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

Flights of Wonder
Asia
This show will close to make way for a new show featuring Russell and Dug from "UP!"
  12/31/2017 - CLOSING
Kali River Rapids
Asia
  1/2/2018 - 2/10/2018
Finding Nemo: The Musical
Dinoland USA
  2/4/2018 - 2/25/2018

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.
  8/15 - 2019
Toy Story Land

Construction is under way for the new Toy Story Land that will open in Disney's Hollywood Studios in 2018.
  8/15 - Summer 2018

EPCOT

Ratatouille
France Pavilion
  ??? - TBA

MAGIC KINGDOM

Hall of Presidents
Liberty Square
Along with the addition of the new president audio-animatronic, the attraction is getting a new show, and a complete theater upgrade including a new sound system, lighting and high-definition projection system.
  1/17/17 - TBA
Liberty Square Riverboat
Liberty Square
  1/8/2018 - TBA
Splash Mountain
Frontierland
The attraction will close again for additional work.
  1/8/2018 - 2/1/2018
Cinderella's Royal Table

  2/28 - 3/2/18

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

Wilderness Lodge
Cub's Den Children's Activity Center

  1/3/2016 - Through 2017
Beach 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, work should be limited to between 9 a.m and 9 p.m.
  8/4/16 - Late 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, work should be limited to between 9 a.m and 9 p.m.
  8/4/16 - Late 2018
Coronado Springs
Hard Goods Refurbishment

  11/16 - Through 2018
Caribbean Beach
Barbados and Martinique

Demolition is underway to make way for future building(s).
  2/1/17 - 2019
Pop Century
Hard Goods Refurbishment

  2/4/2017 - 5/7/2018
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
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
Grand Floridian
Beach Pool and Beaches Pool Bar

The water play area and the mug refill station will still be available during this refurbishment.
  11/20/17 - Spring 2018
Contemporary
Chef Mickey's

During this time, the Chef Mickey's dining and character experience will relocate to the Convention Center at the Contemporary. Cast members will be on hand to assist with directions to the location at the Convention Center.
  11/28/17 - 12/17
Port Orleans French Quarter
Room Refurbishment

  1/1/18 - Late Spring 2018
Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village
Samawati Springs Pool

  Early Jan. - Mid-Jan. 2018
All Star Movies
Duck Pond Pool

  1/2/2018 - Spring 2018
Port Orleans French Quarter
Soft Goods Refurbishment

A soft goods refurbishment should provide new liens, curtains, flooring and some electronic updates.
  1/6/2018 - May 2018
Saratoga Springs
High Rock Spring Pool

  Mid-Jan. - Late Jan. 2018
Art of Animation
Big Blue Pool

  Mid-Jan. 2018 - TBA
Fort Wilderness
Meadow Swimmin' Pool

  Late Jan. - Early Feb. 2018

WATER PARKS

Blizzard Beach
Blizzard Beach (Annual Refurbishment)
  10/22/17 - 1/7/18
Typhoon Lagoon
Typhoon Lagoon (Annual Refurbishment)
  1/7 - 3/18/18

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.
  2/16 - TBA