Disney World Closures & Refurbishments for June 2013 and beyond

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

Magic Kingdom Park

  • Now – June 18, 2013: Main Street Bakery will be closed for refurbishment as it converted to a Starbucks location.
  • June 22-23, 2013: Big Thunder Mountain will be down for maintenance.
  • July 27–30, 2013: Pirates of the Caribbean will be closed for an animation refurbishment.
  • Aug. 1-21, 2013: Prince Charming Regal Carrousel will be closed.
  • Aug. 5-9, 2013: Liberty Belle Riverboat will be closed.
  • Aug. 19 – Sept. 30, 2013: Jungle Cruise will be closed.


  • Now – June 2013: Conversion of former France pavilion bakery to ice cream shop.
  • Now – Fall 2013: Construction of new restrooms between The American Adventure and the Japan pavilion.
  • Now – Fall 2013: Fountainview Ice Cream Shop closed for refurbishment as it is converted to a Starbucks location.
  • Now – Mid-December 2013: Construction walls will be up around existing waterfront facility in Morocco Pavilion. A temporary stage will be set-up.
  • Now – To Be Determined: Pin Central Card is closed.
  • Aug. 18-24, 2013: Spaceship Earth will be closed.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Now – June 12, 2013: The American Idol Experience will be closed for private filming.
  • Aug. 6 – Sept. 2, 2013: Muppet*Vision 3D will be closed for refurbishment.

Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort

  • Now – Sept. 20, 2013: Feature icons refurbishment will occur.

Disney’s All-Star Music Resort

  • Now – Sept. 2013: Feature icons refurbishment will occur.
  • Now – June 27, 2013: Broadway buildings 7&8 will undergo billboard replacement.
  • June 13 – Aug. 7, 2013: Melody Hall Guest check-in parking lot rejuvenation.

Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort

  • Now – Sept 20. 2013: Feature icons refurbishment will occur.
  • July 7 – Dec. 26, 2013: All-Star Sports food court will be closed. Arcade will serve grab-and-go food. Busses will be available to bring Guests to All-Star Music for hot food.

Disney’s BoardWalk Resort

  • Now – July 19, 2013: Guest parking lot will undergo rejuvenation.

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

  • Now – June 28, 2013: Jamaica Village building painting and repairs will occur.

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

  • Now – June 24, 2013: 2nd Floor Lobby wall covering will be replaced.
  • Now – June 28, 2013: 14th floor suites will undergo refurbishment. This includes a hard and soft goods refurbishment and a renovation to the concierge lounge.
  • Now – July 5, 2013: Contemporary Tower and South Garden Wing – Guest room soft goods replacement.
  • Now – Late Summer 2013: California Grill will be closed for refurbishment.
  • Now – Dec. 8, 2013: Guest elevators will undergo enhancement.

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

  • Now – July 1, 2013: Casitas and Ranchos bridge will be under construction. A separate pathway will be available for Guests.

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

  • Now – Mid June: Grand Floridian Beach area is closed due to construction.
  • Aug. 5-7, 2013: Convention Center parking lot will undergo refurbishment.

Disney’s Polynesian Resort

  • Now – Oct. 4, 2013: Guest room will undergo soft goods replacement.

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

  • Now – Oct. 2, 2013: Feature icons refurbishment will occur.
  • June 17-28, 2013: 70’s and 80’s Guest Parking Are will undergo refurbishment.

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

  • Now – July 12, 2013: Atrium and Lobby will undergo rehab design and implementation.
  • Now – Aug. 30, 2013: Lodge buildings window frame and shutters painting will occur.

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

  • Now – June 27, 2013: Commercial Building Waterwheel wood repair and refinishing.
  • Now – Aug. 30, 2013: Bridges and bus stop stonework will undergo vine removal and theme painting.

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

  • Now – Summer 2013: The Spa at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort will be closed for refurbishment. Guests may be referred to Senses – A Disney Spa at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort for spa services.

Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts

  • July 11 – Aug. 6, 2013: Beach Club Villas sidewalk will undergo repairwork.

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

  • Now – June 28, 2013: Presidential and Vice-Presidential Suite will undergo soft goods replacements.
  • Now – Aug. 5, 2013: Main building exterior repairs will occur.
Disney World Closures & Refurbishments for June 2013 and beyond

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