Walt Disney World
Refurbishments/Closings

What attractions will be closed during your visit to Walt Disney World?
Check our refurbishment/closings listing below.

Welcome to our revamped Refurbishments/Closings page!

This list shows which attractions and other Walt Disney World resort areas are closed for refurbishment (or for some other reason).

The list is organized by theme park and resorts, in order of the start date of the refurbishment projects. You can also customize the page to see those closings that most interest you:


  • Search on the TYPE of refurbishment or closing -- short-term vs permanent closure, for example.

  • Use the Starting Date and Ending Date fields for tailor-made results showing what's closed during your vacation.

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DISNEY'S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

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.
  8/15/15 - 2019
Toy Story Land

Construction is under way for the new Toy Story Land that will open in Disney's Hollywood Studios on June 30, 2018.
  Aug. 2015 - 6/30/2018
FriendShip Boat Service

FriendShip boat service between Epcot area resorts and Disney's Hollywood Studios will be suspended while required repairs and maintenance on the bridge near the Dolphin and Swan is performed. Resorts affected include Disney's BoardWalk Inn and Villas, Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resorts including the Beach Club Villas and Walt Disney World Dolphin and Swan Resorts. During this time, bus service will be provided, and the walking paths will remain open.
  5/8/2018 - 6/21/2018

EPCOT

Kringla Bakeri og Kafe
Norway Pavilion
The refurbishment will enlarge the space and create more seating. While the Bakeri is closed, visit the temporary kiosk called Midnattssol which will sell the spot's most popular items (including School Bread).
  2/4/2018 - TBA
FriendShip Boat Service

FriendShip boat service between Epcot area resorts and Epcot will be suspended while required repairs and maintenance on the bridge near the Dolphin and Swan is performed. Resorts affected include Disney's BoardWalk Inn and Villas, Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resorts including the Beach Club Villas and Walt Disney World Dolphin and Swan Resorts. During this time, bus service will be provided, and the walking paths will remain open.
  5/7/2018 - 6/7/2018
Ratatouille
France Pavilion
  Now - Opening 2021 ??

MAGIC KINGDOM

Liberty Square Riverboat
Liberty Square
  1/8/2018 - TBA

DISNEY SPRINGS

World of Disney
The Marketplace
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.
  Mid-Feb. 2018 - TBA

RESORTS

Beach Club
Convention Center Expansion Work

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.
  8/4/16 - Late 2018
Coronado Springs
Hard Goods Refurbishment

  11/16 - Summer 2019
Caribbean Beach
Barbados and Martinique

These sections of the resort have been demolished to make way for construction of the new Disney Riviera Resort.
  2/1/17 - 2019
Old Key West
Old Key West Refresh

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.
  Spring 2017 - 2019
Caribbean Beach
Old Port Royale Food Court, Shutters at Old Port Royale, Cabana Pool Bar and Calypso Trading Post

A variety of dining options will be available for all meals. Centertown will serve breakfast and dinner. Grab 'n' Go options will be available in three island markets: Aruba, Jamaica, and Martinique.
  5/1/2017 - Fall 2018
Art of Animation
Disney Skyliner Construction

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.
  7/21/2017 - TBD
Caribbean Beach
Disney Skyliner Construction

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.
  7/21/2017 - TBD
Pop Century
Disney Skyliner Construction

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.
  7/21/2017 - TBD
Old Key West
Room Refurbishment

Guests may see or hear work in progress and certain pathways may be unavailable. 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 9:00 am.
  8/1/2017 - Spring 2019
Port Orleans French Quarter
Soft Goods Refurbishment

A soft goods refurbishment should provide new linens, curtains, flooring and some electronic updates.
  1/6/2018 - Summer 2018
Pop Century
Bowling Pin Pool

  Late Feb. - May 2018
All Star Movies
Room Refurbishment

  Now Through - Early 2019
Port Orleans Riverside
Pool Refurbishments

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.
  April 2018 - Fall 2018
Port Orleans Riverside
Room Refurbishments

  April 2018 - Early 2019
Old Key West
Turtle Pond Pool, Turtle Shack Snack Bar and Flying Fish Gameroom

  4/1/2018 - 7/31/2018
Polynesian
Lilo's Playhouse

  7/31/2018 - CLOSING
Beach Club
Sandcastle Club

  7/31/2018 - CLOSING
Animal Kingdom Lodge - Jambo House
Simba's Cubhouse

  7/31/2018 - CLOSING