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Walt Disney World Theme Park and Resort Closures and Rehabs

Walt Disney World Theme Park and Resort Closures and Rehabs

** All information is subject to change.**

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Not all Walt Disney World Theme Park and Resort Closures and Rehabs 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.

Magic Kingdom

  • Splash Mountain will be closed for refurbishment from January 8 through February 1, 2018.
  • Liberty Square Riverboat will be closed for refurbishment from January 8 through TBD.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean will be closed for refurbishment from February 26 – March 18.
  • Cinderella’s Royal Table will be closed for refurbishment from February 28 through March 2, 2018.
  • A Tron-themed attraction similar to the roller coaster found at Shanghai Disneyland is coming to Tomorrowland and will be located in a new area near Space Mountain. The attraction is expected to open by 2021.
  • A new live entertainment theater will be added on Main Street U.S.A. that is based on the iconic Willis Theater in the 1920s Kansas City where Walt lived after he left Marceline. This will be an entirely new venue that will include world class entertainment. An opening date will be announced at a later time.

Epcot

  • The American Adventure will be closed for refurbishment from early January through early February 2018.
  • The Circle of Life show will close permanently on February 4.
  • Epcot will soon get a brand new E-ticket attraction within Future World based on the world of Guardians of the Galaxy. To make way for this new ride, Ellen’s Energy Adventure inside Universe of Energy closed on August 13. The new attraction will open by the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort in 2021.
  • A new ride inspired by the film Ratatouille will be built in an all-new space in World Showcase’s France pavilion. The ride will take guests on a dazzling chase across a kitchen with the sights, sounds and smells of Gusteau’s Parisian restaurant. This new attraction will open by 2021.
  • The China Pavilion will be getting a brand new Circle-Vision show showcasing the majesty of China. This updated film will be added using a next-generation digital camera system to film a brand new, seamless projection show.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • A new game-changing attraction called Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway is coming. It will feature an original story that will take guests on a journey inside the world of Disney Channel’s “Mickey Mouse” cartoon shorts and will utilize new technologies that will turn the flat cartoon world into an incredible dimensional display. This attraction will be located inside the Chinese Theatre and will replace The Great Movie Ride. The Great Movie Ride closed on August 13.
  • A new Toy Story Land will be coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The 11-acre land will include a family-friendly roller coaster and an alien saucers attraction. Toy Story Land is expected to open in the summer of 2018.
  • A Star Wars-themed Land called Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, allowing Star Wars fans to step into the stories from a galaxy far, far away. Plans to bring Star Wars to life include creating Disney’s largest single-themed land expansions ever at 14-acres. This authentic land will have two signature attractions that will transported guests to a never-before-seen planet with experiences including a customized secret mission on the Millennium Falcon and an epic Star Wars adventure that puts guests in the middle of a climactic battle. The Star Wars-themed land is expected to open in 2019.

Animal Kingdom

Disney Springs

  • Cirque du Soleil La Nouba has closed permanently. Cirque du Soleil and Walt Disney World are working together on a new project that will entertain many more Guests in the future. The new show will draw its inspiration from Disney’s heritage of animation. It will celebrate Disney’s legacy of storytelling in Cirque du Soleil’s signature way, with a tribute to the one-of a kind craftsmanship that makes Disney so extraordinary.
  • Portobello Country Italian Trattoria has officially closed. A new concept will debut in early 2018 called Terralina Crafted Italian by James Beard Award-winning Chef Tony Mantuano. Terralina’s will feature sweeping waterfront views and the kitchen will serve as the centerpiece for Guests to gather around. In addition, a newly installed veranda bar located outside the main entrance will allow Guests to relax and sip on craft cocktails.
  • Four new dining concepts have opened in The Landing at Disney Springs –  The Edison, Maria & Enzos, Enzo’s Hideaway, and Pizza Ponte.
  • DisneyQuest indoor interactive theme park has closed to make way for the NBA Experience.  The NBA Experience will be an expansive, one-of-a-kind destination will feature hands-on activities that put families and guests of all ages right in the middle of NBA game action. Guests will enjoy immersive NBA video productions and numerous interactive experiences, as well as a restaurant and a retail store. The NBA Experience is expected to open in the summer of 2019.

Disney Water Parks

Disney Resorts

  • Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort

    • The Duck Pond Leisure Pool will be closed for refurbishment through spring 2018. During this time, it is possible that Guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 a.m. In addition, the feature pool, Fantasia Pool, will be available. All dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation.
    • A Rooms Refurbishment is taking place from late February through early winter 2018.  During this time, it is possible that Guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 a.m. All resort amenities including dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation.
  • Disney’s All-Star Music Resort

    • The Calypso Pool will be closed for refurbishment from late February through early March. During this time, it is possible that Guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 a.m. All dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation. In addition, Piano Pool will be available.
  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

    • The Big Blue Pool will be closed for refurbishment beginning mid-January 2018. During this time, it is possible that Guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 a.m. All dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation. In addition, Flippin’ Fins Pool and Cozy Cone Pool will be available.
    • Flippin’ Fins Pool will be close for refurbishment from late January –  early February 2018. During this time, it is possible that Guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 a.m. All dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation. In addition, The Big Blue Pool and Cozy Cone Pool will be available.
    • Cozy Cone Pool will be unavailable from early February – mid February due to routine maintenance. During this time, it is possible that Guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00am. All dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation. In addition, The Big Blue Pool and Flippin’ Fins Pool will be available.
    • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is currently undergoing refurbishments across the Resort to prepare for Disney Skyliner gondola system. During this time, the Resort will be in full operation with all amenities available, including dining, merchandise and recreation locations. It is possible that construction may be seen or heard, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 a.m.
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

    • Samawati Springs Pool will be closed for refurbishment from early January – mid January 2018. During this time, it is possible that Guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 a.m. All dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation. In addition, Uzima Springs Pool will be available.
    • The resort’s Children’s Activity Center will be closing permanently. July 31 will be the last day of operation for the Children’s Activity Centers.
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Inn & Villas

    • Disney’s BoardWalk Inn & Villas is currently undergoing some refurbishment projects across the Resort. During this time, the Resort will be in full operation with all amenities available, including dining, merchandise and recreation locations. It is possible that construction may be seen or heard, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 a.m.
  • Disney’s Beach Club Resort

    • The resort’s Children’s Activity Center will be closing permanently. July 31 will be the last day of operation for the Children’s Activity Centers.
  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

    • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort will see a reimagining of Centertown that will add more amenities to this dining and shopping marketplace. Old Port Royale Food Court, Shutters at Old Port Royale, Cabana Pool Bar and Calypso Trading Post will be closed from refurbishment through the fall of 2018. There will be a variety of dining options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Centertown, a dining location, will serve an all-you-care-to-enjoy buffet for breakfast and dinner. A selection of grab-and-go meals will be conveniently available for purchase in three island markets located in the Aruba, Jamaica and Martinique regions of the Resort. Additional a la carte offerings will be available at mobile food vending locations. Additionally, in-room dining will remain available. Additional work is being done around the resort to prepare for Disney Skyliner gondola system. Any work most likely to cause a noise impact will not begin until 9:00 a.m.
  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

    • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort will be transformed over the next two years. A new 15-story tower will be added with views overlooking beautiful Lago Dorado. There will be 500 more Guest rooms featuring suites and concierge level services, along with additional new features for Guests to enjoy, including a rooftop restaurant. The project will take approximately two years.
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

    • Grand Floridian Beach Pool & Pool Bar will be closed for refurbishment through Spring 2018. During this time, it is possible that Guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 a.m. The water play area and mug refill station will still be available at this location. In addition, all other dining locations and the Courtyard Pool will be available during this time.
  • Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

    • The Meadow Swimmin’ Pool will be closed for refurbishment from late January to early February 2018. During this time, it is possible that Guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00am. All dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation. In addition, Wilderness Swimmin’ Pool will be available.
  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort

    • Disney’s Old Key West is currently undergoing refurbishments. Guests may see or hear work in progress and certain pathways may be unavailable. During this time, the Resort will be in full operation with all amenities available including dining and merchandise locations, pools, and recreation activities. It is possible that construction may be seen or heard, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 am. Work will take place through spring of 2019.
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

    • The Lava Pool and waterslide will be unavailable due to routine maintenance in February 2018. During this time, it is possible that Guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 a.m. All dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation. In addition, Oasis Pool will be available.
    • The resort’s Children’s Activity Center will be closing permanently. July 31 will be the last day of operation for the Children’s Activity Centers.
  • Disney’s Pop Century Resort

    • The Bowling Pool will be closed for refurbishment from late February through early May 2018. During this time, it is possible that Guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00am. In addition, Hippy Dippy Pool will be available. All dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation.
    • Room Refurbishments will take place through summer 2018. To minimize any disruptions, work will be limited to 9:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. Additional work is also being done around the resort to prepare for Disney Skyliner gondola system.
  • Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort

    • Room Refurbishments will take place from January 2018 – Summer 2018. During this room refurbishment, it is possible that Guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 a.m. All amenities including dining, merchandise and recreation locations will be available.
  • Disney’s Riviera Resort

    • Disney has announced its 15th Disney Vacation Club property called Disney’s Riviera Resort which will be located near Epcot. The resort will feature a rooftop restaurant that will have unbelievable views of the nighttime spectaculars at both Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort

    • The High Rock Spring Pool will be closed for refurbishment from mid January to late January 2018. During this time, it is possible that Guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 a.m. In addition, The Paddock Pool or the leisure pools located at The Grandstand, Congress Park and the Treehouse Villas will be available.
    • The Paddock Pool will be closed for refurbishment from late January to mid February 2018. During this time, it is possible that Guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00am. In addition, High Rock Spring Pool and the leisure pools located at The Grandstand, Congress Park and the Treehouse Villas will be available.
  • Disney’s Star Wars Hotel

    • Disney announced that they will be building an immersive Star Wars-themed hotel that will be the most experiential concept ever. The hotel will be dedicated entirely to the galaxy of Star Wars, and guests will have a one-of-a-kind experience where a luxury resort meets a multi-day adventure in a galaxy far, far away.
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

    • Copper Creek Springs Pool will be unavailable from mid-February through late February due to routine maintenance. During this time, it is possible that Guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 a.m. All dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation. In addition, Boulder Ridge Cove Pool will be available.
  • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

    • Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Convention Center is under refurbishment. During this time, Guests may see or hear work in progress and certain pathways may be unavailable. To minimize any disruptions, work-related noise should not be audible from Guest rooms until after 9:00 a.m.

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