Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishments as of May 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

Liberty Square Riverboat

Jan. 8, 2018 – TBD

Epcot

Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe

Feb. 26, 2018 – TBD

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Toy Story Mania
Queue reconfiguration work. FastPasses will not be available during this time.

Apr. 9 – May 7, 2018

Disney’s Animal Kingdom 

Festival of the Lion King

May 9, 2018

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

None

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

None

 

Resorts

Disney’s All Star Movies Resort

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.

Through Early 2019

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 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.

February 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.

August 1, 2018

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn & Villas

FriendShip Boat Service to Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Refurbishment work is taking place on the bridge near the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels. As a result, there will be no FriendShip boat service to or from Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Service to and from Epcot and Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts will not be interrupted. Additional Disney bus transportation will be operating to and from both Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot during this time. The pedestrian walkway across the bridge will remain open.

May 7, 2018 – Mid-Summer 2018

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.

August 1, 2018

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, multiple construction projects 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

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, multiple construction projects 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, multiple construction projects 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

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

The Dig Site
The Dig Site, home to The Lost City of Cibola Pool, volleyball court, playground, Iguana Arcade and Siestas Cantina, will be closed for refurbishment. While this work takes place, our other exceptional amenities, including three leisure pools, dining and merchandise locations, La Vida Health Club, Salon & Spa and recreation activities, including Movies Under the Stars and Campfires with Marshmallows, will remain available.

Early September – Mid-December 2018

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 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

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.

August 1, 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

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.

Through Summer 2018

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

Pool Refurbishments
One of the Alligator Bayou leisure pools will be closed for refurbishment, but the feature pool, Ol’ Man Island, and four other leisure pools will be available. 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.

July 2018 through Fall 2018

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 dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation.

July 2018 through Early 2019

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

The Turf Club Bar & Grill

Late July – Early August

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels

FriendShip Boat Service to Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Refurbishment work is taking place on the bridge near the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels. As a result, there will be no FriendShip boat service to or from Disney’s Hollywood Studios during this time. Service to and from Epcot and Disney’s BoardWalk Resort will not be interrupted, with the exception of May 14 – May 25, 2018, during which time the FriendShip boat dock at these hotels will also be undergoing refurbishment work. Additional Disney bus transportation will be operating to and from both Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot during this time. The pedestrian walkway across the bridge will remain open.

May 7, 2018 – Mid-Summer 2018

FriendShip Boat Service
Refurbishment work is taking place on the FriendShip boat dock. As a result, FriendShip Boat Service to and from the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels will be unavailable during this time. Additional Disney bus transportation will be operating to and from both Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot during this time.

May 14 – May 25, 2018

Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts
Disney’s Beach Club Villas

FriendShip Boat Service to Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Refurbishment work is taking place on the bridge near the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels. As a result, there will be no FriendShip boat service to or from Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Service to and from Epcot and Disney’s BoardWalk Resort will not be interrupted. Additional Disney bus transportation will be operating to and from both Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot during this time. The pedestrian walkway across the bridge will remain open.

May 7, 2018 – Mid-Summer 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.

August 1, 2018

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 Summer 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

Information and dates subject to change without notice.
Last Updated May 3, 2018

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