All Events, Closures and Refurbishments at Walt Disney World during March of 2016, 2023 and 2024

March 2016

Jan. 01 - Sept 30th 2023Disney Resorts : Walt Disney WorldStar Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Disney announced that the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will be closing permanently. The final voyage for the Star Wars Hotel will be September 28th-30th, 2023.
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
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.
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
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 - May. 05BoardWalk : Disney ResortsBoardwalk Inn Exterior repair and painting
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.
2014 - March 2016The Marketplace : Disney SpringsRoadwork on Buena Vista Drive Expect major traffic. Due to heavy roadwork, expect delays on Buena Vista Drive. It is recommended that guests use Walt Disney World Resort transportation from Parks and Resorts to Downtown Disney and plan to arrive early for reserved dining and entertainment experiences.
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. 01 - May. 20Animal Kingdom Lodge - Jambo House : Disney ResortsSoft Goods Rehab - Villas Soft goods typically consist of design materials including bedding, wall, window and floor coverings and upholstery.
Jan. 03 - Mar. 11Art of Animation : Disney ResortsSchoolyard Sprayground
Jan. 03 - Mar. 19Typhoon Lagoon : Water ParksTyphoon Lagoon
Jan. 03 - Through 2017Wilderness Lodge : Disney ResortsCub's Den Children's Activity Center
Jan. 04 - Mar. 13Asia : Disney's Animal KingdomKali River Rapids
Jan. 04 - Opens June 17th - FastPass+ AvailableLand Pavilion : EPCOTSoarin' Update and Expansion Another theater is being added, as well as new screens and a projection system bringing a visually enhanced experience.
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. 18 - PERMANENT CLOSUREFuture World West : EPCOTHabit Heroes
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.
Jan. 22 - Aug. 17Beach Club : Disney ResortsSoft Goods Rehab - Villas Soft goods typically consist of design materials including bedding, wall, window and floor coverings and upholstery.
Jan. 25 - Mar. 17Asia : Disney's Animal KingdomWarung Outpost
Feb. 01 - Aug. 03BoardWalk : Disney ResortsFlying Fish Cafe Total redo of the restaurant.
Feb. 01 - Mar. 18Contemporary - Bay Lake Tower : Disney ResortsBay Cove Pool
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 - Jun. 22Saratoga Springs : Disney ResortsTreehouse Villas Soft Goods Rehab Soft goods typically consist of design materials including bedding, wall, window and floor coverings and upholstery.
Feb. 07 - Apr. 21Future World East : EPCOTCircle of Life
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.
Feb. 16 - Mar. 01Pop Century : Disney ResortsBowling Pin Pool
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.
Feb. 22 - Mar. 17Dinoland USA : Disney's Animal KingdomBoneyard
Feb. 22 - Apr. 15Caribbean Beach : Disney ResortsAruba Pool
Feb. 22 - Mar. 05Discovery Island : Disney's Animal KingdomIsle of Java
Feb. 29 - Mar. 14The Marketplace : Disney SpringsMickey's Pantry / The Spice and Tea Exchange
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.
Mar. 01 - Mar. 03Adventureland : Magic KingdomJungle Cruise
March 2 - May 30EPCOTEpcot Flower and Garden Festival To celebrate its 23rd year, the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will expand to 90 days and run from March 2-May 30, 2016, at Walt Disney World Resort. The popular spring festival previously ran for 75 days. Fresh farm market flavors at the festival's Outdoor Kitchens, new Disney character topiaries, interactive play gardens and live rockin' music will shower spring surprises on park guests.
March 2 - May 30American Adventure Pavilion : EPCOTGarden Rocks Concert Series runs every weekend throughout the Flower and Garden Festival at America Gardens Theatre at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m.
March 2 - 27EPCOTEggstravaganza 2016 Eggstravaganza is back at Epcot March 2-27, so hop on over and take part in this Disney themed egg hunt. Please Note: Maps will be available for purchase while supplies last at Epcot. One redemption egg per map.
Mar. 06 - Mar. 10Tomorrowland : Magic KingdomBuzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin
March 11 - 17Town Center : Disney SpringsMighty St. Patrick's Festival at Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant. Award-winning Irish bands and quick-stepping Irish dancers will showcase their roots during a celebration that also will feature cuisine by Irish celebrity chef Kevin Dundon. St. Patrick's festivities will include complimentary face-painting and giveaways. Mighty Festival hours are 4 p.m.-1:30 a.m. March 11, 14, 15 and 16; noon until 1:30 a.m. March 12 and 13; and 11 a.m. until 1:30 a.m. March 17. The pub opens weekdays at 11 a.m. for lunch and weekends at 10 a.m. for brunch. The entertainment schedule will be posted at raglanroad.com.
Mar. 14 - Mar. 18Beach Club : Disney ResortsStormalong Bay Slide Guests may use the waterslide at Luna Park Pool located at Disney's Boardwalk Inn and Villas. Shuttle transportation will be provided between the hours of 9:00am and 10:00pm.
Mar. 15 - Mar. 16Pixar Place : Disney's Hollywood StudiosToy Story One Day Closure
Mar. 25The Marketplace : Disney SpringsRidley Pearson Book Signing Ridley Pearson will be at the Art of Disney from 4 to 6 p.m., to celebrate the release of his newest book, Kingdom Keepers: The Return, Book 2: Legacy of Secrets. Wristbands will be distributed to guests at store opening on the day of the signing, with each purchase of a book by Ridley Pearson. A wristband from the appearance location is required to meet Ridley Pearson and allows the guest to get two books signed. A limited number of wristbands will be available the day of the signing. Once the wristbands have been distributed, the line will close.
Mar. 25 - 28The Landing : Disney SpringsThe Young Irelanders Irish music sensation will bring their multi-award-winning brand of traditional Irish music, song and dance to Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant. Guests can enjoy performances on the patio stage from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. March 25 and 26, and on the Grand Room stage March 27 and 28 from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. There is no cover charge to see the performers who are on tour in the United States before taking their show to Ireland and China.
Mar. 26EPCOTRidley Pearson Book Signing Ridley Pearson will be available to sign copies of his books at Mouse Gear in Epcot from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. to celebrate the release of Kingdom Keepers: The Return, Book 2: Legacy of Secrets. Wristbands will be distributed to guests at store opening on the day of the signing, with each purchase of a book by Ridley Pearson. A wristband from the appearance location is required to meet Ridley Pearson and allows the guest to get two books signed. A limited number of wristbands will be available the day of the signing. Once the wristbands have been distributed, the line will close.
Mar. 27Resort Wide : Walt Disney WorldEaster This springtime holiday is observed in a variety of special ways all around the Walt Disney World theme parks and resort hotels.

March 2023

Jan. 01 - Sept 30th 2023Disney Resorts : Walt Disney WorldStar Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Disney announced that the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will be closing permanently. The final voyage for the Star Wars Hotel will be September 28th-30th, 2023.
Aug. 29 - Late 2023EPCOT : Walt Disney WorldCommuniCore Plaza CommuniCore Plaza will provide an outdoor space where guests can come to relax and experience all that the Festivals have to offer
Aug. 31 - Late 2023World Celebration : EPCOTCommuniCore Hall CommuniCore Hall will be housed within the CommuniCore Plaza, and will be the first fully-purpose built structure in FestiTal programing! there will also be a new location in EPCOT called “Mickey and Friends” where you can meet some of your favorite Disney characters!
Jun. 05 - Late 2023Disney Resorts : Walt Disney WorldBoardWalk Inn Addition of the new Cake Bake Shop. The Inn itself is undergoing a transformation, as well. “Light and airy touches” will (as Disney says) “reinvigorate” the hotel’s lobby, lounge, and guest rooms.
Oct 1, 2021 - Apr 1, 2023Disney's Hollywood Studios : Walt Disney WorldWalt Disney World 50th Anniversary Across all 4 parks
Mar. 1 - TBADisney Resorts : Walt Disney WorldDisney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort continues its renovation to spruce up and update this flagship resort for it's 30th anniversary.
Mar 1 - Late 2024Disney Resorts : Walt Disney WorldDisney’s Polynesian Village Resort While the Resort remains open to guests, areas are currently being renovated to include new Disney Vacation Club Villas, restaurants, and even new recreation offerings! The Disney Vacation Club Villas are expected to open in late 2024.
Aug. 01 - Late 2023Disney Springs : Walt Disney WorldSummer House on the Lake New restaurant coming soon to Disney Springs
Aug. 31 - Late 2023World Nature : EPCOTJourney of Water Journey of Water is a new attraction — the first ever inspired by Moana — coming to EPCOT in late 2023!
Early Jan. - Late Mar.Saratoga Springs : Disney ResortsHigh Rock Spring Pool High Rock Spring Pool is set to be closed for refurbishment from early January 2023 through late March 2023. The Grandstand Pool, The Paddock Pool and Congress Park Pool will remain open during this time. Be mindful that guests may see or hear construction while the work is underway, but no noise should be heard between dusk and 9:00 AM.
Early Jan. - Late Mar.Saratoga Springs : Disney ResortsOn the Rocks Pool Bar On the Rocks Pool Bar is set to be closed for refurbishment from early January 2023 through late March 2023.
January 4th - April 19thDisney's Hollywood Studios : Walt Disney WorldDisney After Hours Disney After Hours will return on select nights between January 4th and April 19th, 2023.
January 9th - March 27thMagic Kingdom : Walt Disney WorldDisney After Hours Disney After Hours is returning to select nights between January 9th to March 27th, 2023.
January 9, 2023 - Early April 2023Contemporary : Disney ResortsDisney's Contemporary Resort The Feature Pool and whirlpool spas will close for refurbishment beginning January 9th, 2023. During this time, the water play area and Bay Lake Pool will still be open but noise should not be heard from guest rooms between dusk and 9AM daily.
Jan. 9 - April 2023Fort Wilderness : Disney ResortsMeadow Swimmin' Pool and whirlpool spa Meadow Swimmin' Pool and whirlpool spa will be closed for refurbishment at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort from January 9, 2023 through early April 2023. The water play area, Meadow Snack Bar, the Wilderness Swimmin' Pool, and its whirlpool spa will remain open for guests during this time. Guests may see and hear construction noise while this refurbishment is underway.
January 24th - Summer 2024Frontierland : Magic KingdomSplash Mountain Splash Mountain will close on January 24th, 2023 to reopen as the new Tiana's Bayou Adventure in summer 2024.
Feb 1st - Sept 2023Disney Resorts : Walt Disney WorldAnimal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village Kidani Village will be undergoing updates and renovations.
2023/02/23 - 2023/07/06EPCOT : Walt Disney World2023 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

March 2024

Mar 1 - Late 2024Disney Resorts : Walt Disney WorldDisney’s Polynesian Village Resort While the Resort remains open to guests, areas are currently being renovated to include new Disney Vacation Club Villas, restaurants, and even new recreation offerings! The Disney Vacation Club Villas are expected to open in late 2024.
January 24th - Summer 2024Frontierland : Magic KingdomSplash Mountain Splash Mountain will close on January 24th, 2023 to reopen as the new Tiana's Bayou Adventure in summer 2024.
July 15th, 2023 - July 1st, 2024Disney Resorts : Walt Disney WorldDisney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground 350 Cabins at the Fort Wilderness Campgrounds will be completely renovated and adopted into the Disney Vacation Club offerings.
Jan. 01 - Summer 2024Magic Kingdom : Walt Disney WorldTiana's Bayou Adventure Tiana's Bayou Adventure, the newly re-themed version of Splash Mountain, will open sometime in summer 2024.
Jan 2024 - March 2024Caribbean Beach : Disney ResortsFuentes del Morro Pool The Fuentes del Morro Pool will be closed from January 2024 through March 2024.
Jan 2024 - April 2024Disney Resorts : Walt Disney WorldDoubloon Lagoon The Doubloon Lagoon Pool will be closed from January 2024 through April 2024.
Jan 2024 - April 2024Disney Resorts : Walt Disney WorldFantasia Pool The Fantasia Pool at All-Star Movies Resort will be closed from January 2024 through April 2024.
Jan 5th, 2024 - Mar 15th, 2024Disney's Hollywood Studios : Walt Disney WorldSilver Screen Dine at Hollywood and Vine See Minnie and her friends at delightful dining parties at Hollywood and Vine throughout the year. You’re invited! The mouse-with-the-mostest hosts sensational soirees that mix festive music, décor and tantalizing menu items. Celebrate with popular Disney Characters—perfectly dressed for each season.
Jan 8th - March 15thAsia : Disney's Animal KingdomKali River Rapids Kali River Rapids will close for refurbishment on January 8th, 2024 and is scheduled to reopen on March 16th, 2024.
January 27th - Summer 2024Frontierland : Magic KingdomCountry Bear Jamboree Country Bear Jamboree will CLOSE on January 27th, 2024, for the refurbishment. Disney announced that the new show should open Summer 2024.
2024-02-16 - 2024-05-08EPCOT : Walt Disney World2024 EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival
Mar 16th, 2024 - June 19th, 2024Disney's Hollywood Studios : Walt Disney WorldSpringtime Dine at Hollywood and Vine See Minnie and her friends at delightful dining parties at Hollywood and Vine throughout the year. You’re invited! The mouse-with-the-mostest hosts sensational soirees that mix festive music, décor and tantalizing menu items. Celebrate with popular Disney Characters—perfectly dressed for each season.
March 17th, 2024 - TBABlizzard Beach : Water ParksBlizzard Beach Water Park Closed on March 17, 2024 to begin a seasonal refurbishment; Anticipated reopening date: Not yet known