This roll out is expected to continue to the other resorts over the next few months.new
    • Stormalong Bay Pool - Lazy River will undergo refurbishment through March 3, 2015. 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.

Elsewhere at Walt Disney World

  • Resort and Express Monorail Infrastructure updates will result in adjusting operating hours for the Express beam from March 10 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. 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.new
  • Richard Petty Driving Experience and Exotic Driving Experience will permanently close around June 28. The closure will make room for unspecified transportation improvements.

April 2015 Walt Disney World Refurbishments

Magic Kingdom

  • Jungle Cruise will close for refurbishment from April 13 through May 8, 2015.new
  • Dream Along with Mickey will close for refurbishment from April 13 through May 20, 2015.new
  • "it's a small world" will close for refurbishment from April 14 through April 17, 2015.new
  • Space Mountain will close for refurbishment from April 20 through April 23, 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 April 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
  • 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 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

  • Pirates of the Caribbean will close for refurbishment from May 11 through September 25, 2015.new
  • Jungle Cruise will close for refurbishment through May 8, 2015.
  • Dream Along with Mickey will close for refurbishment through May 20, 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

  • 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 through September 25, 2015.
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

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

  • 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

  • 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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