Disney World Refurbishments and Closures

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Updated 8/22/2017



Monorail: The Walt Disney World Resort Monorail System may be undergoing refurbishment at any time. If Guests plan to use this form of transportation during their visit they should check the resort front desk to see if it is running on modified service and/or routes, as alternative transportation options will be available. Major refurbishment schedules will be posted here.


Magic Kingdom

  • Main Street Electrical Parade last day is October 9, 2016. It will move to Disneyland for an unspecified run in early 2017. There will not be a replacement during this time.
  • Splash Mountain – August 28 thru November 16 2017
  • The Hall of Presidents – January 17 thru December 31,  2017
  • Cinderella’s Royal Table — February 28, 2018 thru March 2, 2018



  • Coral Reef Restaurant – August  27 -29,  2017


Hollywood Studios

  • Cover Story – January 9 to March 23, 2017
  • Ongoing expansion of Pixar Place and Star Wars Land.
  • The Great Movie Ride has closed August 13, 2017 for conversion to Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway ride.


Animal Kingdom

  • Currently no major closures.



Water parks

The water parks may close due to cold temperatures in the winter months so make sure to check the forecast when making your plans. Parks rotate their annual refurbishment in the Fall/Winter months.

Blizzard Beach — Annual maintenance closure October 30, 2017 thru  January 6, 2018

  • Runoff Rapids – January, 2017 thru  January 6 ,2018

Typhoon Lagoon — Annual maintenance closure January 7 thru March 17,  2018



Note: Disney performs extensive routine pool maintenance, painting, etc. throughout the resorts during the off seasons. Check with your resort’s front desk prior to arrival to find out the most up to date closures.


All Star Movies —  No repairs scheduled.

All Star Music — No repairs scheduled.

All Star SportsNo repairs scheduled.

Animal Kingdom Lodge/Kidani– No repairs scheduled.

Art of AnimationNo repairs scheduled.

Beach Club/Yacht Club — Yacht Club room refurbishments October 29 – June 23, 2017. Convention Center expansion through early 2018.

Boardwalk InnNo repairs scheduled.

Caribbean Beach — Barbados and Martinique resort buildings closed thru ~ 2019. Old Port Royale restaurant – Closed 1st May 1, 2017 thru June 30, 2018. Temporary food service will be in place during this time. Read this post for more details on renovation plans

ContemporaryNo repairs scheduled.

Coronado Springs Major renovations and additions are in progress for this resort, including a large resort tower. Read this post for more details.

Fort Wilderness No repairs scheduled.

Grand FloridianNo repairs scheduled.

Old Key West — No repairs scheduled.

Polynesian Resort No repairs scheduled

Pop CenturyRoom Refurbs  4th February 4, 2017 thru May 2018

Port Orleans French QuarterNo repairs scheduled.

Port Orleans Riverside — Alligator Bayou North Pool February 13 thru April 7, 2017

Saratoga SpringsNo repairs scheduled

Wilderness Lodge — Multiple long terms projects:

Due to multiple resort refurbishment projects, Guests will notice construction work in various areas. Noise may be overheard while this work is being completed, but construction will not begin until after 9 a.m. Certain pathways, including the nature trail, will be unavailable. The Hidden Springs leisure pool area (the leisure pool at The Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge), resort beach, playground, Marina and Recreation fire pit will be unavailable. Through 2017.

Cubs Den activity center may be unavailable through Jan. 3, 2016 – Through early-mid 2017.

Hidden Springs Pool — 26 October , 2015 to Spring 2017

Teton Boat and Bike Rental October 26, 2015 – Summer 2017

Yacht Club

  • Yacht Club room refurbishments October 29 – June 23, 2017.
  • Ale and Compass Lounge — May 25 thru September 30, 2017
  • Convention Center expansion work thru early 2018.


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