Walt Disney World and Disneyland Refurb List Released 9/9/15

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 the new additions and changes from the last release include the removal of completed work, slight changes already confirmed official refurbishment dates and newly announced park and resort refurbishment. From Disney: “Information and dates subject to change without notice. Last Updated Last Updated September 9, 2015.”

Magic Kingdom

  • Pirates of the Caribbean Jun. 8 – Sep. 25, 2015
  • Liberty Tree Tavern Jul. 6 – Nov. 19, 2015
  • The Diamond Horseshoe Aug. 2 – Nov. 19, 2015
  • Walt Disney World Railroad Oct. 12 – Nov. 20, 2015
  • Disney’s The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour Oct. 12 – Nov. 20, 2015
  • Peter Pan’s Flight Nov. 2 – 7, 2015


  • Re-Imagination of Maelstrom Oct. 15, 2014 – Apr. 30, 2016
  • Living with the Land Sep. 8 – 17, 2015

Hollywood Studios

  • n/a

Animal Kingdom

  • Primeval Whirl Aug. 17 – Nov. 12, 2015
  • Pizzafari Aug. 23 – Nov. 14, 2015
  • Flights of Wonder Oct. 5 – Nov. 5, 2015

Mar. 10, 2015 – December 2015- 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.

Water Parks

  • Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park- Annual Refurbishment-Oct. 4, 2015 – Jan. 2, 2016
  •   Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park- Annual Refurbishment-Jan. 3 – Mar. 12, 2016


Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort

  • Surfboard Bay Pool Sep. 25 – 28, 2015
  • Grand Slam Pool Oct. 26 – Dec. 18, 2015

Disney’s Boardwalk Inn

  • Exterior Repair and Painting Aug. 17, 2015 – May 5, 2016

Disney’s Coronado Spring Resort

  • Fitness Center, Salon and Casitas Leisure Pool Jul. 5 – Oct. 30, 2015
    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 Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

  • Gasparilla Island Grill Aug. 23 – Sep. 6, 2015During this time, Guests will observe construction taking place and certain pathways and buildings may be unavailable. 

Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort

  • Tide Me Over Food Court Aug. 2 – Sep. 20, 2015

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

  • French Quarter Kiddie Pool Sep. 8 – Dec. 23, 2015

Disney’s Polynesian Resort

  • General Construction through Early 2016
    During this time, Guests will observe construction taking place and certain pathways and buildings may be unavailable.
  • East Pool Through Early 2016
    Closed for enhancement. Guests may see or hear work in progress.

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

  • General Resort Refurbishments Oct. 2, 2015 through 2017
    Due to multiple resort refurbishment projects, Guests will notice construction work in various areas. Noise may be overheard while this work is being completed, but construction will not begin until after 9 a.m.
  • Certain pathways, including the nature trail, will be unavailable. Oct. 2, 2015 – 2017
  • The Hidden Springs leisure pool area (the leisure pool at The Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge), resort beach, playground and Recreation fire pit will be unavailable. Oct. 26, 2015 – 2017

Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel

  • Guest Room Renovations  Oct. 2015 – Mid-Dec. 2015 & June 2016 – September 2016
    Renovation work is scheduled to take place between 7 a.m. – 6 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

  • Guest Room Renovations  Now – September 2015
    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.
  • Fulton’s Crab House Jan. 1 – Apr. 1, 2016
  • Planet Hollywood Jan. 1 – Jun. 1, 2016

Golf Courses/Miniature Golf

  • n/a


Please note the new additions and changes from the last releases include slight changes to previously announced dates and newly announced park refurbishment. From Disney “Information and dates subject to change without notice.  Last Updated September 8, 2015.”

Disneyland Park

  • Tomorrowland Theater Jun. 8 – Dec. 1, 2015 
  • Haunted Mansion Aug. 24 – Sept. 10, 2015 
  • Space Mountain Sep. 7 – 10, 2015
  • Sailing Ship Columbia Sep. 8 – 10, 2015
  • Pirates of the Caribbean Sep. 14 – 29, 2015
  • Turtle Talk with Crush Oct. 12 – 29, 2015
  • “it’s a small world” Oct. 12 – Nov. 5, 2015

Disney California Adventure

  • It’s Tough to be a Bug! Sep. 7 – 17, 2015
  • Ariel’s Grotto Sep. 15 – 17, 2015


Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

  • n/a

Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel

  • n/a

Disneyland Hotel

  • n/a
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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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