Walt Disney World
Refurbishments/Closings

What attractions will be closed during your visit to Walt Disney World?
Check our refurbishment/closings listing below.

Welcome to our revamped Refurbishments/Closings page!

This list shows which attractions and other Walt Disney World resort areas are closed for refurbishment (or for some other reason).

The list is organized by theme park and resorts, in order of the start date of the refurbishment projects. You can also customize the page to see those closings that most interest you:


  • Search on the TYPE of refurbishment or closing -- short-term vs permanent closure, for example.

  • Use the Starting Date and Ending Date fields for tailor-made results showing what's closed during your vacation.

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RESORT WIDE

Walt Disney World Monorail

The monorail is undergoing ongoing refurbishment. As a result, normal service and/or routes may be modified. Alternative transportation options will be available during this time.
  Now - TBA

DISNEY'S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Work is under way on the 14-acre Star Wars-themed land at Disney's Hollywood Studios that was announced during the 2015 D23 EXPO.
  Aug. 15, 2015 - Late Fall 2019

EPCOT

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth

A new show will debut immediately following the conclusion of "IllumiNations," to continue the tradition of nightly entertainment on World Showcase Lagoon.
  Late Summer 2019 - PERMANENTLY CLOSING
Ratatouille
France Pavilion
  Now - Opening 2021 ??

MAGIC KINGDOM

Liberty Square Riverboat
Liberty Square
  1/8/2018 - TBA
Ferrytale Fireworks: A Sparkling Dessert Cruise

  7/1/2018 - 10/20/2018
Walt Disney World Railroad
Main Street USA
The Walt Disney World Railroad will cease running and will sit "in residence" at its Main Street Station while work progresses on the new Tron coaster coming to Tomorrowland in 2021. This will give guests the chance to have an up-close look at the railroad and take advantage of some unique photo opportunities.
  December 2018 - TBA
Tomorrowland Speedway
Tomorrowland
The Tomorrowland Speedway will close for part of 2019, to allow for the adjustment of its track. Contrary to rumors, the attraction is not permanently closing -- it will reopen otherwise unchanged in the summer of 2019.
  TBA - Summer 2019

DISNEY SPRINGS

NBA Experience

The NBA Experience at Walt Disney World Resort will be a one-of-a-kind basketball-themed experience featuring hands-on activities that put guests of all ages right in the middle of NBA game action. There will be immersive NBA video productions and numerous interactive experiences and an exciting retail store that will offer something for all NBA fans worldwide. The NBA Experience opens in summer 2019.
  Oct. 2017 - 2019
World of Disney
The Marketplace
World of Disney will be "reimagined" in 2018. Work will be completed in phases so guests can continue shopping during construction. Shops in Town Center at Disney Springs, such as Ever After Jewelry Co. or The Disney Corner (opening in mid-February), will carry select merchandise during renovations.
  Mid-Feb. 2018 - TBA

RESORTS

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 should be limited to between 9 a.m and 9 p.m.
  8/4/16 - Late 2018
Coronado Springs
Hard Goods Refurbishment

  Nov. 2016 - Summer 2019
Caribbean Beach
Barbados and Martinique

These sections of the resort have been demolished to make way for construction of the new Disney Riviera Resort.
  Feb. 1, 2017 - 2019
Old Key West
Old Key West Refresh

In an ongoing effort to improve the quality of facilities and offerings, Disney's Old Key West Resort will be undergoing a wholesale refurb. Work most likely to cause a noise impact will be limited to the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This refurbishment is expected to be completed in 2019.
  Spring 2017 - 2019
Art of Animation
Disney Skyliner Construction

A new transportation system, Disney Skyliner, 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 9 a.m.
  7/21/2017 - TBD
Caribbean Beach
Disney Skyliner Construction

A new transportation system, Disney Skyliner, 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 9 a.m.
  7/21/2017 - TBD
Pop Century
Disney Skyliner Construction

A new transportation system, Disney Skyliner, 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 9 a.m.
  7/21/2017 - TBD
Old Key West
Room Refurbishment

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 a.m.
  8/1/2017 - Spring 2019
All Star Movies
Room Refurbishment

  Now Through - Early 2019
Port Orleans 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.
  April 2018 - Fall 2018
Port Orleans Riverside
Room Refurbishments

  April 2018 - Early 2019
Coronado Springs
Pepper Market

Pepper Market at Coronado Springs Resort will undergo minor refurbishment but will remain in operation during this time.
  June 2018 - Summer 2019
Pop Century
Room Refurbishment

During this time, even though most work will not start until after 9 a.m. daily, you may see or hear work in progress and certain pathways may be unavailable.
  June - Summer 2018
Swan
Lobby, Public Spaces, Coffee Bar

The $3 million Swan Resort project will take place in phases, in order to remain open to guests throughout the renovation.
  Summer - December 2018
Animal Kingdom Lodge - Jambo House
Room Refurbishment

  Mid-Aug. 2018 - Fall 2019
Beach Club
Stormalong Bay Enhancement

A very small portion of Stormalong Bay Pool will be closed to make way for new cabanas. The remainder of the area will remain in full operation.
  Mid. Aug. - Fall 2018
Polynesian
Tambu Lounge

  8/21/2018 - Early November 2018
Coronado Springs
Dig Site Refurbishment

The Dig Site, home to The Lost City of Cibola Pool, volleyball court, playground, Iguana Arcade and Siestas Cantina, will be refurbished. While this work takes place, the resort's three leisure pools, dining and merchandise locations, La Vida Health Club, Salon and Spa and recreation activities, including Movies Under the Stars and Campfires with Marshmallows, will remain available.
  Early Sept. - Mid-Dec. 2018
Swan
New Swan Tower

The Walt Disney World Swan Hotel's tennis courts will be the site of a new 349-room, 14-story hotel tower.
  Fall 2018 - 2020
Animal Kingdom Lodge - Jambo House
Uzima Springs Pool and Pool Bar Refurbishment

During this time Samawati Springs Pool and Maji Pool Bar at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village will be available. Brief rides via shuttle transportation will be provided to and from the pool during this time.
  Sept. 4 - Dec. 4, 2018