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

December 2019

July 2017 - Oct 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 in time for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort in 2021.
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.
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.
Aug. 17 - 2021Future World East : EpcotGuardians 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.
Aug. 17 - 2021Tomorrowland : Magic KingdomTRON 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.
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.
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 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 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 - Oct 2021France Pavilion : EpcotLa 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 - March 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.
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.
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. 08 - Jan. 12Blizzard Beach : Water ParksBlizzard Beach
Winter 2019 - TBAFuture World : EpcotMouse 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.
Nov. 08 - Jan. 05Disney's Hollywood Studios : Walt Disney WorldSunset Seasons Greetings, and Jingle Bell Jingle BAM! Disney's Hollywood Studios transforms into a winter wonderland with special food and drink offerings around the park, decorations, and projections, fireworks, lasers, and snow on Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards
Nov. 08 - Jan. 05Disney Springs : Walt Disney WorldDisney Springs Christmas Tree Trail Disney Springs' Christmas Tree Trail will return with music, treats, photo ops, snow, and 23 themed trees
Nov. 08 - Dec. 22Magic Kingdom : Walt Disney WorldMickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Add some very to your merry at the merriest Christmas party of the season. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom hosts 23 nights of yuletide cheer: November: 8, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22 and 24 December: 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20 and 22
Nov. 29 - Dec. 30Epcot : Walt Disney WorldEpcot International Festival of the Holidays 2019 This year the Festival features 13 Holiday Kitchens, the Candlelight Processional, international storytellers from around World Showcase, and so much more!
Nov. 29 - Dec. 30Epcot : Walt Disney WorldCandlelight Processional 2019 A Disney tradition in its 49th year (2019), the Candlelight Processional is a moving presentation of the Christmas story in readings by a celebrity narrator and music by a mass choir and 50-piece orchestra.
Dec. 05Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge : Disney's Hollywood StudiosRise of the Resistance Opens Second attraction/ride in Disney World's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge in Hollywood Studios opens!
Dec. 07 - Dec. 14ESPN Wide World of Sports : Walt Disney World2019 Pop Warner Super Bowl and National Cheer & Dance Championships Each year, Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. hosts the Pop Warner Super Bowl and National Cheer and Dance Championships. 72 football teams compete for National Championships in three different age/weight ranges. For all divisions of play, an outright national champion is crowned.
Dec. 16Riviera Resort : Disney ResortsDisney Riviera Resort Opens Disney Vacation Club's 15th resort opens in Disney World. The resort includes a rooftop restaurant, a stop on Disney's Skyliner System, and rooms inspired by Walt Disney's travels through Europe.