Refurbishments and Closures, Events at Walt Disney World in January of 2018, 2020

January 2018

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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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 - 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.
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.
May. 30 - TBADisney Springs : West SideJaleo -- A new restaurant coming from Chef Jose Andres.
Now - Opening Summer 2021Epcot : France PavilionRemy'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 in time for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort in 2021.
Jul. 15 - Dec. 16Riviera ResortDisney'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 2019-2020Epcot : Mission: SpaceSpace 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 2019Resort : Caribbean BeachDisney 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 2019Resort : Pop CenturyDisney 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 2019Resort : Art of Animation Disney 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. 01 - Spring 2019Resort : Old Key WestRoom Refurbishment -- During this time, the Resort will be in full operation with all amenities available including dining and merchandise locations, pools, and recreation activities. It is possible that construction may be seen or heard, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9 a.m.
Aug. 13 - Early 2020Hollywood BoulevardMickey 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.
Aug. 17 - 2021TomorrowlandTRON Lightcycle Power Run -- TRON Lightcycle Power 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.
Aug. 17 - 2021Future World EastGuardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind -- Opening in 2021, this Guardians of Galaxy themed coaster will be one of the longest enclosed roller coasters in the world and feature a brand-new ride system.
Oct. 2017 - Aug. 12Disney SpringsNBA Experience -- The NBA Experience at Walt Disney World Resort will be a one-of-a-kind basketball-themed experience featuring hands-on activities that put guests of all ages right in the middle of NBA game action. There will be immersive NBA video productions and numerous interactive experiences and an exciting retail store that will offer something for all NBA fans worldwide.

The NBA Experience opens in summer 2019.
11/20/17 - Spring 2018Resort : Grand FloridianBeach Pool and Beaches Pool Bar -- The water play area and the mug refill station will still be available during this refurbishment.
Early Jan. - Mid-Jan. 2018Resort : Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani VillageSamawati Springs Pool --
Jan. 01 - Apr. 22Disney's Animal Kingdom : AsiaFlights of Wonder / New UP-Themed Show -- Flights of Wonder is now closed. A a new show featuring Russell and Dug from Disney Pixar's film "UP" will open spring/summer 2018. This new experience will offer guests the chance to see Senior Wilderness Explorer Russell and his furry friend Dug as they discover species of birds from around the world in their newest adventure at the Caravan Theater in Anandapur Village.
Jan. 02 - Feb. 10Disney's Animal Kingdom : AsiaKali River Rapids
Jan. 02 - Apr. 01Resort : All Star MoviesDuck Pond Pool
Jan. 3 - 7ESPN Wide World of SportsWalt Disney World Marathon Weekend 2018
Jan. 06 - Summer 2018Resort : Port Orleans French QuarterSoft Goods Refurbishment -- A soft goods refurbishment should provide new linens, curtains, flooring and some electronic updates.
1/7 - 3/18/18Water Parks : Typhoon LagoonTyphoon Lagoon
Jan. 08 - TBAMagic Kingdom : Liberty SquareLiberty Square Riverboat
Jan. 08 - Feb. 01Magic Kingdom : FrontierlandSplash Mountain -- The attraction will close again for additional work.
Jan 12 - Feb 19EpcotEpcot Festival of the Arts -- After a successful first season, Epcot Festival of the Arts returns in 2018!
Early Jan. - Early Feb. 2018Epcot : American AdventureAmerican Adventure
Mid-Jan. - Late Jan. 2018Resort : Saratoga SpringsHigh Rock Spring Pool
Mid-Jan. 2018 - TBAResort : Art of Animation Big Blue Pool
Late Jan. - Mid-Feb. 2018Resort : Saratoga SpringsPaddock Pool
Late Jan. - Early Feb. 2018Resort : Art of Animation Flippin' Fins Pool
Jan. 24 - Jan. 28ESPN Wide World of SportsNFL Pro Bowl Week -- There are many free and open-to-the-public events, including AFC and NFC football team practices. Fans can also cheer on favorite players as they go against each other at the 2018 Pro Bowl Skills Showdown. The NFL Pro Bowl Experience -- a free, interactive fan zone with fun activities for the whole family -- is open daily at 10 a.m. starting Wednesday.

January 2020

Now - Opening Summer 2021Epcot : France PavilionRemy'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 in time for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort in 2021.
Jul. 15 - Winter 2019-2020Epcot : Mission: SpaceSpace 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.
Aug. 13 - Early 2020Hollywood BoulevardMickey 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.
Aug. 17 - 2021TomorrowlandTRON Lightcycle Power Run -- TRON Lightcycle Power 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.
Aug. 17 - 2021Future World EastGuardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind -- Opening in 2021, this Guardians of Galaxy themed coaster will be one of the longest enclosed roller coasters in the world and feature a brand-new ride system.
Fall 2018 - 2020Resort : Swan The Cove -- The Walt Disney World Swan Hotel's tennis courts will be the site of a new 349-room, 14-story hotel tower.
Fall 2018 - 2022Resort : Reflections – A Disney Lakeside LodgeReflections -- Bay Lake will be getting a new nature-inspired, mixed-use Disney resort that will sit between Disney's Wilderness Lodge and Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. The new resort will be in the deluxe resort category, and will include more than 900 hotel rooms and proposed Disney Vacation Club villas. It will be Disney's 16th Disney Vacation Club property.
- TBAMagic Kingdom : Main Street USAWalt 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 in 2021. This will give guests the chance to have an up-close look at the railroad and take advantage of some unique photo opportunities.
Feb. 19 - 2021Future World EastPLAY 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.
Now - Summer 2021France PavilionLa Creperie de Paris -- Scheduled to be 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.
May. 20 - 2021EpcotEpcot 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.
June 2019 - TBASaratoga SpringsSaratoga Springs Resort and Spa -- General resort refurbishment, with crews renovating both the building exteriors and guest room interiors. Interior updates include changes to floor and wall coverings plus the addition of a new style fold-down sofabed. No official timetable has been announced.
Aug. 01 - January 2020Canada PavilionO Canada! -- The film will be “refreshed” with new footage along with a projection-system upgrade that is meant to visually enhance the experience.
Fall 2019 - TBAFuture WorldFountain View -- Fountain View will temporarily relocate as part of Epcot's ongoing transformation project. No official timetable has been released.
Fall 2019 - TBAFuture WorldPin Central -- Pin Central will relocate to the Camera Center during Epcot's ongoing transformation project. No official timetable has been released.
Sep. 08 - Jan. 12Blizzard BeachBlizzard Beach
Sep. 08 - TBAFuture WorldEpcot 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.
Winter 2019 - TBAFuture WorldMouse Gear -- Mouse Gear, as part of the ongoing transformation of Epcot, will move to a temporary home this winter while its current location is reimagined. No further information has been released yet.
January 2020 - late-2020All Star MusicAll-Star Music -- All-Star Music rooms are being refurbished by building. In 10/2019, Building 10 was under refurbishment. In 1/2020, Buildings 7 and 9 are fully closed for the refurbishment.
Winter 2020 - Spring 2020Pop CenturyPetals Pool Bar
Winter 2020 - TBAPop CenturyPop Century Resort's Hippy Dippy Pool -- During this time, guests can use the Bowling Pool, Computer Pool and the kiddie pool. Also, Movies Under the Stars will be offered in an alternate location. Guests may notice construction noise while this refurbishment is underway, but the noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9 a.m.
2020 - 2020Epcot : China PavilionWondrous China Debuts -- The China pavilion will debut a new, completely seamless 360-degree digital format film in 2020 — a month or season for the debut has not been announced.
2020 - 2020Disney's Hollywood Studios : Toy Story LandRoundup Rodeo BBQ Opens -- Toy Story Land will be getting a table service restaurant opening in 2020. The new location promises to be immersive, and something you can only experience through Toy Story.
Jan. 06 - Feb. 27FrontierlandSplash Mountain
Jan. 06 - Mar. 20Disney's Animal KingdomKali River Rapids
Jan. 08 - Jan. 12ESPN Wide World of SportsWalt Disney World Marathon Weekend
Jan. 13 - Feb. 26Future World EastTest Track
Jan. 13 - Mar. 29Typhoon LagoonTyphoon Lagoon -- Annual Refurbishment
Jan. 17 - Feb. 24EpcotEpcot International Festival of the Arts -- Epcot celebrates performing, fine, and culinary arts at this annual Festival
Jan. 17 - Feb. 24EpcotDisney on Broadway Concert Series -- Special concert series held in conjunction with Epcot's International Festival of the Arts