Ride and Attraction Refurbishments

Will it be open when you are there??

 While no one wants to miss out on their favorite ride or attraction while on vacation, things do close periodically for refurbishment and maintenance.

Here is the latest refurbishments list provided by Disney.

Please note: we make every effort to keep this updated, but things do change without notice! :(



Magic Kingdom® Park

The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form of transportation during their visit they should check to be sure of the best option available on their day of travel, as alternative transportation options will be available.

Now – December 2015

Pirates of the Caribbean®
Liberty Tree Tavern
The Diamond Horseshoe
Walt Disney World® Railroad
Disney’s The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour
Peter Pan’s Flight

Jun. 8 – Sep. 25, 2015
Jul. 6 – Nov. 19, 2015
Aug. 2 – Nov. 19, 2015
Oct. 12 – Nov. 20, 2015
Oct. 12 – Nov. 20, 2015
Nov. 2 – 7, 2015


Re-Imagination of Maelstrom
Living with the Land

Oct. 15, 2014 – Apr. 30, 2016
Sep. 8 – 17, 2015

Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

Primeval Whirl
Flights of Wonder

Aug. 17 – Nov. 12, 2015
Aug. 23 – Nov. 14, 2015
Oct. 5 – Nov. 5, 2015


Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

Annual Refurbishment

Jan. 3 – Mar. 12, 2016

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

Annual Refurbishment

Oct. 4, 2015 – Jan. 2, 2016


Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort

Grand Slam Pool

Oct. 26 – Dec. 18, 2015

Disney’s Boardwalk Inn

Exterior Repair and Painting

Aug. 17, 2015 – May 5, 2016

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Bridge Closure
The main bridge going from Aruba and Jamaica to Old Port Royale will be closed. Guests may take a shuttle, internal van, or boat from Aruba to Bike Works.

Aug. 3 – Nov. 26, 2015

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Fitness Center, Salon and Casitas Leisure Pool
Closed for maintenance. During this time, Guests can continue to visit the feature pool and the other two leisure pools at the resort. Additionally, a temporary fitness center will be set up for Guests in the Casitas area.

Jul. 5 – Oct. 30, 2015

Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort

Tide Me Over Food Court

Aug. 1 – Sep. 20, 2015

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

French Quarter Kiddie Pool

Sep. 8 – Dec. 23, 2015

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

General Construction
During this time, Guests will observe construction taking place and certain pathways and buildings may be unavailable.

Through Early 2016

East Pool
Closed for enhancement. Guests may see or hear work in progress.

Now – Early 2016

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge & Villas

General Resort Refurbishments
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 and Recreation fire pit will be unavailable.


Oct. 2, 2015 – 2017

Oct. 26, 2015 – 2017

Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel

Guest Room Renovations
Renovation work is scheduled to take place between 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily. No guests will be accommodated in the renovation area as to minimize impact on the guest experience.

Oct. 2015 – Mid-Dec. 2015
June 2016 – September 2016

Walt Disney World Swan Hotel

Guest Room Renovations
Renovation work is scheduled to take place between 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily. No guests will be accommodated in the renovation area as to minimize impact on the guest experience.

Now – September 2015


Downtown Disney® Area

Roadwork on Buena Vista Drive 
Due to heavy roadwork, expect delays on Buena Vista Drive. It is recommended that Guests use complimentary Walt Disney World Resort transportation from Parks and Resorts to Downtown Disney and plan to arrive early for reserved dining and entertainment experiences.

Through March 2016

Parking Lots – Entrance 2 – Lots A-G
Loss of parking lot Entrance 2 to Guest/Cast traffic and associated lots A-G in preparation for the construction of Town Center and the East Garage.

Dec. 1, 2014 – Aug. 1, 2016

Fulton’s Crab House

Jan. 1 – Apr. 1, 2016

Planet Hollywood

Jan. 1 – Jun. 1, 2016


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