Walt Disney World Refurbishments and Closures

Imagine planning your dream trip to Walt Disney World or Universal Orlando and walking up to find a construction wall with a notice that your favorite attraction is undergoing refurbishment or even worse…has closed! We’ve compiled a list of rehab schedules that you can expect in the coming weeks and months. In addition, we’ve also put together a list of the permanent closures of attractions, stores and restaurants.

Remember that not all closures are scheduled, as things happen from time to time and it’s not worth stressing over!


EPCOT

Temporary Closures

  • The American Adventure – Refurb from January 15th, 2018 to February 15th, 2018
  • The Circle of Life – Permanently closing on January 24th, 2018

Permanently Closed

  • Ellen’s Energy Adventure – Closed August 13th, 2017

Magic Kingdom

Temporary Closures

  • Liberty Square Riverboat – Refurb from January 8th, 2018 to June 28th, 2018
  • Cinderella’s Royal Table – Refurb from February 28th to March 2nd, 2018
  • Splash Mountain – Refurb from January 8th to February 1st, 2018
  • Pirates of the Caribbean – Refurb from February 26th to March 18th, 2018

Permanently Closed

  • Wishes Nighttime Spectacular – Closed on May 12th, 2017

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • Kali River Rapids – Refurb from January 2nd to February 11th, 2018
  • Finding Nemo: The Musical – Refurb from February 4-25th, 2018

Permanently Closed

  • Flights of Wonder – Closed on January 1st, 2018

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Temporary Closures

Permanently Closed

  • The Great Movie Ride – closed August 13th, 2017
  • The Music of Pixar Live! – closed on August 28th, 2017

Disney Springs

Temporary Closures

Permanently Closed

  • Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe – Closed August 2nd, 2017
  • DisneyQuest – Closed 7/3/2017 to become NBA Experience
  • Portobella Country Italian Trattoria – Closed 4/23/2017
  • La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil – Closed 12/31/2017

Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

Closing January 1st, 2018 to March 18th, 2018

Blizzard Beach Water Park

Closed October 30th, 2017 to January 7th, 2018


Walt Disney World Resorts

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas

There are currently no rehabs scheduled

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

There are currently no rehabs scheduled

All Star Movies

There are currently no rehabs scheduled

All Star Music Resort

There are currently no rehabs scheduled

All Star Sports 

There are currently no rehabs scheduled

Art of Animation Resort

Ongoing until further notice refurbishment. There will not be noise from dusk until 9:00 AM

Bay Lake Tower- Disney’s Contemporary Resort

There are currently no rehabs scheduled

Disney’s Beach Club Resort

Expansion work on the Convention Center 8/4/2016 – 2/1/2018. Guests may see work or hear the work in progress and certain pathways may be unavailable. Work will be conducted 9 AM to 9 PM. Beach Club bus stop has been moved to the Beach Club Villas parking lot. There will be a courtesy shuttle to get guests to the bus stop.

Disney’s BoardWalk Resort

There are currently no rehabs scheduled

Disney’s BoardWalk Villas

There are currently no rehabs scheduled

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

The resort will be undergoing many refurbishment projects starting mid May 2017 for 2 years. Several villages within the resort will not be available. Old Port Royale Food Court, Shutters at Old Port Royale, Cabana Pool Bar and Calypso Trading Post will be closed starting 5/2017- through 2018. There will be a variety of dining options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Centertown will serve breakfast and dinner and a selection of grab-and-go meals will be conveniently available for purchase in three island markets located in the Aruba, Jamaica and Martinique regions of the Resort.

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

There are currently no rehabs scheduled

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

The resort will be undergoing many refurbishment projects starting 1/2017 for two years. Hard Good refurbishment through 2017.

Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

There are currently no rehabs scheduled

Disney’s Grand Floridian

There are currently no rehabs scheduled

Disney’s Old Key West

There are currently no rehabs scheduled

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

There are currently no rehabs scheduled

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Room Refurbishments 2/4/2017- 5/7/2018

Disney Port Orleans French Quarter

There are currently no rehabs scheduled

Disney’s Saratoga Springs

There are currently no rehabs scheduled

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Cub’s Den (Children’s Activity Center) closed through 2017.  The Hidden Springs quiet pool, resort beach, playground, and the fire pit will be closed 10/26/2015. Work will continue through 2017. Certain pathways, including the nature trail will not be available. Trout Pass Pool Bar will become Salon by the Springs. Guestswill be able to use Geyser Point Pool Bar & Grill.  They will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Territory Lounge will have a continental style breakfast.

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

Room refurbishments beginning 1/1/2017- guest may see or hear work in progess. Work will attempt to limited work to 9:00 AM to 5 PM. Expansion work on the Convention Center 8/4/2016 – 2/1/2018. Guests may see work or hear the work in progress and certain pathways may be unavailable. Work will be conducted 9 AM to 9 PM.


Annual Seasonal Closures

  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park: Closes January through March for seasonal refurbishment
  • Disney’s Blizzard Beach: Closes October through January for seasonal refurbishment
  • Jungle Cruise: Closes late Oct./early Nov. for holiday overlay installation; early January for holiday overlay removal
  • Splash Mountain: Usually closes early January for seasonal refurbishment

Term Descriptions:

  • SEASONAL:  The location only opens during peak periods of attendance.  Check Guest Relations and Park Guide maps for specific operating times.
  • REHAB:  The attraction is closed for routine maintenance.
  • REFURBISHMENT:  The attraction is closed for an extended period for extensive repairs/remodelling.