Walt Disney World and Disneyland Refurb List Released 6/14/16

June 15, 2016

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  the removal of completed work and newly announced refurbishment work at the parks and resorts. From Disney “Information and dates subject to change without notice. Last Updated June 14, 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.
Through June 2016
Swiss Family Treehous
Liberty Square Riverboat
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

“it’s a small world”
7/6 – 9/24/116
8/1 -8/7/16
8/8 – 11/18/16
8/22 – 9/15/16


Stave Church Gallery
House of the Whispering Willows
4/20 – 6/20/16
5/2 – 6/6/16

Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

Pizza Planet
Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream
Voyage of the Little Mermaid
MuppetVision 3D
1/19 – Late 2016
7/16 – 7/19/16
7/27 – 7/27/16
8/15 – 8/22/16

Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

DINOSAUR 7/25- 10/17/16
Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Soft Goods Refurbishment 4/2 – 9/24/16
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village
Soft Goods Refurbishment 7/15/16 – 1/24/17
Disney’s Beach Club Villas
Soft Goods & Bath Refurbishment 1/22 – 8/17/16
Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
Flying Fish Restaurant Through Summer 2016
Garden Suites Accessible Room Refurbishments Jun. 8 – Jul. 12, 2016
Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
Room Refurbishments 5/16 – 8/30/16
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
Martinique Pool 5/31 – 7/1/16
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
Construction work in Loop 2100
There will be increased traffic throughout the resort between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Guests should allow extra time for travel.
Through July 2016
Meadow Kiddie Pool
Closing permanently
Jun. 27, 2016
Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort
Beach Renourishment Project May 1 – Fall 2016
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory Refurbishment Summer 2016 – Fall 2016
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
Routine Roof Maintenance
During this time Guests may see work in progress.
Through Summer 2016
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
Treehouse Villas Soft Goods Rehab 2/7 -6/22/16
Disney’s Vero Beach Resort
Hard Goods Refurbishment 1/24 – 7/2/16
Closing to make way for new dining experiences coming soon
Jun. 19, 2016
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge & Villas
General Resort Refurbishments
Due to extensive refurbishment projects, Guests will very likely see and hear construction work in various areas throughout their stay. To minimize disruptions, we will attempt to limit work until after 9:00 a.m.
At this time, many popular areas will remained closed – including the Hidden Springs Pool (the leisure pool at The Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge), beach, marina, playground and more. In addition, certain pathways, like our nature trail, will be unavailable, and surrounding views may be altered. However, the recently renovated Silver Creek Springs Pool will remain open and boat transportation to Magic Kingdom park will continue to be offered.
Through 2017
Cub’s Den (Children’s Activity Center) – unavailable Through 2017
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 – September 2016

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 – reopening as Paddlefish 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 June 13, 2016.”

Disneyland® Park

Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes
Disneyland Railroad
Disneyland Railroad – Mickey’s Toontown
Disneyland Railroad – New Orleans Square
Disneyland Railroad – Tomorrowland
Mark Twain Riverboat
Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island
Sailing Ship Columbia
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

Disney California Adventure® Park

Soarin’ Over California June 16, 2016


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!


From April to June 2016:

  • Big Thunder Mountain
  • Thunder Mesa Riverboat Landing
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • La Cabane des Robinson / Adventure Isle
  • Main Street, U.S.A.® station and Discoveryland® station(2)
  • Rock’n’Roller Coaster(2)
  • Star Tours
  • Animagique
  • Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne®(3)

From July to September 2016

  • Big Thunder Mountain
  • Thunder Mesa Riverboat Landing
  • Peter Pan’s Flight (until July 2016)
  • La Cabane des Robinson / Adventure Isle (until September 2016)
  • Main Street, U.S.A.® station and Discoveryland® station(2) (until September 2016)
  • Rock’n’Roller Coaster(2) (until July 2016)
  • Studio Tram Tour® : Behind Behind the Magic (from late August 2016)
  • Animagique (until early July 2016)
  • Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne®(3)

From October to December 2016

  • Big Thunder Mountain
  • Thunder Mesa Riverboat Landing
  • Discoveryland® station(2)
  • Star Tours
  • Studio Tram Tour®: Behind the Magic
  • Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne®(3)

(1) Dates of refurbishment periods and ride closures at Disneyland® Paris may be modified. Please check them on a regular basis.
(2) Other scheduled long-term closures during the programme.
(3) Gradual refurbishment of the Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne’s rooms. During this time, the hotel’s services will be available as usual

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