Walt Disney World Refurbishment & Closure Schedule – February 2020

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Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule - February 2020

Check out the Walt Disney World refurbishment schedule for February 2020!

Imagine this: You just got to WDW. You’re ready to hit the parks and catch your first glimpse of the castle. You down a churro and you’re ready to hop on your favorite attraction…only to find it’s CLOSED!?

Avoid the disappointment and keep reading to learn what rides, show, and other entertainment options might be out of commission during your trip “home”.

Theme Parks –

Magic Kingdom Park
Splash Mountain Early January 2020 through late February 2020
Monorail Ongoing until further notice
Walt Disney World Railroad – Main Street, U.S.A. Early December 2018 – Until further notice
Test Track
Test Track presented by Chevrolet will close for a routine refurbishment to receive an upgrade to its software system.
January 13 – February 26, 2020
Monorail Ongoing until late March
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.
  • 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
Kali River Rapids Early January 2020 through late March 2020
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

Resorts –

Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
Calypso Pool Mid-September 2020 – Mid-December 2020
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
Big Blue Pool Mid-September 2020 – Mid-December 2020
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
Tri-Circle-D Ranch
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.Pony Rides have temporarily moved to the Trail Blaze Corral near the entrance and Reception Outpost at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.

During refurbishment, Carriage Rides and Wagon Rides will be temporarily unavailable until Spring 2020. Beginning Nov. 29, Sleigh Rides will be available for booking. Please note that Carriage Rides are also available at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort.

August 2019 – Until further notice
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Cítricos at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa will undergo renovations this year to improve the sophisticated space. As part of this, the signature restaurant will be modified in a few different phases, including:

  • Starting in February, the bar will be closed. Bar service and the restaurant’s award-winning wine list will continue to be available at Cítricos.
  • Also in February, the menu will be modified for a limited time as the main cookline is refurbished.
  • Starting in May, the dining room will be closed in sections, and the dessert menu will be modified for a limited time.

During this time, Cítricos will remain open and accept reservations while we continue to focus on delivering outstanding Guest service in an adjusted layout.

Cítricos is expected to finish its refurbishment in summer 2020. Once complete, the restaurant will feature an improved fine dining experience, our Guests will continue to enjoy the lively atmosphere, seasonally-inspired menu and elegance embodied by Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

Ongoing until summer 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 and Computer 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
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

Other –

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
Sunday, February 23, 2020 from 5:00 AM to 9:00 AM during the Disney Princess Half Marathon

Source: Disney. 

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