Walt Disney World

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.

  • Change the way results are displayed by sorting on Project End Date.

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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
Great Movie Ride
Hollywood Boulevard
The Great Movie Ride will close permanently to make way for a new attraction,Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway. The attraction is inspired by the Mickey Shorts that you can see on the Disney Channel. There is no opening date as yet.
  8/13/2017 - CLOSING


Mission:SPACE Refurbishment
Future World East
The attraction, including the Advanced Training Lab, will be closed.
  6/5/2017 - To Be Determined
Ellen's Energy Adventure
Future World East
Elleng's Energy Adventure in the Universe of Energy pavilion will close to make room for a new attraction that will feature Guardians of the Galaxy. The announcement was made during the 2017 D23 Expo. No opening date was given, but the attraction will be open in time for Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary in 2021.
  8/13/2017 - CLOSING
Coral Reef Restaurant
Seas with Nemo & Friends
  8/27/2017 - 8/30/2017


Hall of Presidents
Liberty Square
  1/17/2017 - Late 2017
Liberty Square Riverboat
Liberty Square
  8/1/2017 - 8/10/2017
Splash Mountain
  8/28/2017 - 11/16/2017


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
Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe

  8/1/2017 - CLOSING
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


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

  November 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
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
Art of Animation
Art of Animation General Refurbishment

In an effort to make future visits more magical, Disney's Art of Animation Resort is currently undergoing some refurbishment projects across the Resort. During this time, the Resort will be in full operation with all amenities available, including dining, merchandise and recreation locations. It is possible that construction may be seen or heard, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00am.
  4/15/2017 - Until Further Notice
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 - 6/30/2018
Yacht Club
Captain's Grille

During the refurbishment, the Captain's Grille will relocate to Ariel's in the Beach Club.
  5/15/2017 - 9/30/2017