Tag Archives: WDW Refurbishments

Tom Sawyer Island at Magic Kingdom Closing for Refurbishment This Month

Tom Sawyer Island at Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort is scheduled to close for refurbishment this month.  The Frontierland attraction will be closed from October 14 – December 21; reopening to guests on December 22, 2018.

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


Tomorrowland Speedway at Magic Kingdom Refurbishment Dates Confirmed

Tomorrowland Speedway at Magic Kingdom will be closing for a lengthy refurbishment as Disney prepares to begin construction on the new highly-anticipated Tron attraction.

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Tomorrowland Speedway is scheduled to close on January 2, 2019 and remain closed through May 17; reopening to guests on May 18, 2019.  During this time, the track will be adjusted, but otherwise will reopen as the same attraction.

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


Peter Pan’s Flight at Magic Kingdom Closing for Refurbishment January 2019

Peter Pan’s Flight at Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort is scheduled to close for refurbishment early next year.  The Fantasyland attraction will be closed from January 7, 2019 – February 1; reopening to guests on February 2, 2019.

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 October 2018

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

MAGIC KINGDOM

  • Ferrytale Fireworks: A Sparkling Dessert Cruise 7/1/2018 – 10/20/2018
  • Liberty Square Riverboat 1/8/2018 – 12/21/2018

DISNEY’S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

  • Adrian & Edith’s Head to Toe 9/17/2018 – Early November 2018
  • Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away 9/29/2018 – Early November 2018
  • Tatooine Traders (store will remain open during refurbishment) 9/5/2018 – Mid-October 2018

DISNEY’S ANIMAL KINGDOM

  • Rafiki’s Planet Watch 10/21/2018 – Spring 2019

DISNEY SPRINGS

  • World of Disney (store will remain open during construction) mid-February 2018 – Fall 2018

DISNEY WATER PARKS

  • Disney’s Blizzard Beach 10/28/2018- 1/5/2019

DISNEY RESORTS

  • Disney’s All-Star Movies – Room Refurbishment late February 2018 – Early 2019
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House Room Refurbishment mid-August 2018 – Fall 2019;  Uzima Springs Pool and Uzima Springs Pool Bar 9/4/2018- 12/4/2018
  • Disney’s Beach Club Resort – Expansion of Convention Center 8/4/2016 –  Late 2018; Portion of Stormalong Bay Pool Mid-August 2018 – Fall 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; Dig Site, The Lost City of Cibola Pool, Volleyball Court, Playground, Iguana Arcade  9/4/2018 – 12/12/2018;  Siestas Cantina 9/4/2018 – 1/5/2019; Pepper Market (will remain open during refurbishment) Now – Summer 2019
  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort – Room Refurbishment 8/1/2017 – Spring 2019
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort – Tambu Lounge Late August 2018 – Early November 2018
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside – Room Refurbishments Spring 2018 – Early 2019; Soft Goods Refurbishment July 2018 – December 2018; Alligator Bayou Leisure Pool Refurbishment July 2018 – Fall 2018
  • Disney’s Yacht Club – Expansion of Convention Center 8/4/2016 – Late 2018


Liberty Square River Boat Refurbishment Extended Into December

Liberty Square Riverboat at Magic Kingdom closed back in January for an extensive refurbishment which included track replacement and a partial draining of Rivers of America.  The river has since been refilled and the attraction was expected to reopen this fall, however the reopening has now been postponed to December 22, 2018.

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