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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ANIMAL KINGDOM

Dino Institute Shop
Dinoland USA
  7/25/2016 - 10/17/2016
Dinosaur
Dinoland USA
  7/25/2016 - 10/17/2016

DISNEY'S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

Pizza Planet
Muppets Courtyard
PizzeRizzo, themed after the Muppets character Rizzo the Rat, will open this fall in Muppets Courtyard at Disney's Hollywood Studios, in the former Toy Story Pizza Planet location. The casual Italian-American dining experience will feature pizza and other Italian specialties, with updated indoor and outdoor seating areas, a banquet room, and a special booth designated just for Rizzo's celebrity friends.
  1/19/2016 - Fall 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

Habit Heroes
Future World West
  1/18/2016 - PERMANENT CLOSURE

MAGIC KINGDOM

Swiss Family Treehouse
Adventureland
  7/6/2016 - 9/24/2016
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Frontierland
  8/8 - 11/19/16
it's a small world
Fantasyland
  8/22/2016 - 9/15/2016

DISNEY SPRINGS

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

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 refresh beginning spring 2017. While we are working on our magic, it is possible that you will see and hear construction taking place around the resort. We will attempt to limit any work most likely to cause a noise impact to the hours of 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. This refurbishment is expected to be completed in 2019.
  Spring 2017 - 2019
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 - 8/30/2016
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
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
BoardWalk
Seashore Sweets

Closed to make way for a new experience.
  2/1/2016 - PERMANENT CLOSURE
Port Orleans Riverside
Routine Roof Maintenance

During this time guests may see work in progress.
  4/2016 - Through Summer 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 - 9/24/2016
Caribbean Beach
Jamaica Village Pool

  4/19/2016 - Summer 2016
Wilderness Lodge
Sturdy Branches Health Club

  7/2016 - 10/2016
Port Orleans French Quarter
Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory

During this refurbishment, the Scat Cat Lounge adjacent to the resort lobby will feature some popular dishes, like jambalaya, gumbo, po' boys, and beignets. There will also be a selection of grab 'n' go meals available for purchase. For guests wishing for more selection, bus transportation will be provided from 7 a.m. to midnight to Port Orleans Riverside. In addition, the resort will continue to offer its in-room pizza delivery service from 4 p.m. to midnight daily. The menu includes pizza, hot and cold sandwiches and pasta.
  7/11/2016 - Fall 2016
Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village
Soft Goods Refurbishment

  7/15/2016 - 1/24/2017
All Star Sports
Grand Slam Pool

  10/10/2016 - 12/2/2016
Pop Century
Hard Goods Refurbishment

  10/16/2016 - 2017
Pop Century
Computer Pool

  10/31/2016 - 12/23/2016
Yacht Club
Resort Room Refurbishment

  10/31/2016 - 2017