Refurbishments and Closures, Events at Walt Disney World in September of 2020
|Now - Opening Summer 2021||Epcot : France Pavilion||Remy'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.|
|Aug. 17 - 2021||Future World East||Guardians 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 - 2021||Tomorrowland||TRON 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 - 2022||Resort : Reflections – A Disney Lakeside Lodge||Reflections -- 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.|
|- TBA||Magic Kingdom : Main Street USA||Walt 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 - 2021||Future World East||PLAY 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 2021||France Pavilion||La 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 - 2021||Epcot||Epcot 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 - TBA||Saratoga Springs||Saratoga 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.|
|Fall 2019 - TBA||Future World||Pin Central -- Pin Central will relocate to the Camera Center during Epcot's ongoing transformation project. No official timetable has been released.|
|Fall 2019 - TBA||Future World||Fountain View -- Fountain View will temporarily relocate as part of Epcot's ongoing transformation project. No official timetable has been released.|
|Sep. 08 - TBA||Future World||Epcot 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 - TBA||Future World||Mouse 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.|
|2020 - 2020||Epcot : China Pavilion||Wondrous 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.|
|Summer 2020 - Summer||Epcot : France Pavilion||La Creperie de Paris Restaurant Opens -- A brand new creperie will open in the France pavilion next summer. La Creperie de Paris will feature a menu inspired by the Brittany region of France. The new location will offer table service dining as well as a quick-service stop for guests craving sweet or savory crepes.|
|Fall 2020 - TBA||Art of Animation||Art of Animation Resort's Big Blue Pool -- Beginning in fall 2020, The Big Blue Pool will be closed for refurbishment. While this work takes place, our other exhilarating pool and recreation offerings will remain open for your enjoyment—including Flippin’ Fins Pool, Cozy Cone Pool and the Schoolyard Sprayground.|
Noise may be heard while this work is being completed, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 AM. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and appreciate your patience and understanding.
|Mid September 2020 - Mid December 2020||All Star Music||All Star Music Resort's Calypso Pool -- The Calypso Pool will be closed for refurbishment from mid-September 2020 through mid-December 2020. While this work takes place, you are welcome to make a splash at the Piano leisure pool. Additionally, Guests staying at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort are welcome to enjoy the pools at Disney’s All-Star Movies and Disney’s All Star Sports Resorts.|
During this time, it is possible that Guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard in Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 AM.
All dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation.