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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.**

January 2015   February 2015

March 2015   April 2015   May 2015

June 2015   July 2015   Aug 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.

January 2015 Walt Disney World Refurbishments

Magic Kingdom

  • Splash Mountain will be closed for refurbishment from January 5 through January 31, 2015. new
  • Cinderella's Royal Table will close for refurbishment from January 5 through March 6, 2015. During this period, a similar princess meal will be offered at Citricos at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. new
  • Adventureland Island Supply will reopen as land Supply Sunglass Hut on January 8, 2015. The location will sell a range of high-end sunglasses such as Ray Ban and Oakley. new
  • Liberty Square Riverboat will close for refurbishment from January 23 through January 27, 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

  • THINK by IBM at Innoventions West will close on January 1, 2015. There is no word on what a replacement might be. new
  • Test the Limits Lab at Innoventions East will close on January 6, 2015. There is no word on what a replacement might be. 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.

Animal Kingdom

  • Creature Comforts will close for refurbishment from January 5 through June 14, 2015. The merchandise location is expected to be converted to a new Starbucks location.new
  • Flame Tree Barbecue will close for refurbishment from January 5 through March 31, 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. new
  • Kali River Rapids will close for refurbishment from January 20 through February 9, 2015. During the downtime, work will begin to relocate the ride entrance to the former FASTPASS distribution area. new
  • 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

  • Typhoon Lagoon will be closed for annual refurbishment through January 3, 2014.
  • Blizzard Beach will be closed for annual refurbishment from January 4 through March 14, 2015. new

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

  • Animal Kingdom Villas - Jambo House:
    • Lobby Floor Refinishing will take place from January 6 through March 6, 2015. Work will be done in sections so only portions will be out at a time. new
  • Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village:
    • Kidani Samawati Pool Slide will be closed from January 7 through February 11, 2015. new
  • Art of Animation Resort:
    • Big Blue Pool will be closed from January 12 through January 14, 2015. new
    • Little Mermaid Flippin Fins Pool will be closed from January 15 through January 16, 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.
    • Stormalong Bay Pool - Waterslide and waterway from the slide to the first bridge of Stormalong Bay will be closed from January 5 through February 2, 2015. Remaining portions of the pool will be open.new
  • Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground:
    • Meadow Snack Bar will be closed from January 5 through January 27, 2015. During this period we will be serving limited food and beverage offerings in Daniel Boone's Wilderness Arcade in the Meadow Recreation Area from 11:00 am-5:00 pm daily, and at Trail's End To Go from 11:30 am-2:00 pm daily. 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 lounge, based on the popular themed lounge at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, CA, opening at the Polynesian resort in 2015. During construction, a new food and beverage location, Pineapple Lanai kiosk, has opened near the feature pool area offering the popular Dole Whip.
  • Saratoga Spring Resort & Spa:
    • Paddock Pool will undergo refurbishment from January 13 through January 27, 2015. new
    • Senses - A Disney Spa will undergo refurbishment from January 26 through January 27, 2015. 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:
    • Stormalong Bay Pool - Waterslide will undergo refurbishment from January 5 through February 2, 2015. During this time, the waterslide and the waterway from the slide to the first bridge of Stormalong Bay will be unavailable. The remaining portions of the pool will remain available to Guests. new

Elsewhere at Walt Disney World

  • Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course will be closed for refurbishment from January 4 through March 1, 2015. Disney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course will remain open for guests enjoyment. new

February 2015 Walt Disney World Refurbishments

Magic Kingdom

  • Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid will close for refurbishment from February 2 through March 6, 2015.new
  • Harmony Barber Shop on Main Street U.S.A. will be closed for a refurbishment February 16 through March 30, 2015. Guests will not be able to book reservations for this time. new
  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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.

Animal Kingdom

  • Kali River Rapids will be closed for refurbishment through February 9, 2015.
  • Flame Tree Barbecue will close for refurbishment through March 31, 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

  • Animal Kingdom Villas - Jambo House:
    • Lobby Floor Refinishing will take place through March 6, 2015. Work will be done in sections so only portions will be out at a time.
  • Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village:
    • Kidani Samawati Pool Slide will be closed through February 11, 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.
    • Stormalong Bay Pool - Waterslide and waterway from the slide to the first bridge of Stormalong Bay will be closed through February 2, 2015. Remaining portions of the pool will be open.
    • Stormalong Bay Pool - Lazy River and waterway will be refurbished February 2 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. 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 lounge, based on the popular themed lounge at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, CA, opening at the Polynesian resort in 2015. During construction, a new food and beverage location, Pineapple Lanai kiosk, has opened near the feature pool area offering the popular Dole Whip.
  • Saratoga Spring Resort & Spa:
    • High Rock Spring Pool will undergo refurbishment from February 2 through February 4, 2015. 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:
    • Stormalong Bay Pool - Waterslide will undergo refurbishment through February 2, 2015. During this time, the waterslide and the waterway from the slide to the first bridge of Stormalong Bay will be unavailable. The remaining portions of the pool will remain available to Guests.
    • Stormalong Bay Pool - Lazy River will undergo refurbishment from February 2 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. new

Elsewhere at Walt Disney World

  • Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course will be closed for refurbishment through March 1, 2015. Disney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course will remain open for guests enjoyment.

March 2015 Walt Disney World Refurbishments

Magic Kingdom

  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is closed for refurbishment from March 4 through March 7, 2015. new
  • "it's a small world" is closed for refurbishment from March 10 through March 13, 2015. new
  • 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.
  • Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid is closed for refurbishment through March 6, 2015.
  • Harmony Barber Shop on Main Street U.S.A. will be closed for a refurbishment through March 30, 2015. Guests will not be able to book reservations for this time.
  • 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

  • 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.

Animal Kingdom

  • Kali Rapids will close for refurbishment from March 10 through March 13, 2015.new
  • Flame Tree Barbecue will close for refurbishment through March 31, 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

  • Animal Kingdom Villas - Jambo House:
    • Lobby Floor Refinishing will take place through March 6, 2015. Work will be done in sections so only portions will be out at a time.
  • 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.
    • 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.
  • 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 lounge, based on the popular themed lounge at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, CA, opening at the Polynesian resort in 2015. During construction, a new food and beverage location, Pineapple Lanai kiosk, has opened near the feature pool area offering the popular Dole Whip.
  • 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:
    • 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.

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
  • 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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

May 2015 Walt Disney World Refurbishments

Magic Kingdom

  • Jungle Cruise will close for refurbishment through May 8, 2015.
  • Dream Along with Mickey will close for refurbishment through May 20, 2015.

Epcot

  • 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.

Animal Kingdom

  • 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.

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.
  • Wilderness Lodge:
    • Whispering Canyon Cafe will undergo refurbishment from May 15 through June 26, 2015. new

June 2015 Walt Disney World Refurbishments

Magic Kingdom

  • 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

  • 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.

Animal Kingdom

  • 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.

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.
  • Wilderness Lodge:
    • Whispering Canyon Cafe will undergo refurbishment through June 26, 2015.

July 2015 Walt Disney World Refurbishments

Magic Kingdom

  • Liberty Tree Tavern will close for refurbishment from July 6 through November 20, 2015. new

Epcot

  • 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.

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.

August 2015 Walt Disney World Refurbishments

Magic Kingdom

  • Liberty Square Riverboat will close for refurbishment from August 4 through August 10, 2015.new
  • Liberty Tree Tavern will close for refurbishment through November 20, 2015.

Epcot

  • 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.

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.
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