All Events, Closures and Refurbishments at Walt Disney World during September of 2016 and 2019

September 2016

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
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.
Early 2016 - Sep. 30Dolphin : Disney ResortsWDW Dolphin Hotel The first phase of the Dolphin Hotel room renovations will begin in 2016, with the entire room project currently scheduled to be completed by the end of 2017.
2014 - Through early 2016Polynesian : Disney ResortsGeneral Construction Around Resort Certain buildings or pathways may be unavailable at certain times. Construction will be taking place throughout the resort.
UnknownThe West Side : Disney SpringsDisneyQuest DisneyQuest at Downtown Disney will close sometime in 2016 to make way for the previously announced new NBA Experience, which will include a restaurant and a store.
10/26/15 - July 2017Wilderness Lodge : Disney ResortsHidden Springs Pool Area The Hidden Springs leisure pool, resort beach, playground and recreation fire pit will be unavailable starting October 26, 2015.
Jan. 03 - Through 2017Wilderness Lodge : Disney ResortsCub's Den Children's Activity Center
Early 2015 - Feb. 03The West Side : Disney SpringsPlanet Hollywood Planet Hollywood will be transformed into a four-story stargazing observatory to "match the design aesthetic of Disney Springs." The interior will feature spherical, planet-shaped lighting fixtures and will create a welcoming atmosphere for fans to celebrate a new generation of superstar entertainers, while retaining the old movie memorabilia. There will be a new outdoor terrace and an outdoor bar space called Stargazers that will feature live entertainment. The main dining room will include a DJ. Planet Hollywood's renovations will be completed in 2016.
Jan. 19 - Nov. 18Muppets Courtyard : Disney's Hollywood StudiosPizza Planet PizzeRizzo, themed after the Muppets character Rizzo the Rat, will open this fall in Muppets Courtyard at Disney's Hollywood Studios, in the former Toy Story Pizza Planet location. The casual Italian-American dining experience will feature pizza and other Italian specialties, with updated indoor and outdoor seating areas, a banquet room, and a special booth designated just for Rizzo's celebrity friends.
Feb. 01 - PERMANENT CLOSUREBoardWalk : Disney ResortsSeashore Sweets Closed to make way for a new experience.
2016 - Through summer 2017Wilderness Lodge : Disney ResortsTrout Pass Pool Bar
Feb. 07 - OPEN SEASONALLYSunset Boulevard : Disney's Hollywood StudiosClub Disney According to the official Disney website, Club Disney in the Sunset Showcase will be closed beginning February 7. No word on when or whether it will return. The Sunset Showcase will continue to host special events, such as Club Villain, however.
2/16 - TBAESPN Wide World of SportsMulti-Use Sports and Entertainment Venue ESPN Wide World of Sports has teamed up with the nation's top cheerleading organization, Varsity Spirit, to create a new state-of-the-art cheerleading and dance team competition venue, which will include a flexible design for one large competition space that can be set up for as many as four competition areas. Additional areas are being tailored for warm up and practice, along with areas for judges and officials. With the capacity to seat more than 8,000 guests, plus performance and warm-up space, the new multi-use sports and entertainment venue will also be able to host six regulation basketball courts, six regulation volleyball courts or concert configurations. There will be concessions throughout the building, and an additional box office and entry to the complex. Construction is ongoing until further notice, with intermittent overnight lane closures, lane shifts, traffic congestion and noise along Osceola Parkway/Victory Way.
Now - Jun. 30Magic KingdomWalt Disney World Monorail System The Walt Disney World Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If you plan to use this form of transportation during your visit, check to be sure of the best option available, as alternative transportation options will be available.
4/2016 - Through Summer 2016Port Orleans Riverside : Disney ResortsRoutine Roof Maintenance During this time guests may see work in progress.
Apr. 02 - Sep. 24Contemporary - Bay Lake Tower : Disney ResortsSoft Goods Refurbishment Soft goods typically consist of design materials including bedding, wall, window and floor coverings and upholstery.
Apr. 04 - Early 2017The West Side : Disney SpringsFulton's Crab House Becomes Paddlefish Paddlefish is set to open Saturday, February 4, 2017.
Apr. 19 - Summer 2016Caribbean Beach : Disney ResortsJamaica Village Pool
7/2016 - 10/2016Wilderness Lodge : Disney ResortsSturdy Branches Health Club
Jul. 06 - Oct. 24Adventureland : Magic KingdomSwiss Family Treehouse
Jul. 11 - Nov. 22Port Orleans French Quarter : Disney ResortsSassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory During this refurbishment, the Scat Cat Lounge adjacent to the resort lobby will feature some popular dishes, like jambalaya, gumbo, po' boys, and beignets. There will also be a selection of grab 'n' go meals available for purchase. For guests wishing for more selection, bus transportation will be provided from 7 a.m. to midnight to Port Orleans Riverside. In addition, the resort will continue to offer its in-room pizza delivery service from 4 p.m. to midnight daily. The menu includes pizza, hot and cold sandwiches and pasta.
Jul. 15 - Jan. 31Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village : Disney ResortsSoft Goods Refurbishment
Jul. 25 - Nov. 19Dinoland USA : Disney's Animal KingdomDinosaur
Jul. 25 - Nov. 19Dinoland USA : Disney's Animal KingdomDino Institute Shop
8/4/16 - Late 2018Beach Club : Disney ResortsConvention Center Expansion Work During this time, Guests may see or hear work in progress and certain pathways may be unavailable. To minimize any disruptions, work should be limited to between 9 a.m and 9 p.m.
8/4/16 - Late 2018Yacht Club : Disney ResortsConvention Center Expansion Work During this time, Guests may see or hear work in progress and certain pathways may be unavailable. To minimize any disruptions, work should be limited to between 9 a.m and 9 p.m.
Aug. 04 - Sep. 05Disney Springs : Walt Disney WorldArt in August Every weekend (Thursday through Sunday), tents will be set up throughout the promenade, with Disney artists and handmade treasures, including jewelry from Jortra and stationary from Boiled Books, and unique keepsakes such as the latest Precious Moments Dolls from doll designer Linda Rick. Painters like Greg McCullough and Darren Wilson will sit alongside niche craftsman selling items that include giftable plants (Petal Pushers), handmade soaps and beauty products (Rinse) and decorative house and garden flags (Swaying in the Breeze). The eclectic Pop Gallery on the West Side will have a booth featuring unique pieces, as will Name Works. On select dates, these artists will be joined by photographer Carlos Cuba, Precious Moments figurine sculptor Hiko Maeda, and game designer Quynh Kimball. Here's a partial list of artists/artisans who will be at Disney Springs this month (subject to change).
8/8 - 11/19/16Frontierland : Magic KingdomBig Thunder Mountain Railroad
Aug. 22 - Sep. 15Fantasyland : Magic Kingdomit's a small world
Summer/Fall - 2016Disney's Animal KingdomRivers of Light Show Debuts The all-new Rivers Of Light waterside show has been postponed. No new debut date has been announced. It was originally slated to open April 22, 2016.
September 2 - Oct. 31Magic KingdomMickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party From 7 p.m. to midnight on select nights guests can enjoy 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 29 dates for 2016 are: September 2, 8, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 29, 30; October 2, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31.
Sep. 02 - Oct. 31Sunset Boulevard : Disney's Hollywood StudiosClub Villain at Sunset Showcase Friday and Saturday nights from September 2 to October 29, and on Halloween night, October 31.
Sep. 02 - Sep. 05The Marketplace : Disney SpringsGreat Irish Hooley The 5th annual hooley will be held at Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant. New live music and dance entertainment, fresh menu creations and plenty of craft beer and cocktail options are on tap to celebrate the Hooley's fifth year. The complete entertainment schedule will be posted at www.raglanroad.com and www.greatirishhooley.com closer to the event.
September 9 - 10ESPN Wide World of SportsNight of Joy a two-night, ticketed event that features contemporary Christian music. In 2016, the event will expand and will be held for the first time at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
Sep. 09Land Pavilion : EPCOTAllEars.Net Meet and Mingle Meet and mingle with members of the AllEars.Net Team from 10 to 11 a.m. at Sunshine Seasons in the Land pavilion! Your hosts Deb Wills, Scott Thomas, Linda Eckwerth, Kristin Ford and Jack Marshall will have swag, trading cards and warm hugs for all! RSVP not necessary, but you can let us know you're coming on the Facebook Event page.
September 14 - November 14EPCOTEpcot International Food and Wine Festival
Sep. 14 - Nov. 14American Adventure Pavilion : EPCOTEat to the Beat Concert Series every evening during the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.

September 2019

2021/11/18 - 2021/12/31EPCOT : Walt Disney World2021 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
Nov. 2016 - Summer 2019Coronado Springs Resort : Disney ResortsHard Goods Refurbishment
Feb. 1, 2017 - 2019Caribbean Beach : Disney ResortsBarbados and Martinique These sections of the resort have been demolished to make way for construction of the new Disney Riviera Resort.
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.
Jul. 15 - Dec. 16Riviera Resort : Disney ResortsDisney's Riviera Resort The Riviera Resort is “inspired by the grandeur of Europe, but reimagined à la Disney magic.” It will be conveniently located near Caribbean Beach Resort, and will feature Disney Skyliner transportation to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot when it opens December 16, 2019.
Jul. 15 - Winter 2019-2020Mission: Space : EPCOTSpace 220 A new International Space Station-themed restaurant will open its doors this winter and be called Space 220. The restaurant will offer an out-of-this-world culinary experience with the celestial panorama of a space station, including daytime and nighttime views of Earth from 220 miles up.
Jul. 21 - Fall 2019Art of Animation : Disney ResortsDisney Skyliner Construction A new transportation system, Disney Skyliner, will give guests a bird's-eye view of Walt Disney World Resort while traveling via gondolas. During this time construction noise may be seen or heard throughout the resort, but noise should not be heard from guest rooms between dusk and 9 a.m.
Jul. 21 - Fall 2019Caribbean Beach : Disney ResortsDisney Skyliner Construction A new transportation system, Disney Skyliner, will give guests a bird's-eye view of Walt Disney World Resort while traveling via gondolas. During this time construction noise may be seen or heard throughout the resort, but noise should not be heard from guest rooms between dusk and 9 a.m.
Jul. 21 - Fall 2019Pop Century : Disney ResortsDisney Skyliner Construction A new transportation system, Disney Skyliner, will give guests a bird's-eye view of Walt Disney World Resort while traveling via gondolas. During this time construction noise may be seen or heard throughout the resort, but noise should not be heard from guest rooms between dusk and 9 a.m.
Aug. 13 - Early 2020Hollywood Boulevard : Disney's Hollywood StudiosMickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway is inspired by the Mickey Shorts that you can see on the Disney Channel.
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.
Mid-Aug. 2018 - Fall 2019Animal Kingdom Lodge - Jambo House : Disney ResortsRoom Refurbishment
Fall 2018 - 2020Swan : Disney ResortsThe Cove The Walt Disney World Swan Hotel's tennis courts will be the site of a new 349-room, 14-story hotel tower.
Nov. 18 - Late 2019Resort Wide : Walt Disney World90 Years of Mickey Mouse "The World's Biggest Mouse Party" will be a celebration at Disney parks and resorts around the world, with commemorative merchandise, photo locations and more.
Dec 2018 - December 23, 2022Main 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.
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.
Apr. 05 - Fall 2019Grand Floridian : Disney ResortsMizner's Lounge Disney has announced that in addition to expanding the lounge it will be re-themed to a Beauty and the Beast inspired location.
May 2019 - Mar 2021EPCOT : Walt Disney WorldEpcot Main Entrance Transformation Epcot‘s main entrance plaza will see changes that include new pathways, sweeping green spaces, and a newly re-imagined fountain. The new design will pay homage to the original park entrance with fresh takes on classic elements. The Leave A Legacy photos, currently in the entrance plaza, will move into a setting just outside the park’s gateway.
Aug. 01 - January 2020Canada Pavilion : EPCOTO Canada! The film will be “refreshed” with new footage along with a projection-system upgrade that is meant to visually enhance the experience.
Aug. 16 - Nov. 01Magic Kingdom : Walt Disney WorldMickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party The popular Halloween event returns to the Magic Kingdom on select dates. Tickets on sale now. August: 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 September: 2, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29 October: 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 29, 31 November: 1
Mid to Late August 2019 - Dec. 26Beach Club : Disney ResortsBeaches and Cream Soda Shop A temporary ice cream spot will be set up in either the Beach Club or Yacht Club resort, but we don’t know if some of the Soda Shop’s popular sundaes will be available at the temporary location.
Aug. 29 - Nov. 23EPCOT : Walt Disney WorldEpcot International Food and Wine Festival 2019 The 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will be the longest in the park's history at 87 days!
Aug. 29 - Nov. 19EPCOT : Walt Disney WorldEat to the Beat Concert Series The Eat to the Beat Concert Series runs August 29-November 19, a few days shorter than the Food and Wine festival this year so Disney can get ready for the return of the Candlelight Processional.
Fall 2019 - TBAFuture World : EPCOTFountain View Fountain View will temporarily relocate as part of Epcot's ongoing transformation project. No official timetable has been released.
Fall 2019 - TBAFuture World : EPCOTPin Central Pin Central will relocate to the Camera Center during Epcot's ongoing transformation project. No official timetable has been released.
Sep. 08 - TBAFuture World : EPCOTEpcot Character Spot The Character Spot will close temporarily as part of Epcot's ongoing transformation. Many of the characters will meet in new locations, to be announced. An official timetable has not yet been released.
Sep. 08Future World : EPCOTClub Cool This location will close as part of Epcot's ongoing transformation project. Club Cool will reopen in a new capacity in a future merchandise location.
Sep. 08 - Jan. 12Blizzard Beach : Water ParksBlizzard Beach