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Walt Disney World Resort Refurbishments for June 2018

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

MAGIC KINGDOM

  • Liberty Square Riverboat 1/8/2018 – 7/19/2018

EPCOT

  • Kringla Bakeri in Norway Pavilion 2/4/2018 – Summer 2018

DISNEY’S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

  • Toy Story Mania 6/11/2018 – 6/18/2018

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 RESORTS

  • Disney’s All-Star Movies – Room Refurbishment late February 2018 – Early 2019
  • Disney’s Beach Club Resort –Expansion of Convention Center 8/4/2016 –  Late 2018; Friendship boat service to Disney’s Hollywood Studios 5/7/2018 – mid-Summer 2018
  • Disney’s Boardwalk Inn Friendship boat service to Disney’s Hollywood Studios 5/7/2018 – mid-Summer 2018
  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort – Old Port Royale Food Court, Shutters, Cabana Pool Bar, Calypso Trading Post – 5/1/2017 – Fall 2018
  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort – Hard Goods Refurbishment through Summer 2019;
  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort – Room Refurbishment 8/1/2017 – Spring 2019; Turtle Pond Pool, Turtle Shack Snack Bar, Flying Fish Game Room 4/21/2018 – 6/21/ 2018
  • Disney’s Pop Century Resort –  Rooms & Hard Goods Refurbishments 2/4/2017 – Summer 2018
  • Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter – Room Refurbishments 1/6/2018 –  Summer 2018; soft goods refurbishment 1/6/2018 – May 2018
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside – Room Refurbishments Spring 2018 – Early 2019;
  • Disney’s Yacht Club – Expansion of Convention Center 8/4/2016 – Late 2018; Friendship boat service to Disney’s Hollywood Studios 5/7/2018 – mid-Summer 2018
  • Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel – Friendship boat service to Disney’s Hollywood Studios 5/7/2018 – 6/2/2018
  • Walt Disney World Swan Hotel -Friendship boat service 5/7/2018 – 6/2/2018


Disney’s Blizzard Beach Closed Tuesday May 15 Due to Inclement Weather

Disney’s Blizzard Beach will be closed Tuesday, May 15 due to inclement weather in the forecast.  The water park is expected to reopen on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park will remain open to guests during this time.

For a complete list of current and upcoming refurbishments at Walt Disney World Resort, please visit our refurbishment page.

Toy Story Mania Closing for One Week Next Month

Toy Story Mania at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will close for one week next month to prepare for the official grand opening of Toy Story Land.  The popular attraction will be receiving a new entrance and queue.

According to Disney’s website Toy Story Mania is scheduled to be closed from June 11 – June 18; reopening to guests on June 19, 2018.  Toy Story Land is set to open on June 30.

For a complete list of current and upcoming refurbishments at Walt Disney World Resort, please visit our refurbishment page.


Reminder: Festival of the Lion King Closed Today, May 9

Festival of the Lion King at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be closed Wednesday, May 9, for a brief refurbishment while the Harambe Theater receives some maintenance work.  The stage show is expected to resume performances on Thursday, May 10, 2018.

Festival of the Lion King, the popular, high-energy live musical at Disney’s Animal Kingdom combines music, puppetry and pageantry inspired by Disney’s animated film classic, “The Lion King.” Performed inside the Harambe Theatre, this Broadway-style show is an exciting retelling of the film and immerses the audience in theatrics and classic songs.

For a complete list of current  and upcoming refurbishments and closings at Walt Disney World Resort, please visit our refurbishment page.

Walt Disney World Resort Refurbishments for May 2018

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

MAGIC KINGDOM

  • Liberty Square Riverboat 1/8/2018 – 7/19/2018

EPCOT

  • Kringla Bakeri in Norway Pavilion 2/4/2018 – Summer 2018

DISNEY’S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

  • Friendship Boat Service from Epcot area hotels to Disney’s Hollywood Studios 5/7/2018 – TBD

DISNEY’S ANIMAL KINGDOM

  • Festival of the Lion King 5/9/2018 (one day)
  • Rivers of Light will not be performed 5/13/2018

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 RESORTS

  • Disney’s All-Star Movies – Duck Pond Leisure Pool 1/2/2018 – Spring 2018; Room Refurbishment late February 2018 – Early 2019
  • Disney’s Beach Club Resort –  Expansion of Convention Center 8/4/2016 –  Late 2018
  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort – Old Port Royale Food Court, Shutters, Cabana Pool Bar, Calypso Trading Post – 5/1/2017 – Fall 2018
  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort – Hard Goods Refurbishment through Summer 2019
  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort – Room Refurbishment 8/1/2017 – Spring 2019; Turtle Pond Pool, Turtle Shack Snack Bar, Flying Fish Game Room 4/21/2018 – July 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 –  Summer 2018; soft goods refurbishment 1/6/2018 – May 2018
  • Disney’s Yacht Club – Expansion of Convention Center 8/4/2016 – Late 2018