Disney World Refurbishment Schedule October 2012

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Disney World Refurbishment Schedule October 2012

Here is the Refurb and Closure Schedule for Walt Disney World for June 2012 and beyond. 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.


  • Surfboard Bay Pool (All-Star Sports Resort) closed through 9/28/12. The Grand Slam Pool will remain open.
  • Hurricane Hanna’s (Yacht & Beach Club) closed through 9/29/12 for refurbishment.
  • Country Bear Jamboree (Magic Kingdom) closed through 10/16/12 for refurbishment.
  • Ship Shape Health Club and Periwig Beauty & Barber Shop (Yacht & Beach Club) closed through 11/16/12. Guests may use the temporary health club in the Solarium at the Beach Club or the BoardWalk health club.
  • Test Track (Epcot) closed through 11/30/12 for transformation to the Chevrolet Design Center.
  • Mouseketeer Club (Grand Floridian Resort) closed through November 2012.
  • Bistro de Paris (Epcot) closed through 12/3/12 for refurbishment.
  • Courtyard Pool (Grand Floridian Resort) closed through early December 2012 for refurbishment. A zero-entry slope will be added. The Beach Pool and Slide will remain open.
  • Gasparilla Grill and Games (Grand Floridian Resort) closed through 12/17/12. An extended menu will be available at the Beach Pool Bar and pre-packaged food will be available at Mizner’s Lounge.
  • Grand Floridian Spa (Grand Floridian Resort) closed through mid-2013 due to construction at the resort. The Grand Floridian Fitness Center remains open and guests may use The Spa at Saratoga Springs Resort.


  • The Boneyard (Animal Kingdom) closed 9/19/12-9/20/12 for refurbishment.
  • Studio Backlot Tour (Hollywood Studios) closed 10/8/12-11/16/12 for refurbishment.
  • American Film Institute Showcase (Hollywood Studios) closed 10/8/12-11/16/12 for refurbishment.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean (Magic Kingdom) closed 10/9/12 for refurbishment.
  • Magic Carpets of Aladdin (Magic Kingdom) closed 10/18/12-10/25/12 for refurbishment.
  • Ivy Trellis Beauty and Barber Shop (Grand Floridian Resort) closed 10/20/12-12/3/12 for refurbishment.
  • Lake Buena Vista Golf Course closed 10/22/12-10/28/12 for refurbishment.
  • Typhoon Lagoon closed 10/28/12-1/5/13 for refurbishment.
  • Palm, Magnolia and Oak Trail Golf Courses closed 10/29/12-11/11/12 due to PGA Tour Children’s Miracle Network Golf Classic.
  • Hollywood Studios will close at 4:00 pm on 11/8/12 for a private event. There will be noFantasmic! that evening.
  • Osprey Ridge Golf Course closed 11/12/12-11/18/12 for refurbishment.
  • Magnolia Golf Course closed 11/26/12-12/2/12 for refurbishment.
  • Palm Golf Course closed 12/3/12-12/9/12 for refurbishment.
  • Oak Trail Golf Course closed 12/10/12-12/14/12 for refurbishment.
  • California Grill (Contemporary Resort) closed 2/2/13-late summer 2013 for refurbishment.



Source Mousesavers Newsletter

  • Disney World Refurbishment Schedule August 2012 (chipandco.com)
  • Disney World Refurbishment Schedule September 2012 (chipandco.com)
Disney World Refurbishment Schedule October 2012


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