Walt Disney World and Disneyland Refurb List released 10/13/14

364dsc05483-medTo ensure you are up to date on refurbishment closures at Walt Disney World and Disneyland we would like to share the following information from the parks with you. “Please be advised that refurbishment information is subject to change without notice and should be confirmed just prior to visiting.”

Walt Disney World
“Information and dates subject to change without notice. Last Updated October 10, 2014”

Magic Kingdom

  • Walt Disney World Railroad Sep. 29 – Nov. 7, 2014
  • The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour Sep. 29 – Nov. 7, 2014
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin Nov. 10 – 21, 2014
  • Haunted Mansion  Dec. 1 – 19, 2014
  • Splash Mountain Jan. 4 – 30, 2015
  • Cinderella’s Royal Table Jan. 5 – Mar. 6, 2015
  • Harmony Barber Shop  Feb. 2 – Mar. 30, 2015


  • n/a

Hollywood Studios

  • Fantasmic!  Nov. 19 – 21, 2014

Animal Kingdom

  • Pangani Research Center – Aviary and Hippo viewing closed Sep. 2 – Nov. 14, 2014
  • Affection Section- Oct. 7 – Nov. 10, 2014
  • Kali River Rapids Jan. 20 – Feb. 2, 2015



Water Parks

Typhoon Lagoon Water Park Closed for Annual Refurbishment  Oct. 26, 2014 – Jan. 3, 2015

Blizzard Beach Water Park Closed for Annual Refurbishment  Jan. 4 – Mar. 14, 2015


Disney’s All Star Music Resort

  • Intermission Food Court Aug. 1 – Dec. 19, 2014
    Note’able Games Arcade will serve as a temporary location for grab-and-go meals such as sandwiches, salads, and bakery items. Transportation will be provided for Guests who wish to dine at Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort or Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort. Pizza and other items available for in-room delivery daily from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Note’able Games Arcade Jul. 26 – Dec. 19, 2014
    Guests may visit the arcades available at Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort and Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort.

Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village

  • Uwanja Camp- Water Play area not available- Sep. 22 – Oct. 24, 2014

Disney’s Beach Club Resort

  • Guest Room Renovations Oct. 13, 2014 – Aug. 22, 2015
    Guest rooms will be refurbished with new hard and soft goods. Guests will not be accommodated in the affected areas but it is possible that some noise could travel while work is in progress (between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily).

Disney’s Boardwalk Inn

  • n/a

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

  • n/a

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

  •   n/a

Disney’s Polynesian Resort

  • General Construction Dec. 2013 – Mar. 2015
    The east portion of the beach (near the Transportation and Ticket Center) and Sunset Point are being refurbished and are unavailable. Guests may see or hear work in progress.
  • Great Ceremonial House – Lobby Mar. – Dec. 2014
    The atrium is being reimagined to highlight the cultural elements of Polynesia and provide more expansive views. At certain times of day, there may be some noise and alternative paths of travel may be needed throughout the Great Ceremonial House. To enhance the check-in experience, Guests are encouraged to participate in Online Check-In.
  • Nanea Volcano Pool and Slide Jul. 28, 2014 – early 2015
    The main pool and slide will be closed for enhancements. Guests who stay at Disney’s Polynesian Resort while the main pool is closed will receive one complimentary ticket for each member of their party to visit Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park during their stay.
  • Samoa Snacks Aug. 25, 2014 – TBD Merchandise Location Closure

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

  • n/a

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

  • Silver Creek Springs Pool Sep. 3 – Nov. 27, 2014
    The main pool and slide will be closed for enhancements. During this time, the leisure pool at The Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge will remain open. Guests will also have the opportunity to visit either the Main Pool at Disney’s Contemporary Resort or the Meadow Swimmin’ Pool at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. Complimentary transportation will be provided to both of these neighboring resorts.
  • Trout Pass Pool Bar Sep. 3 – Nov. 27, 2014

Walt Disney World Swan Hotel

  • Guest Room Renovations Aug. 20, 2014 – TBD Renovation work is scheduled to take place between 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily. No guests will be accommodated in the renovation area as to minimize impact on the guest experience.

Downtown Disney Area

  • Roadwork on Buena Vista Drive  Through Mar. 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 Downtown Disney and plan to arrive early for reserved dining and entertainment experiences.

Golf Courses/Miniature Golf

  • n/a


“Information and dates subject to change without notice. Last Updated October 13, 2014”

Disneyland Park

  • Horse Drawn Street Cars Sep. 2 – Oct. 15, 2014
  • Mark Twain Riverboat Sep. 5 – Nov. 28, 2014
  • Fantasyland Fruit Cart Sep. 8 – Nov. 6, 2014
  • it’s a small world Oct. 20 – Nov. 6, 2014
  • Big Thunder Ranch – Petting Farm Nov. 1 – 6, 2014
  • Space Mountain Nov. 3, 2014
  • Pinocchio’s Daring Journey Nov. 12 – 13, 2014
  • Snow White’s Scary Adventure Nov. 12 – 13, 2014

Disney California Adventure

  • blue sky Cellar- reopening TBD-  Nov. 25, 2013 – Oct. 2, 2015
  • Boudin Bakery Oct. 21, 2014 – Jan. 16, 2015


Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

  • n/a

Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel

  • n/a

Disneyland Hotel

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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