Closures & Refurbishments for Walt Disney World

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Magic Kingdom
Main Street USA

Refurbishment

Dates: — TBA
Details: The Walt Disney World Railroad will cease running and will sit "in residence" at its Main Street Station while work progresses on the new Tron coaster coming to Tomorrowland in 2021. This will give guests the chance to have an up-close look at the railroad and take advantage of some unique photo opportunities.
Tomorrowland

Refurbishment

Dates: TBA — Summer 2019
Details: The Tomorrowland Speedway will close for part of 2019, to allow for the adjustment of its track. Contrary to rumors, the attraction is not permanently closing -- it will reopen otherwise unchanged in the summer of 2019.
Disney's Animal Kingdom

Seasonal Closure

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

Under Construction

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.
Resort
Animal Kingdom Lodge - Jambo House

Room Refurbishment

Refurbishment

Dates: Mid-Aug. 2018 — Fall 2019
Art of Animation

Refurbishment

Dates: July 21, 2017 — Fall 2019
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.
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 — Fall 2019
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

Construction

Dates: February 16, 2017 — July 9, 2019
Details: New 15-story tower being added at Coronado Springs, will include a two-story lobby and 545 guest rooms. There will also be a roof-top dining location called Toledo. Reservations are now being taken for stays starting July 9, 2019 and later.

Hard Goods Refurbishment

Refurbishment

Dates: Nov. 2016 — Summer 2019
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.
Pop Century

Refurbishment

Dates: July 21, 2017 — Fall 2019
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.
Reflections – A Disney Lakeside Lodge

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. It will be Disney's 16th Disney Vacation Club property.
Swan

Construction

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.

Construction

Dates: October 30, 2018 — August 12, 2019
Details: A restaurant and bar known for craft beers from local breweries and around the world, plans to open its eighth location in Disney Springs West Side. Opening date has been announced as August 12, 2019!