Walt Disney World and Disneyland Refurb List Released 8/16/16

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.

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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 August 16, 2016.”

Magic Kingdom® Park

Monorail
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 Summer 2016
Swiss Family Treehouse
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
“it’s a small world”
7/6 – 9/24/16
8/8 – 11/18/16
8/22 – 9/15/16

Epcot®

None

Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

Pizza Planet
MuppetVision 3D
1/19/16  – Late 2016
8/15-8/22/16

Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

DINOSAUR
Dino Institute Shop
7/5 – 10/16/16
7/25- 10/16/16

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

Annual Refurbishment 12/25/16-3/11/17

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

Annual Refurbishment 10/23 – 12/24/16

Resorts

Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Soft Goods Refurbishment 4/2 – 9/24/16

Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort

Grand Slam Pool
During this time Guests may use the Surfboard Bay Pool, located near the main lobby.
10/10 -12/2/16

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village

Soft Goods Refurbishment
This work will be conducted between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. During this time, Guests may see or hear work in progress and certain pathways may be unavailable.
7/15/16 – 1/17

Disney’s BoardWalk Villas

Room Refurbishments
Guests may see or hear work in progress. Additionally, Guests may have an interruption to water service during the overnight hours.
5/16 – 10/31/16

Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort

Beach Renourishment Project 5/1 – Fall 2016

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Hard Goods Refurbishment
It is possible Guests may see or hear construction. To minimize any disruptions, we will attempt to limit work to 10:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.
11/6/16 – 2/1/18
Computer Pool
During this time Guests may use the Hippy Dippy Pool or Bowling Pool.
10/31 – 12/23/16

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory Refurbishment 7/11 – Late Fall 2016

Disney’s Vero Beach Resort

General Resort Refurbishments
Due to several refurbishment projects, Guests will very likely see and hear construction work throughout the villas, spa and dining areas. We will attempt to limit any work most likely to cause a noise impact to the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Sonya’s restaurant and Bleachers Bar & Grill have permanently closed to make way for exciting new experiences. In the meantime, the table-service restaurant, Shutters, will be temporarily relocated to the nearby SeaGrape Room.
Now through Oct. 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

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

Room Refurbishments
During this time, Guests may see or hear work in progress and certain pathways may be unavailable. To minimize any disruptions, we will attempt to limit work to 9:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m.
10/29/16 – 6/23/17

Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Convention Center

Expansion Work
During this time, Guests may see or hear work in progress and certain pathways may be unavailable. To minimize any disruptions, we will attempt to limit work to 9:00 a.m – 9:00 p.m.
8/4/16 – 2/1/18

Buena Vista Palace

General Resort Refurbishments
The pool is 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.
Through August 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

Planet Hollywood 1/6 – Fall 2016
Fulton’s Crab House – reopening as Paddlefish 4/4 – Fall 2016

Disneyland
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. Erin Glover confirmed on 7/28/16 on the Disney Parks Blog that the Disneyland Railroad, “Fantasmic!”, Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island, Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes, Mark Twain Riverboat and Sailing Ship Columbia will reopen summer 2017 at Disneyland park, but an exact date was not given.
From Disney “Information and dates subject to change without notice. Last Updated August 15, 2016.”

 

Disneyland® Park

Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes
Disneyland Railroad (DLRR)
Railroad – Mickey’s Toontown
Railroad – New Orleans Square
Railroad – Tomorrowland
Fantasmic!
Mark Twain Riverboat
Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island
Sailing Ship Columbia
Frontierland Shootin’ Exposition
Haunted Mansion
Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln
Hyperspace Mountain
The Mad Hatter on Main Street, U.S.A.
Donald’s Boat
Indiana Jones Adventure
Gadget’s Go Coaster
1/11/16 – TBD
1/11/16 – TBD
1/11/16 – TBD
1/11/16 – TBD
1/11/16 – TBD
1/11/16 – TBD
1/11/16 – TBD
1/11/16 – TBD
1/11/16 – TBD
8/ 1-8/18/16
8/22 – 9/8/16
8/22/16 – TBD
9/6 -9/8/16
9/6 – 9/9/16
9/ 12 – 9/18/16
9/ 12 – 9/14/16
9/19 – 9/21/16

Disney California Adventure® Park

King Triton’s Carousel
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
TLM- Ariel’s Undersea Adventure
Goofy’s Sky School
8/8 – 8/26/16
8/ 29 – 9/1/16
9/6/16 – TBD
9/26/16 – TBD

Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel

California Streamin’ Slide
Paradise Kiddie Pool
Paradise Pool
Paradise Spa
8/22 -8/26/16
8/22 -8/26/16
8/22 -8/26/16
8/22 -8/26/16

Disneyland Paris
With the upcoming runDisney marathon being held in Paris in September 23-25, we thought our runDisney readers would appreciate information on the upcoming refurbishments occurring at the Disneyland Paris Resort around the time of the race.

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From July to September 2016

  • Big Thunder Mountain
  • Thunder Mesa Riverboat Landing
  • La Cabane des Robinson / Adventure Isle (until September 2016)
  • Discoveryland® station(2)
  • Star Tours
  • Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne®(3)

From October to December 2016

  • Big Thunder Mountain
  • Thunder Mesa Riverboat Landing
  • Discoveryland® station(2)
  • Star Tours
  • Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne®(3)

From January to March 2017

  • Big Thunder Mountain  (until 1/17)
  • Thunder Mesa Riverboat Landing  (until 1/17)
  • Discoveryland® station(2)  (until 3/17)
  • Star Tours (until 3/17)
  • Studio Tram Tour®: Behind the Magic (until 3/17)
  • Space Mountain®: Mission 2 (from 1/17 until 3/17)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean  (from early 1/17 until summer 2017)
  • Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne®(3)

From April to September 2017

  • Pirates of the Carribean (until summer 2017)
  • 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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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 96.5 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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