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

Toy Story Expansion
Pixar Place
The expanded Toy Story Midway Mania new 3rd track opens Memorial Day weekend, 2016.
  Early 2015 - Memorial Day Weekend
Pizza Planet
Muppets Courtyard
Possible theme change.
  1/19/2016 - Late 2016
Club Disney
Sunset Boulevard (Seasonal Closure)
According to the official Disney website, Club Disney in the Sunset Showcase will be closed beginning February 7. No word on when or whether it will return. The Sunset Showcase will continue to host special events, such as Club Villain, however.
  2/7/2016 - CLOSING
Streets of America

  4/2/2016 - PERMANENT CLOSURE
Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show
Muppets Courtyard
Closing permanently to make way for theme park expansion.
  4/3/2016 - PERMANENT CLOSURE
Mike and Sulley Meet and Greet
Muppets Courtyard
Closing permanently to make way for theme park expansion.
  4/3/2016 - PERMANENT CLOSURE
Prop Shop
Mickey Avenue
Closing permanently to make way for theme park expansion.
  4/3/2016 - PERMANENT CLOSURE
Studio Catering Company
Muppets Courtyard
Closing permanently to make way for theme park expansion.
  4/3/2016 - PERMANENT CLOSURE
Watto's Grotto
Muppets Courtyard
Closing permanently to make way for theme park expansion.
  4/3/2016 - PERMANENT CLOSURE

EPCOT

Soarin' Update and Expansion
Land Pavilion
Another theater is being added, as well as new screens and a projection system bringing a visually enhanced experience.
  1/4/2016 - 6/17/2016
Habit Heroes
Future World West
  1/18/2016 - PERMANENT CLOSURE
Stave Church
Norway Pavilion
  4/18/2016 - 5/27/2016
House of Whispering Willows
China Pavilion
  5/2/2016 - 6/16/2016

MAGIC KINGDOM

Walt Disney World Monorail System

The Walt Disney World Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If you plan to use this form of transportation during your visit, check to be sure of the best option available, as alternative transportation options will be available.
  3/1/2016 - Through June 2016
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Frontierland
  8/8 - 11/19/16

DISNEY SPRINGS

Disney Springs Transformation
The Marketplace
The multi-year transformation of Downtown Disney into Disney Springs will treat guests to more shopping, dining and entertainment amid open-air promenades, springs and waterfront charm. Disney Springs will feature an eclectic and contemporary mix from Disney and other noteworthy brands, from boutique shops to unique flagship anchor stores. Due to heavy roadwork, expect delays on Buena Vista Drive. It is recommended that Guests use complimentary Walt Disney World Resort transportation from Parks and Resorts to Downtown Disney and plan to arrive early for reserved dining and entertainment experiences.
  2014 - 2016
Disney Springs Transformation
The West Side
Parking Lots - Entrance 2 - Lots A-G. Loss of parking lot Entrance 2 to Guest/Cast traffic and associated lots A-G in preparation for the construction of Town Center and the East Garage.
  2014 - 8/31/2016
DisneyQuest
The West Side
DisneyQuest at Downtown Disney will close sometime in 2016 to make way for the previously announced new NBA Experience, which will include a restaurant and a store.
  Unknown - Unknown
Planet Hollywood
The West Side
Planet Hollywood will be transformed into a four-story stargazing observatory to "match the design aesthetic of Disney Springs." The interior will feature spherical, planet-shaped lighting fixtures and will create a welcoming atmosphere for fans to celebrate a new generation of superstar entertainers, while retaining the old movie memorabilia. There will be a new outdoor terrace and an outdoor bar space called Stargazers that will feature live entertainment. The main dining room will include a DJ. Planet Hollywood's renovations will be completed in 2016.
  Early 2015 - SUMMER 2016
Fulton's Crab House Becomes Paddlefish
The West Side
  4/4/2016 - Fall 2016

RESORTS

Polynesian
General Construction Around Resort

Certain buildings or pathways may be unavailable at certain times. Construction will be taking place throughout the resort.
  2014 - Through early 2016
BoardWalk
Villas Renovation

  6/2015 - Spring 2016
BoardWalk
Boardwalk Inn

Exterior repair and painting
  8/17/2015 - 5/5/2016
Wilderness Lodge
Disney's Wilderness Lodge and Villas

General resort refurbishments, construction work in multiple areas. Certain pathways and the nature trail will be unavailable. It was recently announced that construction would also begin soon on new waterfront cabins and deluxe DVC accommodations. In addition to the Disney Vacation Club project, other guest areas within Disney's Wilderness Lodge are scheduled to undergo substantial enhancements and refurbishment, including new recreation and food and beverage options. More information and project details will be shared at a later date.
  10/2/2015 - 2017
Wilderness Lodge
Hidden Springs Pool Area

The Hidden Springs leisure pool, resort beach, playground and recreation fire pit will be unavailable starting October 26, 2015.
  10/26/2015 - 2017
Animal Kingdom Lodge - Jambo House
Soft Goods Rehab - Villas

Soft goods typically consist of design materials including bedding, wall, window and floor coverings and upholstery.
  1/1/2016 - 5/20/2016
Dolphin
WDW Dolphin Hotel

The first phase of the Dolphin Hotel room renovations will begin in 2016, with the entire room project currently scheduled to be completed by the end of 2017.
  Early 2016 - Late 2017
Wilderness Lodge
Cub's Den Children's Activity Center

  1/3/2016 - Through 2017
Beach Club
Soft Goods Rehab - Villas

Soft goods typically consist of design materials including bedding, wall, window and floor coverings and upholstery.
  1/22/2016 - 8/17/2016
BoardWalk
Flying Fish Cafe

  2/1/2016 - 9/30/2016
BoardWalk
Seashore Sweets

Closed to make way for a new experience.
  2/1/2016 - PERMANENT CLOSURE
Saratoga Springs
Treehouse Villas Soft Goods Rehab

Soft goods typically consist of design materials including bedding, wall, window and floor coverings and upholstery.
  2/7/2016 - 6/22/2016
Contemporary - Bay Lake Tower
Soft Goods Refurbishment

Soft goods typically consist of design materials including bedding, wall, window and floor coverings and upholstery.
  4/2/2016 - 10/14/2016
Caribbean Beach
Jamaica Village Pool

  4/19/2016 - Summer 2016
Animal Kingdom Lodge - Jambo House
AKL Concierge Lounge

An alternate location will be available
  5/7/2016 - 5/22/2016
Wilderness Lodge
Sturdy Branches Health Club

  7/2016 - 10/2016