Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule for December 2017 and Beyond

In order to keep rides running smoothly and safely and resorts looking their best, Disney World often needs to close areas in order to perform maintenance on them or give them a fresh look. As much as we don’t like it when our favorite rides aren’t running, maintenance is necessary to keep guests safe during their park visits.  Here is a list of the rides, attractions, and resorts at the Walt Disney World Resort undergoing refurbishment in November 2017 and beyond:

Magic Kingdom

  • Splash Mountain – Closed Jan. 8 – Feb. 1, 2018
  • Hall of Presidents – This attraction remains closed for updates.  Disney hasn’t released official word regarding a re-opening.
  • Cinderella’s Royal Table – Closed Feb. 28 – Mar. 2, 2018
  • Liberty Square Riverboat – Closed from Jan. 8 – Jun. 28, 2018
  • Pirates of the Caribbean – Closed from February 26 – March 18, 2018

Epcot and Hollywood Studios

None!

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

  • Kali River Rapids – Closed Jan. 2 – Feb. 4, 2018

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

  • Annual Refurbishment – Closed Jan. 7 – Mar. 18, 2018

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

  • Annual Refurbishment – Closed Oct. 22, 2017 – Jan. 6, 2018

RESORTS:

Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort

  • Duck Pond Leisure Pool : Jan. 2 – Spring 2018
    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. In addition, the feature pool, Fantasia Pool, will be available. All dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation.

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

  • 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 BoardWalk Inn & Villas

  • Ongoing until further notice – In an effort to make future visits more magical, Disney’s BoardWalk Inn & Villas is currently undergoing some refurbishment projects across the Resort. During this time, the Resort will be in full operation with all amenities available, including dining, merchandise and recreation locations. It is possible that construction may be seen or heard, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00am.

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

  • Old Port Royale Food Court, Shutters at Old Port Royale, Cabana Pool Bar and Calypso Trading Post : Through Fall 2018
    There will be a variety of dining options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Centertown, a dining location, will serve an all-you-care-to-enjoy buffet for breakfast and dinner. A selection of grab-and-go meals will be conveniently available for purchase in three island markets located in the Aruba, Jamaica and Martinique regions of the Resort. Additional a la carte offerings will be available at mobile food vending locations. Our in-room dining will remain available including pizza, sandwiches, and pasta. The feature pool-Fuentes del Morro Pool – and leisure pools will all remain available. Recreation activities and entertainment will also be available. In addition to the amenities unavailable at Old Port Royale, buildings within Martinique and Barbados islands are unavailable to Guests. 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 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.
  • Construction: Ongoing until further notice
    It is possible construction may be seen or heard, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00am.

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

  • Chef Mickey’s : Nov. 28. – December 2017
    During this time, Chef Mickey’s will be relocating to the Convention Center at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. The dining and character experience will remain the same. Cast Members will be on hand to assist with directions to the location at the Convention Center.

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

  • Hard Goods Refurbishment: Through Fall 2017
    During this time, amenities including dining 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.

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

  • Grand Floridian Beach Pool & Pool Bar : Jan. 2 – Spring 2018
    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. The water play area and mug refill station will still be available at this location. In addition, all other dining locations and the Courtyard Pool will be available during this time.

Disney’s Old Key West Resort

  • Room Refurbishments : Through Summer 2018
    Guests may see or hear work in progress and certain pathways may be unavailable. During this time, the Resort will be in full operation with all amenities available including dining and merchandise locations, pools, and recreation activities. It is possible that construction may be seen or heard, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 am.

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

  • Room Refurbishments : Through Summer 2018
    During this time, Guests may see or hear work in progress and certain pathways may be unavailable. To minimize disruptions, we will attempt to limit all work until after 9:00 a.m. daily.
  • 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 Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

  • Room Refurbishments : Early January through Late Spring 2018
    During this room refurbishment, 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 amenities including dining, merchandise and recreation locations will be available.

Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Convention Center

  • Expansion Work : Through Winter 2018
    During this time, Guests may see or hear work in progress and certain pathways may be unavailable. To minimize any disruptions, work-related noise should not be audible from Guest rooms until after 9:00 a.m.

WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT :

Disney Springs

  • Portobello Country Italian Trattoria – Closed Apr. 23 – Fall 2017

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 alternative transportation options will be available. This is ongoing until further notice.

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