Disney World Refurbishment Schedule January 2012

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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.


  • The Seas with Nemo & Friends (Epcot) Dive Quest is being cancelled for an indefinite period; if you have Dive Quest booked, check with Disney to confirm.
  • Oak Trail Golf Course closed through 12/16/11 for refurbishment.
  • Typhoon Lagoon closed through 3/17/12 for annual refurbishment.
  • Innoventions: House of Innoventions exhibit closed through May 2012 for refurbishment.
  • Grand Floridian Spa (Grand Floridian Resort) closed through mid-2013 due to construction at the resort. The Grand Floridian Fitness Center will remain open and guests may use The Spa at Saratoga Springs Resort.


  • Osprey Ridge Golf Course closed 12/25/11 for refurbishment.
  • Lake Buena Vista Golf Course closed 12/25/11 for refurbishment.
  • Beach Sand Renourishment (Polynesian Resort) 1/4/12-1/16/12; only portions of the beach will be closed at any one time.
  • Plaza Ice Cream Parlor (Magic Kingdom) closed 1/4/12-3/27/12 for refurbishment.
  • Tutto Italia Restaurant (Epcot) closed 1/7/12-4/30/12 for refurbishment.
  • Pool Slide at Samawati Springs Pool (Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village) closed 1/9/12-2/3/12 for refurbishment. The pool will remain open; guests can use the slide at Jambo House.
  • Fantasmic! (Hollywood Studios) closed 1/9/12-2/12/12.
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant (Magic Kingdom) closed 1/9/12-2/17/12 for refurbishment and move to Storybook Circus.
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (Magic Kingdom) closed 1/9/12-5/27/12 for MAJOR refurbishment.
  • Kali River Rapids (Animal Kingdom) closed 1/23/12-2/9/12 for refurbishment.
  • Liberty Square Riverboat (Magic Kingdom) closed 1/28/12-2/3/12 for refurbishment.
  • Studio Backlot Tour (Hollywood Studios) closed 2/13/12-3/10/12 for refurbishment.

Source Mousesavers Newsletter

  • Disney World Refurbishment Schedule December 2011 (chipandco.com)
  • Disney World Refurbishment Schedule November 2011 (chipandco.com)

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