Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule – January 2020

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Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule - January 2020

Check out the Walt Disney World refurbishment schedule for January 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”.

Magic Kingdom

Splash Mountain
Splash Mountain will be closed for refurbishment from early January 2020 through late February 2020.
Early January 2020 through late February 2020
Monorail
The Walt Disney World Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes.
Ongoing until further notice
Walt Disney World Railroad – Main Street, U.S.A. Early December 2018 – Until further notice

Epcot

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
As part of the ongoing transformation of Epcot:

  • 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. 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.

Animal Kingdom

Kali River Rapids
Kali River Rapids will be closed for refurbishment from early January 2020 through late March 2020.
Early January 2020 through late March 2020

Hollywood Studios

None

Typhoon Lagoon

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

Blizzard Beach

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

Resorts

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.In preparation for the new Tri-Circle-D Ranch location, the current Draft Horse Barn, Blacksmith Shop and Pony Farm closed in mid-August 2019.

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 Polynesian Village Resort
Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
Disney’s Spirit of Aloha dinner show at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort will be closed for maintenance. January 19 – 27, 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, 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
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

runDisney
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
Saturday, January 11 and Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 5:00 AM to 9:00 AM during the Walt Disney World Marathon race events
Sunday, February 23, 2020 from 5:00 AM to 9:00 AM during the Disney Princess Half Marathon

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 5:30 AM to 12:30 PM during the Walt Disney World Marathon

Source: Disney. 

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