The refurbishment list for Disney World has been updated. This update includes the closures in Hollywood Studios, the closing of Seashore Sweets’ on Disney’s Boardwalk, and the long refurb for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.
The list is on the website and we keep it up to date. It’s helpful to know what is going to be closed during your vacation so you can plan your trip. Finding out one of your favorite rides is closed when you are there and had planned on riding it can be a bit of a downer.
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Here is the current refurbishment list:
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.
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin: 1/18/2016 – 2/11/2016
Magic Carpets of Aladdin: 1/25/2016 – 2/3/2016
Mad Tea Party: 2/22/2016 – 2/26/2016
Jungle Cruise: 3/1/2016 – 3/3/2016
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad: 4/4/2016 – July 2016
The re-imagination of Maelstrom now – 4/30/2016
Soarin’: 1/4/2016 – Summer 2016
Habit Heroes – Closed Permanently on 1/18/2016
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
- Meet & Greet: Mike and Sulley at Streets of America
- Pro Shop
- Studio Catering Co.
- The Writer’s Shop
- Watto’s Grotto
- High Octane Refreshments
- New York News
- Youse Guys Moychindise
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Kali River Rapids: 1/4/2016 – 2/11/2016
Flights of Wonder: 1/25/2016 – 3/17/2016
Warung Outpost: 1/25/2016 – 3/17/2016
Boneyard: 2/22/2016 – 3/17/2016
Construction on Avatar Land started on 1/10/14. The new land will open in 2017.
Along with Avatar Land will come later hours for Animal Kingdom. This will allow for a nighttime show and a night viewing of the animals on Kilimanjaro Safaris®.
Typhoon Lagoon Annual Refurb: 1/4/16 – 3/12/16
Bay Cove Pool: 2/1/2016 – 3/18/2016
Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
Duck Pond Pool: 2/22/2016 – 2/24/2016
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House
Jambo House Soft Good Rehab: 1/1/2016 – 5/20/2016
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
Schoolyard Sprayground: 1/4/2016 – 3/11/2016
Disney’s Beach Club Villas
Soft Goods Rehab: 1/22/2016 – 8/17/2016
Disney’s Boardwalk Inn
Exterior Repair and Painting: 8/17/15 – 5/5/16
ESPN Club: Yard Arcade & Retail: Closed on 1/6/2016 to make way for a new experience.
Flying Fish Refurb: 2/1/16 – 10/30/16
Seashore Sweets’: Closing on 2/1/2016 to make way for a new experience.
Disney’s Boardwalk Villas
Guest Villa Renovations: Through Spring 2016
Luna Park Pool: 2/1/2016 – 2/4/2016
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
Old Port Royale – Construction: 1/3/16 – 2/28/16
Trinidad South Quiet Pool: 2/3/16 – 2/5/16
Polynesian Village Resort
General Construction: Now through Spring 2016
East Pool: Now through Spring 2016
Bowling Pool: 2/16/2016 – 3/1/2016
Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
Ol’ Man Island Pool: 1/11/2016 – 2/29/2016
Alligator Bayou Pool B: 2/10/2016 – 2/11/2016
Alligator Bayou Pool C: 2/15/2016 – 2/16/2016
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
Treehouse Villas Soft Goods Rehab: 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): 1/3/2016 – Through 2017
Planet Hollywood: 1/6/2016 – Summer 2016
The construction to turn Downtown Disney into Disney Springs is expected to go through March 2016