Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

by admin on May 5, 2018

WDW Refurbishments

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of May 3, 2018

Magic Kingdom® Park
Liberty Square Riverboat


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 – TBD


Ongoing until further notice

Epcot
Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe  Feb. 26, 2018 – TBD
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Toy Story Mania – Queue reconfiguration work.  FastPasses will not be available during this time.  Apr. 9 – May 7, 2018
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park
Festival of the Lion King May 9, 2018
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
None
Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort 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 – 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, 2018 – 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
FriendShip Boat Service to Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Refurbishment work is taking place on the bridge near the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels. As a result, there will be no FriendShip boat service to or from Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Service to and from Epcot and Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts will not be interrupted. Additional Disney bus transportation will be operating to and from both Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot during this time. The pedestrian walkway across the bridge will remain open.
May 7, 2018 – Mid-Summer 2018
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, 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 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
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 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
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. Through Summer 2018
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
Pool Refurbishments
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
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
The Turf Club Bar & Grill Late July – Early August
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels
FriendShip Boat Service to Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Refurbishment work is taking place on the bridge near the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels. As a result, there will be no FriendShip boat service to or from Disney’s Hollywood Studios during this time. Service to and from Epcot and Disney’s BoardWalk Resort will not be interrupted, with the exception of May 14 – May 25, 2018, during which time the FriendShip boat dock at these hotels will also be undergoing refurbishment work. Additional Disney bus transportation will be operating to and from both Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot during this time. The pedestrian walkway across the bridge will remain open.
May 7, 2018 – Mid-Summer 2018
FriendShip Boat Service
Refurbishment work is taking place on the FriendShip boat dock. As a result, FriendShip Boat Service to and from the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels will be unavailable during this time. Additional Disney bus transportation will be operating to and from both Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot during this time.
May 14 – 25, 2018
Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort, Disney’s Beach Club Villas
FriendShip Boat Service to Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Refurbishment work is taking place on the bridge near the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels. As a result, there will be no FriendShip boat service to or from Disney’s Hollywood Studios during this time. Service to and from Epcot and Disney’s BoardWalk Resort will not be interrupted, with the exception of May 14 – May 25, 2018, during which time the FriendShip boat dock at these hotels will also be undergoing refurbishment work. Additional Disney bus transportation will be operating to and from both Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot during this time. The pedestrian walkway across the bridge will remain open.
May 7, 2018 – Mid-Summer 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 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 Summer 2018
Disney Springs
Portobello Country Italian Trattoria – reopening as Terralina Crafted Italian Apr. 23, 2017 – 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 May 3, 2018

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