Refurbishments and Closures at Walt Disney World in February, June of 2017

February 2017

Nov. 30 - CLOSINGDisney's Animal Kingdom : AsiaFlights of Wonder -- This show will close to make way for a new show featuring Russell and Dug from "UP!"
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.
10/26/15 - July 2017Resort : Wilderness LodgeHidden Springs Pool Area -- The Hidden Springs leisure pool, resort beach, playground and recreation fire pit will be unavailable starting October 26, 2015.
Early 2016 - Sep. 30Resort : DolphinWDW 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.
Jan. 03 - Through 2017Resort : Wilderness LodgeCub's Den Children's Activity Center
Early 2015 - Feb. 03Disney Springs : The West Side Planet 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 2017Resort : Wilderness LodgeTrout 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 2017Disney Springs : The West Side Fulton's Crab House Becomes Paddlefish -- Paddlefish is set to open Saturday, February 4, 2017.
8/4/16 - Late 2018Resort : Beach Club Convention 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 2018Resort : Yacht ClubConvention 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. 17Resort : Wilderness LodgeDisney'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.
Dec. 25 - Mar. 11Water Parks : Typhoon LagoonTyphoon Lagoon Annual Refurbishment -- When Typhoon Lagoon reopens on March 12, it will also debut its newest attraction, Miss Adventure Falls.
Nov. 2016 - Summer 2019Resort : Coronado Springs ResortHard Goods Refurbishment
Aug. 2015 - JUNE 30, 2018!Disney's Hollywood Studios : Toy Story LandToy Story Land -- Construction is under way for the new Toy Story Land that will open in Disney's Hollywood Studios on June 30, 2018.
January 2017 - Mid-Late 2017Resort : Yacht ClubResort Room Refurbishment
Jan. 02 - Mar. 03Resort : Old Key WestSandcastle Pool
Jan. 02 - Feb. 15Resort : DolphinGrotto Pool Closure -- The Grotto pool will be closed during this time.
Jan. 03 - Feb. 13Disney's Animal Kingdom : AsiaKali River Rapids
Jan. 06 - Mar. 16Resort : Caribbean BeachTrinidad South Village Pool
Jan. 09 - Mar. 02Magic Kingdom : Main Street USAWalt Disney World Railroad
Jan. 09 - Mar. 23Disney's Hollywood Studios : Hollywood BoulevardCover Story Store
Jan. 09 - Mar. 16Resort : Caribbean BeachTrinidad 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. 16 - Feb. 24Resort : Saratoga SpringsPaddock Pool Water Play Area
1/17 - 12/19/17Magic Kingdom : Liberty SquareHall 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.
Feb. 1, 2017 - 2019Resort : Caribbean BeachBarbados and Martinique -- These sections of the resort have been demolished to make way for construction of the new Disney Riviera Resort.
Feb. 2017 - Mar. 19Resort : Caribbean BeachSpyglass Grill -- This new dining location is set to open in Spring 2018. Located in Trinidad South, it will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu offers a variety of items, including hot breakfast entrees, sandwiches, salads, tacos and beverages.
February 2017 - Jul. 01Resort : Wilderness LodgeRoaring Fork -- During the time these areas will be closed the new Geyser Point Pool Bar and Grill will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Territory Lounge will also offer continental breakfast.
Feb. 04 - Summer 2018Resort : Pop CenturyHard Goods Refurbishment
Feb. 06 - Feb. 10Resort : All Star MoviesFantasia Pool
Feb. 06 - Mar. 03Resort : BoardWalkLuna Park Slide
Feb. 06 - Feb. 10Resort : BoardWalkLuna Park Pool/ Kiddie Pool /Spa
Feb. 13 - Feb. 15Resort : BoardWalkGarden Pool -- Leisure pool at Boardwalk
Feb. 13 - Apr. 07Resort : Port Orleans RiversideAlligator Bayou North Pool
Feb. 16 - Jul. 09Resort : Coronado Springs ResortGran Destino Tower -- New 15-story tower being added at Coronado Springs, will include a two-story lobby and 545 guest rooms. There will also be a roof-top dining location called Toledo. Reservations are now being taken for stays starting July 9, 2019 and later.
Feb. 20 - Feb. 22Resort : Beach Club Tidal Pool -- The leisure pool at the Beach Club
Feb. 22 - Feb. 24Resort : Yacht ClubAdmiral Pool -- Leisure Pool at Yacht Club
Feb. 27 - Mar. 01Resort : BoardWalkCommunity Hall Pool -- Boardwalk Villas leisure pool

June 2017

Nov. 30 - CLOSINGDisney's Animal Kingdom : AsiaFlights of Wonder -- This show will close to make way for a new show featuring Russell and Dug from "UP!"
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.
10/26/15 - July 2017Resort : Wilderness LodgeHidden Springs Pool Area -- The Hidden Springs leisure pool, resort beach, playground and recreation fire pit will be unavailable starting October 26, 2015.
Early 2016 - Sep. 30Resort : DolphinWDW 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.
Jan. 03 - Through 2017Resort : Wilderness LodgeCub's Den Children's Activity Center
2016 - Through summer 2017Resort : Wilderness LodgeTrout 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.
8/4/16 - Late 2018Resort : Beach Club Convention 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 2018Resort : Yacht ClubConvention 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. 17Resort : Wilderness LodgeDisney'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.
Nov. 2016 - Summer 2019Resort : Coronado Springs ResortHard Goods Refurbishment
Aug. 2015 - JUNE 30, 2018!Disney's Hollywood Studios : Toy Story LandToy Story Land -- Construction is under way for the new Toy Story Land that will open in Disney's Hollywood Studios on June 30, 2018.
January 2017 - Mid-Late 2017Resort : Yacht ClubResort Room Refurbishment
1/17 - 12/19/17Magic Kingdom : Liberty SquareHall 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.
Feb. 1, 2017 - 2019Resort : Caribbean BeachBarbados and Martinique -- These sections of the resort have been demolished to make way for construction of the new Disney Riviera Resort.
Feb. 2017 - Mar. 19Resort : Caribbean BeachSpyglass Grill -- This new dining location is set to open in Spring 2018. Located in Trinidad South, it will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu offers a variety of items, including hot breakfast entrees, sandwiches, salads, tacos and beverages.
February 2017 - Jul. 01Resort : Wilderness LodgeRoaring Fork -- During the time these areas will be closed the new Geyser Point Pool Bar and Grill will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Territory Lounge will also offer continental breakfast.
Feb. 04 - Summer 2018Resort : Pop CenturyHard Goods Refurbishment
Feb. 16 - Jul. 09Resort : Coronado Springs ResortGran Destino Tower -- New 15-story tower being added at Coronado Springs, will include a two-story lobby and 545 guest rooms. There will also be a roof-top dining location called Toledo. Reservations are now being taken for stays starting July 9, 2019 and later.
Spring 2017 - Fall 2017Resort : DolphinWDW Dolphin Lobby -- The Dolphin Resort lobby will remain open throughout the renovation with minimal impact to resort guests. The project is currently scheduled to begin in spring 2017 for completion by fall 2017.
Spring 2017 - Jul. 31Resort : Old Key WestOld Key West Refresh -- In an ongoing effort to improve the quality of facilities and offerings, Disney's Old Key West Resort will be undergoing a wholesale refurb. Work most likely to cause a noise impact will be limited to the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This refurbishment is expected to be completed in 2019.
Apr. 15 - Until Further NoticeResort : Art of Animation Art of Animation General Refurbishment -- In an effort to make future visits more magical, Disney's Art of Animation Resort is currently undergoing some refurbishment projects across the Resort. During this time, the Resort will be in full operation with all amenities available, including dining, merchandise and recreation locations. It is possible that construction may be seen or heard, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00am.
Apr. 23 - Fall 2017Disney Springs : The LandingPortobello Country Italian Trattoria -- Terralina Crafted Italian is slated to open this fall on the site of the former Portobello Country Italian Trattoria. No official opening date has been announced yet.
May. 01 - Fall 2018Resort : Caribbean BeachOld Port Royale Food Court, Shutters at Old Port Royale, Cabana Pool Bar and Calypso Trading Post -- A variety of dining options will be available for all meals. Centertown will serve breakfast and dinner. Grab 'n' Go options will be available in three island markets: Aruba, Jamaica, and Martinique.
5/15/17 - Nov. 23Resort : Yacht ClubCaptain's Grille -- The reopening of the Captain's Grille has been delayed until mid- to late November. For now, the Captain's Grille breakfast and lunch menus are being served in the Yachtsman Steakhouse at the Yacht Club. There will be no Captain's Grille dinner service. When Captain's Grille reopens, it will be known as the Ale and Compass Restaurant.
May. 30 - TBADisney Springs : West SideJaleo -- A new restaurant coming from Chef Jose Andres.
Jun. 05 - Aug. 13Epcot : Future World EastMission:SPACE -- The attraction, including the Advanced Training Lab, will be closed. When the attraction reopens, there will be an updated Orange mission that takes guests to Mars, and a new Green mission, suitable for children.
Jun. 12 - Jun. 16Resort : Grand FloridianFitness Center -- The flooring is being replaced, but some of the equipment will be moved to Salon 9 to accommodate those Guests wanting to work out.
Jun. 12 - Jun. 18EpcotDisney and Pixar Short Film Festival