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Walt Disney World Resort Refurbishments for December 2017

Here is a list of refurbishments/closings scheduled at Walt Disney World Resort for the month of December 2017.

MAGIC KINGDOM

  • Hall of Presidents 1/17/2017 – TBD

DISNEY SPRINGS

  • La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil final performance 12/31/2017
  • Portobello Country Italian Trattoria  transitioning to Terralina Crafted Italian 4/24/2017 – Late 2017

DISNEY WATER PARKS

  • Disney’s Blizzard Beach 10/22/2017 – 1/6/2018

DISNEY RESORTS

  • 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 Contemporary Resort – Chef Mickey’s temporarily relocating to convention center 11/28/2017 – December 2017
  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort  Casitas Pool hard goods refurbishment 11/2016 – 2017
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Beach Pool & Pool Bar 11/20/2017 – Spring 2018
  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort Spring 2017 – 2019
  • Disney’s Pop Century Resort Rooms & Hard Goods Refurbishment 2/4/2017 – Summer 2018
  • Disney’s Yacht Club – expansion of convention center 8/4/2016 – 2/1/2018

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

Finding Nemo: The Musical at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Going Dark for 3 Weeks in February

Finding Nemo: The Musical at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be dark for three weeks in February.  The 40 minute stage show is scheduled to be closed February 4 – 23, 2018.

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

Pirates of the Caribbean at Magic Kingdom Closing for Refurbishment February 2018

Pirates of the Caribbean at Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort is scheduled to close for refurbishment in February 2018 for a makeover of the auction scene.

Previously announced over the summer, Disney is changing the attraction to be more politically correct.  According to Disney, you’ll discover that a familiar character is playing a new role joining the pirates ranks and helping the local townspeople “unload” their valuables at the Mercado auction. In the U.S., this famous redhead will appear in a similar scene at the Magic Kingdom Park and Disneyland park in 2018 following a previously scheduled refurbishment.

Pirates of the Caribbean is scheduled to be closed February 26 – March 18; reopening to guests on March 19, 2018.

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

Walt Disney World Resort Refurbishments for November 2017

Here is a list of refurbishments/closings scheduled at Walt Disney World Resort for the month of November 2017.

MAGIC KINGDOM

  • Hall of Presidents 1/17/2017 – Late 2017
  • Splash Mountain 8/28/2017 – 11/16/2017

DISNEY SPRINGS

  • D-Living 10/8/2017 – November 2017
  • Portobello Country Italian Trattoria  transitioning to Terralina Crafted Italian 4/24/2017 – Fall 2017

DISNEY WATER PARKS

  • Disney’s Blizzard Beach 10/22/2017 – 1/6/2018
  • Winter Summerland Miniature Golf
    • Summer Course 10/9/2017 – 11/10/2017
    • Winter Course 10/23/2017 – 11/10/2017

DISNEY RESORTS

  • 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 Contemporary Resort – Chef Mickey’s temporarily relocating to convention center 11/28/2017 – December 2017
  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort  Casitas Pool 10/9/2017 – 11/17/2017; hard goods refurbishment 11/2016 – 2017
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Beach Pool & Pool Bar 11/20/2017 – Spring 2018
  • Disney’s Pop Century Resort Rooms & Hard Goods Refurbishment 2/4/2017 – 5/7/2018
  • Disney’s Yacht Club – Captain’s Grille (becoming Ale & Compass Restaurant opening 11/26/2017) will serve breakfast and lunch  at Yachtsman Steakhouse –  early November 2017;  expansion of convention center 8/4/2016 – 2/1/2018

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


Kali River Rapids at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Closing for Refurbishment in January 2018

Kali River Rapids at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be closing for its annual refurbishment at the beginning of January 2018.  The water raft ride is scheduled to close January 2, – February 9, reopening to guests on February 10, 2018.

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