Closures & Refurbishments for Walt Disney World
Main Street USA
Dates: Dec 2018 — TBD
Details: The Walt Disney World Railroad will cease running and will sit "in residence" at its Main Street Station while work progresses on the new Tron coaster coming to Tomorrowland. This will give guests the chance to have an up-close look at the railroad and take advantage of some unique photo opportunities.
Dates: 2017 — TBD
Details: TRON Lightcycle Power Run is coaster-style attraction, in which riders board a train of two-wheeled Lightcycles. It offers access into the energy, lights and excitement of TRON's high-tech universe and is one of the most thrilling adventures.
Dates: Mar 2019 — September 30, 2021
Details: Built in an all-new location near the previously announced Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure attraction, the new crêperie will feature the cuisine of celebrity chef Jérôme Bocuse, who is also responsible for the pavilion’s Chefs de France and Monsieur Paul. There will also be a quick-service location attached. The GRAND OPENING is set for October 1st, 2021.
Dates: July 2017 — September 30, 2021
Details: Similar to the 4-D attraction Ratatouille: The Adventure that opened at the Walt Disney Studios Park in Paris in 2014, guests will be able to shrink to Remy’s size and scurry to safety in a dazzling chase across a kitchen with the sights, sounds and smells of Gusteau’s legendary Parisian restaurant. The attraction will open on October 1st, 2021 just in time for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort.
Future World East
Dates: 2017 — TBD
Details: The Guardians of Galaxy themed coaster will be one of the longest enclosed roller coasters in the world and feature a brand-new ride system.
Dates: February 19, 2019 — 2021
Details: The Wonders of Life pavilion is being reimagined into the Play Pavilion, and will feature first-of-their-kind experiences devoted to playful fun. The Play Pavilion will take guests into an innovative, interactive city bursting with games and hands-on activities. Play Pavilion visitors will interact with Disney characters in an energetic metropolis unlike anything ever seen before at Epcot.
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Dates: Mar 2020 — 2022
Details: Disney has announced that Finding Nemo: The Musical has permanently closed as we know it to be reimagined with a new storyline based on the same classic characters. The new show is set to open sometime in 2022.
Dates: April 2021 — Late September 2021
Details: Rooms in the main building and lobby space will undergo refurbishment through late-September as Disney transforms the resort with a new restaurant and new rooms details themed after Disney and Pixar's 'Incredibles.' Additionally, the water play area is also closed through late-September.
Dates: July 2021 — September 30, 2021
Details: The Wave will be closed as Disney refurbishes the space for the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary. It is set to reopen on October 1st, as a BRAND NEW restaurant called Steakhouse 71.