All Events, Closures and Refurbishments at Animal Kingdom Lodge – Kidani Village or Resorts in Walt Disney World during October of 2016 and 2021

October 2016

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.
2014 - Through early 2016Polynesian : Disney ResortsGeneral Construction Around Resort Certain buildings or pathways may be unavailable at certain times. Construction will be taking place throughout the resort.
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
2016 - Through summer 2017Wilderness Lodge : Disney ResortsTrout Pass Pool Bar
4/2016 - Through Summer 2016Port Orleans Riverside : Disney ResortsRoutine Roof Maintenance During this time guests may see work in progress.
7/2016 - 10/2016Wilderness Lodge : Disney ResortsSturdy Branches Health Club
Jul. 11 - Nov. 22Port Orleans French Quarter : Disney ResortsSassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory During this refurbishment, the Scat Cat Lounge adjacent to the resort lobby will feature some popular dishes, like jambalaya, gumbo, po' boys, and beignets. There will also be a selection of grab 'n' go meals available for purchase. For guests wishing for more selection, bus transportation will be provided from 7 a.m. to midnight to Port Orleans Riverside. In addition, the resort will continue to offer its in-room pizza delivery service from 4 p.m. to midnight daily. The menu includes pizza, hot and cold sandwiches and pasta.
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. 10 - Dec. 13All Star Sports : Disney ResortsGrand Slam Pool
Oct. 17 - Dec. 14Grand Floridian : Disney ResortsGasparilla Island Grill Some items available at Mizners on 2nd Floor
Oct. 28 - Oct. 29Swan : Disney ResortsFood and Wine Classic returns for its seventh year.

October 2021

Under Construction - Mar 1, 2022Star Wars: Galactic Starcuiser : Disney ResortsStar Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, more simply known to some as the Star Wars hotel, is a two-night, fully-immersive “cruise” adventure located adjacent to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It is the most highly-themed Resort that Disney has ever built, and it promises to transport guests into the world of Star Wars for an experience like no other. The hotel's GRAND OPENING is set for March 1st, 2022.
Mar 2020 - Mar. 31, 2022All Star Sports : Disney ResortsDisney's All-Star Sports Resort Reopening All-Star Sports Resort will reopen on March 31st, 2022. Guests can begin booking their stays at the hotel on December 22nd, 2021.
Oct. 01Contemporary : Disney ResortsSteakhouse 71 - Grand Opening Located at Disney's Contemporary Resort, Steakhouse 71 will replace what was formerly known as The Wave on the first floor. The “family-friendly steakhouse” will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner and the menu will feature a whole host of menu items, including some that are “contemporary spins” on Walt Disney’s favorite foods.
Oct. 02Contemporary : Disney ResortsCelebration at the Top: 50th Flavors & Fireworks - Grand Opening Located at Disney's Contemporary Resort, guests will enjoy sushi, small bites, favorite dishes from the California Grill menu, desserts, and drinks (including alcohol for those 21+) and be treated to a view of Disney Enchantment fireworks from an exclusive private deck.
Oct. 14Disney Resorts : Walt Disney WorldDisney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside Reopening
Oct. 28Disney Resorts : Walt Disney WorldDisney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter Reopening