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

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

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!"
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 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 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

November 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.
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.
July 5 - TBDGrand Floridian : Disney ResortsNarcoossee’s Narcoossee’s is scheduled to close on July 5th, 2022, for some refurbishments. Disney hasn’t given an end date for this project yet.
July 14th - Nov. 19EPCOT : Walt Disney World2022 EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival This year, the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival will run from July 14th to November 19th, 2022.
Aug. 15 - TBDPolynesian : Disney ResortsKona Cafe Kona Cafe will close for refurbishment starting on August 15th, 2022. During this time, guests will still be able to order from Kona Island. You’ll be able to use the My Disney Experience app and place a Mobile Order. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner offerings will all be available.
Sept. 19th - TBDEPCOT : Walt Disney WorldThe American Adventure The American Adventure show will be closed for refurbishment beginning on Sept. 19th.
Nov. 3 - Nov. 6EPCOT : Walt Disney World2022 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend
Nov. 08 - Dec. 22Magic Kingdom : Walt Disney WorldMickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is returning in 2022 on select nights from November 8th to December 22nd.
2022/11/02 - 2022/12/23Magic Kingdom : Walt Disney World2022 Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
2022/11/19 - 2022/12/31EPCOT : Walt Disney World2022 Epcot Festival of the Holidays
November 25th, 2022 - TBDEPCOT : Walt Disney World2022 EPCOT Festival of the Holidays The EPCOT Festival of the Holidays will begin on November 25th, 2022. An end date has not yet been announced but past festivals have closed on December 30th.