Refurbishments: Walt Disney World

February 1, 2018

 

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 alternatve transportation options will be available.

Ongoing until further notice

 

Splash Mountain

Jan. 8 - Feb. 1, 2018

 

Liberty Square Riverboat

Jan. 8, 2018 - TBD

 

Pirates of the Caribbean

Feb. 26 - Mar. 18, 2018

 

Cinderella's Royal Table

Feb. 28 - Mar. 2, 2018

 

Epcot®

 

The American Adventure

Early January - Early February 2018

 

The Circle of Life - Closing Permanently

Feb. 4, 2018

 

Disney's Hollywood Studios®

 

None

 

Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

 

Kali River Rapids

Jan. 2 - Feb. 10, 2018

 

Finding Nemo - The Musical

Feb. 4, 2018 - TBD

 

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

Annual Refurbishment

Jan. 7 - Mar. 18, 2018

 

Resorts

 

Disney's All Star Movies Resort

 

Duck Pond Leisure 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. In addition, the feature pool, Fantasia Pool, will be available. All dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation.

Jan. 2 - Spring 2018

 

Rooms Refurbishment

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. All resort amenities including dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation.

Late February - Winter 2018

 

Disney's All Star Music Resort

 

Calypso 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. All dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation. In addition, Piano Pool will be available.

Late February - Early March 2018

 

Disney's Art of Animation Resort

 

Flippin' Fins 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. All dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation. In addition, The Big Blue Pool and Cozy Cone Pool will be available.

Late January - Early February 2018

 

Cozy Cone Pool

Cozy Cone Pool will be unavailable due to routine maintenance. 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. All dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation. In addition, The Big Blue Pool and Flippin' Fins Pool will be available.

Early February - Mid-February 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

 

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge & Villas

 

Jambo House - Payment Policy Pilot 

Beginning February 12, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge - Jambo House will participate in a pilot where transactions will be handled with convenient, cash-free options. All purchases and services at the resort will accept MagicBands, credit cards, debit cards, Disney Gift Cards, Disney Rewards Redemption Cards and contactless payments such as Apple Pay, Samsung Pay or Google Pay.

Feb. 12, 2018 - TBD

 

Children's Activity Centers - Closing Permanently

July 31, 2018 will be the last day of operation for the Children's Activity Centers. Kid's Nite Out will remain available for Guests looking for a child or babysitter service.

 

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

 

Children's Activity Centers - Closing Permanently

July 31, 2018 will be the last day of operation for the Children's Activity Centers. Kid's Nite Out will remain available for Guests looking for a child or babysitter service.

 

Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

 

Old Port Royale Food Court, Shutters at Old Port Royale, Cabana Pool Bar, Goombay Games Arcade and Calypso Trading Post are unavailable

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, and a la carte options for lunch.

• A selection of grab-and-go meals will be conveniently available for purchase throughout the day in three new 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.

• In-room dining will remain available. The menu includes pizza, sandwiches and pasta.

• Disney dining plans will be accepted.

• We will make every effort to assist with dietary needs.

 

The feature pool (Fuentes del Morro Pool), leisure pools, recreation activities and entertainment will remain available.

 

In addition to the amenities unavailable at Old Port Royale, buildings within the Martinique and Barbados regions of the Resort are unavailable to Guests.

During this time, construction will be seen and heard throughout the resort, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00am.

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 will be seen and heard throughout the resort, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00am.

Ongoing until further notice

 

General Construction

During this time, construction will be seen and heard throughout the resort, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00am.

Ongoing until further notice

 

Spyglass Grill

Spyglass Grill, located in Trinidad South, will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu offers a variety of items, including hot breakfast entrées, sandwiches, salads, tacos and refreshing beverages.

Opening Spring 2018

 

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort

 

Hard Goods Refurbishment

During this time, amenities including dining locations (such as the newly reimagined Rix Sports Bar and Grill) 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 Summer 2019

 

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

 

Grand Floridian Beach Pool & Pool Bar

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.

January 2 - Spring 2018

 

Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

 

Meadow Swimmin' 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. All dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation. In addition, Wilderness Swimmin' Pool will be available.

Late January through Early February 2018

 

Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort

 

Big Dipper Pool and The Little Dipper Kiddie Pool

The Big Dipper Pool and The Little Dipper Kiddie Pool will be unavailable due to routine maintenance. During this time, The Beach House Pool will be available. 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 dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation.

January 2018 - February 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 Spring 2019

 

Turtle Pond Pool

Turtle Pond Pool, Turtle Shack Snack Bar and Flying Fish Gameroom will be unavailable due to refurbishment. During this time, it is possible that Guests may see construction. In addition, Sandcastle Pool, featuring a waterslide, kiddie pool and a variety of dining and recreation locations, will be available.

April - Early July 2018

 

Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

 

Lava Pool

The Lava Pool and waterslide will be unavailable due to routine maintenance. 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. All dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation. In addition, Oasis Pool will be available.

February 2018

 

Children's Activity Centers - Closing Permanently

July 31, 2018 will be the last day of operation for the Children's Activity Centers. Kid's Nite Out will remain available for Guests looking for a child or babysitter service.

 

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

 

Bowling Pool

Bowling Pool will be closed for refurbishment. 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. In addition, Hippy Dippy Pool will be available. All dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation.

Late February - May 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

 

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 Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

 

Paddock 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. In addition, High Rock Spring Pool and the leisure pools located at The Grandstand, Congress Park and the Treehouse Villas will be available.

Late January - Mid-February 2018

 

Disney's Vero Beach Resort

 

Beach Access

To mitigate the effects of Hurricane Irma on the shoreline, beach access will be unavailable as work is performed to preserve this natural amenity for future Guest visits. During this time, Vero Beach Feature Pool and Pirate's Plunge Pool Slide will be available. In addition, other local beaches will be available from 9:00am to 6:00pm with transportation provided.

January 15 - Late January 2018

 

Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge

 

Copper Creek Springs Pool

Copper Creek Springs Pool will be unavailable due to routine maintenance. 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. All dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation. In addition, Boulder Ridge Cove Pool will be available.

Mid-February - Late February 2018

 

Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resorts

Disney's Beach Club Villas

 

Children's Activity Centers - Closing Permanently

July 31, 2018 will be the last day of operation for the Children's Activity Centers. Kid's Nite Out will remain available for Guests looking for a child or babysitter service.

 

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 - reopening as Terralina Crafted Italian

Apr. 23, 2017 - TBD

 

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

 

 

Tiffany Romero is an Independent Agent of Fairytale Adventures Travel. She is a frequent visitor to Disney World.  She specializes in special needs travel for adults and children and family travel.  Tiffany can be reached at tiffanyandritchie@fairytaleadv.com or on her Facebook Tiffany Romero Destination Specialist

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