Walt Disney World and Disneyland Refurb List Released 2/24/16

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 from the last release include updates to existing work dates, the removal of completed work and newly announced refurbishment work.  From Disney “Information and dates subject to change without notice. Last Updated February 24, 2016.”

Magic Kingdom

  • Mad Tea Party Feb. 22 – 26, 2016
  • Jungle Cruise Mar. 1 – 3, 2016


  • Soarin’ Jan. 4, 2016 – Summer 2016
  • Circle of Life Feb. 7 – Apr. 2, 2016

Hollywood Studios

  • Pizza Planet Jan. 19 – Late 2016
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure – Closing Permanently Apr. 3, 2016
  • Toy Story Midway Mania – 1 Day Only Mar. 15, 2016
  • Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show – Closing Permanently Apr. 3, 2016

Animal Kingdom

  • Kali River Rapids Jan. 4 – Mar. 17, 2016
  • Flights of Wonder Jan. 25 – Mar. 17, 2016
  • Warung Outpost Jan. 25 – Mar. 17, 2016
  • Boneyard Feb. 22 – Mar. 17, 2016
  • Isle of Java Feb. 22 – Mar. 5, 2016

Now – April 2016
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 Typhoon Lagoon Water Park- Annual Refurbishment- Jan. 3 – Mar. 19, 2016


Animal Kingdom Lodge

  • Concierge Lounge May 7 – 22, 2016
    Closed for refurbishment. An alternative lounge location will be available during this time.

Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House

  • Jambo House Soft Goods Rehab Jan. 1 – May 20, 2016

Art of Animation Resort

  • Schoolyard Sprayground Jan. 4 – Mar. 11, 2016

Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

  • Bay Cove Pool Feb. 1 – Mar. 18, 2016
  • Soft Goods Refurbishment Apr. 2 – Oct. 14, 2016

Beach Club Villas

  • Soft Goods Rehab Jan. 22 – Aug. 17, 2016

BoardWalk Inn

  • Exterior Repair and Painting Aug. 17, 2015 – May 5, 2016
  • ESPN Club: Yard Arcade & Retail  Jan. 6, 2016
    Closed to make way for a new experience. (Does not affect ESPN Club dining area.)
  • Flying Fish Restaurant Feb. 1 – Sept. 30, 2016
  • Seashore Sweets’ Feb. 1, 2016
    Closed to make way for a new experience

BoardWalk Villas

  • Guest Villa Renovations Through Spring 2016

Caribbean Beach Resort

  • Old Port Royale – Path of Travel Impacts Jan. 3 – Feb. 28, 2016
    Guests in some parts of Martinique and Trinidad North may experience some construction noise.
  • Aruba Pool Feb. 22 – Apr. 15, 2016

Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

  • Beach Pool Slide Feb. 8 – 26, 2016

Hilton Head Island Resort

  • Beach Renourishment Project May 1 – Jun. 4, 2016

Polynesian Village Resort

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

Pop Century Resort

  • Bowling Pool Feb. 16 – Mar. 1, 2016

Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

  • Ol’ Man Island Pool Jan. 11 – Mar. 4, 2016

Wilderness Lodge & Villas

  • General Resort Refurbishments 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. The Hidden Springs leisure pool area (the leisure pool atThe Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge), resort beach, playground, Marina and Recreation fire pit will be unavailable.
  • Cub’s Den (Children’s Activity Center) – unavailable Through 2017
  • Sturdy Branches Health Club July – October 2016

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  Through February 2016
    A temporary Front Desk will be functional. Video arcade will close to make room for a new Grab and Go outlet.
  • The pool will be unavailable.  Through June 2016
    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.

Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel

  • Guest Room Renovations 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.

Disney Springs

  • Roadwork on Buena Vista Drive Through May 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 Disney Springs and plan to arrive early for reserved dining and entertainment experiences.
  • Planet Hollywood Jan. 6 – Summer 2016
  • Mickey’s Pantry / The Spice & Tea Exchange Feb. 29 – Mar. 14, 2016

Golf Courses/Miniature Golf

  • n/a


Please note the new additions and changes from the last release include the list of items being closed for the new confirmed Star Wars themed land construction, the removal of completed and previously announced work that may be rescheduled at a later time, new attraction dates, seasonal pool work at select resorts and slight changes to the completion dates of previously announced work. From Disney “Information and dates subject to change without notice. Last Updated February 22, 2016.”

Disneyland Park

  • Autopia Jan. 11, 2016 – TBD
  • Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes Jan. 11, 2016 – TBD
  • Disneyland Railroad 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
  • Jungle Cruise Jan. 11, 2016 – TBD
  • Mark Twain Riverboat Jan. 11, 2016 – TBD
  • Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island Jan. 11, 2016 – TBD
  • Sailing Ship Columbia Jan. 11, 2016 – TBD
  • Indiana Jones Adventure Feb. 29 – Mar. 3, 2016
  • Mad Tea Party Mar. 7 – 9, 2016

Disney California Adventure

  • Soarin’ Over California  Feb. 22 – 25, 2016; Feb. 29 – Mar. 1, 2016
  • Grizzly River Run Feb. 15 – Mar. 15, 2016


Disneyland Hotel

  • D-Ticket PoolJan. 4 – Mar. 11, 2016
  • E-Ticket Pool Jan. 4 – Mar. 11, 2016
  • Mickey Spa Jan. 4 – Mar. 11, 2016

Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

  • n/a

Paradise Pier Hotel 

  • n/a

Disneyland Paris

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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