Disney World Refurbishment Schedule for May 2016

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The following is a list of attractions, resorts and restaurants in Walt Disney World that will be undergoing refurbishment or rehab during the month of May 2016:

Magic Kingdom

  • Monorail – modified service and/or routes. Read more here.
  • Restrooms next to City Hall – Until late June, 2016

Hollywood Studios

  • Pizza Planet – closed until late 2016


  • Soarin’ – Reopens June 17, 2016
  • Stave Church Building (Norway Pavilion) – reopens May 27, 2016
  • House of the Whispering Willows (Tomb Warrior Exhibit) – May 2 until June 16, 2016

Blizzard Beach

  • Summit Plummet and Slush Gusher water slides – Reopened May 3

Disney Springs 

  • Planet Hollywood – now through summer 2016
  • Fulton’s Crab House – Reopening as Paddlefish in Fall 2016
  • Arribas Brothers – May 1-5, 2016
  • Roadwork on Buena Vista Drive – now through May 2016

Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

  • Bay Lake Tower: soft goods refurbishment – April 2 until October 14, 2016
  • Animal Kingdom Lodge – Concierge Lounge: May 7 – 22, 2016
  • Animal Kingdom Villas Jambo House: soft goods refurbishment until May 20, 2016
  • Beach Club Villas: soft goods & bath refurbishment until August 17, 2016
  • Boardwalk Inn: exterior repair and painting until May 5, 2016
  • Flying Fish Restaurant: now through summer 2016
  • Boardwalk Villas: guest villa renovations until May 1, 2016
  • Caribbean Beach Resort: Jamaica Village Pool – through summer 2016 and Trinidad South Pool – May 2 – June 2, 2016
  • Saratoga Springs Treehouse Villas: soft goods rehab until  June 22, 2016
  • Port Orlean’s Resort – Riverside: Routine roof maintenance – through summer 2016
  • Wilderness Lodge & Villas: general resort refurbishments through 2017. Hidden Springs leisure pool and Teton Boat & Bike Rental.
  • Cub’s Den (children’s activity center): Unavailable through 2017

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