- Main Street Bakery will close from January 12 through May 17, 2013 for conversion to a new Starbucks location. During the closure, Tomorrowland Terrace will be opening for breakfast serving waffles, yogurt parfaits, egg, cheese and ham croissants, oatmeal, danish pastries, coffees and beignets. Cinnamon rolls are available at Gaston’s Tavern, and continental breakfast offerings can be found at Auntie Gravity’s Galatic Goodies, Cheshire Cafe, Sleepy Hollow, Sunshine Tree Terrace and Westward Ho.
- Splash Mountain will be closed from January 2 through March 19, 2013 for refurbishment.
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh will be closed from January 22 through January 24, 2013 for refurbishment.
- The Great Goofini will be closed from January 29 through January 30, 2013 for refurbishment.
- American Heritage Gallery in Epcot’s American Adventure Pavilion will be closed from January 22 through March 1, 2013 to introduce a new cultural exhibit that tells a story of determination and inspiration through more than 40 pieces of art, artifacts, books, sculptures and documents. The Kinsey Collection will showcase personal treasures of African-American art and history that were collected from 90 countries and date back to as early as the 17th century.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Beauty & the Beast – Live on Stage will be closed from January 7 through January 15, 2013 refurbishment.
- Disney Junior – Live on Stage! will be closed from January 14 through February 14, 2013 for an update to feature new characters and stories from the Disney Junior line-up on TV. New hits “Doc McStuffins” and “Sofia the First” will join “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” and “Jake and the Never Land Pirates.”
- Kali River Rapids will be closed from January 6 through February 14, 2013 for refurbishment.
- World Drive, between Seven Seas Drive and the entry to Disney’s Contemporary Resort, will be closed for paving work nightly from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. from January 28 through January 31, 2013. During the project, traffic needing to reach Disney’s Contemporary Resort can do so from the north only. All traffic traveling around the Magic Kingdom Park during this time will be detoured on Seven Seas Drive and Floridian Way. Drivers are encouraged to use added caution when traveling through this area, and follow the direction of the flagmen and detour signs in place.
- Boardwalk Inn & Villas:
- Boardwalk Bakery will undergo expansion from January 6 through April 26, 2013. BoardWalk Bakery will be closed during this work, but will reopen with a new entrance, queue area, and refillable mug station. During the closure, a temporary tent located between the BoardWalk To Go kiosk and BoardWalk Joe’s Margarita Bar will offer a limited selection of pastries, sandwiches, snacks, and beverages daily from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Refillable mugs can be filled at the Boardwalk Pizza Window until midnight. Guests can also purchase and refill their mugs at Belle Vue Lounge and Seashore Sweets.
- Luna Park Pool will be closed for refurbishment from January 28 through March 1, 2013. Guests may use the other leisure pools located next to Community Hall or on the Inn side. Shuttles will be also be available to transport guests to the Stormalong Bay at the Yacht and Beach Club. Check with the Front Desk for times and current details. Leaping Horse Pool Bar will also be closed during this refurbishment.
- Contemporary Resort:
- Salon, the spa located inside Disney’s Contemporary Resort, is closed. As an alternative, Guests may book appointments at Ship Shape Massage, Salon and Fitness at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts by calling 407-934-3260. The spa at the Contemporary should reopen later this year after a rehab.
- Coronado Springs Resort:
- Dig Site Feature Pool Slide will close for refurbishment from January 22 through February 1, 2013. The pool will remain open, with the exception of 1/24.
- Grand Floridian Resort:
- Ivy Trellis Beauty and Barber Shop will be closed for refurbishment through February 8, 2013. American Beauty Salon and Captain’s Chair at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, or Casa de Belleza Salon at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort available. Guests may call 407-824-3410 to book an appointment.
- The Main Courtyard Pool Bar will be closed through March, 2013 for refurbishment.
- The Main Courtyard Pool will be closed through April 11, 2013 for reconstruction to include a zero-entry configuration. The Beach Pool and Pool Bar & Grill will remain open for guests.
- Polynesian Resort:
- The Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show will be closed for refurbishment from January 29 through February 1, 2013.
- Saratoga Springs Resort:
- High Rock Spring Pool Slide will be closed from January 15 through February 8, 2013. The pool will remain open.
- The Spa at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort will be closed from January 16 through Summer, 2013. Guests may be referred to Senses – A Disney Spa at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort for spa services.
- Wilderness Lodge:
- Silver Springs Pool Slide will be closed from January 7 through February 15, 2013. Silver Springs Pool will remain open.
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