There is nothing more frustrating than heading to Walt Disney World and one of your favorite ride, attractions or restaurants being closed for Refurbishments. Unfortunately, from time to time things do need to close for maintenance or repair and this is where our monthly Closures and Refurbishments article comes into play.
Here is the current list of Closures and Refurbishments for October 2019 and beyond at Walt Disney World.
Magic Kingdom Park
The Walt Disney World Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form of transportation during their visit they should check to be sure of the best option available on their day of travel, as alternative transportation options will be available.
Ongoing until further notice
Walt Disney World Railroad – Main Street, U.S.A.
Early December 2018 – Until further notice
As part of the ongoing transformation of Epcot:
- Fountain View featuring Starbucks will relocate to a temporary location in late Fall.
- Club Cool will also close during this time with elements set to return in the future.
- Meet Disney Pals at the Epcot Character Spot will temporarily close beginning on September 8, 2019. Enjoy meeting favorite Disney Characters at other locations throughout Epcot and at their temporary location.
- Pin Central will operate temporarily from a new location while refurbishment is underway. The Camera Center will close this fall to become a new home for Pin Central.
- Heritage Manor is also scheduled to close and return early next year.
- Art of Disney will operate temporarily from a new location while refurbishment is underway. Heritage Manor will later become the new home for Art of Disney offerings.
- Electric Umbrella is scheduled to close this winter. New dining options will be available in the future, featuring a variety of food and beverage selections.
- Mouse Gear will move to a temporary home this winter while its current location is reimagined.
Fall-Winter 2019 – 2020
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
Primeval Whirl is down until further notice. It will be operating on a seasonal schedule when it returns. More information.
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park will close for refurbishment beginning on January 5, 2020 and reopen in mid-March 2020.
January 5, 2020 – mid-March 2020
Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park
Additional refurbishment work and enhancements to Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park will take place later this year, resulting in a longer annual downtime than in previous years. Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park will close for refurbishment beginning on September 8, 2019 and reopen in early 2020.
September 8, 2019 – early 2020
Disney’s All-Star Music Resort – Calypso Pool
The Calypso Feature Pool at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort will be closed for refurbishment, but the Piano leisure pool will be available. Additionally, Guests at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort are welcome to use the Feature Pools at either Disney’s All-Star Movies or Disney’s All-Star Sports Resorts. During this time, it is possible that Guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 AM. All dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation.
Mid-September 2020 – Mid-December 2020
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – Big Blue Pool
The Big Blue Pool is scheduled to be closed for refurbishment. During this time, other pool and recreation offerings will remain open-including Flippin’ Fins Pool, Cozy Cone Pool and the Schoolyard Sprayground. Noise may be heard while this work is being completed, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 AM.
Mid-September 2020 – Mid-December 2020
Disney’s Beach Club Resort
Beaches & Cream Soda Shop
Early August through Winter 2019
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
Tri-Circle-D Ranch will relocate to a nearby area of Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. As part of this, The Draft Horse Barn and Pony Farm will be redesigned into one new, enhanced barn within the ranch.
In preparation for the new Tri-Circle-D Ranch location, the current Draft Horse Barn, Blacksmith Shop and Pony Farm will close in mid-August 2019. The Draft Horses and ponies will move to a temporary location nearby in order to continue providing exceptional care for the animals until the new barn is completed.
Pony Rides have temporarily moved to the Trail Blaze Corral near the entrance and Reception Outpost at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.
August 2019 – Until further notice
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Beginning in April 2019, Mizner’s Lounge will be closed for refurbishment, with a reopening planned for fall 2019.
April 2019 – Fall 2019
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Disney’s Spirit of Aloha dinner show at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort will be closed for maintenance.
January 19 – 27, 2020
Disney’s Pop Century Resort
Hippy Dippy Pool
The Hippy Dippy Pool is scheduled to be closed for refurbishment. During this time, Guests can use the Bowling Pool, Computer Pool and the kiddie pool. Also, Movies Under the Stars will be offered in an alternate location. Guests may notice construction noise while this refurbishment is underway, but the noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 AM.
January 2020 – Early Spring 2020
Disney’s Vero Beach Resort
Green Cabin Room Floor Replacement
The Green Cabin Room at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort will be closed for refurbishment in early September and is expected to reopen later in the month. Guests may still visit Wind & Waves Bar which will offer extended hours from 11:00 AM – Midnight.
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Intermittent overnight lane closures, lane shifts, traffic congestion and noise impacts can be expected along Osceola Parkway / Victory Way.
Ongoing until further notice
Please be aware that several roads near Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort may be operating under traffic restrictions or closed completely to accommodate runDisney events on the following dates:
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Saturday, January 11 and Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 5:00 AM to 9:00 AM during the Walt Disney World Marathon race events
Sunday, February 23, 2020 from 5:00 AM to 9:00 AM during the Disney Princess Half Marathon
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 5:30 AM to 12:30 PM during the Walt Disney World Marathon
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