Disney released exciting news this week for those of you traveling to Walt Disney World during the month of May and the first week of June! The refurbishment of Pirates of the Caribbean previously scheduled for May 11 – September 25, is now scheduled for June 8 – September 25.
In Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the refurbishment of Flame Tree BBQ has been underway since January 5th. The original completion date was scheduled for April 22nd. Disney updated the completion date this past week to reflect May 18th.
The Richard Petty Exotic Driving Experience is currently closed until May 1 following the fatal accident on April 12 which took the life of instructor Gary Terry.
Attraction refurbishments currently underway in Walt Disney World Resort include the Jungle Cruise in the Magic Kingdom (4/13 – 5/08) and Lights, Motors, Action (4/20 – 4/24) in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The current resort refurbishments and those future attraction refurbishments include:
|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 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.