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.

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


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ANIMAL KINGDOM

Kali River Rapids
Asia
  1/3/2017 - 1/29/2017

DISNEY'S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

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 - OPEN SEASONALLY
Star Wars : A Galactic Spectacular
(Seasonal Closure)
On Seasonal Hiatus
  11/14/2016 - 12/31/2016

MAGIC KINGDOM

The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour
Main Street USA
  1/1/2017 - 2/28/2017
Liberty Square Riverboat
Liberty Square
  1/3/2017 - 1/12/2017
Walt Disney World Railroad
Main Street USA
  1/9/2017 - 2/16/2017
Hall of Presidents
Liberty Square
  1/17/2017 - 6/29/2017

DISNEY SPRINGS

DisneyQuest
The 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
The West Side
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 - Early 2017
Fulton's Crab House Becomes Paddlefish
The West Side
  4/4/2016 - Early 2017

RESORTS

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
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
Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village
Soft Goods Refurbishment

  7/15/2016 - 1/24/2017
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
All Star Sports
Grand Slam Pool

  10/10/2016 - 12/13/2016
Pop Century
Hard Goods Refurbishment

  10/16/2016 - 2017
Grand Floridian
Gasparilla Island Grill

Some items available at Mizners on 2nd Floor
  10/17/2016 - 12/14/2016
Pop Century
Computer Pool

  10/31/2016 - 1/3/2017
Coronado Springs
Hard Goods Refurbishment

  November 2016 - 2017
All Star Music
Piano Pool

Guests may use the Calypso Pool near Melody Hall during this refurbishment.
  12/12/2016 - 2/3/2017
Yacht Club
Resort Room Refurbishment

  January 2017 - Mid-Late 2017
Old Key West
Sandcastle Pool

  1/2/2017 - 2/24/2017
Pop Century
Hippy Dippy Pool

During this time Guests may use the Computer Pool or Bowling Pool.
  1/13/2017 - 1/20/2017
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 refresh beginning spring 2017. 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

WATER PARKS

Annual Refurbishment
Blizzard Beach (Annual Refurbishment)
  10/23/2016 - 12/24/2016
Annual Refurbishment
Typhoon Lagoon (Annual Refurbishment)
  12/25/2016 - 3/11/2017