Disney World Refurb & Closures for May 2021

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Disney World Refurb & Closures for May 2021

If you are visiting Walt Disney World in May, there may be some construction happening during your stay. Here are the refurbishments and closures for the month of May.

Related – Permit Filed for More Work on Hall of Presidents

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Magic Kingdom

Hall of Presidents

The Hall of Presidents has been closed for quite a while now. The attraction is adding an animatronic of President Joe Biden. There is currently no set reopening date.

Walt Disney World Railroad

Can you believe the Walt Disney World Railroad has been closed for over 2 years? It’s all due to the ongoing construction on TRON: Lightcycle Run which is blocking the railroad’s path through Tomorrowland. There is still no reopening date in sight for the railroad.

Main Street Confectionery

The Main Street Confectionery closed last month and its refurbishment will last into the summer months. It looks like the shop could reopen on July 4, but that date is subject to change.

Disney World Refurb & Closures for May 2021


Pin Traders

Over in Epcot, Pin Traders, a shop under Spaceship Earth, closed April 20 for a minor refurb. The store is scheduled to reopen on May 7, 2021.

Related – Mickey and Friends Character Cavalcade in Epcot ending in May

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Walt Disney World Resorts

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is in the middle of a major transformation. Guest rooms have been reimagined with a beautiful Moana theme. Changes will also be coming to the main entrance, lobby, and monorail station. The new Moana rooms are available to book for dates starting July 19, 2021. The rest of the refurb should be done by then as well.

Disney World Refurb & Closures for May 2021

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Disney’s Contemporary Resort is also undergoing a refurbishment. The main tower guest rooms are being worked on but the rest of the resort is unaffected. This refurb should only last through September.

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

Over at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort the waterslide and splash zone at Meadow Swimmin‘ Pool are closed for refurbishment. Both should be finished by the end of May.

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