Disney World Refurbishments and Closures

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Updated 11/11/2016



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. Replacement has not officially been announced yet.

Big Thunder Mountain — August 8 – November 18, 2016

Haunted Mansion – November 28 – December 1, 2016

Splash Mountain — December 7, 2016

Liberty Square Riverboat — January 3 -12, 2017

Walt Disney World Railroad — January 9 – February 16, 2017

Hall of Presidents — January 17 – June 29, 2017. Lengthy closure suggests more than just new President animatronic installation.



No closures currently.

Maelstrom conversion to Frozen –Now open!

Soarin’ — Now open!


Hollywood Studios

Pizza Planet — Being converted to PizzaRizzo Muppet themed restaurant. Will open Fall 2016.

Rockin’ Roller Coaster — October 27 – November 9, 2016


Animal Kingdom

Kali River Rapids — January 3 – January 29, 2017



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 — October 23 – December 24, 2016.

Typhoon LagoonDecember 25, 2016 to March 11, 2017



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 SportsGrand Slam pool October 10 – December 2, 2016.

Animal Kingdom Lodge/Kidani– No repairs scheduled. Kidani Village soft goods replacement October – January, 2017.

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 BeachNo repairs scheduled.

ContemporarySoft Goods Replacement Apr. 2 – Oct. 14, 2016 (Bay Lake Tower)

Coronado Springs Hard goods refurbishments beginning November 2016.

Fort Wilderness No repairs scheduled.

Grand FloridianNo repairs scheduled.

Old Key West — No repairs scheduled.

Polynesian Resort No repairs scheduled

Pop CenturyComputer pool October 31 – January 3, 2017

Port Orleans French Quarter — Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory July 11 – November 25, 2016

Port Orleans Riverside — No repairs scheduled.

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 unavailable through Jan. 3, 2016 – Through 2017.

Sturdy Branches Health Club — July – October 2016

Hidden Springs Pool — 26 October , 2015 to Spring 2017

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

Yacht ClubNo repairs scheduled. Convention Center expansion work.


Disney Springs and Other Disney Property Locations

Planet Hollywood reconstruction Jan. 6 – Fall 2016

Fulton’s Crab House — April 4 through Fall 2016