Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule for November 2015

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Soarin

Refurbishments at Walt Disney World are unfortunately a necessary evil. Hopefully, this Refurb list will help you plan your trip and make sure you will get to experience your favorite attractions! In case you missed the news Soarin’ is on the list of rides that will be down starting in January. Also Colortopia is now open in Innoventions East in Epcot! Be sure to check it out!

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 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.

Now – December 2015
Liberty Tree Tavern – Jul. 6 – Nov. 21, 2015
The Diamond Horseshoe – Aug. 2 – Nov. 19, 2015
Walt Disney World Railroad – Oct. 12 – Nov. 20, 2015
Disney’s The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour – Oct. 12 – Nov. 20, 2015
Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover – Dec. 7 – Dec. 10, 2015
Splash Mountain – Jan. 10 – 14, 2016
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin – Jan. 18 – Feb. 11, 2016
Liberty Square Riverboat – Jan. 18 – Feb. 22, 2016

Epcot

Re-Imagination of Maelstrom – Oct. 15, 2014 – Apr. 30, 2016
Sum of all Thrills – Nov. 30 – Dec. 4, 2015
Soarin’ – Jan. 4, 2016 – Summer 2016

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Jedi Training Academy – Oct. 4 – Nov. 30, 2015
Catalina Eddie’s – Oct. 11 – Nov. 19, 2015
Rosie’s All-American Café – Oct. 11 – Nov. 19, 2015
ABC Sound Studio – Nov. 11 – 17, 2015

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Primeval Whirl – Aug. 17 – Nov. 12, 2015
Pizzafari – Aug. 23 – Nov. 17, 2015

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

Annual Refurbishment – Jan. 3 – Mar. 12, 2016

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

Annual Refurbishment – Oct. 4, 2015 – Jan. 2, 2016

Disney World Resorts

Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Bay Cove Pool – Feb. 1 – March 18, 2016

Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort

Surfboard Bay Pool – Jan. 25 – 28, 2016

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House

Uzima Pool & Area – Dec. 14 – 16, 2015

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

Exterior Repair and Painting – Aug. 17, 2015 – May 5, 2016

Luna Park Pool – Jan. 11 – Feb. 2, 2016

Flying Fish Restaurant  – Feb. 1 – Sep. 30, 2016

Disney’s BoardWalk Villas

Guest Villa Renovations  Through Spring 2016

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Bridge Closure
The main bridge going from Aruba and Jamaica to Old Port Royale will be closed. Guests may take a shuttle, internal van, or boat from Aruba to Bike Works.

Aug. 3 – Nov. 12, 2015

Old Port Royale – Path of Travel Impacts
Guests in some parts of Martinique and Trinidad North may experience some contruction noise.

Nov. 30 – Dec. 20, 2015
Jan. 3 – Feb. 28, 2016

Jamaica Pool  – Jan. 6 – 8, 2016

Martinique Quiet Pool – Jan. 11 – 13, 2016

Fuentes del Morro Pool  – Jan. 13 – 16, 2016

Trinidad North Quiet Pool  – Jan. 27 – 29, 2016

Trinidad South Quiet Pool – Feb. 3 – 5, 2016

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Courtyard Pool  – Jan. 16 – 19, 2016

Disney’s Old Key West Resort

Sandcastle Pool – Jan. 4 – 6, 2016

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

General Construction – Through Early 2016
During this time, Guests will observe construction taking place and certain pathways and buildings may be unavailable.

East Pool  Now – Early 2016

Closed for enhancement. Guests may see or hear work in progress.

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Computer Pool – Nov. 30 – Dec. 3, 2015

Bowling Pin Pool  – Dec. 7 – 10, 2015

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

French Quarter Kiddie Pool  – Sep. 29 – Dec. 24, 2015

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

Ol’ Man Island Pool – Jan. 11 – Feb. 29, 2016

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Grandstand Pool  – Jan. 20 – 22, 2016

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge & Villas

General Resort Refurbishments – Oct. 2, 2015 – 2017
Due to multiple resort refurbishment projects, Guests will notice construction work in various areas. Noise may be overheard while this work is being completed, but construction will not begin until after 9 a.m.

Certain pathways, including the nature trail, will be unavailable.

The Hidden Springs leisure pool area (the leisure pool at The Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge), resort beach, playground, Marina and Recreation fire pit will be unavailable. – Nov. 1, 2015 – 2017

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

Concierge Lounge  – Through Early December

Buena Vista Palace

General Resort Refurbishments  – Through February 2016

Due to multiple resort refurbishment projects, Guests will notice construction work in various areas.

Front Desk renovation; a temporary Front Desk will be functional. Video arcade will close to make room for a new Grab and Go outlet. – Through June 2016

The pool will be unavailable. The spa pool, located in the main tower will remain open for all guests. Additionally, neighboring hotels on Hotel Plaza Blvd. will allow Buena Vista Palace guests to use their pools during this time. Watercress Café will be closed during this time, however, the one80 Sports Bar and Restaurant will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel

Guest Room Renovations – Oct. 2015 – Dec. 21, 2015
Renovation work is scheduled to take place between 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily. No guests will be accommodated in the renovation area as to minimize impact on the guest experience. – June 2016 – September 2016

Disney Springs

Roadwork on Buena Vista Drive – Through March 2016
Due to heavy roadwork, expect delays on Buena Vista Drive. It is recommended that Guests use complimentary Walt Disney World Resort transportation from Parks and Resorts to Disney Springs and plan to arrive early for reserved dining and entertainment experiences.

Planet Hollywood

Jan. 6 – Summer 2016
Golf Courses/Miniature Golf

None

Information and dates subject to change without notice.


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2 thoughts on “Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule for November 2015

  1. I think Innoventions West is still completely closed at Epcot. That’s not mentioned in the above article. Any word on when it might reopen?

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