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

Under Construction

Dates: August 17, 2017 — 2021
Details: TRON Lightcycle Power Run is coaster-style attraction, in which riders board a train of two-wheeled Lightcycles. It offers access into the energy, lights and excitement of TRON's high-tech universe and is one of the most thrilling adventures.
Epcot

Refurbishment

Dates: May 20, 2019 — 2021
Details: Epcot‘s main entrance plaza will see changes that include new pathways, sweeping green spaces, and a newly re-imagined fountain. The new design will pay homage to the original park entrance with fresh takes on classic elements. The Leave A Legacy photos, currently in the entrance plaza, will move into a setting just outside the park’s gateway.
Canada Pavilion

Refurbishment

Dates: TBA — TBA
Details: The film will be “refreshed” with new footage along with a projection-system upgrade that is meant to visually enhance the experience.
France Pavilion

Under Construction

Dates: March 18, 2019 — 2021
Details: Scheduled to be built in an all-new location near the previously announced Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure attraction, the new crêperie will feature the cuisine of celebrity chef Jérôme Bocuse, who is also responsible for the pavilion’s Chefs de France and Monsieur Paul. There will also be a quick-service location attached.

Under Construction

Dates: Now — Opening 2021?
Details: Similar to the 4-D attraction Ratatouille: The Adventure that opened at the Walt Disney Studios Park in Paris in 2014, guests will be able to shrink to Remy’s size and scurry to safety in a dazzling chase across a kitchen with the sights, sounds and smells of Gusteau’s legendary Parisian restaurant. The attraction will open in time for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort in 2021.
Future World East

Under Construction

Dates: August 17, 2017 — 2021
Details: Opening in 2021, this Guardians of Galaxy themed coaster will be one of the longest enclosed roller coasters in the world and feature a brand-new ride system.

Refurbishment

Dates: February 19, 2019 — 2021
Details: The Wonders of Life pavilion is being reimagined into the Play Pavilion, and will feature first-of-their-kind experiences devoted to playful fun. The Play Pavilion will take guests into an innovative, interactive city bursting with games and hands-on activities. Play Pavilion visitors will interact with Disney characters in an energetic metropolis unlike anything ever seen before at Epcot.
Mission: Space

Under Construction

Dates: July 15, 2017 — Late 2019
Details: This restaurant will be built in a newly developed area located between Epcot’s Mission: SPACE and Test Track attractions. Once completed, the restaurant will invite guests to travel to space for a dining experience in the stars. The new restaurant will be operated by the Patina Restaurant Group, which also operates Tutto Italia and Via Napoli at Epcot.
Disney's Hollywood Studios

Under Construction

Dates: August 15, 2015 — August 29, 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.
Hollywood Boulevard

Under Construction

Dates: August 13, 2017 — Early 2020
Details: Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway is inspired by the Mickey Shorts that you can see on the Disney Channel.
Resort
Animal Kingdom Lodge - Jambo House

Room Refurbishment

Refurbishment

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

Under Construction

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.
Beach Club

Refurbishment

Dates: Mid to Late August 2019 — December 2019
Details: A temporary ice cream spot will be set up in either the Beach Club or Yacht Club resort, but we don’t know if some of the Soda Shop’s popular sundaes will be available at the temporary location.
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.

Under Construction

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

Hard Goods Refurbishment

Refurbishment

Dates: Nov. 2016 — Summer 2019
Grand Floridian

Refurbishment

Dates: April 5, 2019 — Fall 2019
Details: Disney has announced that in addition to expanding the lounge it will be re-themed to a Beauty and the Beast inspired location.
Pop Century

Under Construction

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.
Riviera Resort

Under Construction

Dates: July 15, 2017 — December 16, 2019
Details: The Riviera Resort is “inspired by the grandeur of Europe, but reimagined à la Disney magic.” It will be conveniently located near Caribbean Beach Resort, and will feature Disney Skyliner transportation to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot when it opens December 16, 2019.
Saratoga Springs

Refurbishment

Dates: June 2019 — TBA
Details: General resort refurbishment, with crews renovating both the building exteriors and guest room interiors. Interior updates include changes to floor and wall coverings plus the addition of a new style fold-down sofabed. No official timetable has been announced.
Swan

Construction

Dates: August 2018 — Summer 2019
Details: The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is undergoing its next redesign project, a $3 million transformation of the Swan Resort’s lobby, public spaces and coffee bar.

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.