Disney World Refurbishments

Disney World Refurbishments you can expect to find in the upcoming months.

Walt Disney World Resort

Theme Parks

Magic Kingdom Park

Space Mountain  will be closed from early January through late February 2020.

Big Thunder Mountain  will be closed from May 4 through late May 21, 2020.

Walt Disney World Railroad – Main Street, U.S.A. closed early December 2018 – until further notice.

Walt Disney World Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment until further notice. May have modified service or routes during your stay. Check the day of travel for the best option. Alternative transportation will be available.

Epcot

Test Track will close for a routine refurbishment from January 13 – February 26, 2020.

As part of the ongoing transformation of Epcot expect undergoing refurbishments until Winter 2020

  • Fountain View featuring Starbucks will relocate to a temporary location in late Fall.
  • Club Cool will also close during this time with elements set to return in the future.
  • Meet Disney Pals at the Epcot Character Spot will temporarily close beginning on September 8, 2019. Enjoy meeting favorite Disney Characters at other locations throughout Epcot.
  • Pin Central will operate temporarily from a new location while refurbishment is underway. The Camera Center will close this fall to become a new home for Pin Central.
  • Heritage Manor is also scheduled to close and return early next year.
  • Art of Disney will operate temporarily from a new location while refurbishment is underway. Heritage Manor will later become the new home for Art of Disney offerings.
  • Electric Umbrella is scheduled to close this winter. New dining options will be available in the future, featuring a variety of food and beverage selections.
  • Mouse Gear will move to a temporary home this winter while its current location is reimagined.
Hollywood Studios

None at this time.

Animal Kingdom

Kali River Rapids will be closed from early January 2020 – late March 2020

Water Parks

Blizzard Beach

None at this time.

Typhoon Lagoon

Water Park will be closed from January 5, 2020 – mid-March 2020.

Disney Springs

None at this time.

ESPN Wide World Of Sports

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex has ongoing roadwork until further notice.

Disney’s Golf Courses

Disney’s Palm Golf Course – None at this time.
Disney’s Lake Buena Vista – None at this time.
Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course – None at this time.
Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course – None at this time.
Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course – None at this time.
Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course – None at this time.

Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

  • Animal Kingdom Lodge – None at this time.
  • Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House – None at this time.
  • Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village – None at this time.
  • All-Star Movies Resort – None at this time.
  • All-Star Music Resort –  Calypso Pool will be closed mid-September 2020 – mid-December 2020.The piano leisure pool will be open. Guests are also welcome to use the pools at Disney’s All-Star Movies or All-Star Sports Resorts. Construction noise may be heard. Noise should not be heard from guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 am.
  • All-Star Sports Resort – None at this time.
  • Art Of Animation – Big Blue Pool will be closed mid-September 2020 – mid-December 2020. There will be other pools open during your stay. Construction noise may be heard. Noise should not be heard from guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 am. Disney Skyliner construction is ongoing until further notice.  Construction noise may be seen or heard throughout the resort. Noise should not be heard from guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 am.
  • Bay Lake Tower at the Contemporary Resort – None at this time.
  • Beach Club Resort – None at this time.
  • Beach Club Villas – None at this time.
  • Boardwalk Inn – None at this time
  • Boardwalk Villas – None at this time.
  • Caribbean Beach Resort – None at this time.
  • Contemporary Resort – None at this time.
  • Coronado Springs Resort – None at this time.
  • Fort Wilderness Resort & Campgound – Tri-Circle-D Ranch will be relocating.  In preparation for the new location the Draft Horse Barn, Blacksmith shop and Pony Farm will close in mid August 2019 until further notice.  The draft horses and ponies will be moved nearby until a new barn is completed.  Pony rides have temporarily moved to the Trail Blaze Corral.  
  • Grand Floridian Resort and Spa – Citricos will undergo renovations and remain open with modifications until summer 2020.
  • the Villas at Grand Floridian – None at this time.
  • Old Key West Resort – None at this time.
  • Polynesian Village Resort – None at this time
  • Polynesian Villas and Bungalows – None at this time
  • Pop Century Resort – Hippy Dippy Pool will be closed January 2020 – early Spring 2020.  There will be other pools open during your stay. Construction noise may be heard. Noise should not be heard from guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 am. 
  • Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter – None at this time.
  • Port Orleans Resort – Riverside – None at this time.
  • Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa – None at this time.
  • Wilderness Lodge – None at this time.
  • Copper Creek Villas and Cabins at Wilderness Lodge – None at this time.
  • Boulder Ridge Villas Resort at Wilderness Lodge – None at this time.
  • Yacht Club Resort – None at this time.

In Conclusion

Disney World refurbishments are subject to change without notice. It’s always best to check prior to your departure date for current details.  

Also, please be aware that during runDIsney  several roads near Contemporary Resort and Coronado Springs may be closed or have traffic restriction.  Dates are January 11 – January 12, 2020 and again on February 23, 2020.

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