Disney World Refurbishments & Closings

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Here is the list of Universal Orlando® Resort, SeaWorld Orlando and Disney World refurbishments and closings. All refurbishments and closings are subject to change without notice.

Walt Disney World® Resort Refurbishments

Magic Kingdom® Park

  • Undercover TouristMonorail- *See below
    SERVICE CHANGE Now through December 2015
  • Liberty Tree Tavern
    CLOSED Now through Nov. 19
  • The Diamond Horseshoe
    CLOSED Now through Nov. 19
  • Walt Disney Railroad
    CLOSED Oct. 12-Nov. 20
  • Disney’s The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour
    CLOSED Oct. 12-Nov. 20
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
    CLOSED Nov. 2-Nov. 7


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.


  • Re-Imagination of Maelstrom (Frozen attraction)
    CLOSED Now through April 30, 2016

Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

  • Jedi Training Academy
    CLOSED Oct. 4-TBD

Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

  • Primeval Whirl
    CLOSED Aug. 17-Nov. 12
  • Pizzafari
    CLOSED Aug. 24-Nov. 14

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

  • Annual Refubishment
    CLOSED Jan. 3-March 12, 2016

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

  • Annual Refurbishment
    CLOSED Oct. 4, 2015-Jan. 2, 2016Discount Disney Tickets

Disney Springs

  • Now through March 2016: Roadwork on Buena Vista Drive. Due to heavy roadwork, expect delays on Buena Vista Drive. It is recommended that guests use complimentary Walt Disney World transportation from Parks and Resorts to Disney Springs and plan to arrive early for reserved dining and entertainment experiences.
  • Now through Aug. 1, 2016: Parking Lots – Entrance 2 – Lots A-G: Loss of parking lot Entrance 2 to Guest/Cast traffic and associated lots A-G in preparation for the construction of Town Center and the East Garage.

Miniature Golf Courses

  • None

WDW Golf Courses

  • None

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

  • None

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Universal Orlando® Refurbishments


Universal Studios® Florida

  • Disaster! A Major Motion Picture… Starring YOU
  • Fear Factor Live
    CLOSED Now through Nov. 1

Islands of Adventure®

  • Incredible Hulk Coaster
    CLOSED Sept. 8-Summer 2016


 SeaWorld® Orlando Refurbishments


Walt Disney World® Resort Refurbishments

Disney’s All–Star Movies Resort

  • None

Disney’s All–Star Music Resort

  • None

Disney’s All–Star Sports Resort

  • Oct. 26-Dec. 18: Grand Slam Pool will be closed.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House

  • Dec. 14-16: Uzima Pool & Lodge will be closed.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Kidani Village

  • None

Disney’s Art of Animation 

  • None

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

  • Aug.17-May 5, 2016: Exterior repair and painting

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

  • Aug. 3-Nov. 26: 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.

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

  • Sept. 8-10: Contemporary Feature Pool

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

  • July 5 through Oct. 19: The fitness center, salon and Casitas Leisure Pool will all be closed for maintenance. During this time, Guests can continue to visit the feature pool and the other two leisure pools at the resort. Additionally, a temporary fitness center will be set up for Guests in the Casitas area.

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

  • None

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

  • None

Disney’s Old Key West Resort

  • None

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

  • Now through Early 2016: During this time, Guests will observe construction taking place and certain pathways and buildings may be unavailable.
  • Now through Early 2016: The Polynesian East Pool will be closed for enhancement.

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

  • Sep. 14-Oct. 23: Fences and gates will be added around the Computer Pool. The pool will remain open, but guests will see contractors and equipment in the area.

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

  • Sept. 8-Dec. 23: French Quarter Kiddie Pool will be closed.

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

  • None

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

  • None

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

  • Oct. 2, 2015-2017 Construction work in various areas. The Hidden Springs leisure pool, resort beach, playground, Recreation fire pit and nature trail will be unavailable. Noise may be overheard, but construction will not begin until after 9 a.m.

Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts

  • None

Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel

  • Oct. 2015 through mid Dec. 2015 and June 2016 through September 2016: Renovation work is scheduled to take place between 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. daily. No guests will be accommodated in the renovation area as to minimize impact on the guest experience.

Walt Disney World Swan Hotel

  • Now through Sept. 2015: Guest room renovations: Renovation works is scheduled to take place between 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. daily. No guests will be accommodated in the renovation area as to minimize impact on the guest experience.

*Please Note: All refurbishments & closings are subject to change without notice.

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