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.

  • Choose a particular theme park to get results for just one park.

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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.
  August 2015 - 2019
Toy Story Land

Construction is under way for the new Toy Story Land that will open in Disney's Hollywood Studios in 2018.
  August 2015 - Summer 2018
Grand Avenue
Muppets Courtyard
Muppets Courtyard and parts of the former Streets of America section of Disney's Hollywood Studios are being reimagined and transformed into Grand Avenue. Grand Avenue will be a streetscape evocative of downtown Los Angeles. The current Muppets Courtyard will become Grand Park, an urban square off Grand Avenue surrounded by shops and restaurants like PizzeRizzo and Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano. There are already changes in the area, with the Muppets theater being renamed "Grand Arts Theatre" and boasting a brand-new marquee. The Muppet*Vision 3D show will continue.
  Summer - Fall 2017
One Man's Dream
Mickey Avenue
The One Man's Dream attraction is currently being reimagined into Walt Disney Presents, which like its predecessor, will showcase historic items from Walt Disney's history. Walt Disney Presents will also act as a preview center where guests explore what's next for the park. The attraction will also continue to host greetings with characters like Star-Lord and baby Groot, plus special sneak previews of upcoming Disney films.
  August - mid-September 2017
Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Hollywood Boulevard
  9/20/2017 - 10/4/2017

EPCOT

Ratatouille
France Pavilion
  ??? - TBA

MAGIC KINGDOM

Hall of Presidents
Liberty Square
  1/17/2017 - TBD
Splash Mountain
Frontierland
  8/28/2017 - 11/16/2017
Cinderella's Royal Table

  2/28/2018 - 3/2/2018

DISNEY SPRINGS

Portobello Country Italian Trattoria
The Landing
Terralina Crafted Italian is slated to open this fall on the site of the former Portobello Country Italian Trattoria. No official opening date has been announced yet.
  4/23/2017 - Fall 2017
La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil
The West Side
La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil will give its final performance at Disney Springs on December 31, 2017. Its replacement will be announced in the future.
  12/31/2017 - FINAL PERFORMANCE

RESORTS

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
Convention Center

  Fall 2016 - 2/1/2018
Yacht 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, we will attempt to limit work to 9:00 a.m - 9:00 p.m.
  8/4/2016 - 2/1/2018
Coronado Springs
Hard Goods Refurbishment

  Nov. 2016 - Through 2017
Caribbean Beach
Barbados and Martinique

Demolition is underway to make way for future building(s).
  February 2017 - 2019
Pop Century
Hard Goods Refurbishment

  2/4/2017 - 5/7/2018
Dolphin
WDW Dolphin Lobby

The Dolphin Resort lobby will remain open throughout the renovation with minimal impact to resort guests. The project is currently scheduled to begin in spring 2017 for completion by fall 2017.
  Spring 2017 - Fall 2017
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
Yacht Club
Captain's Grille

During the refurbishment, the Captain's Grille will relocate to Ariel's in the Beach Club. When it reopens, it will be known as the Ale and Compass Restaurant.
  5/15/2017 - 9/30/2017
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 - 6/28/2018

WATER PARKS

Blizzard Beach
Blizzard Beach (Annual Refurbishment)
  10/29/2017 - 1/7/2018
Typhoon Lagoon
Typhoon Lagoon (Annual Refurbishment)
  Jan. 7, 2018 - TBA

ESPN WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS

Multi-Use Sports and Entertainment Venue

ESPN Wide World of Sports has teamed up with the nation's top cheerleading organization, Varsity Spirit, to create a new state-of-the-art cheerleading and dance team competition venue, which will include a flexible design for one large competition space that can be set up for as many as four competition areas. Additional areas are being tailored for warm up and practice, along with areas for judges and officials. With the capacity to seat more than 8,000 guests, plus performance and warm-up space, the new multi-use sports and entertainment venue will also be able to host six regulation basketball courts, six regulation volleyball courts or concert configurations. There will be concessions throughout the building, and an additional box office and entry to the complex. Construction is ongoing until further notice, with intermittent overnight lane closures, lane shifts, traffic congestion and noise along Osceola Parkway/Victory Way.
  Feb. 2016 - TBA