Planning a Disney World vacation can be a little stressful, especially for people who are visiting for the first time. It’s incredible how much there is to do and there is no way guests will be able to see everything in one trip. So you definitely don’t want to include something that is going to be down for refurbishment in your plans.
When things close for refurbishment it just means that they are being refreshed and things that need to be fixed are being fixed. With hotels they have soft goods refurbs and hard goods refurbs. The soft goods refurb refers to bedspreads, curtains, and things like that. A hard goods refurb is usually when the rooms are getting a complete makeover (thinks like new beds, new bathrooms, etc.).
The Yacht Club refurb listing does not specify if it is a hard goods or a soft goods refurb, but it will be going from Oct. 29, 2016 – Jun. 23, 2017. Also during this time, and beyond, the resort will be working on an expansion to the Convention Center. This refurb is currently underway and is expected to go until Feb. 1, 2018.
So it’s important to keep updated with the refurbs, especially if you are a planner. That way you won’t get any disappointing surprises while on vacation.
So here is the latest list for refurbs at Disney World:
Through Summer 2016
The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form of transportation during their visit they should check to be sure of the best option available on their day of travel, as alternative transportation options will be available.
Guests who arrive at the Ticket & Transportation during down times will be directed to the ferry boats.
Swiss Family Treehouse: July 7 – Sept. 24, 2016
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad: Aug. 8 – Nov. 18, 2016
“it’s a small world”: Aug. 22 – Sept. 15, 2016
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Pizza Planet: Jan. 19 – Late 2016
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Construction on Avatar Land started on 1/10/14. The new land will open in 2017.
DINOSAUR: July 25 – Oct. 16, 2016
Dino Institute Shop: July 25 – Oct. 16, 2016
Typhoon Lagoon: Dec. 25, 2016 – Mar. 11, 2017
Blizzard Beach: Oct. 23 – Dec. 24, 2016
Soft Goods Refurbishment: April 2 – Sept. 24, 2016
Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
Grand Slam Pool: Oct. 10 – Dec. 2, 2016
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas –Kidani Village
Soft Good Rehab: July 15 – through Jan. 2017
Disney’s Boardwalk Villas
Room Refurbishments: May 16 – Oct. 31, 2016
Disney’s Pop Century Resort
Computer Pool: Oct. 31, 2016 – Jan. 3, 2017
Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter
Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory Refurbishment: July 11 – Late Fall 2016
Wilderness Lodge and Villas
There will be continuous construction through 2017. The Hidden Springs pool area, resort beach, playground, and the Recreation fire pit will be closed.
Cub’s Den (Children’s Activity Center): Through 2017
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
Room Refurbishments: Oct. 29, 2016 – Jun. 23, 2017
Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Convention Center
Expansion Work: Aug. 4, 2016 – Feb. 1, 2018
Planet Hollywood: Jan. 6 – Fall 2016
Fulton’s Crab House – reopening as Paddlefish: April 4 – Fall 2016
Hope the list helps with planning your trip!
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