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Disneyland Resort Refurbishments for February 2018

Here is a list of current and upcoming refurbishments/closings scheduled at Disneyland Resort for the month of February 2018.

DISNEYLAND

  • Casey Jr. Circus Train 2/5/2018 – TBD
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant 1/8/2018 – Early Spring
  • It’s A Small World 1/22/2018 – 2/1/2018
  • Main Street Vehicles 1/8/2018 – Late Winter
  • Splash Mountain 1/2/2018 – TBD
  • Storybook Land Canal Boats 2/5/2018 – 2/15/2018

DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE PARK

  • Ariel’s Grotto 1/8/2018 – TBD
  • The Bakery Tour 1/8/2018 – 2/1/2018
  • Boardwalk Bazaar 1/8/2018 – TBD
  • California Screamin being reimagined as Incredicoaster 1/8/2018 – Summer 2018
  • Cove Bar 1/8/2018 – April 2018
  • Don Tomas Turkey Legs 1/8/2018 – TBD
  • Games of the Boardwalk 1/8/2018 – Summer 2018
  • Grizzly River Run 1/8/2018 – 2/1/2018
  • Hot Dog Hut 1/8/2018 – TBD
  • King Triton’s Carousel 3/2/2018 – TBD
  • Mickey’s Fun Wheel 1/8/2018 – Summer 2018
  • Paradise Pier Ice Cream Company 1/8/2018 – TBD
  • Point Magu Tattoo 1/8/2018 – TBD
  • Redwood Creek Challenge Trail 1/2/2018 – TBD
  • Sideshow Shirts 1/8/2018 – Summer 2018
  • Treasures In Paradise 1/8/2018 – TBD

DOWNTOWN DISNEY

  • D-Street being reimagined to Disney Home Store 1/2/2018 – February 2018
  • World of Disney (store will remain open during construction) mid-February 2018 – TBD

DISNEYLAND RESORT HOTELS

  • Storytellers Café at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa  02/05/18 – 02/09/18


Walt Disney World Resort Refurbishments for February 2018

Here is a list of refurbishments/closings scheduled at Walt Disney World Resort for the month of February 2018.

MAGIC KINGDOM

  • Cinderella’s Royal Table 2/28/2018 – 3/2/2018
  • First Aid Center at Main Street U.S.A. 1/9/2018 – 2/15/2018
  • Liberty Square Riverboat 1/8/2018 – 7/19/2018
  • Pirates of the Caribbean 2/26/2018 – 3/18/2018
  • Splash Mountain  1/8/2018 – 2/1/2018

EPCOT

  • American Adventure 1/5/2018 – 2/5/2018
  • Circle of Life permanently closing 2/4/2018
  • Kringla Bakeri in Norway Pavilion 2/4/2018 – Summer 2018

DISNEY’S ANIMAL KINGDOM

  • Finding Nemo: The Musical 2/4/2018 – 2/23/2018
  • Kali River Rapids 1/2/2018 – 2/9/2018

DISNEY SPRINGS

  • Portobello Country Italian Trattoria  transitioning to Terralina Crafted Italian 4/24/2017 – Early 2018
  • World of Disney (store will remain open during construction) mid-February 2018 – TBD

DISNEY WATER PARKS

  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon 1/7/2018 – 3/17/2018

DISNEY RESORTS

  • Disney’s All-Star Movies – Duck Pond Leisure Pool 1/2/2018 – 3/1/2018; Room Refurbishment late February 2018 – Winter 2018
  • Disney’s All-Star Music Resort – Calypso Pool late 2/27/2018 – 3/2/2018
  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – Cozy Cone Pool 2/7/2018- 2/9/2018; Flippin’ Fins Pool 1/31/2018 – 2/2/2018
  • Disney’s Beach Club Resort – Expansion of Convention Center 8/4/2016 – 2/1/2018
  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort – Old Port Royale Food Court, Shutters, Cabana Pool Bar, Calypso Trading Post – 5/1/2017 – 6/30/2018
  • Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort- Meadow Swimmin’ Pool 1/30/2018 – 2/2/2018
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa – Beach Pool & Pool Bar 11/20/2017 – 2/25/2018; Sammy Duvall Watersports 1/18/2018- 3/1/2018.
  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort – Room Refurbishment 8/1/2017 – 6/28/2018
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort – Lava Pool & Slide 2/5/2018 – 2/16/2018
  • Disney’s Pop Century Resort – Bowling Pin Pool  2/26/2018 – 5/6/2018; Rooms & Hard Goods Refurbishments 2/4/2017 – Summer 2018
  • Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter – Room Refurbishments 1/6/2018 –  May 2018; Soft Goods Refurbishment 1/6/2018 – May 2018
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort – Paddock Pool 1/29/2018 – 2/9/2018
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Copper Creek Springs Pool 2/2/2018 – 2/23/2018
  • Disney’s Yacht Club – Expansion of Convention Center 8/4/2016 – 2/1/2018


Mobile Order Now Available for Walt Disney World Guests Using Disney Dining Plans

Mobile Order, the service which allows guests the convenience of ordering and paying for meals on-the-go within the My Disney Experience App, is now available to Walt Disney World guests using the Disney Dining Plan.  All three Disney Dining Plans are available with Mobile Order including Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan, the Disney Dining Plan and the Disney Deluxe Dining Plan.

In case you aren’t familiar, Mobile Order offers a huge convenience to Walt Disney World guests.  Using the app, guests can select menu items, customize their order and pre-pay for their meal. When they arrive at the restaurant they can tap the “I’m here” button in the app, which will notify the kitchen to prepare the meal. When ready, guests will be alerted through the app to pick up their meal at a designated window.

Mobile Order is currently available at 23 restaurants throughout Walt Disney World Resort including:

Magic Kingdom Park:

  • Aloha Isle
  • Casey’s Corner
  • Columbia Harbour House
  • Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café
  • Lunching Pad
  • Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe
  • Pinocchio Village Haus
  • Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant (open seasonally)

Epcot:

  • Electric Umbrella
  • Liberty Inn
  • Sunshine Seasons

Disney’s Hollywood Studios:

  • ABC Commissary
  • Backlot Express
  • Catalina Eddie’s
  • Fairfax Fare
  • PizzeRizzo
  • Rosie’s All-American Café

Disney’s Animal Kingdom:

  • Flame Tree Barbecue
  • Harambe Market
  • Pizzafari
  • Restaurantosaurus
  • Satu’li Canteen

Disney Springs:

  • D-Luxe Burger

Watch the video below to see the convenience of using Mobile Order with a Disney Dining Plan.

This latest app update builds on other new features, like room charge viewing, Online Check-In Service and wayfinding, that are helping to improve the overall vacation experience for our guests. 

#DisneyParksLIVE: Artist Will Gay To Create A Sunrise ‘Sketches In the Park’ Piece this Thursday

The Epcot International Festival of the Arts is in full swing at the Walt Disney World Resort, and Disney Artist Will Gay is just one of the amazingly talented artists featured at this year’s event.

In case you aren’t familiar with Will’s “Sketches in the Park” series, Will regularly visits a Disney theme park early in the morning to sketch or paint “plein air,” which in the art world means creating art straight from the field. He then shares his original work with Disney Parks Blog in his series on the first Friday of each month.

#DisneyParksLIVE will stream his next plein air adventure live from Epcot on Thursday, February 1 at 7:30am ET.

According to Disney, this will be unlike other #DisneyParksLIVE streams, this will be their first “long-form” live stream, meaning you can pop in and out to see how Will progresses in his painting throughout the morning, from blank canvas to finished piece. Viewers will also be able to download this original piece as a digital wallpaper later in the day.

You can catch all the action on the Disney Parks Blog at 7:30am ET on Thusday, February 1, 2018.  Just look for the new blog post.

As always, you can also follow along on Twitter by using the hashtag #DisneyParksLIVE and @DisneyParks.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Star Dave Bautista Visits Disneyland Resort

Dave Bautista, who plays Drax in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” films, visited the Disneyland Resort yesterday.  During his visit, the actor stopped by Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! at Disney California Adventure to visit Groot.

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Dave also took the opportunity to explore The Collector’s Fortress and its famous collection of artifacts including the Taneleer Tivan’s newest acquisitions: three Vyloos from the planet Berhert.

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