Category Archives: Attraction Refurbishments

Walt Disney World and Disneyland Attraction Refurbishments

Walt Disney World Attraction Refurbishments

***Updated October 6, 2018

 In order to keep their attractions operating at top performance, theme parks must close attractions for a period of time for general maintenance and paint work or to install new features.  It’s a part of the normal operational process.   Many times you’ll find water rides closed during January due to the colder weather and lower demand for the attraction.

These are the dates that the attraction is actually CLOSED to the public.

Animal Kingdom

  • Wildlife Express Train – October 20 – until at least “Spring” 2019

Epcot

  • None

Hollywood Studios

  • None

Magic Kingdom

  • Liberty Square Riverboat – Closed through December 21, 2018
  • Tom Sawyer Island and Rafts – Closed October 14 – December 21, 2018
  • Walt Disney World Railroad – At some point in December 2018 for quite a long time due to Tron construction
  • Tomorrowland Speedway – January 2 – May 17, 2019
  • Peter Pan’s Flight – January 7 through February 1

Blizzard Beach

  • Annual closure –  October 28, 2018 – January 5, 2019

Typhoon Lagoon

  • Annual closure –  January 6, 2019 – March 2019

 

Disney’s All Star Movies Resort
Rooms Refurbishment
During this time, it is possible that Guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00am. All resort amenities including dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation.
Through Early 2019
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
Disney Skyliner
We have embarked on creating a new transportation system, Disney Skyliner, which will give Guests a bird’s-eye view of Walt Disney World Resort while traveling via gondolas. During this time construction noise may be seen or heard throughout the resort, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9am.
Ongoing until further notice
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge & Villas
Jambo House – Rooms Refurbishment
During this room refurbishment, it is possible that Guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00am.
Mid-August 2018 – Fall 2019
Disney’s BoardWalk Inn & Villas
Disney Skyliner
We have embarked on creating a new transportation system, Disney Skyliner, which will give Guests a bird’s-eye view of Walt Disney World Resort while traveling via gondolas. During this time construction noise may be seen or heard throughout the resort, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9am.
Ongoing until further notice
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Old Port Royale Food Court, Shutters at Old Port Royale, Cabana Pool Bar, Goombay Games Arcade and Calypso Trading Post are unavailable
There will be a variety of dining options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • Centertown, a dining location, will serve an all-you-care-to-enjoy buffet for breakfast and dinner, and a la carte options for lunch.
  • A selection of grab-and-go meals will be conveniently available for purchase throughout the day in three new island markets, located in the Aruba, Jamaica and Martinique regions of the Resort.
  • Additional a la carte offerings will be available at mobile food vending locations.
  • In-room dining will remain available. The menu includes pizza, sandwiches and pasta.
  • Disney dining plans will be accepted.
  • We will make every effort to assist with dietary needs.

The feature pool (Fuentes del Morro Pool), leisure pools, recreation activities and entertainment will remain available.

In addition to the amenities unavailable at Old Port Royale, buildings within the Martinique and Barbados regions of the Resort are unavailable to Guests.

During this time, multiple construction projects will be seen and heard throughout the resort, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00am.

Ongoing until further notice
Disney Skyliner
We have embarked on creating a new transportation system, Disney Skyliner, which will give Guests a bird’s-eye view of Walt Disney World Resort while traveling via gondolas. During this time, multiple construction projects will be seen and heard throughout the resort, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00am.
Ongoing until further notice
General Construction
During this time, multiple construction projects will be seen and heard throughout the resort, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00am.
Ongoing until further notice
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Pepper Market
During this time, the quick-service restaurant, Pepper Market, will undergo minor refurbishment work, but will remain in operation. If Guests would like to experience one of the other dining locations, they can visit Maya Grill, Las Ventanas, Café Rix, Laguna Bar, Siestas Cantina and the newly reimagined space, Rix Sports Bar & Grill, featuring a variety of sandwiches, salads and refreshing beverages. All amenities will remain in operation, including the Dig Site pool area, La Vida Health Club, Salon & Spa and the Iguana Arcade.
Now through Summer 2019
The Dig Site (including Feature Pool)
The Dig Site, home to The Lost City of Cibola Pool, volleyball court, playground, Iguana Arcade and Siestas Cantina, will be closed for refurbishment. While this work takes place, our other exceptional amenities, including three leisure pools, dining and merchandise locations, La Vida Health Club, Salon & Spa and recreation activities, including Movies Under the Stars and Campfires with Marshmallows, will remain available.
September – Mid-December 2018
General Construction/Rooms Refurbishment
During this time, amenities including dining locations (such as the newly reimagined Rix Sports Bar and Grill) and merchandise locations, pools, La Vida Health Club with the spa and salon, and recreation activities such as beach volleyball, Iguana Arcade, Movies Under the Stars and more, will remain available. Please note that noise will be heard while our Resort is undergoing refurbishments, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms prior to 9:00am daily.Additional information is available in this 2017 Disney Parks Blog post.
Ongoing until further notice
Disney’s Old Key West Resort
Room Refurbishments
Guests may see or hear work in progress and certain pathways may be unavailable. During this time, the Resort will be in full operation with all amenities available including dining and merchandise locations, pools, and recreation activities. It is possible that construction may be seen or heard, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 am.
Through Spring 2019
Disney’s Pop Century Resort
Disney Skyliner
We have embarked on creating a new transportation system, Disney Skyliner, which will give Guests a bird’s-eye view of Walt Disney World Resort while traveling via gondolas. During this time construction noise may be seen or heard throughout the resort, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9am.
Ongoing until further notice
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
Leisure Pool Refurbishment
One of the Alligator Bayou leisure pools will be closed for refurbishment, but the feature pool, Ol’ Man Island, and four other leisure pools will be available. During this time, it is possible that Guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00am. All dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation.
July 2018 through Fall 2018
Room Refurbishments
During this room refurbishment, it is possible that Guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00am. All dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation.
July 2018 through Early 2019

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Roadwork
Intermittent overnight lane closures, lane shifts, traffic congestion and noise impacts can be expected along Osceola Parkway / Victory Way.
Ongoing until further notice

Disneyland Refurbishments

Disneyland Park

  • Matterhorn Bobsleds – July 30 – November 15
  • it’s a small world – October 22 – November 8
  • Mark Twain Riverboat – November 12 – TBD

California Adventure

  • King Triton’s Carousel – March 5, 2018 – 2019 to become Jessie themed ride
  • World of Color – April 13 through Late 2018