There are two Disney World Resorts that will undergo refurbishment soon. Here are the details.
Refurbishments are a part of life at Walt Disney World. It’s not uncommon for at least one attraction to be closed at any given time. Especially now, in the months leading up to the 50th anniversary of Magic Kingdom, many attractions are receiving updates and upgrades to prepare for the influx of crowds.
But, the work does not just involve attractions! They also extend to resorts as well. Right now, the Polynesian Resort is in the middle of a major refurbishment involving rooms and the main lobby area. Additionally, Wilderness Lodge just wrapped up a room refurbishment before it reopened earlier this month.
The work continues to two deluxe resorts.
Saratoga Springs Refurbishment
Disney will refurbish areas of Saratoga Spring’s main lobby. The rooms are in the process of receiving updates as well. Work begins on June 28 and will wrap up in late September – just in time for the 50th anniversary!
On June 28, the connecting hallway to the main lobby will close for refurbishment. Guests will continue to have access to the restrooms and The Artist’s Palette.
From July 12 through late September, the porte cochere will be closed. Disney’s Magical Express will continue to pick-up and drop-off Guests here, with a temporary walkway for Guests to reach the front desk and concierge. Guests driving personal vehicles will be directed to curbside check-in at the Disney Vacation Club Preview Center.
In early August, the connecting hallway will open and the main lobby will close. Front desk and concierge services will be available in the hallway in addition to curbside check-in at the Disney Vacation Club Preview Center.
Once complete, Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa will feature an enhanced check-in experience offering an open, free-flowing layout with a variety of smaller counters to help Guests prepare for their vacation.
Old Key West Refurbishment
Disney’s Old Key West lobby refurbishment begins June 28. We do not have an end date, but it does not sound as extensive as Saratoga Springs’ refurbishment. It will likely be complete before October.
During the first phase of refurbishment, Guests will check-in as normal in the main lobby while the den area is closed.
In the second phase, the main lobby will close and front desk and concierge will temporarily move to the den.
Once complete, Disney’s Old Key West Resort will feature an enhanced check-in experience offering an open, free-flowing layout with a variety of smaller counters to help Guests of all ages prepare for their Walt Disney World vacation.
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