Theme Park & Resort Closures • Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World Theme Park and Resort Closures and Refurbishments

** All information is subject to change.**

May 2015    June 2015    July 2015

   August 2015    September 2015    October 2015

November 2015 December 2015 January 2016

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.

May 2015 Walt Disney World Refurbishments

Magic Kingdom

  • Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station will close for refurbishment on May 1, 2015.
  • Jungle Cruise will close for refurbishment through May 8, 2015.

Epcot

  • American Music Machine debuts on May 1, 2015 at the American Adventure pavilion in World Showcase. The five-member, contemporary a cappella group will be playing a diverse range of contemporary and classic American pop hits at the America Gardens Theatre. Look for American Music Machine at the America Gardens Theatre, Wednesday through Sunday at 12:30, 1:40, 2:20, 3 and 3:45 p.m. each week. With the addition of Voices of Liberty’s performances at the American Gardens Theatre on Mondays and Tuesdays, Guests will now enjoy seven days of entertainment on the stage. 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

  • 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

  • TriceraTop Spin will close for refurbishment from May 11 through to May 23, 2015. new
  • Harambe Market  will open in the Africa section of the park on May 23, 2015. Food and beverage will include street-inspired dishes served from four walk-up windows throughout the Marketplace. new
  • Park Construction begins the evening of May 26 on a new “grab and go” food and beverage location in the Asia setion where FastPass tickets were once distributed for Expedition Everest-Legend of the Forbidden Mountain. Disney will share more info about the venue as we get closer to the planned opening in late fall. new
  • Flame Tree Barbecue will close for refurbishment through late May 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 Summer, 2015, reopening as a new food and Beverage 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.

Blizzard Beach Water Park

  • Tike’s Peak will be closed May 18-19, 2015 for maintenance. During this time, Guests with small children are encouraged to visit Ketchakiddee Creek at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. Vans will be available to transport guests from Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. Complimentary miniature golf or water park admission may be offered based on the guest.new

Downtown Disney

  • Hoypoloi art gallery will close permanently on May 25, 2015 to make way for a United World Soccer store. new
  • Roadwork on Buena Vista Drive will take play through March 2016. Guests should expect delays. 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.
  • 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.
  • Contemporary Resort:
    • Chef Mickey’s will begin offering brunch daily starting May 31. Adults will cost $40.46 and children will cost $21.29. Brunch will take place daily from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. new
  • Grand Floridian Resort & Spa:
    • Shoreline Landscaping to minimize erosion will take place from May 11 through June 25, 2015. Work will take place Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. During this time, guest room views may be impacted and machinery noise may be heard. new
  • Polynesian Resort:
    • Resort Construction will take place through early 2016. Certain pathways and buildings may be unavailable.
    • East Leisure Pool is undergoing refurbishment. Work in this area is expected to be complete in early January 2016.
  • Saratoga Spring Resort & Spa:
    • Saratoga Donald Duck Kiddie Fountain will be under refurbishment from May 4 through May 22, 2015. Pool will remain open during this work. new
    • The Grandstand Water Play Area will be under refurbishment through May 3, 2015. Pool will remain open during this work.
  • 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

  • Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course will be closed for refurbishment from May 18 through May 28, 2015. new
  • Walt Disney World Guest Bus Service will be conducting a new test from the Magic Kingdom to Wilderness Lodge and Fort Wilderness. The test will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. daily until mid-May, 2015. Guests can use this route to get to Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue or Mickey’s Backyard BBQ at Fort Wilderness.
  • 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.
  • Cirque du Soleil will be dark May 17-31. Cirque Exchange Vouchers will be replaced with Disney Gift Cards for Premium and Platinum Plan Guests unable to attend a Cirque performance during their stay at Walt Disney World Resort. The gift card prices are $80 for adults and $64 for children.

June 2015 Walt Disney World Refurbishments

Magic Kingdom

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

Epcot

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

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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

Animal Kingdom

  • Creature Comforts will close for refurbishment through Summer, 2015, reopening as a new food and Beverage location
  • Park Construction on a new “grab and go” food and beverage location is taking place in the Asia setion of the park where FastPass tickets were once distributed for Expedition Everest-Legend of the Forbidden Mountain. Disney will share more info about the venue as we get closer to the planned opening in late fall.
  • 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

  • Roadwork on Buena Vista Drive will take play through March 2016. Guests should expect delays. 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.
  • 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:
    • Resort Construction will take place through early 2016. Certain pathways and buildings may be unavailable.
    • 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 in Walt Disney World

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

July 2015 Walt Disney World Refurbishments

Magic Kingdom

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

Epcot

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

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Toy Story Midway Mania will undergo expansion in the coming months. When work is complete in 2016, the attraction will include more track allowing even more guest to enjoy this attraction. The attraction is expect to remain open during most of this work.
  • Pre-Arrival FastPass+ for Fantasmic! will not be available July 21-22. Guests will be able to visit the FastPass+ kiosk and select a same-day FastPass+ for the Fantasmic! show during those days.

Animal Kingdom

  • Park Construction on a new “grab and go” food and beverage location is taking place in the Asia setion of the park where FastPass tickets were once distributed for Expedition Everest-Legend of the Forbidden Mountain. Disney will share more info about the venue as we get closer to the planned opening in late fall.
  • 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

  • Roadwork on Buena Vista Drive will take play through March 2016. Guests should expect delays. 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.
  • 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:
    • Resort Construction will take place through early 2016. Certain pathways and buildings may be unavailable.
    • 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

  • Park Construction on a new “grab and go” food and beverage location is taking place in the Asia setion of the park where FastPass tickets were once distributed for Expedition Everest-Legend of the Forbidden Mountain. Disney will share more info about the venue as we get closer to the planned opening in late fall.
  • 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

  • Roadwork on Buena Vista Drive will take play through March 2016. Guests should expect delays. 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.
  • 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:
    • Resort Construction will take place through early 2016. Certain pathways and buildings may be unavailable.
    • East Leisure Pool is undergoing refurbishment. Work in this area is expected to be complete in early January 2016.
  • Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Hotels:
    • Guest Room Renovations are scheduled for both hotels, starting with the Swan Hotel which should be completed by early 2015. Renovation work is scheduled to take place between 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily. No guests will be accommodated in the renovation area as to minimize impact on the guest experience. Work on the Dolphin Hotel will be completed in phases starting in 2015 and is scheduled for completion by 2016. The renovation is expected to cost $125 million and include new furnishings and technology.

Elsewhere at Walt Disney World

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

September 2015 Walt Disney World Refurbishments

Magic Kingdom

  • Walt Disney World Railroad will close for refurbishment from September 28 through November 5, 2015. new
  • 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

  • Park Construction on a new “grab and go” food and beverage location is taking place in the Asia setion of the park where FastPass tickets were once distributed for Expedition Everest-Legend of the Forbidden Mountain. Disney will share more info about the venue as we get closer to the planned opening in late fall.
  • 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

  • Roadwork on Buena Vista Drive will take play through March 2016. Guests should expect delays. 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.
  • Parking Lots – Entrance 2 – Lots A-G will be closed through August 1, 2016 in preparation for the construction of Town Center and the East Garage.
  • Downtown Disney will undergo a multi-year transformation into Disney Springs. New and completed areas will open in phases, and the project is expected to be complete in 2016.

Disney Resorts

  • Contemporary Resort:
    • Feature Pool is undergoing refurbishment from September 8 through September 10, 2015. new
  • Polynesian Resort:
    • Resort Construction will take place through early 2016. Certain pathways and buildings may be unavailable.
    • 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

  • Walt Disney World Railroad will close for refurbishment through November 5, 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

  • Roadwork on Buena Vista Drive will take play through March 2016. Guests should expect delays. 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.
  • 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:
    • Resort Construction will take place through early 2016. Certain pathways and buildings may be unavailable.
    • 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.

November 2015 Walt Disney World Refurbishments

Magic Kingdom

  • Walt Disney World Railroad will close for refurbishment through November 5, 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

  • Roadwork on Buena Vista Drive will take play through March 2016. Guests should expect delays. 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.
  • 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:
    • Resort Construction will take place through early 2016. Certain pathways and buildings may be unavailable.
    • 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 in 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.

December 2015 Walt Disney World Refurbishments

Magic Kingdom

There are no scheduled refurbishments at this time.

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

  • Roadwork on Buena Vista Drive will take play through March 2016. Guests should expect delays. 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.
  • 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:
    • Resort Construction will take place through early 2016. Certain pathways and buildings may be unavailable.
    • 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.

January 2016 Walt Disney World Refurbishments

Magic Kingdom

There are no scheduled refurbishments at this time.

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

  • Fulton’s Crab House will be closed for refurbishment from January 1 through April 1, 2016. new
  • Planet Hollywood will be closed for refurbishment from January 1 through June 1, 2016.new
  • Roadwork on Buena Vista Drive will take play through March 2016. Guests should expect delays. 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.
  • 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:
    • Resort Construction will take place through early 2016. Certain pathways and buildings may be unavailable.
    • 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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