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

Disney Outfitters
Discovery Island
Expansion will include the addition of a clock tower. The construction is expected to be completed sometime in November.
  7/1/2015 - November 2015
Primeval Whirl
Dinoland USA
  8/17/2015 - 11/12/2015
Pizzafari
Discovery Island
  8/24/2015 - 10/19/2015

DISNEY'S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

Toy Story Expansion
Pixar Place
More midway track will be added. Attraction is open during construction.
  Early 2015 - Late 2016
Magic of Disney Animation
Animation Courtyard
Last day for guests to visit is July 12.
  7/13/2015 - PERMANENT CLOSURE
Voyage of the Little Mermaid
Animation Courtyard
  9/7/2015 - 9/10/2015

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. Attraction is open during construction.
  Early 2015 - Late 2016
Innoventions
Future World West
Innoventions West is closed except for the Visa Character Photo Location.
  5/0/2015 - Unknown
Innoventions Vision House Closure
Future World East
The Vision House exhibit in Innoventions East has closed permanently.
  5/0/2015 - Unknown
Living with the Land
Land Pavilion
  9/8/2015 - 9/17/2015

MAGIC KINGDOM

Central Plaza/Hub
Main Street USA
Several enhancements to the Central Plaza area between the end of Main Street and Cinderella Castle in Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom are under way.
  2014 - 2015
Walt Disney World Monorail System

The Walt Disney World Resort Monorail System will undergo refurbishment that will impact the Express monorail beam, which runs between the Ticket and Transportation Center and the Magic Kingdom. Express beam shutdowns will occur between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The Resort beam will continue to run during downtimes. Guests arriving at the Ticket and Transportation Center during downtimes will be directed to the ferry boats.
  3/10/2015 - Late 2015
Pirates of the Caribbean
Adventureland
  6/8/2015 - 9/25/2015
Liberty Tree Tavern
Liberty Square
  7/6/2015 - 11/19/2015
Diamond Horseshoe
Frontierland
  8/2/2015 - 11/19/2015
Briar Patch
Frontierland
  9/21/2015 - 9/24/2015
Magic Behind the Steam Trains Tour

  10/12/2015 - 11/20/2015
Walt Disney World Railroad

  10/12/2015 - 11/20/2015
Peter Pans Flight
Fantasyland
  11/2/2015 - 11/7/2015
Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
Tomorrowland
  12/7/2015 - 12/10/2015
Splash Mountain
Frontierland
  1/6/2016 - 1/10/2016
Space Mountain
Tomorrowland
  1/11/2016 - 1/15/2016
Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin
Tomorrowland
  1/15/2016 - 2/11/2016
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Frontierland
  4/4/2016 - 7/15/2016
Swiss Family Treehouse
Adventureland
  7/6/2016 - 9/24/2016
it's a small world
Fantasyland
  8/22/2016 - 9/15/2016

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
Disney Springs Transformation - Paradiso 37
Pleasure Island
Paradiso 37 is set to nearly double its seating. It will add more terrace dining and a new outdoor performance stage. The menu will continue to offer a culinary tour of North, Central and South America. Paradiso 37 will remain open while undergoing renovations, which are expected to be finished by this summer.
  Early 2015 - Summer 2015
Disney Springs Transformation - 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 - 6/1/2016
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
Fulton's Crab House
Pleasure Island
  1/1/2016 - 4/1/2016

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
Swan
WDW Swan Hotel

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin is currently undergoing the largest renovation in its 25-year history. The Swan rooms are currently being renovated, set to be completed in 2015. Renovations take place between 9am and 7pm daily.
  Early 2014 - Late 2015
Polynesian
East Pool

Expect noise and construction, possible some pathways blocked.
  4/15/2015 - Early 2016
Coronado Springs
Fitness Center, Salon and Casitas Leisure Pool

Closed for maintenance. A temporary fitness center will be setup for guests.
  7/5/2015 - 10/12/2015
Grand Floridian
Mizner's Lounge

  August 2015 - Unknown
BoardWalk
ESPN Club

The restaurant's kitchen is being renovated, so fried foods are unavailable until the project completion in early September. When the kitchen reopens, a new menu will debut.
  August 2015 - 9/10/2015
BoardWalk
Boardwalk Inn

Exterior repair and painting
  8/17/2015 - 5/5/2016
Grand Floridian
Gasparilla Island Grill

  8/23/2015 - 9/6/2015
Contemporary
Contemporary Feature Pool

  9/8/2015 - 9/10/2015
Wilderness Lodge
Disney's Wilderness Lodge and Villas

General Resort Refurbishments, construction work in multiple areas. Work will begin at 9am. Certain pathways and the nature trail will be unavailable.
  10/2/2015 - 2017
Wilderness Lodge
The Villa's at Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Hidden Springs leisure pool, resort beach, playground and recreation fire pit will be unavailable.
  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
Port Orleans Riverside
Ol' Man Island Pool

  1/11/2016 - 2/2/2016
BoardWalk
Flying Fish Cafe

  2/1/2016 - 9/30/2016

WATER PARKS

Blizzard Beach
Blizzard Beach (Annual Refurbishment)
  10/25/2015 - 1/2/2016
Typhoon Lagoon
Typhoon Lagoon (Annual Refurbishment)
  1/3/2016 - 3/12/2016