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:


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ANIMAL KINGDOM

Kali River Rapids
Asia
  1/4/2016 - 2/11/2016
Flights of Wonder
Asia
  1/25/2016 - 3/17/2016
Warung Outpost
Asia
  1/25/2016 - 3/17/2016
Boneyard
Dinoland USA
  2/22/2016 - 3/17/2016

DISNEY'S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

Toy Story Expansion
Pixar Place
More midway track will be added. Attraction is open during construction.
  Early 2015 - Late 2016
Pizza Planet
Streets of America
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
Honey I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure
Streets of America
Closing permanently to make way for theme park expansion.
  4/3/2016 - PERMANENT CLOSURE
Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show
Streets of America
Closing permanently to make way for theme park expansion.
  4/3/2016 - PERMANENT CLOSURE
Mike and Sulley Meet and Greet
Streets of America
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
Streets of America
Closing permanently to make way for theme park expansion.
  4/3/2016 - PERMANENT CLOSURE
Watto's Grotto
Streets of America
Closing permanently to make way for theme park expansion.
  4/3/2016 - PERMANENT CLOSURE
Writer's Stop
Commissary Lane
Closing permanently to make way for theme park expansion.
  4/3/2016 - PERMANENT CLOSURE

EPCOT

Maelstrom
Norway Pavilion
The Maelstrom attraction and Spirit of Norway movie have closed to make way for a new attraction based on the animated film, "Frozen." "Frozen Ever After", will be a family adventure and will take guests to the film's land of Arendelle. Guests will be transported to the Winter in Summer Celebration where Queen Elsa embraces her magical powers and creates a winter-in-summer day for the entire kingdom. The attraction will include a visit to Elsa's Ice Palace and the ice-blue world of the North Mountain, along with other locations before returning to the Bay of Arendelle. Favorite "Frozen" characters, including the Snowgies from the animated short "Frozen Fever," will be part of the new attraction, along with the spectacular sights inspired by the film. The Norway pavilion will also include the Royal Sommerhus that will host a royal greeting with Anna and Elsa.
  10/5/2014 - 5/1/2016
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 - SUMMER 2016
Habit Heroes
Future World West
  1/18/2016 - PERMANENT CLOSURE

MAGIC KINGDOM

Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin
Tomorrowland
  1/18/2016 - 2/11/2016
Mad Tea Party
Fantasyland
  2/22/2016 - 2/26/2016
Jungle Cruise
Adventureland
  3/1/2016 - 3/3/2016
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Frontierland
  4/4/2016 - 7/0/2016

DOWNTOWN DISNEY

Roadwork on Buena Vista Drive
Marketplace
Expect major traffic. Due to heavy roadwork, expect delays on Buena Vista Drive. It is recommended that guests use Walt Disney World Resort transportation from Parks and Resorts to Downtown Disney and plan to arrive early for reserved dining and entertainment experiences.
  2014 - March 2016
Disney Springs Transformation
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
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
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
Pleasure Island
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

  5/1/2016 - 12/31/2016

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
Polynesian
East Pool

Expect noise and construction, possible some pathways blocked.
  4/15/2015 - Early 2016
BoardWalk
Villas Renovation

  6/0/2015 - 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
Caribbean Beach
Old Port Royale Path of Travel

Guests in some parts of Martinique and Trinidad North may experience some construction noise.
  1/3/2016 - 2/28/2016
Art of Animation
Schoolyard Sprayground

  1/3/2016 - 3/11/2016
BoardWalk
ESPN Arcade and Retail

ESPN Club dining not affected.
  1/6/2016 - PERMANENT CLOSURE
Port Orleans Riverside
Ol' Man Island Pool

  1/11/2016 - 2/29/2016
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
Contemporary - Bay Lake Tower
Bay Cove Pool

  2/1/2016 - 3/18/2016
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
Port Orleans Riverside
Alligator Bayou Pool #B

  2/10/2016 - 2/11/2016
Pop Century
Bowling Pin Pool

  2/16/2016 - 3/1/2016
Caribbean Beach
Barbados Quiet Pool

  2/17/2016 - 2/19/2016
Caribbean Beach
Aruba Pool

  2/22/2016 - 4/15/2016
All Star Movies
Duck Pond Pool

  2/22/2016 - 2/24/2016
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

WATER PARKS

Typhoon Lagoon
Typhoon Lagoon (Annual Refurbishment)
  1/3/2016 - 3/12/2016