All Events, Closures and Refurbishments at Walt Disney World during May and November of 2015 and 2021

May 2015

Nov. 30 - Dec. 06Future World East : EPCOTCaptain EO
Nov. 30 - CLOSINGAsia : Disney's Animal KingdomFlights of Wonder This show will close to make way for a new show featuring Russell and Dug from "UP!"
2014 - 2015Main Street USA : Magic KingdomCentral Plaza/Hub Several enhancements to the Central Plaza area between the end of Main Street and Cinderella Castle in Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom are under way.
Early 2014 - Late 2015Swan : Disney ResortsWDW Swan Hotel The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin is currently undergoing the largest renovation in its 25-year history. The Swan rooms are currently being renovated, set to be completed in 2015. Renovations take place between 9am and 7pm daily.
Jan. 01 - Spring 2015Caribbean Beach : Disney ResortsCaribbean Beach Guest Rooms During this time, all rooms (with the exception of King Bed rooms and Pirate Rooms) will be upgrading to queen beds. Many rooms (but not all) will then have the ability to accommodate up to five, with the addition of a bunk-size fold down bed. These rooms will be located in all of the resort's villages.
Ongoing - Aug. 22Beach Club : Disney ResortsBeach Club Guest Rooms Guest rooms are being refurbished with new hard and soft goods. Work takes place between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily.
Early 2015 - Summer 2015Disney Springs : Walt Disney WorldDisney Springs Transformation - Paradiso 37 Paradiso 37 is set to nearly double its seating. It will add more terrace dining and a new outdoor performance stage. The menu will continue to offer a culinary tour of North, Central and South America. Paradiso 37 will remain open while undergoing renovations, which are expected to be finished by this summer.
Early 2015 - Memorial Day WeekendPixar Place : Disney's Hollywood StudiosToy Story Expansion The expanded Toy Story Midway Mania new 3rd track opens Memorial Day weekend, 2016.
Jan. 05 - Jun. 17Discovery Island : Disney's Animal KingdomCreature Comforts Closed to be converted into a Starbucks location.
Jan. 05 - Jun. 25Disney's Animal KingdomFlame Tree BBQ
March 4 - May. 17EPCOTEpcot International Flower and Garden Festival
Late March 2015 - Late June 2015Beach Club : Disney ResortsVillas Guest Rooms Small blocks of rooms will be renovated at one time, meaning that guest stays in refurbished villas should commence in early April. Major in-room modifications include new furniture, carpet, flooring, curtains, linens and stainless steel appliances. Upgrades to the electrical system will add USB charging stations and additional electrical outlets to the villas. Deluxe Studio villas are being expanded to accommodate five guests with the addition of a fold-down sleeper. Elsewhere at the resort, a billiard table has been added to The Drawing Room located at the entrance to the villa wing. The table is available free to guests 24 hours per day.
Apr. 09 - UnknownFuture World West : EPCOTCaptain EO Captain EO is closed temporarily for movie sneak previews Tomorrowland is being previewed until May 24th Previews of "Inside Out" begin May 30th Sneak peeks play every 15-20 minutes throughout the day. No FastPass+ will be available.
Apr. 13 - May. 08Adventureland : Magic KingdomJungle Cruise
Apr. 15 - Early 2016Polynesian : Disney ResortsOasis Pool (East Pool) Expect noise and construction, possible some pathways blocked.
Apr. 27 - May. 01Fantasyland : Magic KingdomCasey Jr. Splash 'N' Soak Station
Apr. 27 - May. 03Saratoga Springs : Disney ResortsGrandstand Water Play Area Pool remains open during the work.
May. 01 - UnknownFuture World West : EPCOTInnoventions Innoventions West is closed except for the Visa Character Photo Location.
May. 01 - UnknownFuture World East : EPCOTInnoventions Vision House Closure The Vision House exhibit in Innoventions East has closed permanently.
May. 04 - May. 22Saratoga Springs : Disney ResortsSaratoga Donald Duck Kiddie Fountain Pool remains open during this work
May. 26 - Jun. 29Art of Animation : Disney ResortsFinding Nemo Schoolyard Wet Play Area

November 2015

Nov. 30 - Dec. 06Future World East : EPCOTCaptain EO
Nov. 30 - CLOSINGAsia : Disney's Animal KingdomFlights of Wonder This show will close to make way for a new show featuring Russell and Dug from "UP!"
2014 - 2015Main Street USA : Magic KingdomCentral Plaza/Hub Several enhancements to the Central Plaza area between the end of Main Street and Cinderella Castle in Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom are under way.
Early 2015 - Memorial Day WeekendPixar Place : Disney's Hollywood StudiosToy Story Expansion The expanded Toy Story Midway Mania new 3rd track opens Memorial Day weekend, 2016.
Apr. 15 - Early 2016Polynesian : Disney ResortsOasis Pool (East Pool) Expect noise and construction, possible some pathways blocked.
May. 01 - UnknownFuture World West : EPCOTInnoventions Innoventions West is closed except for the Visa Character Photo Location.
May. 01 - UnknownFuture World East : EPCOTInnoventions Vision House Closure The Vision House exhibit in Innoventions East has closed permanently.
2014 - 2016The Marketplace : Disney SpringsDisney Springs Transformation The multi-year transformation of Downtown Disney into Disney Springs will treat guests to more shopping, dining and entertainment amid open-air promenades, springs and waterfront charm. Disney Springs will feature an eclectic and contemporary mix from Disney and other noteworthy brands, from boutique shops to unique flagship anchor stores. Due to heavy roadwork, expect delays on Buena Vista Drive. It is recommended that Guests use complimentary Walt Disney World Resort transportation from Parks and Resorts to Downtown Disney and plan to arrive early for reserved dining and entertainment experiences.
2014 - May. 31The West Side : Disney SpringsDisney Springs Transformation Parking Lots - Entrance 2 - Lots A-G. Loss of parking lot Entrance 2 to Guest/Cast traffic and associated lots A-G in preparation for the construction of Town Center and the East Garage.
6/2015 - Aug. 30BoardWalk : Disney ResortsVillas Renovation
Jul. 01 - November 2015Discovery Island : Disney's Animal KingdomDisney Outfitters Expansion will include the addition of a clock tower. The construction is expected to be completed sometime in November.
Jul. 06 - Nov. 21Liberty Square : Magic KingdomLiberty Tree Tavern
Jul. 13 - PERMANENT CLOSUREAnimation Courtyard : Disney's Hollywood StudiosMagic of Disney Animation Last day for guests to visit is July 12.
Aug. 02 - Nov. 19Frontierland : Magic KingdomDiamond Horseshoe
Aug. 15 - Aug. 29Disney's Hollywood StudiosStar 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.
Aug. 17 - Nov. 12Dinoland USA : Disney's Animal KingdomPrimeval Whirl
Aug. 17 - May. 05BoardWalk : Disney ResortsBoardwalk Inn Exterior repair and painting
Aug. 23 - Nov. 14Discovery Island : Disney's Animal KingdomPizzafari
Fall 2015 - Nov. 27Caribbean Beach : Disney ResortsBridges connecting Aruba and Jamaica Islands to Old Port Royale These bridges are closed to pedestrian traffic through November 27, 2015. Shuttle transportation between Aruba/Jamaica and Old Port Royale is available daily from 6:30 a.m until 12:30 a.m. Boat transportation is available daily from Aruba Beach to Old Port Royale from 9 a.m. until dusk, weather permitting.
Sep. 01 - Early December 2015Yacht Club : Disney ResortsConcierge Lounge
Sep. 15 - Nov. 01Magic KingdomMickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party allows guests to trick-or-treat on select nights while immersed in the fantasy of the Magic Kingdom. The evening includes Mickey's "Boo-to-You" Halloween Parade; trick-or-treating throughout the Magic Kingdom at numerous locations; and the special Happy HalloWishes fireworks. Lots of characters are out in the park, wearing their favorite costumes. The party runs from 7 p.m. to midnight.
Sep. 25 - Nov. 16EPCOTEpcot International Food and Wine Festival
Sep. 29 - Dec. 24Port Orleans French Quarter : Disney ResortsKiddie Pool
Oct. 04 - Jan. 02Blizzard Beach : Water ParksBlizzard Beach
Oct. 04 - Nov. 30Echo Lake : Disney's Hollywood StudiosJedi Training Academy
Oct. 11 - Nov. 19Sunset Boulevard : Disney's Hollywood StudiosCatalina Eddie's
Oct. 11 - Nov. 19Sunset Boulevard : Disney's Hollywood StudiosRosie's All American Cafe
Oct. 12 - Nov. 20Magic KingdomMagic Behind the Steam Trains Tour
Oct. 15 - Dec. 21Dolphin : Disney ResortsGuest Room Renovation Renovation work is scheduled to take place between 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily. No guests will be accommodated in the renovation area as to minimize impact on the guest experience
Oct. 26 - 2017Wilderness Lodge : Disney ResortsThe Villa's at Disney's Wilderness Lodge Hidden Springs leisure pool, resort beach, playground and recreation fire pit will be unavailable.
Oct. 26 - Dec. 18All Star Sports : Disney ResortsGrand Slam Pool Maintenance During this closure for routine maintenance, guests can use the Surfboard Bay Pool located near Stadium Hall.
Nov. 02 - Nov. 07Fantasyland : Magic KingdomPeter Pans Flight
Nov. 02 - Nov. 03Coronado Springs Resort : Disney ResortsRanchos Village Quiet Pool
November 8 - Dec. 18Magic Kingdom Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party From 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. during select nights, this annual ticketed event will bring Christmas joy to guests of all ages with festive decorations, towering Christmas trees, and wintry wonderful entertainment.
Nov. 27 - Dec. 30EPCOTCandlelight Processional

May 2021

July 2017 - September 30, 2021France Pavilion : EPCOTRemy's Ratatouille Adventure 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.
Under Construction - 2022Future World East : EPCOTGuardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind 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. Disney has shared that the ride will open sometime in 2022.
Under Construction - TBDTomorrowland : Magic KingdomTRON: Lightcycle Run TRON Lightcycle 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.
Dec 2018 - TBDMain Street USA : Magic KingdomWalt Disney World Railroad 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.
Under Construction - Mar 1, 2022Star Wars: Galactic Starcuiser : Disney ResortsStar Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, more simply known to some as the Star Wars hotel, is a two-night, fully-immersive “cruise” adventure located adjacent to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It is the most highly-themed Resort that Disney has ever built, and it promises to transport guests into the world of Star Wars for an experience like no other. The hotel's GRAND OPENING is set for March 1st, 2022.
Feb. 19 - 2021Future World East : EPCOTPLAY Pavilion 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.
Mar 2019 - September 30, 2021France Pavilion : EPCOTLa Creperie de Paris 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.
Mar 2020 - 2022Disney's Animal Kingdom : Walt Disney WorldFinding Nemo: The Musical 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.
Sep. 01 - Summer 2021Art of Animation : Disney ResortsDisney's Polynesian Village Resort Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is receiving a big overhaul to the entryway with updates on the lobby and monorail station. The guest rooms will also receive a Moana-inspired room update. The project is currently underway and will continue to this summer.
Dec. 22 - CompletedSaratoga Springs : Disney ResortsSaratoga Springs Resort and Spa Paddock Pool The Paddock Pool at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa will be refurbishing its water slide as well this winter. In the interim, the bridge between the resort and The Paddock will be closed with the resort shuttle and other routes available to guests instead. However, the Paddock Pool will stay open, even with the construction
Under Construction - TBDEPCOT : Walt Disney WorldPLAY! Pavilion Part of the EPCOT Transformation, the PLAY! Pavilion will be an interactive metropolis and you will find a city filled with games, activities, and experiences that connect you with friends, family, and beloved Disney characters like never before.
January 2021 - August 2021Magic Kingdom : Walt Disney WorldThe Hall of Presidents - Refurbishment
2021-02-26 - 2021-07-05EPCOT : Walt Disney World2021 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival
April 2021 - Late September 2021Disney Resorts : Walt Disney WorldDisney's Contemporary Resort 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.

November 2021

Under Construction - 2022Future World East : EPCOTGuardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind 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. Disney has shared that the ride will open sometime in 2022.
Under Construction - TBDTomorrowland : Magic KingdomTRON: Lightcycle Run TRON Lightcycle 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.
Dec 2018 - TBDMain Street USA : Magic KingdomWalt Disney World Railroad 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.
Under Construction - Mar 1, 2022Star Wars: Galactic Starcuiser : Disney ResortsStar Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, more simply known to some as the Star Wars hotel, is a two-night, fully-immersive “cruise” adventure located adjacent to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It is the most highly-themed Resort that Disney has ever built, and it promises to transport guests into the world of Star Wars for an experience like no other. The hotel's GRAND OPENING is set for March 1st, 2022.
Mar 2020 - 2022Disney's Animal Kingdom : Walt Disney WorldFinding Nemo: The Musical 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.
Under Construction - TBDEPCOT : Walt Disney WorldPLAY! Pavilion Part of the EPCOT Transformation, the PLAY! Pavilion will be an interactive metropolis and you will find a city filled with games, activities, and experiences that connect you with friends, family, and beloved Disney characters like never before.
Jul. 15 - Nov. 20EPCOT : Walt Disney WorldEPCOT International Food & Wine Festival
2021-07-06 - 2021-11-21EPCOT : Walt Disney World2021 Epcot Food & Wine Festival
Oct 1, 2021 - Apr 1, 2023Disney's Hollywood Studios : Walt Disney WorldWalt Disney World 50th Anniversary Across all 4 parks
Oct - Nov 5, 2021EPCOT : Walt Disney WorldSouk-al-Magreb The Souk-al-Magreb store will be closed in EPCOT's Morocco Pavilion from October to November 5th, 2021
Oct 11, 2021 - Nov 11, 2021Magic Kingdom : Walt Disney WorldMickey's PhilharMagic The popular show in Magic Kingdom will close for a month long refurbishment, as Disney adds in a brand new animated scene based on Disney and Pixar’s 'Coco.' Mickey's PhilharMagic will reopen on November 12th, 2021.
November 1, 2021 - mid-DecemberDisney's Animal Kingdom : Walt Disney WorldKali River Rapids Kali River Rapids will be closed for refurbishment beginning November 1st through mid-December 2021.
Nov. 04 - Nov. 07EPCOT : Walt Disney WorldDisney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend
Nov. 08 - Dec. 21Magic Kingdom : Walt Disney WorldDisney Very Merriest After Hours On select nights only
Nov. 26 - Dec. 30EPCOT : Walt Disney WorldEPCOT International Festival of the Holidays
Nov 27 - Dec 21Magic Kingdom : Walt Disney WorldFrontierland Shootin’ Arcade Frontierland Shootin' Arcade will be closed for refurbishment beginning November 27th through December 21st, 2021.