Closures & Refurbishments for Walt Disney World

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Walt Disney World Monorail

Refurbishment

Dates: Now — TBA
Details: The monorail is undergoing ongoing refurbishment. As a result, normal service and/or routes may be modified. Alternative transportation options will be available during this time.
Walt Disney World

Construction

Dates: Fall 2018 — 2022
Details: Bay Lake will be getting a new nature-inspired, mixed-use Disney resort that will sit between Disney's Wilderness Lodge and Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. The new resort will be in the deluxe resort category, and will include more than 900 hotel rooms and proposed Disney Vacation Club villas. The yet-to-be named resort will be Disney's 16th Disney Vacation Club property.
Magic Kingdom
Frontierland

Refurbishment

Dates: September 24, 2018 — TBA
Details: Entire island is now closed; no reopening date has been announced.
Disney's Animal Kingdom

Seasonal Closure

Dates: October 20, 2018 — Spring 2019
Disney's Hollywood Studios

Refurbishment

Dates: October 1, 2018 — TBA
Details: The show is not being performed while the stage is undergoing refurbishment. The March of the First Order is still taking place daily, however.

Refurbishment

Dates: Aug. 15, 2015 — Late Fall 2019
Details: Work is under way on the 14-acre Star Wars-themed land at Disney's Hollywood Studios that was announced during the 2015 D23 EXPO.

Tatooine Traders

Refurbishment

Dates: September 1, 2018 — TBA
Resort
All Star Movies

Refurbishment

Dates: Now Through — Early 2019
Animal Kingdom Lodge - Jambo House

Room Refurbishment

Refurbishment

Dates: Mid-Aug. 2018 — Fall 2019

Uzima Springs Pool and Pool Bar Refurbishment

Refurbishment

Dates: Sept. 4 — Dec. 4, 2018
Details: During this time Samawati Springs Pool and Maji Pool Bar at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village will be available. Brief rides via shuttle transportation will be provided to and from the pool during this time.
Art of Animation

Refurbishment

Dates: July 21, 2017 — TBD
Details: A new transportation system, Disney Skyliner, will give guests a bird's-eye view of Walt Disney World Resort while traveling via gondolas. During this time construction noise may be seen or heard throughout the resort, but noise should not be heard from guest rooms between dusk and 9 a.m.
Beach Club

Convention Center Expansion Work

Refurbishment

Dates: 8/4/16 — Late 2018
Details: During this time, Guests may see or hear work in progress and certain pathways may be unavailable. To minimize any disruptions, work should be limited to between 9 a.m and 9 p.m.

Stormalong Bay Enhancement

Refurbishment

Dates: Mid. Aug. — Fall 2018
Details: A very small portion of Stormalong Bay Pool will be closed to make way for new cabanas. The remainder of the area will remain in full operation.
Caribbean Beach

Refurbishment

Dates: Feb. 1, 2017 — 2019
Details: These sections of the resort have been demolished to make way for construction of the new Disney Riviera Resort.

Refurbishment

Dates: July 21, 2017 — TBD
Details: A new transportation system, Disney Skyliner, will give guests a bird's-eye view of Walt Disney World Resort while traveling via gondolas. During this time construction noise may be seen or heard throughout the resort, but noise should not be heard from guest rooms between dusk and 9 a.m.
Coronado Springs

Dig Site Refurbishment

Refurbishment

Dates: Early Sept. — Mid-Dec. 2018
Details: The Dig Site, home to The Lost City of Cibola Pool, volleyball court, playground, Iguana Arcade and Siestas Cantina, will be refurbished. While this work takes place, the resort's three leisure pools, dining and merchandise locations, La Vida Health Club, Salon and Spa and recreation activities, including Movies Under the Stars and Campfires with Marshmallows, will remain available.

Hard Goods Refurbishment

Refurbishment

Dates: Nov. 2016 — Summer 2019

Refurbishment

Dates: June 2018 — Summer 2019
Details: Pepper Market at Coronado Springs Resort will undergo minor refurbishment but will remain in operation during this time.
Old Key West

Refurbishment

Dates: Spring 2017 — 2019
Details: In an ongoing effort to improve the quality of facilities and offerings, Disney's Old Key West Resort will be undergoing a wholesale refurb. Work most likely to cause a noise impact will be limited to the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This refurbishment is expected to be completed in 2019.

Refurbishment

Dates: August 1, 2017 — Spring 2019
Details: 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 a.m.
Polynesian

Refurbishment

Dates: August 21, 2018 — Early November 2018
Pop Century

Refurbishment

Dates: July 21, 2017 — TBD
Details: A new transportation system, Disney Skyliner, will give guests a bird's-eye view of Walt Disney World Resort while traveling via gondolas. During this time construction noise may be seen or heard throughout the resort, but noise should not be heard from guest rooms between dusk and 9 a.m.
Port Orleans Riverside

Refurbishment

Dates: April 2018 — Fall 2018
Details: One of the Alligator Bayou leisure pools will be closed for refurbishment, but the feature pool, Ol' Man Island, and four other leisure pools will be available.

Refurbishment

Dates: April 2018 — Early 2019
Swan

Refurbishment

Dates: Summer — December 2018
Details: The $3 million Swan Resort project will take place in phases, in order to remain open to guests throughout the renovation.

Refurbishment

Dates: Fall 2018 — 2020
Details: The Walt Disney World Swan Hotel's tennis courts will be the site of a new 349-room, 14-story hotel tower.
Disney Springs

Refurbishment

Dates: Oct. 2017 — 2019
Details: The NBA Experience at Walt Disney World Resort will be a one-of-a-kind basketball-themed experience featuring hands-on activities that put guests of all ages right in the middle of NBA game action. There will be immersive NBA video productions and numerous interactive experiences and an exciting retail store that will offer something for all NBA fans worldwide. The NBA Experience opens in summer 2019.
The Marketplace

World of Disney

Refurbishment

Dates: Mid-Feb. 2018 — TBA
Details: World of Disney will be "reimagined" in 2018. Work will be completed in phases so guests can continue shopping during construction. Shops in Town Center at Disney Springs, such as Ever After Jewelry Co. or The Disney Corner (opening in mid-February), will carry select merchandise during renovations.