Disney World & Disneyland list of Closures and Refurbs for December and Beyond

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Nobody likes closures or refurbishments at the Disney Theme Parks but unfortunately, rides need some love and attention sometimes, not to mention with projects like Star Wars Land, the Tron Coaster and more Disney has to temporarily close down some of our favorite attractions.

I am going to list out a list of current Disney World and Disneyland Closures and Refurbs for December 2018 and beyond. As always these are subject to change at any time.

Walt Disney World

Magic Kingdom Park
Monorail
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 or 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.
Ongoing until further notice
Liberty Square Riverboat January 8, 2018 – TBD
Epcot
None
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
None
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
Rafiki’s Planet Watch
Starting October 21, 2018, Rafiki’s Planet Watch and Wildlife Express will be unavailable to Guests. In the meantime, our world-class animal care will still continue behind the scenes. Please check back for updates.
Oct. 21, 2018 – Until further notice

 

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
None
Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park
Closed for Refurbishment October 28, 2018 – January 5, 2019

 

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
Big Blue Pool
The Big Blue Pool is scheduled to be closed for refurbishment. During this time, other pool and recreation offerings will remain open-including Flippin’ Fins Pool, Cozy Cone Pool and the Schoolyard Sprayground. Noise may be heard while this work is being completed, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 AM.
Mid-September 2020 – Mid-December 2020
Disney Skyliner
We have embarked on creating a new transportation system, Disney Skyliner, which 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 9am.
Ongoing until further notice
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge & Villas
Jambo House – Rooms Refurbishment
During this room refurbishment, it is possible that Guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00am.
Mid-August 2018 – Fall 2019
Jambo House – Payment Policy Pilot
Beginning February 12, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House will participate in a pilot where transactions will be handled with convenient, cash-free options. All purchases and services at the resort will accept MagicBands, credit cards, debit cards, Disney Gift Cards, Disney Rewards Redemption Cards and contactless payments such as Apple Pay, Samsung Pay or Google Pay.
February 12, 2018 – TBD
Disney’s BoardWalk Inn & Villas
Friendship Boat Service to Epcot
As Disney Skyliner construction continues, temporary structures will be placed near future routes, which may affect certain areas around International Gateway at Epcot. During construction, FriendShip boat service to Epcot will be unavailable beginning Nov. 28 through late December. Guests may use the pedestrian walkway or bus service to and from Epcot.
November 28, 2018 – Late-December 2018
Disney Skyliner
We have embarked on creating a new transportation system, Disney Skyliner, which 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 9am.
Ongoing until further notice
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
Disney Skyliner
We have embarked on creating a new transportation system, Disney Skyliner, which will give Guests a bird’s-eye view of Walt Disney World Resort while traveling via gondolas. During this time, multiple construction projects will be seen and heard throughout the resort, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00am.
Ongoing until further notice
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Pepper Market
During this time, the quick-service restaurant, Pepper Market, will undergo minor refurbishment work, but will remain in operation. If Guests would like to experience one of the other dining locations, they can visit Maya Grill, Las Ventanas, Café Rix, Laguna Bar, Siestas Cantina and the newly reimagined space, Rix Sports Bar & Grill, featuring a variety of sandwiches, salads and refreshing beverages. All amenities will remain in operation, including the Dig Site pool area, La Vida Health Club, Salon & Spa and the Iguana Arcade.
Now through Summer 2019
The Dig Site (including Feature Pool)
The Dig Site, home to The Lost City of Cibola Pool, volleyball court, playground, Iguana Arcade and Siestas Cantina, will be closed for refurbishment. While this work takes place, our other exceptional amenities, including three leisure pools, dining and merchandise locations, La Vida Health Club, Salon & Spa and recreation activities, including Movies Under the Stars and Campfires with Marshmallows, will remain available.
September – Mid-December 2018
General Construction/Rooms Refurbishment
During this time, amenities including dining locations (such as the newly reimagined Rix Sports Bar and Grill) and merchandise locations, pools, La Vida Health Club with the spa and salon, and recreation activities such as beach volleyball, Iguana Arcade, Movies Under the Stars and more, will remain available. Please note that noise will be heard while our Resort is undergoing refurbishments, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms prior to 9:00am daily.Additional information is available in this 2017 Disney Parks Blog post.
Ongoing until further notice
Disney’s Pop Century Resort
Hippy Dippy Pool
The Hippy Dippy Pool is scheduled to be closed for refurbishment. During this time, Guests can use the Bowling Pool, Computer Pool and the kiddie pool. Also, Movies Under the Stars will be offered in an alternate location. Guests may notice construction noise while this refurbishment is underway, but the noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 AM.
January 2020 – Early Spring 2020
Disney Skyliner
We have embarked on creating a new transportation system, Disney Skyliner, which 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 9am.
Ongoing until further notice
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Artist Point
Starting November 11, Artist Point will be closed for refurbishment. Beginning December 16, 2018, Artist Point Restaurant will introduce a unique Character Dining experience every evening: an opportunity to meet Snow White, The Queen and other Characters in a setting that brings the beloved Disney film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to life!
November 11, 2018 – December 15, 2018
Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts
Disney’s Beach Club Villas
Friendship Boat Service to Epcot
As Disney Skyliner construction continues, temporary structures will be placed near future routes, which may affect certain areas around International Gateway at Epcot. During construction, FriendShip boat service to Epcot will be unavailable beginning Nov. 28 through late December. Guests may use the pedestrian walkway or bus service to and from Epcot.
November 28, 2018 – Late-December 2018

 

Disney Springs
None

 

Golf Courses
None
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Roadwork
Intermittent overnight lane closures, lane shifts, traffic congestion and noise impacts can be expected along Osceola Parkway / Victory Way.
Ongoing until further notice

Disney has also mentioned the Train in the Magic Kingdom will be down but that is for Tron Construction and not quite a refurbishment.

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Disneyland

Disneyland® Park
Matterhorn Bobsleds
Mark Twain Riverboat
Indiana Jones Adventure
July 30 – Nov. 15, 2018
Nov. 12 – 16, 2018
Nov. 27 – 29, 2018
Disney California Adventure® Park
World of Color Now – Late 2018
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa
Poolside Service at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
White Water Snacks
Sep. 24 – Nov. 21, 2018
Sep. 24 – Dec. 21, 2018
Disneyland Hotel
Tangaroa Terrace Sep. 9 – Dec. 23, 2018
D-Ticket pool, Monorail pool and Waterslides, and Mickey and Minnie spas
Between January 7, 2019 and March 2019, the D-Ticket pool, Monorail pool and Waterslides, and Mickey and Minnie spas will be unavailable for Guest use. Guests are invited to enjoy the E-Ticket pool. Guests looking to experience a waterslide will have access to the California Streamin’ slide at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel. Guests may see and hear construction work in various areas. To minimize any disruptions, work will be limited to the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.
Jan. 7, 2019 – Mar. 2019
Monorail pool and Waterslides
The Monorail pool and Waterslides will be unavailable for Guest use. During this timeframe, Guests are invited to enjoy the E-Ticket pool, the D-Ticket pool and the Mickey and Minnie spas. Please note that work in the pool area will still be ongoing near the D-Ticket pool and Mickey and Minnie spas. Guests looking to experience a waterslide will have access to the California Streamin’ slide at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel. Guests may see and hear construction work in various areas. To minimize any disruptions, work will be limited to the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.
Mar. 2019 – early May 2019

Information and dates subject to change without notice.


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