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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.**

  Magic Kingdom Epcot Disney’s Hollywood Studios Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney Water Parks Disney Springs

Disney Resorts Elsewhere at the Walt Disney World Resort

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

  • The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour not occur through February 28.
  • Walt Disney World Railroad will be closed for refurbishment through March 2.
  • The Hall of Presidents will be closed for refurbishment through June 29.

Epcot

  • No refurbishments at this time.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Cover Story is closed for refurbishment through March 23. new
  • 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, in addition to a third track for Toy Story Mania to accommodate even more guests.
  • A Star Wars-themed Land 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.

Animal Kingdom

  • Kali River Rapids will be closed for refurbishment through February 13.
  • Pandora – The World of AVATAR will bring the fantasy world of James Cameron’s AVATAR to life at Animal Kingdom Park. The new land will feature a new E-ticket attraction, AVATAR Flight of Passage, that will allow Guests to soar on a winged creature known as a Banshee over a vast alien world. Additionally, Rivers of Light, expected to open later 2016, will combine live music, floating lanterns, water screens and swirling animal imagery on the natural stage of Discovery River (a Jungle Book themed show is now showing in this location in the interim). For more info, visit our Guide to Animal Kingdom’s Expansion.

Disney Water Parks

  • Typhoon Lagoon water park will be closed for its annual refurbishment through to March 11.
  • Shark Reef at Typhoon Lagoon has closed permanently.

Disney Springs

  • Planet Hollywood will be closed for refurbishment until early 2017.  With the renovation, the venue will have a fresh new look and feel, be expanded by 13,000 square feet with a new patio bar, new terrace, more outdoor seating and a new name – Planet Hollywood Observatory.
  • Fulton’s Crab House has closed for a major remodel and will remain closed until early 2017.
  • Disney Springs is undergoing a multi-year transformation. New and completed areas will open in phases, and the project is expected to continue through 2016.

Disney Resorts

  • Disney’s All-Star Music Resort

    • The Piano Pool will be closed for maintenance through February 3.  During this time, Guests may utilize the Calypso Pool located near Melody Hall. new
  • Disney’s All-Star Music Resort

    • Fantasia Pool will be closed for refurbishment from February 6 – 10.
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village

    • Soft Goods in guests rooms, such as curtains, pillows and bed spreads, will be replaced through January 24, 2017.
  • Disney’s Beach Club Resort

    • Stormalong Bay Pool Slide will be closed for a slide refurbishment only from January 30 through February 10. The pool will remain open during this work.
    • The Tidal Pool will be closed for refurbishment February 20-22.
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

    • The Garden Pool will be closed for refurbishment February 13-15.
    • The Community Hall Pool will be closed for refurbishment February 27 through March 1.
  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

    • Trinidad South Village Pool will see a refurbishment from March 16.
    • Trinidad South Resort Refurbishments will take place through March 16. Due to several refurbishment projects, Guests may see and hear construction in progress specifically around the pirate-themed rooms in the Trinidad South region of the Resort. Any work most likely to cause a noise impact will not begin until 9:00 a.m.
  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

    • Room Refurbishments will take place beginning November 2016.
  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort

    • The Sandcastle Pool will be closed for refurbishment through February 24.
  • Disney’s Pop Century Resort

    • The Hippy Dippy Pool will be closed for refurbishment through January 20. During this time Guests may use the Computer Pool or Bowling Pool.
    • Room Refurbishments will take place beginning in February 2017. To minimize any disruptions, work will be limited to 9:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m.
  • Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort

    • Doubloon Lagoon Pool will be closed for refurbishment from January 9-13.
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort

    • Magnolia Bend Pool will be closed for refurbishment from January 23-25.
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort

    • Congress Park Pool will be closed for refurbishment from January 30 through February 2.
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Villas

    • Cub’s Den (Children’s Activity Center) will be unavailable through 2017.
    • Hidden Springs Quiet Pool, Resort Beach & Marina, Playground and Fire Pit will be closed through 2017 for refurbishment. During this time, the recently-renovated Silver Creek Springs Pool, featuring a 67-foot waterslide and a water play area for kids, will remain open for guest use. Noise may be overheard while this work is being completed, but construction will not begin until after 9 a.m. Boat rentals will not be available during this time. Certain pathways, including the nature trail will be unavailable continuing into 2017.
  • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

    • Guest Room Renovations are scheduled to occur through June 23, 2017. During this time, Guests may see or hear work in progress and certain pathways may be unavailable. To minimize any disruptions, work will attempt to be limited to 9:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m.
    • Stormalong Bay Pool Slide will be closed for a slide refurbishment only from January 30 through February 10. The pool will remain open during this work.
    • Admiral Pool will be closed for refurbishment from February 22-24.

Disney Mini Golf Courses

  • Disney’s Fantasia Mini Golf – Fairways Course will be closed for refurbishment through January 23. new

Elsewhere at Walt Disney World Resort

  • ESPN Wide World of Sports has announced a new expansion coming to the complex, with completion of the project by mid 2017. The expansion will include seating for over 8000 guests, a performance and warm-up space, a new multi-use sports and entertainment venue with the ability to host 6 regulation basketball courts, 6 regulation volleyball courts or concert configurations. Concessions will be included throughout the building, along with an additional box office and entry to the complex.

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