Walt Disney World Resort – Construction and Closures update

Every so often, after months of planning the perfect Walt Disney World trip, we arrive on-site for our most magical vacation, and find out that that one attraction you, or someone in your travel party, were most looking forward to is closed for refurbishment. Bummer! In order to save you heartache, use this handy list to help you in your trip planning.

Big thanks to Nerd, Sofee, for compiling this list for us. We will continue to bring you this construction and closure update periodically.

Walt Disney World Construction and Closures update

 

REFURBISHMENTS

 

 Construction and closure update 4th qtr 2017 - The Disney Nerds Podcast. www.thedisneynerdspodcast.com  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information and dates subject to change without notice.

Last Updated October 17, 2017

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 or 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.

Ongoing until further notice
·        HALL OF PRESIDENTS Jan. 17, 2017 – TBD
·        SPLASH MOUNTAIN Aug. 28 – Nov. 16, 2017

Jan. 8 – Feb. 1, 2018

·        LIBERTY SQUARE RIVERBOAT Jan. 8 – Jun. 28, 2018
·        CINDERELLA’S ROYAL TABEL Feb. 28 – Mar. 2, 2018
·        Epcot®
NONE
Disney’s Hollywood Studios®
·        STAR WARS™: A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY Oct. 10, 2017 – TBD
Disney’s Animal Kingdom®
·        KALI RIVER RAPIDS Jan. 2 – Feb. 4, 2018
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
·        ANNUAL Jan. 7 – Mar. 18, 2018
Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park
·        ANNUAL Oct. 22, 2017 – Jan. 6, 2018
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
DISNEY SKYLINER

·        We have embarked on creating a new transportation system, Disney Skyliner, which will give Guests a bird’s-eye view of Walt Disney World Resort while traveling via gondolas. During this time construction noise may be seen or heard throughout the resort, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9am.

Ongoing until further notice
Disney’s BoardWalk Inn & Villas
·        In an effort to make future visits more magical, Disney’s BoardWalk Inn & Villas is currently undergoing some refurbishment projects across the Resort. During this time, the Resort will be in full operation with all amenities available, including dining, merchandise and recreation locations. It is possible that construction may be seen or heard, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00am. Ongoing until further notice
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
·        Old Port Royale Food Court, Shutters at Old Port Royale, Cabana Pool Bar and Calypso Trading Post

·        There will be a variety of dining options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Centertown, a dining location, will serve an all-you-care-to-enjoy buffet for breakfast and dinner. A selection of grab-and-go meals will be conveniently available for purchase in three island markets located in the Aruba, Jamaica and Martinique regions of the Resort. Additional a la carte offerings will be available at mobile food vending locations. Our in-room dining will remain available including pizza, sandwiches and pasta. The feature pool-Fuentes del Morro Pool – and leisure pools will all remain available. Recreation activities and entertainment will also be available. In addition to the amenities unavailable at Old Port Royale, buildings within Martinique and Barbados islands are unavailable to Guests. During this time construction noise may be seen or heard throughout the resort, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9am.

Through Fall 2018
·        DISNEY SKYLINER

·        We have embarked on creating a new transportation system, Disney Skyliner, which will give Guests a bird’s-eye view of Walt Disney World Resort while traveling via gondolas. During this time construction noise may be seen or heard throughout the resort, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9am.

Ongoing until further notice
·        Construction

·        It is possible construction may be seen or heard, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00am.

Ongoing until further notice
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
CHEF MICKEY’S

·        During this time, Chef Mickey’s will be relocating to the Convention Center at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. The dining and character experience will remain the same. Cast Members will be on hand to assist with directions to the location at the Convention Center.

Nov. 28. – December 2017
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
HARD GOOD REFURBISHMENT

·        During this time, amenities including dining and merchandise locations, pools, La Vida Health Club with the spa and salon, and recreation activities such as beach volleyball, Iguana Arcade, Movies Under the Stars and more, will remain available. Please note that noise will be heard while our Resort is undergoing refurbishments, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms prior to 9:00am daily.

Through Fall 2017
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
GRAND FLORIDIAN BEACH POOL & POOL

·        During this time, it is possible that Guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00am. The water play area and mug refill station will still be available at this location. In addition, all other dining locations and the Courtyard Pool will be available during this time.

Jan. 2 – Spring 2018
Disney’s Old Key West Resort
Room Refurbishments

·        Guests may see or hear work in progress and certain pathways may be unavailable. During this time, the Resort will be in full operation with all amenities available including dining and merchandise locations, pools, and recreation activities. It is possible that construction may be seen or heard, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 am.

Through Summer 2018
Disney’s Pop Century Resort
Room Refurbishments

·        During this time, Guests may see or hear work in progress and certain pathways may be unavailable. To minimize disruptions, we will attempt to limit all work until after 9:00 a.m. daily.

Through Summer 2018
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
Room Refurbishments

·        During this room refurbishment, it is possible that Guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00am. All amenities including dining, merchandise and recreation locations will be available.

Early January through Late Spring 2018
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
Captain’s Grille

·        During refurbishments, the Captain’s Grille will be unavailable while it is reimagined into Ale & Compass Restaurant and Lounge. As an alternative, Market at Ale & Compass, Cape May Café, Beaches & Cream Soda Shop, Crew’s Cup Lounge and Yachtsman Steakhouse are available during this time.

Sep. 30 – Fall 2017
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, work-related noise should not be audible from Guest rooms until after 9:00 a.m.

Through Winter 2018
Disney Springs™
Portobello Country Italian Trattoria Apr. 23 – Fall 2017
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Roadwork

·        Intermittent overnight lane closures, lane shifts, traffic congestion and noise impacts can be expected along Osceola Parkway / Victory Way.

Ongoing until further notice
Golf Courses/Miniature Golf
Disney’s Winter Summerland Miniature Golf – Summer Course Oct. 9 – Nov. 11, 2017
Disney’s Winter Summerland Miniature Golf – Winter Course Oct. 23 – Nov. 11, 2017

 

Charlotte Cruce

Charlotte is an author, photographer and social media marketer living in the Atlanta suburbs with her husband in their nearly empty nest. Mother to three and grandma DeeDee to one princess, Charlotte spends her time traveling, gardening, reading and enjoying life with her family, friends and dogs.

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