There is nothing worse than discovering your favorite Walt Disney World Resort attraction is going to be down for refurbishment while you are visiting. We are here to give you weekly updates about what is currently closed and what attractions will be going down in the future.
This week’s update reports extensions on several refurbishments currently underway. Luckily we are not seeing any new attractions listed on the chopping block! Currently in the Magic Kingdom, Buzz Lightyear’s Ranger Spin is closed and is set to reopen next week.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom has several refurbishments ongoing this week which include Kali River Rapids, Flights of Wonder, and the Warung Outpost. Kali River Rapids’ completion date has been extended by one week to February 18th (it was originally set to complete on February 11th). Pizza Planet remains closed for its lengthy refurbishment in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. A substantial list of permanent closures for Hollywood Studios was announced last week which include Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure and Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show. These and eight (8) other locations will permanently close on April 3, 2016 (see the complete list below). The refurbishment of Soarin and the re-imagination of the Maelstrom continue in Epcot this week. Frozen Ever After is still on schedule to open on April 30, 2016. Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon remains closed this week for its annual refurbishment.
Several ongoing resort refurbishments continue this week at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Villas, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Boardwalk Inn, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, and Buena Vista Palace. The refurbishment of Ol’ Man Island Pool at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside has been extended through March 4th (original completion date was February 29). Two new resort refurbishments were announced this week – (1) Soft Good Refurbishment at Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort will begin on April 2 and continue through October 14, 2016, and (2) the Duck Pond Pool at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort will close February 22-24, 2016 for a brief refurbishment. Upcoming refurbishments scheduled for the Walt Disney World Resort include:
*Disney last updated this list on February 2, 2016.
|Location||Attraction||Start Date||End Date|
|Weather Condition - No charcoal grills or campfires||Due to dry conditions, there are currently fire restrictions throughout Central Florida. As a result, campfires at our Resort hotels will not take place as scheduled. Other recreation activities will continue to be held. Additionally, charcoal grills, where available, may not be utilized at this time. Propane grills will be permitted for use.||Now||Until further notice!|
|Resort Monorail||Resort Monorail*||3/10/15||04/26/17|
|Magic Kingdom||Hall of Presidents||01/17/17||06/29/17|
|Prince Charming Regal Carrousel||04/24/17||05/18/17|
|Advanced Training Lab||06/05/17||07/28/17|
|Animal Kingdom Park||It's Tough to be a Bug||04/24/17||04/29/17|
|Disney Springs||Portobello Country Italian Trattoria||04/23/17||Fall 2017|
|Disney Quest||07/03/17||Permanent closure|
|BoardWalk Inn & Villas||Exterior Maintenance & Painting ||02/13/17||through May 2017|
|Caribbean Beach Resort||Old Port Royale Food Court||05/01/17||06/30/18|
|Shutters at Old Port Royale||05/01/17||06/30/18|
|Cabana Pool Bar||05/01/17||06/30/18|
|Calypso Trading Post||05/01/17||06/30/18|
|Coronado Springs Resort||Hard Goods||Fall 2016||through 2017|
|Old Key West Resort||Exterior Maintenance and Painting||01/03/17||07/27/17|
|Pop Century Resort||Room Refurbishments||02/04/17||05/07/17|
|Wilderness Lodge & Boulder Ridge Villas||General Resort Refurbishments||10/02/15||07/17/17|
|Cub's Den (Children's Activity Center||10/02/15||through 2017|
|Roaring Fork Snacks||10/02/15||through 2017|
|Trout Pass Pool Bar||10/02/15||through 2017|
|Yacht Club Resort||Room Refurbishments||January 2017||TBD|
|Yacht & Beach Club Convention Center||Expansion Work||8/04/16||2/01/18|
|*List Last updated 04/17/17|
*The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System will undergo refurbishment that will impact the express monorail beam, which runs between the Ticket & Transportation Center and the Magic Kingdom. Express beam shutdowns will occur between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The Resort beam will continue to run during downtimes. Guests arriving at the Ticket & Transportation Center during downtimes will be directed to the ferry boats.
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