Disney World Closures and Refurbishments for July 2013 and beyond

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Disney World Closures and Refurbishment information is subject to change without notice and should be confirmed just prior to visiting. Updated information is available at the Disney World Website.


  • The Spa at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort closed through 7/24/13 for complete redo, becoming Senses Spa. Until that date, guests can use Senses – A Disney Spa at the Grand Floridian.
  • California Grill (Contemporary Resort) closed through 8/24/13 for refurbishment.
  • Fountain View (Epcot) closed until early September for conversion to a Starbucks location.
  • Palm Golf Course closed through 11/16/13 for a major redesign.


  • Pirates of the Caribbean (Magic Kingdom) closed 7/27/13-7/30/13 for refurbishment.
  • Enchanted Tiki Room (Magic Kingdom) closed 7/31/13-8/28/13 for refurbishment.
  • All-Star Sports’ End Zone Food Court (All Start Sports Resort) closed for refurbishment8/4/13-12/20/13. There will be no hot/made-to-order food available at the resort. There will be “grab and go” (cold, premade) food items available at the Game Point Arcade, which will not operate as an arcade from 7/29/13-12/20/13. For hot food and/or access to arcades, buses will be offered to All-Star Music and All-Star Movies.
  • Prince Charming Regal Carrousel (Magic Kingdom) closed 8/1/13-8/21/13 for refurbishment.
  • Liberty Belle Riverboat (Magic Kingdom) closed 8/5/13-8/9/13 for refurbishment.
  • Muppet Vision 3D (Hollywood Studios) closed 8/6/13-9/2/13 for refurbishment.
  • Osprey Ridge Golf Course closed 8/15/13 through June 2014 as part of transition to the Four Seasons resort.
  • Spaceship Earth (Epcot) closed 8/18/13-8/24/13 for refurbishment.
  • Jungle Cruise (Magic Kingdom) closed 8/19/13-9/30/13 for refurbishment.
  • Grandstand Pool (Saratoga Springs) closed 8/25/13-9/14/13 for refurbishment.
  • Honey I Shrunk the Kids Playground (Hollywood Studios) closed 9/3/13-11/19/13 for refurbishment.
  • Volcano Feature Pool (Polynesian) closed 9/9/13-9/20/13 for refurbishment.
  • Walt Disney World Railroad (Magic Kingdom) closed 9/30/13-10/20/13 for refurbishment.
  • Peter Pan (Magic Kingdom) closed 9/30/13-11/13/13 for refurbishment.
  • Typhoon Lagoon water park closed 10/27/13-1/4/14 for annual refurbishment.

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One thought on “Disney World Closures and Refurbishments for July 2013 and beyond

  1. I’m super bummed that the railroad and the Honey, I shrunk the kids playground is going to be closed when we are there 🙁 I really wanted my 1 y/o to ride the railroad and he would have LOVED the playground. Oh well, looks like we just need to plan another trip!

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