Refurbishments and Closures, Events at Disney Springs, Disney's Animal Kingdom of 2017

January 2017

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.
Apr. 04 - Early 2017Disney Springs : The West Side Fulton's Crab House Becomes Paddlefish -- Paddlefish is set to open Saturday, February 4, 2017.
Jan. 09 - Jan. 13Disney SpringsCharacters in Flight

February 2017

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.
Apr. 04 - Early 2017Disney Springs : The West Side Fulton's Crab House Becomes Paddlefish -- Paddlefish is set to open Saturday, February 4, 2017.

March 2017

Mar. 16 - Mar. 19Disney SpringsMighty St. Patrick's Festival at Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant -- Celtic rock's hardest-working band and an extraordinary family of Irish musicians will headline the 2017 Mighty St. Patrick's Festival at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant in Disney Springs. Running March 16-19, the most authentic St. Patrick's Day celebration in Central Florida will feature a round-the-clock lineup of talented musicians, award-winning Irish dancers and authentic cuisine by Irish celebrity chef and PBS/Create TV personality Kevin Dundon.

April 2017

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 2017

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. 30 - TBADisney Springs : West SideJaleo -- A new restaurant coming from Chef Jose Andres.

June 2017

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. 30 - TBADisney Springs : West SideJaleo -- A new restaurant coming from Chef Jose Andres.

July 2017

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. 30 - TBADisney Springs : West SideJaleo -- A new restaurant coming from Chef Jose Andres.
CLOSING - Jul. 03Disney Springs : The West Side Disney Quest
July 15 - 30Disney Springs : The Marketplace Christmas in July -- Christmas-themed merchandise, entertainment and treats around Disney Springs Marketplace, such as:

-- Santa, dressed in his summer vacation attire, meeting and taking photos with guests at Disney's Days of Christmas each day from 1 to 10 p.m.

-- a DJ spinning Christmas beats.

-- holiday face-painting

-- Disney Springs fountains decked out for the season.

Admission and parking in two garages at Disney Springs are free.

August 2017

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. 30 - TBADisney Springs : West SideJaleo -- A new restaurant coming from Chef Jose Andres.
Aug. 02 - CLOSINGDisney SpringsWolfgang Puck Grand Cafe
Aug. 17 - Aug. 17Disney SpringsAmerican Idol Bus Tour -- ABC's "American Idol" launches the start of its highly anticipated open auditions at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort. The iconic "American Idol" bus will roll into Disney Springs for auditions taking place on THURSDAY, AUGUST 17.

September 2017

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. 30 - TBADisney Springs : West SideJaleo -- A new restaurant coming from Chef Jose Andres.
Sept. 1 - 4Disney Springs : The Landing6th Annual Great Irish Hooley -- Celebrating Irish song, dance, food and drink, the Great Irish Hooley kicks off performances beginning at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, and continues each day and night through late Monday and into the wee hours. This year's Hooley entertainment headliners include: Elevation, a U2 tribute act; Lisa Canny Band; and Gary O'Meara Band, with a traditional Irish banjo player. In addition, the Raglan Road Irish Dancers and champion Irish dancer Ciaran Keating, Raglan Road's show choreographer, will host an entertaining event that traces the origins of Irish dance from earliest jigs and reels through contemporary times. The complete entertainment schedule will be posted at www.raglanroad.com and www.greatirishhooley.com closer to the event.

October 2017

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. 30 - TBADisney Springs : West SideJaleo -- A new restaurant coming from Chef Jose Andres.
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.
Oct. 27 - Nov. 26Disney Springs : The West Side Disney-Pixar's Coco Family Celebration -- Disney Springs guests can celebrate the release of the new Disney-Pixar film "Coco" with a family-friendly fiesta that will take place at Disney Springs West Side.
Oct. 28 - Oct. 28Disney SpringsA Day of IMAGINATION -- The Disney Project presents this Disney fan event featuring original Epcot Imagineer Tom Morris and Dreamfinder Steve Taylor. The event will be held at Wyndham Lake Buena Vista at Disney Springs. It will consist of Disney presentations, including rare and never-before-seen photos, as well as first-hand accounts of what life was like in yesterday's Future World. Prizes will be raffled, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Disney Project's Day of Imagination site.

November 2017

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. 30 - TBADisney Springs : West SideJaleo -- A new restaurant coming from Chef Jose Andres.
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.
Oct. 27 - Nov. 26Disney Springs : The West Side Disney-Pixar's Coco Family Celebration -- Disney Springs guests can celebrate the release of the new Disney-Pixar film "Coco" with a family-friendly fiesta that will take place at Disney Springs West Side.
Nov. 13 - TBADisney SpringsSosa Family Cigars

December 2017

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. 30 - TBADisney Springs : West SideJaleo -- A new restaurant coming from Chef Jose Andres.
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.