List of Disney World Closures and Refurbishments for August 2019 and Beyond

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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 August 2019 and Beyond at Walt Disney World

Magic Kingdom Park
Monorail
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 or transportation during their visit they should check to be sure of the best option available on their day of travel, as alternatve transportation options will be available.
Ongoing until further notice
Walt Disney World Railroad – Main Street, U.S.A. Early December 2018 – Until further notice
Epcot
None
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
None
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
None

 

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 down time 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 9:00am. 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 Skyliner
We have embarked on creating a new transportation system, Disney Skyliner, which will give Guests a bird’s-eye view of Walt Disney World Resort while traveling via gondolas. During this time construction noise may be seen or heard throughout the resort, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9am.
Ongoing until September 29, 2019
Disney’s Beach Club Resort
Beaches & Cream Soda Shop Early August through Winter 2019
Disney’s BoardWalk Inn & Villas
Disney Skyliner
We have embarked on creating a new transportation system, Disney Skyliner, which will give Guests a bird’s-eye view of Walt Disney World Resort while traveling via gondolas. During this time construction noise may be seen or heard throughout the resort, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9am.
Ongoing until September 29, 2019
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
Disney Skyliner
We have embarked on creating a new transportation system, Disney Skyliner, which will give Guests a bird’s-eye view of Walt Disney World Resort while traveling via gondolas. During this time, multiple construction projects will be seen and heard throughout the resort, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00am.
Ongoing until September 29, 2019
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Mizner’s Lounge
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 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 Skyliner
We have embarked on creating a new transportation system, Disney Skyliner, which will give Guests a bird’s-eye view of Walt Disney World Resort while traveling via gondolas. During this time construction noise may be seen or heard throughout the resort, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9am.
Ongoing until September 29, 2019
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 a.m.-midnight.
September 2019
Best Western, Lake Buena Vista
General Construction
Best Western Lake Buena Vista is currently undergoing refurbishments to make exciting updates to the hotel. Work will be limited to the hours between 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM during the week and occasionally on weekends. All hotel amenities are available and every precaution is being taken to minimize any disruptions during your stay.
Ongoing until December 2020

 

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Roadwork
Intermittent overnight lane closures, lane shifts, traffic congestion and noise impacts can be expected along Osceola Parkway / Victory Way.
Ongoing until further notice

 

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Walt Disney World Marathon
Please be aware that several roads may be operating under traffic restrictions or closed completely for the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend event on Saturday, January 11 and Sunday, January 12 between 5:00 AM and 9:00 AM.
Disney Princess Half Marathon
Please be aware that several roads may be operating under traffic restrictions or closed completely for the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend event on Sunday, February 23 between 5:00 AM and 9:00 AM.

There are lots of changes coming to Epcot this fall here is a current list of Closures and Refurbishments that are underway:

  • Fountain View Starbucks will close and open in a temporary location this fall during renovations
  • Electric Umbrella will close on September 8, 2019
  • Innoventions East, Colortopia, and Nanooze Break are all scheduled to close permanently this fall.
  • Art of Disney and Pin Central will close on September 8, 2019
  • The Camera Center and Heritage Manor will close and return early next year with different product assortments from Pin Central and Art of Disney, respectively.
  • Mouse Gear will move to a temporary location while crews refurbish its current home.
  • Club Cool will be incorporated into a new space in the near future.
  • Meet Disney Pals Character Spot is closing to be relocated to another spot in the park at a later date
  • As a part of the largest transformation in the park’s history, the Fountain of Nations will close permanently on Sept. 8, 2019.

I hope this helps your planning to Walt Disney World in the coming months. Stay tuned to Chip and Co for more information.

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