Walt Disney World and Disneyland Refurb List Released 3/15/15


To 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 the new additions and changes to this week’s list from last week include changes to resort pool work and the removal of completed work.
From Disney:  “Information and dates subject to change without notice. Last Updated March 15, 2015”

Magic Kingdom

  •  Harmony Barber Shop  Feb. 16 – Mar. 29, 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


  • Mar. 10, 2015 – Summer 2015 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m
    The Walt Disney World Resort Monorail System will undergo refurbishment that will impact the Express monorail beam, which runs between the Ticket & Transportation Center and the Magic Kingdom. Express beam shutdowns will occur between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The Resort beam will continue to run during downtimes. Guests arriving at the Ticket & Transportation Center during downtimes will be directed to the ferry boats.

Water Parks

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


Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

  • Finding Nemo Schoolyard Wet Play AreaMay 26 – June 29, 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).

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.
  • Feature Pool and Slide Through Mar. 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.
  • Polynesian East Pool Mid-Apr. 2015 – Early 2016
    Closed for enhancement. During this time, Guests will observe construction taking place and certain pathways and buildings may be unavailable. Noise may be overheard while this work is being completed; however construction will not begin until after 9:00 a.m. The recently renovated Feature Pool will be available (weather permitting).

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 the new additions and changes to this week’s list from last week’s changes include completion date  adjustments and the addition It’s Tough to be a Bug!
From Disney: “Information and dates subject to change without notice. Last Updated March 15, 2015”

Disneyland Park

  • Matterhorn Bobsleds Jan. 7 – May 15, 2015
  • Briar Patch Jan. 12 – Apr. 2, 2015 
  • Critter Country 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
  • Peter Pan’s Flight Feb. 2 – May 20, 2015
  • Innoventions Mar. 31, 2015 – Sep. 30, 2016
  • Indiana Jones Adventure Apr. 20 – May 1, 2015

Disney California Adventure

  • Soarin’ Over California Jan. 6 – May 14, 2015
  • Taste Pilot’s Grill Jan. 7 – Mar. 19, 2015
  • Grizzly River Run Jan. 20 – Mar. 19, 2015
  • It’s Tough to be a Bug! March 26, 2015


Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

  • n/a

Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel

  • n/a

Disneyland Hotel

  • n/a
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