One of the biggest disappointments when vacation at Walt Disney World can be finding out that your must do attraction or restaurant is closed for refurbishment. A lot of time and effort goes into planning a vacation and no one wants to be disappointed. To help with planning, here is a list of the refurbishments taking place at the Walt Disney World Resort.
At Magic Kingdom, the Monorail system will be undergoing some refurbishment so there will be modified service and routes now through Dec. 2015. Other closures include Pirates of the Caribbean – now through Sep. 25, 2015, Liberty Tree Tavern – now through Nov. 19, 2015, The Diamond Horseshoe – now through Nov. 19, 2015, Mad Tea Party – Aug. 26, Walt Disney World Railroad – Oct. 12 through Nov. 19, 2015, Disney’s The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour – Oct. 12 through Nov. 19, 2015 and Peter Pan’s Flight – Nov. 2 through Nov. 7, 2015.
Over at Epcot, Maelstrom will be closed until April 30, 2016 while it gets a “Frozen” make-over. Closing Sep. 8 through 17, 2015 is Living with the Land in The Land Pavilion.
At Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Primeval Whirl is closed now through Nov. 12, 2015. Also undergoing refurbishment is Pizzafari. It will reopen on Oct. 19, 2015.
The annual refurbishment of the water parks will start this fall. Disney’s Blizzard Beach will be closed Oct. 26, 2015 through Jan. 2, 2016. Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon will undergo its annual refurbishment Jan. 3 through March 12, 2016.
Downtown Disney is currently undergoing heavy refurbishment as the area is being reimagined from Downtown Disney to Disney Springs. Construction and roadwork will be taking place until August of 2016. Two restaurants will also be down starting on Jan. 1, 2016 – Fulton’s Crab House (reopening on April 1) and Planet Hollywood (reopening on June 1.
Resort refurbishments will also be taking place. Most of which will not affect your stay. At Disney’s BoardWalk Inn, now through May 5, 2016, painting will be taking place. At Disney’s Coronado Springs, now through Oct. 12 the fitness center, salon and Casitas leisure pool will be closed. Gasparilla Island Grill at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is closed through Sep. 6. Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort has general construction taking place through early 2016. The biggest construction will be at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Villas. Some pathways and the nature trails will be closed Oct. 2, 2015 through 2017. The Hidden Springs leisure pool, resort beach, playground and recreation fire pit will be undergoing changes Oct. 26, 2015 through 2017.