Walt Disney World and Disneyland Refurb List Released 10/27/15

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 addition of new work for the confirmed Star Wars themed land, removal of completed work, slight changes to already confirmed dates and newly announced resort refurbishment. From Disney: “Information and dates subject to change without notice. Last Updated October 27, 2015.”

Magic Kingdom

  • 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. 3 – 9, 2015
  • Splash Mountain Jan. 10 – 14, 2016

Epcot

  • Re-Imagination of Maelstrom Oct. 15, 2014 – Apr. 30, 2016
  • Sum of all Thrills Nov. 30 – Dec. 4, 2015
  • Soarin’ Jan. 4, 2016 – Summer 2016

Hollywood Studios

  • Jedi Training Academy Oct. 4 – Nov. 30, 2015
  • Catalina Eddie’s Oct. 11 – Nov. 19, 2015
  • Rosie’s All-American Café Oct. 11 – Nov. 19, 2015
  • ABC Sound Studio Nov. 11 – 17, 2015

Animal Kingdom

  • Primeval Whirl Aug. 17 – Nov. 12, 2015
  • Pizzafari Aug. 23 – Nov. 17, 2015

Monorail
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

Resorts

Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort

  • Grand Slam Pool Oct. 26 – Dec. 18, 2015
  • Surfboard Bay Pool Jan. 25 – 28, 2016

Animal Kingdom Lodge -Jambo House

  • Uzima Pool & Area Dec. 14 – 21, 2015
  • Kilimanjaro Club Lounge Jan. 11 – Feb. 2, 2016

Disney’s Boardwalk Inn

  • Exterior Repair and Painting Aug. 17, 2015 – May 5, 2016
  • Luna Park Pool Jan. 11 – Feb. 2, 2016

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

  • Bridge Closure Aug. 3 – Nov. 12, 2015
    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.
  • Old Port Royale Nov. 30 – Dec. 20, 2015 & Jan. 3 – Feb. 28, 2016
    Path of Travel Impacts Guests in some parts of Martinique and Trinidad North may experience some contruction noise.
  • Jamaica Pool Jan. 6 – 8, 2016
  • Martinique Quiet Pool  Jan. 11 – 13, 2016
  • Fuentes del Morro Pool Jan. 13 – 16, 2016

Disney’s Coronado Spring Resort

  • Ranchos Village Quiet Pool Nov. 2 – 3, 2015

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

  • Courtyard Pool Jan. 16 – 19, 2016

Disney’s Old Key West Resort

  • Sandcastle Pool Jan. 4 – 6, 2016

Disney’s Polynesian Village 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 Pop Century Resort

  • Computer Pool Nov. 30 – Dec. 3, 2015
  • Bowling Pin Pool Dec. 7 – 10, 2015

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

  • French Quarter Kiddie Pool Sep. 29 – Dec. 24, 2015

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

  • Ol’ Man Island Pool Jan. 11 – Feb. 29, 2016

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

  • Grandstand Pool Jan. 20 – 22, 2016

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, Marina and Recreation fire pit will be unavailable. Nov. 1, 2015 – 2017

Resorts On Property, Not Owned By Disney

Buena Vista Palace

General Resort Refurbishments: Due to multiple resort refurbishment projects, Guests will notice construction work in various areas.

  • Front Desk renovation; a temporary Front Desk will be functional. Video arcade will close to make room for a new Grab and Go outlet. Through February 2016
  • The pool will be unavailable. The spa pool, located in the main tower will remain open for all guests. Additionally, neighboring hotels on Hotel Plaza Blvd. will allow Buena Vista Palace guests to use their pools during this time. Watercress Café will be closed during this time, however, the one80 Sports Bar and Restaurant will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Through June 2016

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 2015Renovation 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.

Disney Springs/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.
  • Planet Hollywood Jan. 1 – Jun. 1, 2016

Golf Courses/Miniature Golf

  • n/a

Disneyland

Please note the new additions and changes from the last release include the addition of new work for the confirmed Star Wars themed land, the removal of completed work, and slight changes to the completion dates of previously announced work. From Disney “Information and dates subject to change without notice. Last Updated October 27, 2015.”

Disneyland Park

  • Tomorrowland Theater Jun. 8 – Nov. 15, 2015
  • “it’s a small world” Oct. 19 – Nov. 5, 2015
  • Space Mountain Nov. 1 – 15, 2015
  • Jungle Cruise Nov. 2 – 12, 2015
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Nov. 16 – 18, 2015
  • Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes Jan. 11, 2016 – TBD
  • Disneyland Railroad – Main Street USA Jan. 11, 2016 – TBD
  • Disneyland Railroad – Mickey’s Toontown Jan. 11, 2016 – TBD
  • Disneyland Railroad – New Orleans Square Jan. 11, 2016 – TBD
  • Disneyland Railroad – Tomorrowland Jan. 11, 2016 – TBD
  • Fantasmic! Jan. 11, 2016 – TBD
  • Mark Twain Riverboat Jan. 11, 2016 – TBD
  • Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer’s Island Jan. 11, 2016 – TBD
  • Sailing Ship Columbia Jan. 11, 2016 – TBD

Disney California Adventure

  • Turtle Talk with Crush  Oct. 12 – 29, 2015
  • It’s Tough to be a Bug! Dec. 14, 2015 – TBD

Resorts

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

  • n/a

Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel 

  • n/a

Disneyland Hotel

  • n/a

With the upcoming runDisney marathon being held in Paris in September of 2016, we also thought our readers would appreciate information on the upcoming refurbishment at the Disneyland Paris Resort!

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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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