All Events, Closures and Refurbishments at Walt Disney World during January and May of 2015 and 2022

January 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!"
2021/11/18 - 2021/12/31EPCOT : Walt Disney World2021 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
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.
Jul. 26 - Apr. 01Polynesian : Disney ResortsNanea Volcano Pool Several enhancements are scheduled, including a new aquatic playground with children's slides, a new hot tub, and a larger deck with more guest seating. As an alternative, resort guests are being notified that they will receive free, single-day admission to Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park. Transportation will be provided to the water park, where a dedicated Polynesian guest check-in will be available, at which you can receive your complimentary tickets and towels. The Polynesian's leisure pool will remain open during the Nanea pool refurbishment.
Fall 2014 - Feb. 15Hollywood Boulevard : Disney's Hollywood StudiosLA Prop and Cinema Storage Shop
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.
Jan. 01 - Feb. 02Beach Club : Disney ResortsStormalong Bay Through February 2, 2015, the Flying Jib slide will not be available to guests. Also closed during this period will be Bubblin' Bay and Sinking Sands areas of the pool -- essentially all areas from the slide exit up to the nearby bridge. During these closures, all other areas of the pool will remain open to guests.
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. 04 - Jan. 30Frontierland : Magic KingdomSplash Mountain
Jan. 04 - Mar. 14Blizzard Beach : Water ParksBlizzard Beach
Jan. 05 - Mar. 06Fantasyland : Magic KingdomCinderella's Royal Table
Jan. 05 - Apr. 22Discovery Island : Disney's Animal KingdomFlame Tree Barbecue
Jan. 05 - Jun. 17Discovery Island : Disney's Animal KingdomCreature Comforts Closed to be converted into a Starbucks location.
Jan. 05 - Feb. 15Disney's Hollywood StudiosSorcerer Mickey Hat Removal
Jan. 05 - Jun. 25Disney's Animal KingdomFlame Tree BBQ

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!"
2021/11/18 - 2021/12/31EPCOT : Walt Disney World2021 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
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

January 2022

Under Construction - May 27thFuture 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 in Summer 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 Starcruiser : 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 - Jun. 13Disney'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 will be named Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond! and is set to open sometime in summer 2022.
March 2020 - Nov. 3rdDisney's Hollywood Studios : Walt Disney WorldFantasmic! After a long closure, Fantasmic will reopen in Disney's Hollywood Studios on November 3rd.
2020 - CLOSEDPolynesian : Disney ResortsSpirit Of Aloha Disney has confirmed that Spirit of Aloha will not be returning after its closure at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mar 2020 - Mar. 31, 2022All Star Sports : Disney ResortsDisney's All-Star Sports Resort Reopening All-Star Sports Resort will reopen on March 31st, 2022. Guests can begin booking their stays at the hotel on December 22nd, 2021.
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.
Oct 1, 2021 - Apr 1, 2023Disney's Hollywood Studios : Walt Disney WorldWalt Disney World 50th Anniversary Across all 4 parks
Nov. 2021 - Apr. 23rdEPCOT : Walt Disney WorldSouk-al-Magreb The Souk-al-Magreb store will be closed in EPCOT's Morocco Pavilion through February 5th, 2022.
Jan. 1 - Jan. 31Caribbean Beach : Disney ResortsDisney's Caribbean Beach Resort The bridges that connect Old Port Royale to the Aruba and Jamaica neighborhoods are closed for maintenance at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort in January 2022. Guests can still travel between Old Port Royale and the Aruba and Jamaica neighborhoods using the internal shuttle. During this time, Caribbean Cay is also closed.
Early Jan. - Late Feb.Art of Animation : Disney ResortsFlippin' Fins Pool The Flippin’ Fins Pool is set to close at Disney's Art of Animation Resort for refurbishment beginning in early January 2022 through late February 2022. During this time, other pool and recreation offerings will still be open including The Big Blue Pool and Cozy Cone Pool.
Jan. 1 - Nov. 13Blizzard Beach : Water ParksDisney's Blizzard Beach Water Park After closing on January 1st, Blizzard Beach will reopen on November 13th.
Jan. - AprilAnimal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village : Disney ResortsSamawati Springs Pool Samawati Springs Pool at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas — Kidani Village will be unavailable from January 2022 through April 2022. The other pool, located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge — Jambo House will remain open during the closure.
Jan. 02Typhoon Lagoon : Water ParksDisney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park Reopening
Jan. 4 - Apr. 16Disney's Animal Kingdom : Walt Disney WorldExpedition Everest Expedition Everest — Legend of the Forbidden Mountain will be closed for a lengthy refurbishment beginning January 4th through April 16th, 2022.
Jan. 05 - Jan. 09EPCOT : Walt Disney WorldWalt Disney World Marathon Weekend
Jan. 7 - Feb. 21EPCOT : Walt Disney World2022 Epcot International Festival of the Arts
Jan. 10 - Feb. 10Magic Kingdom : Walt Disney WorldSplash Mountain Splash Mountain will close for routine maintenance in Magic Kingdom from January 10th through February 10th, 2022.
Jan. 23 - Jan. 28EPCOT : Walt Disney WorldDisney Skyliner Disney’s Skyliner service between Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney’s Riviera Resort, and EPCOT will be closed for refurbishment from January 23rd through January 28th, 2022.

May 2022

Under Construction - May 27thFuture 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 in Summer 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.
Mar 2020 - Jun. 13Disney'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 will be named Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond! and is set to open sometime in summer 2022.
March 2020 - Nov. 3rdDisney's Hollywood Studios : Walt Disney WorldFantasmic! After a long closure, Fantasmic will reopen in Disney's Hollywood Studios on November 3rd.
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.
Oct 1, 2021 - Apr 1, 2023Disney's Hollywood Studios : Walt Disney WorldWalt Disney World 50th Anniversary Across all 4 parks
Jan. 1 - Nov. 13Blizzard Beach : Water ParksDisney's Blizzard Beach Water Park After closing on January 1st, Blizzard Beach will reopen on November 13th.
Mar. 1 - June 20Grand Floridian : Disney ResortsDisney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Beginning on March 1st, 2022, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort will begin a refurbishment to expand its Disney Vacation Club Villa offerings. The work is expected to be completed by June 20th, 2022.
Mar. 2 - Jul. 4EPCOT : Walt Disney World2022 EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival
2022/05/26 - 2022/08/28Typhoon Lagoon : Water Parks2022 H2O Glow After Hours at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon