Walt Disney World Refurbishment List

REFURBISHMENTS

Please be advised that refurbishment information is subject to change without notice and should be confirmed just prior to visiting.

Magic Kingdom Park
Splash Mountain
Splash Mountain will be closed for refurbishment from early January 2020 through late February 2020.
Early January 2020 through late February 2020
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
From May 4 to May 21, 2020, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad will be closed for refurbishment.
May 4 – May 21, 2020
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
Walt Disney World Railroad – Main Street, U.S.A. Early December 2018 – Until further notice
Epcot
Test Track
Test Track presented by Chevrolet will close for a routine refurbishment to receive an upgrade to its software system.
January 13 – February 26, 2020
Monorail
To accommodate planned maintenance, the operating schedule will be temporarily adjusted for the Epcot beam of the Walt Disney World Resort Monorail System. Monorail service to Epcot will start at 10 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Guests looking to visit Epcot earlier in the morning on those days will be able to access the park via bus from their Resort hotel. Additional buses will transport Guests between the Transportation & Ticket Center and Epcot.

Disney expects to return to normal operating hours in late March.

Ongoing until late March
As part of the ongoing transformation of Epcot:

  • 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.
Fall-Winter 2019 – 2020
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
None  
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
Kali River Rapids
Kali River Rapids will be closed for refurbishment from early January 2020 through late March 2020.
Early January 2020 through late March 2020

 

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park will close for refurbishment beginning on January 5, 2020 and reopen in mid-March 2020. January 5, 2020 – mid-March 2020
Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park
None  

 

Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
Calypso Pool
The Calypso Feature Pool at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort will be closed for refurbishment, but the Piano leisure pool will be available. Additionally, Guests at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort are welcome to use the Feature Pools at either Disney’s All-Star Movies or Disney’s All-Star Sports Resorts. 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 9:00 AM. All dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation.
Mid-September 2020 – Mid-December 2020
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
Big Blue Pool
The Big Blue Pool is scheduled to be closed for refurbishment. During this time, other pool and recreation offerings will remain open-including Flippin’ Fins Pool, Cozy Cone Pool and the Schoolyard Sprayground. Noise may be heard while this work is being completed, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 AM.
Mid-September 2020 – Mid-December 2020
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
Tri-Circle-D Ranch
Tri-Circle-D Ranch will relocate to a nearby area of Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. As part of this, The Draft Horse Barn and Pony Farm will be redesigned into one new, enhanced barn within the ranch.

In preparation for the new Tri-Circle-D Ranch location, the current Draft Horse Barn, Blacksmith Shop and Pony Farm closed in mid-August 2019.

Pony Rides have temporarily moved to the Trail Blaze Corral near the entrance and Reception Outpost at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.

During refurbishment, Carriage Rides and Wagon Rides will be temporarily unavailable until Spring 2020. Beginning Nov. 29, Sleigh Rides will be available for booking. Please note that Carriage Rides are also available at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort.

August 2019 – Until further notice
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Cítricos
Cítricos at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa will undergo renovations this year to improve the sophisticated space. As part of this, the signature restaurant will be modified in a few different phases, including:

  • Starting in February, the bar will be closed. Bar service and the restaurant’s award-winning wine list will continue to be available at Cítricos.
  • Also in February, the menu will be modified for a limited time as the main cookline is refurbished.
  • Starting in May, the dining room will be closed in sections, and the dessert menu will be modified for a limited time.

During this time, Cítricos will remain open and accept reservations while we continue to focus on delivering outstanding Guest service in an adjusted layout.

Cítricos is expected to finish its refurbishment in summer 2020. Once complete, the restaurant will feature an improved fine dining experience, Guests will continue to enjoy the lively atmosphere, seasonally-inspired menu and elegance embodied by Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

Ongoing until summer 2020
Disney’s Pop Century Resort
Hippy Dippy Pool
The Hippy Dippy Pool is scheduled to be closed for refurbishment. During this time, Guests can use the Bowling Pool and Computer Pool. Also, Movies Under the Stars will be offered in an alternate location. Guests may notice construction noise while this refurbishment is underway, but the noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 AM.
January 2020 – Early Spring 2020
Best Western, Lake Buena Vista
General Construction
Best Western Lake Buena Vista is currently undergoing refurbishments to make exciting updates to the hotel. Work will be limited to the hours between 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM during the week and occasionally on weekends. All hotel amenities are available and every precaution is being taken to minimize any disruptions during your stay.
Ongoing until December 2020
Beach Resorts
Disney’s Vero Beach Resort
Please be aware that some or all of the following will be unavailable due to routine maintenance during your visit: Tiger Lily Aquatic Play Area, Port Holes Miniature Golf, Vero Beach Feature Pool, Whirlpool Spa and the Pirate’s Plunge Pool Slide.

Please know that Disney is  every effort to ensure your enjoyment of all they have to offer. Access to their beautiful, sandy beaches and other recreation activities will remain open. Disney apologizes for any inconvenience, and appreciates your understanding.

September 28 – November 23, 2020

Disney Springs
None  

Golf Courses
None  

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

runDisney
Please be aware that several roads near Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort may be operating under traffic restrictions or closed completely to accommodate runDisney events on the following dates:

Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Sunday, February 23, 2020 from 5:00 AM to 9:00 AM during the Disney Princess Half Marathon

Information and dates subject to change without notice.
Last Updated February 10, 2020



Published: February 10, 2020