Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

by admin on February 1, 2018

WDW Refurbishments

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of January 30, 2018

Magic Kingdom® Park
Splash Mountain
Liberty Square Riverboat
Pirates of the Caribbean
Cinderella’s Royal Table


Monorail
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.

Jan. 8 – Feb. 1, 2018
Jan. 8 – TBD
Feb. 26 – Mar. 18, 2018
Feb. 28 – Mar. 2, 2018


Ongoing until further notice

Epcot
The American Adventure
The Circle of Life – closing permanently
 Early January – Early February 2018
Feb. 4, 2018
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
None
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park
Kali River Rapids
Finding Nemo – The Musical
Jan. 2 – Feb. 10, 2018
Feb. 4, 2018 – TBD
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
Annual Refurbishment Jan. 7, 2018 – Mar. 18, 2018
Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort Resort
Duck Pond Leisure Pool – 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. In addition, the feature pool, Fantasia Pool, will be available. All dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation. Jan. 2 – Spring 2018
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. Late February – Winter 2018
Disney’s All-Star Music Resort Resort
Calypso Pool – 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. In addition, Piano Pool will be available. Late Februrary – Early March 2018
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
Flippin’ Fins Pool – 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. In addition, The Big Blue Pool and Cozy Cone Pool will be available. Late January – Early February 2018
Cozy Cone Pool – Cozy Cone Pool will be unavailable due to routine maintenance. 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. In addition, The Big Blue Pool and Flippin’ Fins Pool will be available. Late February – Mid-February 2018
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 – Payment Policy Pilot – Beginning February 12, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House will participate in a pilot where transactions will be handled with convenient, cash-free options. All purchases and services at the resort will accept MagicBands, credit cards, debit cards, Disney Gift Cards, Disney Rewards Redemption Cards and contactless payments such as Apple Pay, Samsung Pay or Google Pay. Feb. 12 – TBD
Children’s Activity Centers – Closing Permanently
July 31, 2018 will be the last day of operation for the Children’s Activity Centers. Kid’s Nite Out will remain available for Guests looking for a child or babysitter service.
Aug. 1, 2018
Disney’s BoardWalk Inn & Villas
In an effort to make future visits more magical, Disney’s BoardWalk Inn & Villas is currently undergoing some refurbishment projects across the Resort. During this time, the Resort will be in full operation with all amenities available, including dining, merchandise and recreation locations. It is possible that construction may be seen or heard, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00am. Ongoing until further notice
Children’s Activity Centers – Closing Permanently
July 31, 2018 will be the last day of operation for the Children’s Activity Centers. Kid’s Nite Out will remain available for Guests looking for a child or babysitter service.
August 1, 2018
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
Old Port Royale Food Court, Shutters at Old Port Royale, Cabana Pool Bar and Calypso Trading Post
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. 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. Additional a la carte offerings will be available at mobile food vending locations. Our in-room dining will remain available including pizza, sandwiches and pasta. The feature pool-Fuentes del Morro Pool – and leisure pools will all remain available. Recreation activities and entertainment will also be available. In addition to the amenities unavailable at Old Port Royale, buildings within Martinique and Barbados islands are unavailable to Guests. 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.
Through Fall 2018
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
Construction – It is possible construction may be seen or heard, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00am Ongoing until further notice
Spyglass Grill – Spyglass Grill, located in Trinidad South, will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu offers a variety of items, including hot breakfast entrées, sandwiches, salads, tacos and refreshing beverages. Opening Spring 2018
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Hard Goods Refurbishment
During this time, amenities including dining 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 9:00 am daily.
Through Summer 2019
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Grand Floridian Beach Pool & Pool Bar – 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. The water play area and mug refill station will still be available at this location. In addition, all other dining locations and the Courtyard Pool will be available during this time. Jan. 2 – Spring 2018
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
Meadow Swimmin’ Pool – 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. In addition, Wilderness Swimmin’ Pool will be available. Late January through Early February
Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort
Big Dipper Pool and the Little Dipper Kiddie Pool – The Big Dipper Pool and The Little Dipper Kiddie Pool will be unavailable due to routine maintenance. During this time, The Beach House Pool will be available. 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. January 2018 – February 2018
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
Turtle Pond Pool – Turtle Pond Pool, Turtle Shack Snack Bar and Flying Fish Gameroom will be unavailable due to refurbishment. During this time, it is possible that Guests may see construction. In addition, Sandcastle Pool, featuring a waterslide, kiddie pool and a variety of dining and recreation locations, will be available. April – Early July 2018
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort & Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
Lava Pool – The Lava Pool and waterslide will be unavailable due to routine maintenance. 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. In addition, Oasis Pool will be available. Feb. 2018
Children’s Activity Centers – Closing Permanently
July 31, 2018 will be the last day of operation for the Children’s Activity Centers. Kid’s Nite Out will remain available for Guests looking for a child or babysitter service.
August 1, 2018
Disney’s Pop Century Resort
Room Refurbishments
During this time, Guests may see or hear work in progress and certain pathways may be unavailable. To minimize disruptions, we will attempt to limit all work until after 9:00 a.m. daily.
Through Summer 2018
Bowling Pool – Bowling Pool will be closed for 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. In addition, Hippy Dippy Pool will be available. All dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation. Late February – May 2018
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 – French Quarter
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 amenities including dining, merchandise and recreation locations will be available. Early January through Late Spring 2018
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
Paddock Pool – 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. In addition, High Rock Spring Pool and the leisure pools located at The Grandstand, Congress Park and the Treehouse Villas will be available. Late January – Mid-February 2018
Disney’s Vero Beach Resort
Beach Access
To mitigate the effects of Hurricane Irma on the shoreline, beach access will be unavailable as work is performed to preserve this natural amenity for future Guest visits. During this time, Vero Beach Feature Pool and Pirate’s Plunge Pool Slide will be available. In addition, other local beaches will be available from 9:00am to 6:00pm with transportation provided.
January 15 to Late January 2018
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Copper Creek Springs Pool – Copper Creek Springs Pool will be unavailable due to routine maintenance. 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. In addition, Boulder Ridge Cove Pool will be available. Mid-February to Late February 2018
Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort, Disney’s Beach Club Villas
Children’s Activity Centers – Closing Permanently
July 31, 2018 will be the last day of operation for the Children’s Activity Centers. Kid’s Nite Out will remain available for Guests looking for a child or babysitter service.
August 1, 2018
Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Convention Center
Expansion Work
During this time, Guests may see or hear work in progress and certain pathways may be unavailable. To minimize any disruptions, work-related noise should not be audible from Guest rooms until after 9:00 a.m.
Through Winter 2018
Disney Springs
Portobello Country Italian Trattoria – reopening as Terralina Crafted Italian Apr. 23 – TBD
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
Golf Courses/Miniature Golf
None

Information and dates subject to change without notice.
Last Updated January 30, 2018

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