Latest List of Closings & Refurbishments at WDW

Closings Refurbishments WDW January 2016

The latest information (as of January 26, 2016) about closings and refurbishments scheduled for Walt Disney World® Resort. As always, the information is subject to change by Disney without notice. I hope your vacation will not be heavily impacted by some of these closings.

The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System has been undergoing refurbishment with modified service and/or routes for quite some time. It looks like all of that is scheduled to come to an end in April! Hopefully monorail schedules will be back to normal soon!

MAGIC KINGDOM

Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin – currently closed and scheduled to reopen February 11, 2016
Magic Carpets of Aladdin – currently closed and scheduled to reopen February 3, 2016
Mad Tea Party – February 22 through February 26, 2016
Jungle Cruise – March 1 through March 3, 2016
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – April 4 through July of 2016
Swiss Family Tree House – July 7 through September 25, 2016
It’s a Small World – August 22 through September 16, 2016

EPCOT

Re-Imagination of Maelstrom – on-going through April, 2016
Soarin’ – currently closed through Summer of 2016
Habit Heroes – Closed Permanently as of January 18, 2016

DISNEY’S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

Pizza Planet – currently closed through late 2016

THE FOLLOWING ATTRACTIONS/AREAS WILL CLOSE PERMANENTLY ON 4/3/16:

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure
Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show
Meet & Greet: Mike and Sulley at Streets of America
Prop Shop
Studio Catering Co.
The Writer’s Shop
Watto’s Grotto
High Octane Refreshments
New York News
Youse Guys Moychindise

DISNEY’S ANIMAL KINGDOM

Kali River Rapids – currently closed through February 11, 2016
Flights of Wonder – currently closed through March 17, 2016
Warung Outpost – currently closed through March 17, 2016
Boneyard – February 22 through March 17, 2016

DISNEY’S TYPHOON LAGOON

Currently closed through March 12, 2016

DISNEY’S BAY LAKE TOWER

Bay Cove Pool – February 1 through March 18, 2016

DISNEY’S ALL STAR MOVIES

Duck Pond Pool – February 22 through February 24, 2016

DISNEY’S ART OF ANIMATION

Schoolyard Sprayground – currently closed through March 4, 2016

DISNEY’S ANIMAL KINGDOM VILLAS – JAMBO HOUSE

Soft goods replacements through May, 2016

DISNEY’S BEACH CLUB VILLAS

Soft goods replacements through August, 2016

DISNEY’S BOARDWALK

ESPN Club: Yard Arcade & Retail – Now closed to make way for a new experience. (Does not affect ESPN Club dining area.)
Flying Fish Restaurant – February 1 through September 30, 2016
Seashore Sweets’ – closing permanently to make way for a new experience. February 1, 2016

DISNEY’S BOARDWALK VILLAS

Guest Villa Renovations – through Spring of 2016
Luna Park Pool – February 1 through February 4, 2016

DISNEY’S CARIBBEAN BEACH

Trinidad North Quiet Pool – January 27 through January 29, 2016

Trinidad South Pool – February 3 through February 5, 2016

Barbados Quiet Pool – February 17 through February 19, 2016

Aruba Pool – February 22 through April 15, 2016

DISNEY’S POLYNESIAN VILLAGE

East Pool – Closed for enhancement. Guests may see or hear work in progress through Spring, 2016

DISNEY’S POP CENTURY

Bowling Pool – February 16 through March 1, 2016

DISNEY’S PORT ORLEANS RIVERSIDE

Ol’ Man Island Pool – currently closed through March 4, 2016
Alligator Bayou Pool B – February 10 through February 11, 2016
Alligator Bayou Pool C – February 15 through February 16, 2016

DISNEY’S SARATOGA SPRINGS

Treehouse Villas Soft Goods Rehab – February 7 through June 22, 2016

DISNEY’S WILDERNESS LODGE

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 atThe 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

DISNEY SPRINGS

Roadwork on Buena Vista Drive that has been on-going and heavy is due to be complete by March, 2016 – YEAH!
Planet Hollywood is now closed through Summer of 2016