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.).
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 April 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.
Walt Disney World Railroad: 4/11/2016 – 4/23/2016
The re-imagination of Maelstrom now – 4/30/2016
Soarin’: 1/4/2016 – Summer 2016
Circle of Life: 2/7/2016 – 4/2/2016
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Pizza Planet: 1/19/2016 – Late 2016
Closing Permanently on 4/3/2016:
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure
Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Flights of Wonder: 1/25/2016 – 4/5/2016
Rivers of Light: Debuting 4/22/2016
Construction on Avatar Land started on 1/10/14. The new land will open in 2017.
Soft Goods Refurbishment: 4/2/2016 – 10/14/2016
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House
Jambo House Soft Good Rehab: 1/1/2016 – 5/20/2016
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Concierge Lounge (Guests will be directed to a different location while this is going on): 5/7/2016 – 5/22/2016
Disney’s Beach Club Villas
Soft Goods and Bath Refurb: 1/22/2016 – 8/17/2016
Disney’s Boardwalk Inn
Exterior Repair and Painting: 8/17/15 – 5/5/16
Flying Fish Refurb: Through Summer 2016
Disney’s Boardwalk Villas
Guest Villa Renovations: Through Spring 2016
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
Aruba Pool: 2/22/2016 – 4/15/2016
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
Treehouse Villas Soft Goods Refurb: 2/7/2016 – 6/22/2016
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
Sturdy Branches Health Club: July 2016 – October 2016
Planet Hollywood: 1/6/2016 – Summer 2016
Fulton’s Crab House 4/4/2016 – Fall 2016
The construction to turn Downtown Disney into Disney Springs is expected to go through May 2016
You can always check out the refurb list under the Disney Info tab.
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