All Events, Closures and Refurbishments at Walt Disney World during January of 2017 and 2023

January 2017

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.
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.
2016 - Through summer 2017Wilderness Lodge : Disney ResortsTrout Pass Pool Bar
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.
Apr. 04 - Early 2017The West Side : Disney SpringsFulton's Crab House Becomes Paddlefish Paddlefish is set to open Saturday, February 4, 2017.
Jul. 15 - Jan. 31Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village : Disney ResortsSoft Goods Refurbishment
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.
Oct. 02 - Jul. 17Wilderness Lodge : Disney ResortsDisney's Wilderness Lodge and Villas General resort refurbishments, construction work in multiple areas. Certain pathways and the nature trail will be unavailable. It was recently announced that construction would also begin soon on new waterfront cabins and deluxe DVC accommodations. In addition to the Disney Vacation Club project, other guest areas within Disney's Wilderness Lodge are scheduled to undergo substantial enhancements and refurbishment, including new recreation and food and beverage options. More information and project details will be shared at a later date.
Oct. 31 - Jan. 03Pop Century : Disney ResortsComputer Pool
2016 - May 2017BoardWalk : Disney ResortsExterior Maintenance and Painting Most work will be done between 9am and 5pm.
Dec. 12 - Feb. 03All Star Music Resort : Disney ResortsPiano Pool Guests may use the Calypso Pool near Melody Hall during this refurbishment.
Dec. 25 - Mar. 11Typhoon Lagoon : Water ParksTyphoon Lagoon Annual Refurbishment When Typhoon Lagoon reopens on March 12, it will also debut its newest attraction, Miss Adventure Falls.
January 2017 - Mid-Late 2017Yacht Club : Disney ResortsResort Room Refurbishment
Nov. 2016 - Summer 2019Coronado Springs Resort : Disney ResortsHard Goods Refurbishment
Jan. 01 - Feb. 28Main Street USA : Magic KingdomThe Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour
Aug. 2015 - JUNE 30, 2018!Toy Story Land : Disney's Hollywood StudiosToy Story Land Construction is under way for the new Toy Story Land that will open in Disney's Hollywood Studios on June 30, 2018.
Jan. 02 - Mar. 03Old Key West : Disney ResortsSandcastle Pool
Jan. 02 - Feb. 15Dolphin : Disney ResortsGrotto Pool Closure The Grotto pool will be closed during this time.
Jan. 03 - Jan. 12Liberty Square : Magic KingdomLiberty Square Riverboat
Jan. 03 - Feb. 13Asia : Disney's Animal KingdomKali River Rapids
January 4 - 8, 2017ESPN Wide World of SportsWalt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna a range of events and races, each pacing through an assortment of exciting locations -- including all four theme parks. There's a Family Fun Run 5K, followed by a 10K, a Half Marathon and the full marathon.
Jan. 06 - Mar. 16Caribbean Beach : Disney ResortsTrinidad South Village Pool
Jan. 09 - Jan. 13Port Orleans French Quarter : Disney ResortsDoubloon Lagoon Pool
Jan. 09 - Jan. 13Disney Springs : Walt Disney WorldCharacters in Flight
Jan. 09 - Jan. 23Swan : Disney ResortsDisney's Fantasia Gardens Mini Golf
Jan. 09 - Mar. 16Caribbean Beach : Disney ResortsTrinidad South Region Several refurbishment projects are underway. You may see or hear construction specifically around the pirate-themed rooms in Trinidad South. Work will not begin until 9am
Jan. 09 - Mar. 23Hollywood Boulevard : Disney's Hollywood StudiosCover Story Store
Jan. 13 - Jan. 20Pop Century : Disney ResortsHippy Dippy Pool During this time Guests may use the Computer Pool or Bowling Pool.
Jan. 13 - Feb. 20EPCOTEpcot International Festival of the Arts Combining visual, culinary and performing arts from around the world, the first-ever Epcot International Festival of the Arts will create a global masterpiece for six inspired weekends. Held Fridays through Mondays starting Jan. 13 through Feb. 20, 2017, the Festival will feature new art each week.
Jan. 16 - Feb. 24Saratoga Springs : Disney ResortsPaddock Pool Water Play Area
1/17 - 12/19/17Liberty Square : Magic KingdomHall of Presidents REOPENING DEC. 19! Along with the addition of the new president audio-animatronic, the attraction is getting a new show, and a complete theater upgrade including a new sound system, lighting and high-definition projection system.
Jan. 17ESPN Wide World of SportsDisney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend 2017 Registration opens
Jan. 20 - Mar. 09Magic KingdomDisney After Hours Magic Kingdom - Select Nights Disney After Hours, a hard-ticket event that allows guests to enjoy Magic Kingdom attractions and character greetings after regular park hours, will return for select dates in January, February and March 2017. During the event nights, 25 attractions and experiences are open
Jan. 23 - Jan. 25Port Orleans Riverside : Disney ResortsMagnolia Bend Pool
Jan. 25 - Jan. 28ESPN Wide World of SportsPro Bowl Week Many NFL superstars will be coming to Orlando for Pro Bowl Week starting January 25. Among the Pro Bowl players recently announced are New England quarterback Tom Brady, Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers, New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and Dallas rookie sensations Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott. ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex will host most of the Pro Bowl Week activities, including the team practices, youth football events, a Pro Bowl Skills Showdown and a dodgeball game pitting the AFC stars against the NFC's best players. There are also activities planned for Disney Springs as well as Epcot, which will be the site of the Pro Bowl 5K run. On January 27, Pro Bowl players, NFL cheerleaders and various community groups will take part in a celebratory parade down Main Street, U.S.A. in the Magic Kingdom. Tickets for the game are still available at www.nfl.com/probowl. For more information on Pro Bowl Week, visit espnwwos.com.
Jan. 30 - Feb. 10Beach Club : Disney ResortsStormalong Bay Pool Slide Pool remains open
Jan. 30 - Feb. 02Saratoga Springs : Disney ResortsCongress Park Pool

January 2023

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.
Oct 1, 2021 - Apr 1, 2023Disney's Hollywood Studios : Walt Disney WorldWalt Disney World 50th Anniversary Across all 4 parks
Sept. 19th - TBDEPCOT : Walt Disney WorldThe American Adventure The American Adventure show will be closed for refurbishment beginning on Sept. 19th.
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.
Jan. 4 - Jan. 8EPCOT : Walt Disney World2023 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend
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 9th. - Jan. 27thDisney's Hollywood Studios : Walt Disney WorldFor the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration The Frozen Sing-Along is scheduled to close for refurbishment beginning on January 9th to 27th.
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.
Jan. 22 - Jan. 29EPCOT : Walt Disney WorldDisney Skyliner The Skyliner will close for refurbishment from January 22, 2023 to January 29, 2023.