Walt Disney World and Disneyland Refurb List Released 3/28/16

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 March 28, 2016.”

Magic Kingdom® Park

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.
Now – April 2016
Walt Disney World Railroad Apr. 11 – 23, 2016
Circle of Life
Jan. 4, 2016 – Summer 2016
Feb. 7 – Apr. 2, 2016

Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

Pizza Planet
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure – Closing Permanently
Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show – Closing Permanently
Jan. 19 – Late 2016
Apr. 3, 2016
Apr. 3, 2016

Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

Flights of Wonder Jan. 25 – Apr. 5, 2016


Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Soft Goods Refurbishment Apr. 2 – Oct. 14, 2016
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Concierge Lounge
Closed for refurbishment. An alternative lounge location will be available during this time.
May 7 – 22, 2016
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House
Jambo House Soft Goods Rehab Jan. 1 – May 20, 2016
Disney’s Beach Club Villas
Soft Goods & Bath Refurbishment Jan. 22 – Aug. 17, 2016
Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
Exterior Repair and Painting Aug. 17, 2015 – May 5, 2016
Flying Fish Restaurant Through Summer 2016
Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
Guest Villa Renovations Through Spring 2016
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
Aruba Pool Feb. 22 – Apr. 15, 2016
Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort
Beach Renourishment Project May 1 – Fall 2016
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
Treehouse Villas Soft Goods Rehab Feb. 7 – Jun. 22, 2016
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge & Villas
General Resort Refurbishments
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 at The Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge), resort beach, playground, Marina and Recreation fire pit will be unavailable.
Through 2017
Cub’s Den (Children’s Activity Center) – unavailable Through 2017
Sturdy Branches Health Club July – October 2016
Buena Vista Palace
General Resort Refurbishments
Due to multiple resort refurbishment projects, Guests will notice construction work in various areas. 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
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.
June 2016 – September 2016

Disney Springs

Disney Springs™
Roadwork on Buena Vista Drive
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.
Through May 2016
Planet Hollywood Jan. 6 – Summer 2016
Fulton’s Crab House Apr. 4 – Fall 2016

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 March 15, 2016.”

Disneyland® Park

Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes
Disneyland Railroad
Disneyland Railroad – Mickey’s Toontown
Disneyland Railroad – New Orleans Square
Disneyland Railroad – Tomorrowland
Jungle Cruise
Mark Twain Riverboat
Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island
Sailing Ship Columbia
The Disneyland Story presenting Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Disneyland Monorail
Matterhorn Bobsleds
Matterhorn Bobsleds
Jan. 11, 2016 – TBD
Jan. 11, 2016 – TBD
Jan. 11, 2016 – TBD
Jan. 11, 2016 – TBD
Jan. 11, 2016 – TBD
Jan. 11, 2016 – TBD
Jan. 11, 2016 – TBD
Jan. 11, 2016 – TBD
Jan. 11, 2016 – TBD
Jan. 11, 2016 – TBD
Jan. 11, 2016 – TBD
Mar. 7 – Apr. 1, 2016
Apr. 11 – 14, 2016
Apr. 11, 2016 – TBD
Apr. 18 – 22, 2016
Apr. 25, 2016 – TBD

Disney California Adventure® Park

Grizzly River Run
It’s Tough to be a Bug!
Silly Symphony Swings
Grizzly River Run
It’s Tough to be a Bug!
Feb. 15 – Mar. 15, 2016
Mar. 7 – 17, 2016
Apr. 11, 2016 – TBD
Apr. 18, 2016 – TBD
Apr. 25, 2016
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