Walt Disney World Refurbishments and Closures

Imagine planning your dream trip to Walt Disney World or Universal Orlando and walking up to find a construction wall with a notice that your favorite attraction is undergoing refurbishment or even worse...has closed! We've compiled a list of rehab schedules that you can expect in the coming weeks and months. In addition, we've also put together a list of the permanent closures of attractions, stores and restaurants.

Remember that not all closures are scheduled, as things happen from time to time and it's not worth stressing over!


EPCOT

Temporary Closures

  • Coral Reef Restaurant - Refurb August 27-30th, 2017

Permanently Closed

  • Ellen's Energy Adventure - Closed August 13th, 2017
  • Captain EO - Closed 12/6/15
  • Habit Heroes - Closed 1/18/16
  • Sum of all Thrills and StormStruck - Closed 9/15/16
  • Sbandieratori Di Sansepolcro Flag Wavers - Stopped Performing 10/13/2016
  • Off Kilter - Last Performance was September 27, 2014
  • British Invasion - Last Performance was April 30th, 2011

Magic Kingdom

Temporary Closures

  • Hall of Presidents - Refurb from January 17th, 2017 to Fall 2017
  • Splash Mountain - Refurb from August 28th to November 16th, 2017
  • Liberty Square Riverboat - Refurb from August 1-10th, 2017
  • Stitch's Great Escape - Now a Seasonal Attraction

Disney's Animal Kingdom

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Temporary Closures

  • One Man's Dream is being re-imagined into Walt Disney Presents (Aug to mid-September 2017)

Permanently Closed

  • The Great Movie Ride - closed August 13th, 2017
  • Phineas & Ferb Meet and Greet- closed 1/5/2016
  • Lightning McQueen & Mater Meet and Greet- closed 1/5/2016
  • Joffrey's coffee kiosk closed 1/4/2016
  • Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show closed 04/03/16
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure closed 04/03/16
  • Meet and Greet: Mike and Sulley at Street of America closed 04/03/16
  • Prop Shop- closed 04/03/16
  • Studio Catering Co. closed 04/03/16
  • Watto's Grotto closed 04/03/16
  • High Octane Refreshments closed 04/03/16
  • New York News closed 04/03/16
  • Youse Guys Moychindise closed 04/03/16

Disney Springs

Temporary Closures

  • La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil - Closing 12/31/2017

Permanently Closed

  • Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe - Closed August 2nd, 2017
  • DisneyQuest - Closed 7/3/2017 to become NBA Experience
  • Portobella Country Italian Trattoria - Closed 4/23/2017
  • SoundLion - Closed 5/1/2017

Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

There are currently no rehabs scheduled

Blizzard Beach Water Park

Closed October 30th, 2017 to January 7th, 2018


Walt Disney World Resorts

Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas

There are currently no rehabs scheduled

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

There are currently no rehabs scheduled

All Star Movies

There are currently no rehabs scheduled

All Star Music Resort

There are currently no rehabs scheduled

All Star Sports 

There are currently no rehabs scheduled

Art of Animation Resort

Ongoing until further notice refurbishment. There will not be noise from dusk until 9:00 AM

Bay Lake Tower- Disney's Contemporary Resort

There are currently no rehabs scheduled

Disney's Beach Club Resort 

Expansion work on the Convention Center 8/4/2016 - 2/1/2018. Guests may see work or hear the work in progress and certain pathways may be unavailable. Work will be conducted 9 AM to 9 PM. Beach Club bus stop has been moved to the Beach Club Villas parking lot. There will be a courtesy shuttle to get guests to the bus stop.

Disney's BoardWalk Resort

There are currently no rehabs scheduled

Disney's BoardWalk Villas

Exterior Maintenance and Paining through 4/2017

Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

The resort will be undergoing many refurbishment projects starting mid May 2017 for 2 years. Several villages within the resort will not be available. Old Port Royale Food Court, Shutters at Old Port Royale, Cabana Pool Bar and Calypso Trading Post will be closed starting 5/2017- through 2018. There will be a variety of dining options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Centertown will serve breakfast and dinner and 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.

Disney's Contemporary Resort

There are currently no rehabs scheduled

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort

The resort will be undergoing many refurbishment projects starting 1/2017 for two years. Hard Good refurbishment through 2017.

Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

There are currently no rehabs scheduled

Disney's Grand Floridian

There are currently no rehabs scheduled

Disney's Old Key West

There are currently no rehabs scheduled

Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

There are currently no rehabs scheduled

Disney's Pop Century Resort

Room Refurbishments 2/4/2017- 5/7/2018

Disney Port Orleans French Quarter

There are currently no rehabs scheduled

Disney's Saratoga Springs

There are currently no rehabs scheduled

Disney's Wilderness Lodge 

Cub's Den (Children's Activity Center) closed through 2017.  The Hidden Springs quiet pool, resort beach, playground, and the fire pit will be closed 10/26/2015. Work will continue through 2017. Certain pathways, including the nature trail will not be available. Trout Pass Pool Bar will become Salon by the Springs. Guestswill be able to use Geyser Point Pool Bar & Grill.  They will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Territory Lounge will have a continental style breakfast.

Disney's Yacht Club Resort 

Room refurbishments beginning 1/1/2017- guest may see or hear work in progess. Work will attempt to limited work to 9:00 AM to 5 PM. Expansion work on the Convention Center 8/4/2016 - 2/1/2018. Guests may see work or hear the work in progress and certain pathways may be unavailable. Work will be conducted 9 AM to 9 PM. Captain's Grille closed mid May - Fall 2017. They will be relocating to Ariel's.


Annual Seasonal Closures

  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park: Closes January through March for seasonal refurbishment

  • Disney’s Blizzard Beach: Closes October through January for seasonal refurbishment

  • Jungle Cruise: Closes late Oct./early Nov. for holiday overlay installation; early January for holiday overlay removal

  • Splash Mountain: Usually closes early January for seasonal refurbishment


Term Descriptions:

  • SEASONAL:  The location only opens during peak periods of attendance.  Check Guest Relations and Park Guide maps for specific operating times.
  • REHAB:  The attraction is closed for routine maintenance.
  • REFURBISHMENT:  The attraction is closed for an extended period for extensive repairs/remodelling.