Walt Disney World April Refurbishments and Closures

Before you travel make sure you check out the full list of closures and refurbishments at the Walt Disney World Resort. There are some big anniversary’s and new lands coming to the Walt Disney World Resort they have begun to prepare for. Hollywood Studios turns 30 this month, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge coming late summer, Tron construction is underway, and so much more! Check out our full list here(this list is often changing and we will update it as best we can):

Magic Kingdom:

  • Monorail-ongoing
    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 alternative transportation options will be available.
  • Walt Disney World Railroad – Main Street, U.S.A.-ongoing due to Tron Construction
  • Tomorrowland Speedway- Closed until May 2019 for Tron Construction

Epcot:

  • None reported at this time but with the new entrance enhancements, we expect to see closures and rerouting of guests soon.

Exclusive Drone Video of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • None reported at this time, but we should remind you that with the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at the end of the summer there will be some changes throughout the park.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • Rafiki’s Planet Watch-Reopening summer 2019
    Starting October 21, 2018, Rafiki’s Planet Watch and Wildlife Express will be unavailable to Guests. In the meantime, our world-class animal care will still continue behind the scenes.

Resorts

Art of Animation Resort

  • Big Blue Pool: Mid-September 2020 – Mid-December 2020
    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.
  • Disney Skyliner: Ongoing until further notice
    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.

Disney’s Beach Club

  • Beaches & Cream Soda Shop: Early August through Winter 2019

Caribbean Beach Resort

Disney’s Coronado Resort

  • General Construction/Rooms Refurbishment: ongoing
    During this time, amenities including dining locations (such as the newly reimagined Rix Sports Bar and Grill) and merchandise locations, pools, La Vida Health Club with the spa and salon, and recreation activities such as beach volleyball, Iguana Arcade, Movies Under the Stars and more, will remain available. Please note that noise will be heard while our Resort is undergoing refurbishments, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms prior to 9:00am daily.

Grand Floridian

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

  • Mizner’s Lounge: closed April 2019 – Fall 2019
    Beginning in April 2019, Mizner’s Lounge will be closed for refurbishment, with a reopening planned for fall 2019.

Pop Century Resort Scavenger Hunt

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

  • Hippy Dippy Pool: January 2020 – Early Spring 2020
    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.
  • Disney Skyliner: Ongoing until further notice
    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.

Continue to check back for more closures and updates!

 


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Heather Adamczak