Walt Disney World and Disneyland Refurb List Released 2/24 (POTC!!)

Rumors have been circulating about a long term refurbishment coming to Walt Disney World’s Pirates of the Caribbean ride. Today Disney release an updated refurbishment that DOES in fact contain the POTC on it as well as several other rides with much shorter planned refurbishment periods. Please note that currently WDW has not issued any official reason for the refub of POTC and has only addressed the issue in it’s official refurbishment list. Any “exact” reasons being reported by others sources at this time are purely speculation and rumor.
Please remember though that refurbishment schedules can and do change frequently so please make sure you keep an eye out for our weekly updates!

refurbTo ensure you are up to date on refurbishment closures at Walt Disney World and Disneyland we would like to share with you the most recently released Disney Parks official refurbishment information.

Walt Disney World

Please note new additions and changes to  this week to Walt Disney World’s list include changes to the attraction list at Magic Kingdom and pool work at several resorts.
From Disney: “Information and dates subject to change without notice. Last Updated February 24, 2015″

Magic Kingdom

  • Cinderella’s Royal Table Jan. 5 – Mar. 6, 2015
  • Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid  Feb. 2 – Mar. 3, 2015
  •  Harmony Barber Shop  Feb. 16 – Mar. 30, 2015
  • Stitch’s Great Escape! Mar. 1 – Mar. 2, 2015
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin Mar. 4 – 5, 2015
  • Peter Pan’s Flight Mar. 5 – 6, 2015
  • Pirates of the Caribbean May 11 – Sep. 25, 2015
  • Jungle Cruise Apr. 13 – May 8, 2015
  • “it’s a small world” Apr. 14 – 17, 2015
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Apr. 27 – 30, 2015
  • Liberty Tree Tavern Jul. 6 – Nov. 19, 2015
  • Dream Along with Mickey Jul. 19 – Aug. 22, 2015
  • Liberty Square Riverboat Aug. 4 – 10, 2015


  • n/a

Hollywood Studios

  • Lights, Motors, Action Apr. 20 – Apr. 24, 2015
  • Voyage of the Little Mermaid Sep. 7 – Sep. 10, 2015

Animal Kingdom

  • Flame Tree BBQ Jan. 5 – Apr. 22, 2015
  • Creature Comforts Jan. 5 -June 14, 2015

Feb. 9-12, 23-26 and March 2-5, 2015 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m
The Walt Disney World Resort Monorail System will undergo refurbishment that will impact the Resort and Express monorail beams on select days in February and March. During these times, Monorails on the Resort beam will travel between Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and Magic Kingdom Park. Monorails on the Express beam will now make an additional stop at Disney’s Contemporary Resort as they travel between Magic Kingdom Park and the Transportation and Ticket Center.
Monorail service will continue to be available from all stations while this work takes place. Monorail operating hours will remain unchanged. Guests may note a difference in the way they board the Monorail and should allow for additional travel time to reach their destinations. Guests staying at impacted Resorts will receive in-room communication upon their arrival.

Water Parks

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


 Disney’s All Star Music Resort

  • n/a

Animal Kingdom Lodge -Jambo House

  • Lobby Floor Refinishing  Jan. 6 – Mar. 6, 2015
    Flooring work to take place in sections beginning January 6th, at Jambo House. Work will be done in sections so only portions will be out at a time.

Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village

  • n/a

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

  • Finding Nemo Schoolyard Wet Play Area May 26 – June 29, 2015
  • Little Mermaid Flippin Fins Pool Mar. 2 – Mar. 3, 2015

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).
  • Stormalong Bay Pool – Lazy River Feb. 2 – Mar. 3, 2015
    During this time, bridges three and four will be under refurbishment and the lazy river/snorkel area will be closed. The remaining portions of the pool will remain available to Guests.

Disney’s Boardwalk Inn

  • n/a

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

  • n/a

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

  • Contemporary Feature Pool Jan. 5 – Feb. 27, 2015

Disney’s Coronado Spring Resort

  • n/a

Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

  • Meadow Snack Bar Jan. 5 – Feb. 27, 2015
    During this period we will be serving limited food and beverage offerings in Daniel Boone’s Wilderness Arcade in the Meadow Recreation Area from 11:00 am-5:00 pm daily, and at Trail’s End To Go from 11:30 am-2:00 pm daily.

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

  • n/a

Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort

  • 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.
  • Nanea Volcano Pool and Slide Through Spring 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.

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

  • n/a

Disney’s Vero Beach Resort

  • Beach Refurbishment- Beach will be closed during this time- Jan. 19 – Feb. 23, 2015

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

  • n/a

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

  • Stormalong Bay Pool – Lazy River Feb. 2 – Mar. 3, 2015
    During this time, bridges three and four will be under refurbishment and the lazy river/snorkel area will be closed. The remaining portions of the pool will remain available to Guests.

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.
  • Parking Lots – Entrance 2 – Lots A-G  Dec. 1, 2014 – Aug. 1, 2016
    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.

Golf Courses/Miniature Golf

  • n/a


Please note new additions this week to Disneyland’s list include an extension to Captain EO’s previously announced refurbishment time frame and several other small change.
From Disney “Information and dates subject to change without notice. Last Updated February 5, 2015″

Disneyland Park

  • Captain EO Jan. 5 – April 9, 2015
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds Jan. 7 – May 15, 2015
  • Briar Patch Jan. 12 – Apr. 2, 2015
  • Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes Jan. 12 – Apr. 2, 2015
  • Splash Mountain Jan. 12 – Apr. 2, 2015
  • Pooh Corner Jan. 12 – Apr. 2, 2015
  • Professor Barnaby Owl’s Photographic Art Studio Jan. 12 – Apr. 2, 2015
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Jan. 12 – Apr. 2, 2015
  • Hungry Bear Restaurant  Jan. 12 – Apr. 2, 2015
  • Enchanted Chamber Jan. 19 – Mar. 2, 2015
  • Sleeping Beauty Castle Jan. 19 – Mar. 2, 2015
  • “it’s a small world” Jan. 26 – Feb. 5, 2015
  • Steam Trains Jan. 26 – Feb. 12, 2015
  • Peter Pan’s Flight Feb. 2 – May 7, 2015
  • Fortuosity Shop Feb. 23 – Mar. 12, 2015

Disney California Adventure

  • Soarin’ Over California Jan. 6 – May 14, 2015
  • Taste Pilot’s Grill Jan. 7 – Mar. 12, 2015
  • World of Color Jan. 7 – Mar. 12, 2015
  • Redwood Creek Challenge Trail Jan. 20 – Mar. 2, 2015
  • Grizzly River Run Jan. 20 – Mar. 19, 2015
  • Ariel’s Grotto Feb. 2 – 27, 2015 


Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

  • n/a

Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel

  • n/a

Disneyland Hotel

  • n/a


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One thought on “Walt Disney World and Disneyland Refurb List Released 2/24 (POTC!!)

  • February 24, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    Tried to share this but it wouldn’t give me the link or information….

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