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Walt Disney World Refurbishments 

updated on July 16,  2015

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Sunset Over the Monorail at the Contemporary Disney Travel Agent 

The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System will undergo refurbishment that will impact the Express monorail beam, which runs between the Ticket & Transportation Center and the Magic Kingdom. Express beam shutdowns will occur between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The Resort beam will continue to run during downtimes. Guests arriving at the Ticket & Transportation Center during downtimes will be directed to the ferry boats. The work started on Mar. 10, 2015 and will run through the Summer of 2015. 

Magic Kingdom

Cinderella's Castle at Night Reflection

  • Pirates of the Caribbean will close on May 11, 2015 for a lengthy renovation. Reopening is set for September 25, 2015.
  • Liberty Tree Tavern will have an extensive makeover and be closed July 6 through November 19, 2015.
  • Dream Along With Mickey forecourt show will be dark July 19 through August 22, 2015.
  • Liberty Square Riverboat will be closed from August 4 through August 10, 2015.
  • Walt Disney World Railroad will undergo a renovation starting on October 12 through November 20, 2015.
  • Disney's The Magic Behind the Steam Trains Tour will not be available as long as the renovation of the railroad is going on.


Spaceship Earth

  • Maelstrom is being re-imagined into a Frozen themed attraction. This work has a completion date of April 30, 2016.
  • Living With the Land in the Land Pavilion will be closed September 8 through September 17, 2015.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Sorcerer's Hat Icon Hollywood Studios

  • Voyage of the Little Mermaid will be closed September 7 through September 10, 2015.
  • Is Hollywood Studios getting a new name? It looks like that is true and we are waiting for an announcement from Disney as to what that name will be.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Unique View of the Tree of Life at Animal Kingdom

  • Construction has started on Avatar Land. It is expected to be completed in 2017. 

Downtown Disney

View of Downtown Disney From Saratoga Springs

  • Roadwork on Buena Vista Drive is seeing lots of work, Using the Disney Transportation provided is probably your best bet for a while.
  • Parking Lot Entrance 2 Lots A-G is closed preparing for the Town Center and Parking Garage.
  • Fulton's Crab House will be closed January 1, 2016 through April 1, 2016.
  • Planet Hollywood will be closed January 1, 2016 through June 1, 2016.

Water Parks

  • Typhoon Lagoon Water Park none
  • Blizzard Beach Water Park none

Walt Disney World Resorts

All Star Music - None

Mary Poppins Marque at Disney All Star Music Disney Vacation

Animal Kingdom Lodge Villas - Kidani Village - None

Animal Kingdom Lodge Lobby Disney Vacation

Art of Animation

Art of Animation Resort Disney World

The Beach Club

The Beach Club Resort Renovations Epcot

  • Guest Room Renovations and other resort renovations will be ongoing at this resort from October 13, 2014 through August 22, 2015.

The Boardwalk Inn -No renovations 

Caribbean Beach - None

Caribbean Beach Resort

Coronado Springs

Coronado Springs Resort Disney World Vacation


  • The Fitness Center, Salon and Casitas Leisure Pool will be closed July 5 through October 12, 2015. An alternate fitness center will be set up in the Casitas area and all other pools will be open.

The Contemporary

Disney Travel Agent Contemporary Resort

  • The feature pool will be closed September 8, 9 and 10.


Grand Floridian -None

The Grand Floridian Disney Travel Agent


  • Gasparilla Island Grill will be closed August 23 through September 4, 2015. Mizner’s will offer Grab and Go options and Beaches Pool Bar will offer breakfast during this time.

Polynesian Resort

Disney Polynesian Resort

  • General Construction - December 2013 through early 2016
    During this time guests will see different areas of construction and at times some paths and walkways may not be available.
  • Polynesian East Pool – Mid-April 2015 through early 2016
    Closed for enhancement. During this time, Guests will observe construction taking place and certain pathways and buildings may be unavailable. Noise may be overheard while this work is being completed; however construction will not begin until after 9:00 a.m. The recently renovated Feature Pool will be available (weather permitting).

Saratoga Springs - None

Saratoga Springs One Bedroom Villa 

Wilderness Lodge

Wilderness Lodge Walt Disney World 

  • General Resort Refurbishment will be ongoing from October 2, 2015 through 2017. Disney is building DVC cabins at this resort. The Hidden Springs leisure pool area (the leisure pool at The Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge), resort beach, playground, Recreation fire pit and nature trail will be unavailable. Noise may be overheard while this work is being completed, but construction will not begin until after 9 a.m. 

Walt Disney World Golf Course Closures – None

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