Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule for March 2018

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For those heading to Walt Disney World this month, here is a list of temporary closures and refurbishments that you’ll want to be aware of.  So take note and adjust your park itineraries accordingly!

Monorail – Until further notice – The 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.

Magic Kingdom: 

  • Pirates of the Caribbean – Feb. 26 – Mar. 18, 2018
  • Liberty Square Riverboat – Jan. 8, 2018 – TBD
  • Cinderella’s Royal Table – Feb. 28 – Mar. 2, 2018

Epcot: 

  • Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe – Feb. 26, 2018 – TBD

Lion King

Animal Kingdom: 

  • Festival of the Lion King – May 9, 2018

Typhoon Lagoon Closure

Typhoon Lagoon – Closed from Jan. 7 – Mar. 18, 2018

Pop Century Now Has Dole Whips

Resorts: 

Disney’s All Star Movies Resort

  • Duck Pond Leisure Pool – January 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.
  • Rooms Refurbishment – Late February – Winter 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. All resort amenities including dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation

Disney’s All Star Music Resort

  • Calypso Pool – Late February – Early March 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. All dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation. In addition, Piano Pool will be available.

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort 

  • Disney Skyliner- Ongoing Until Further Notice – Disney has 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 Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo House 

  • Payment Policy Pilot – February 12, 2018 until further notice – Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House will participate in a pilot where transactions will be handled with convenient, cash-free options. All purchases and services at the resort will accept MagicBands, credit cards, debit cards, Disney Gift Cards, Disney Rewards Redemption Cards and contactless payments such as Apple Pay, Samsung Pay or Google Pay.
  • Children’s Activity Centers – Closing Permanently – July 31, 2018 will be the last day of operation for the Children’s Activity Centers. Kid’s Nite Out will remain available for Guests looking for a child or babysitter service.

Disney’s Boardwalk Inn & Villas

  • Refurbishment projects -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.
  • Children’s Activity Centers – Closing Permanently –  July 31, 2018 will be the last day of operation for the Children’s Activity Centers. Kid’s Nite Out will remain available for Guests looking for a child or babysitter service.

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort 

  • Old Port Royale Food Court, Shutters at Old Port Royale, Cabana Pool Bar, Goombay Games Arcade and Calypso Trading Post are unavailable – 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, and a la carte options for lunch.
    • A selection of grab-and-go meals will be conveniently available for purchase throughout the day in three new 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.
    • In-room dining will remain available. The menu includes pizza, sandwiches and pasta.
    • Disney dining plans will be accepted.
    • We will make every effort to assist with dietary needs.
    • The feature pool (Fuentes del Morro Pool), leisure pools, recreation activities and entertainment will remain available.
    • In addition to the amenities unavailable at Old Port Royale, buildings within the Martinique and Barbados regions of the Resort are unavailable to Guests. – During this time, multiple construction projects will be seen and heard throughout the resort, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00am.
  • 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, multiple construction projects will be seen and heard throughout the resort, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00am.
  • General Construction – Ongoing until further notice – During this time, multiple construction projects will be seen and heard throughout the resort, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00am.
  • Spyglass Grill- Opening Spring 2018 –Spyglass Grill, located in Trinidad South, will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu offers a variety of items, including hot breakfast entrées, sandwiches, salads, tacos and refreshing beverages.

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort 

  • Hard Goods Refurbishment – Through Summer 2019 – 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.

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa 

  • Grand Floridian Beach Pool & Pool Bar – January 2nd – Spring 2018 – eDuring 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 Spring 2019 – 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.
  • Turtle Pond Pool- April through Early July 2018 – Turtle Pond Pool, Turtle Shack Snack Bar and Flying Fish Gameroom will be unavailable due to refurbishment. During this time, it is possible that Guests may see construction. In addition, Sandcastle Pool, featuring a waterslide, kiddie pool and a variety of dining and recreation locations, will be available.

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort & Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows 

  • Children’s Activity Centers – Closing Permanently – July 31, 2018 will be the last day of operation for the Children’s Activity Centers. Kid’s Nite Out will remain available for Guests looking for a child or babysitter service.

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.
  • Bowling Pool – Late February – May 2018 – Bowling Pool will be closed for refurbishment. 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, Hippy Dippy Pool will be available. All dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation.
  • 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.

 

POFQ

Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter 

  • Room Refurbishments – January – 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 Resorts/Disney’s Beach Club Villas 

  • Children’s Activity Centers – Closing Permanently –  July 31, 2018 will be the last day of operation for the Children’s Activity Centers. Kid’s Nite Out will remain available for Guests looking for a child or babysitter service.
  • 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.

WDW Terralina

Disney Springs

  • Portobello Country Italian Trattoria April 23, 2017 through TBD- reopening as Terralina Crafted Italian

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex 

  • Roadwork – Until further notice – Intermittent overnight lane closures, lane shifts, traffic congestion and noise impacts can be expected along Osceola Parkway / Victory Way.

Readers are encouraged to keep following along with Chip and Co. for the latest in Walt Disney World news and updates.  Our list of closures and refurbishments is updated monthly.

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