Disney Files Permit for Work at a Hotel That’s Permanently CLOSING

There are so many different projects happening around Disney World that it can be hard to keep track of them all.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Depending on when you were in the parks last, chances are things have changed. Between attractions, restaurants, hotels, and more, you never know what might be getting updated next — and it looks like we’ve found a pretty interesting one!

We searched permits recently filed by Disney around the parks and hotels to get an idea of what sort of projects might be coming up, and this week we happened to spot something pretty intriguing.

What’s so intriguing is that this permit was filed for work to be done on Disney’s Galactic Starcruiser — the Star Wars Hotel. You might remember that Disney announced the Starcruiser would be closing at the end of September, so why would they be filing permits now?

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser

Well, even though the description is listed as “general construction,” the contractor listed is Colwill Engineering, which specializes in engineering, electrical, and mechanical work. Of course, there’s no real way to tell what sort of work will actually be done, and we doubt Disney is taking on any major projects for this space before the doors are officially closed.

Galactic Starcruiser Room

It’s possible that this is just routine maintenance work that requires Disney to pull a permit, but it does make us wonder what exactly will happen with this hotel once it’s shut down.

The Starcruiser didn’t pan out quite like Disney had hoped, and executive Josh D’Amaro shared that it “didn’t perform exactly like [they] wanted it to perform.”

Star Wars Hotel Atrium

Over in Animal Kingdom, another permit was filed for Tusker House Restaurant to install some new signage. We’re not sure where exactly the work will be, but we’ll keep an eye out. It’s listed as a Walt Disney Imagineering permit, which means there might be some theming involved.

There’s a different Imagineering permit to “install signage” at an address that matches up with the Animal Kingdom turnstiles at the main gate as well.

Tusker House

We may also start to see some work over in the Seas Pavilion in EPCOT. A permit was filed over here to install signage — and it’s another Imagineering permit. It doesn’t get any more specific than that, so we’ll just have to wait and see what sort of updates come from this.

The Seas

We’ll continue to keep an eye out for more permits that could hint at changes coming to Disney World, so stay tuned to AllEars for more.


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2 Replies to “Disney Files Permit for Work at a Hotel That’s Permanently CLOSING”

  1. Is there a start date on the permit? It is possible that they are lining up work to start after closing to try and do a quick turn around on revamping to a new use for the space. Considering it is a little over a month to closure.