In order to keep their rides running smoothly and safely, Disney World often needs to close attractions 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. That being said, here is a list of the rides and attractions at the Walt Disney World Resort undergoing refurbishment in September 2017:
- Splash Mountain – This beloved headlining attraction will be closed for refurbishment from 8/28/17 – 11/16/17
- Hall of Presidents – This attraction remains closed for updates. Disney hasn’t released official word regarding a re-opening but insiders speculate it will be later this year.
- Stitch’s Great Escape – Has now become a seasonal attraction and is slated to be closed during non-peak periods.
- Star Wars – A Galaxy Far-Far Way – This show will not be running from 9/13/17 – 9/27/17
Disney Transportation & Road Closures:
- Monorail – The monorail is currently under refurbishment and is operating on a modified schedule. Guests should double check prior to using the monorail what that day’s hours will be. Alternative modes of transportation are also available.
- Epcot Center Drive Area – On August 20th work began in the Epcot Center Drive area resulting in single lane and ramp closures.
Walt Disney World Resorts:
- Art of Animation Resort – Due to Disney’s new Skyliner (gondola system) construction noise can be heard throughout the resort. Rooms closest to the water will be the most affected.
- Beach Club Resort – Work is currently being done to the convention center and is not expected to be completed until 2/1/18. The Beach Club bus stop has also been moved to the parking lot of the Beach Club Villas with a courtesy shuttle to get guests to the stop.
- Boardwalk Villas – The resort is currently undergoing refurbishments. Construction can be heard during daytime hours.
- Caribbean Beach Resort – Is currently undergoing refurbishment to its Main Building. Old Port Royale Food Court, Shutters, Cabana Pool Bar, as well as Calypso Trading Post will be closed through until 2018. Alternative dining options are available.
- Coronado Springs Resort – Updates to the Convention Center as well as construction of a tower that will house 500 additional guest rooms are currently being carried out. Guests can expect to hear and see construction during daylight hours.
- Grand Floridian Resort & Spa – Repairs to the monorail canopy will take place from 9/5/17 and run until 9/26/17. Garden View Tea Room will be closed from 8/28/17 – 9/1/17. Afternoon Tea and Perfectly Princess Tea Party will be cancelled for those dates as a result.
- Old Key West Resort – Updates are being made throughout the property which may result in pathway closures and other slight disruptions. The project is slated to last until 6/28/18.
- Pop Century – Room updates are being carried out until 5/7/18. Noise may also be heard along the waterfront as Disney installs its new Skyliner gondola transporation system.
- Wilderness Lodge – The Trout Pass Pool Bar is being converted to Salon by the Springs and is slated to re-open later this Fall.
- Yacht Club – Work is currently being carried out in the Convention Center until 2/1/18. Captains Grille is also closed until 9/20/17 and has been temporarily relocated to Ariel’s. Ale and Compass Lounge also remains closed during the refurbishment.
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