Walt Disney World Refurbishment List For November 2019 And Beyond
Heading to Walt Disney World soon? Then you’ll want to check out this article! Unfortunately, while Disney works hard to provide the best experience possible, attractions may not always be operational. To learn about any unplanned closures or long-term refurbishments, please check out our list below to see if your next visit will be affected.
Monorail : Ongoing Until Further Notice
The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form or transportation during their visit they should check to be sure of the best option available on their day of travel, as alternatve transportation options will be available.
Walt Disney World Railroad – Main Street, U.S.A. : Early December 2018 – Until further notice
Test Track : January 13 – February 26, 2020
Test Track presented by Chevrolet will close for a routine refurbishment to receive an upgrade to its software system.
As part of the ongoing transformation of Epcot: Fall-Winter 2019 – 2020
- Fountain View featuring Starbucks will relocate to a temporary location in late Fall.
- Club Cool will also close during this time with elements set to return in the future.
- Meet Disney Pals at the Epcot Character Spot will temporarily close beginning on September 8, 2019. Enjoy meeting favorite Disney Characters at other locations throughout Epcot.
- Pin Central will operate temporarily from a new location while refurbishment is underway. The Camera Center will close this fall to become a new home for Pin Central.
- Heritage Manor is also scheduled to close and return early next year.
- Art of Disney will operate temporarily from a new location while refurbishment is underway. Heritage Manor will later become the new home for Art of Disney offerings.
- Electric Umbrella is scheduled to close this winter. New dining options will be available in the future, featuring a variety of food and beverage selections.
- Mouse Gear will move to a temporary home this winter while its current location is reimagined.
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park : January 5, 2020 – mid-March 2020
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park will close for refurbishment beginning on January 5, 2020 and reopen in mid-March 2020.
Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park : September 8, 2019 – early 2020
Additional refurbishment work and enhancements to Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park will take place later this year, resulting in a longer annual down time than in previous years. Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park will close for refurbishment beginning on September 8, 2019 and reopen in early 2020.
Calypso Pool : Mid-September 2020 – Mid-December 2020
The Calypso Feature Pool at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort will be closed for refurbishment, but the Piano leisure pool will be available. Additionally, Guests at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort are welcome to use the Feature Pools at either Disney’s All-Star Movies or Disney’s All-Star Sports Resorts. During this time, it is possible that Guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 AM. All dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation.
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
Big Blue Pool : Mid-September 2020 – Mid-December 2020
The Big Blue Pool is scheduled to be closed for refurbishment. During this time, other pool and recreation offerings will remain open-including Flippin’ Fins Pool, Cozy Cone Pool and the Schoolyard Sprayground. Noise may be heard while this work is being completed, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 AM.
Disney’s Beach Club Resort
Beaches & Cream Soda Shop : Early August through Winter 2019
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
Tri-Circle-D Ranch : August 2019 – Until further notice
Tri-Circle-D Ranch will relocate to a nearby area of Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. As part of this, The Draft Horse Barn and Pony Farm will be redesigned into one new, enhanced barn within the ranch.
In preparation for the new Tri-Circle-D Ranch location, the current Draft Horse Barn, Blacksmith Shop and Pony Farm will close in mid-August 2019. The Draft Horses and ponies will move to a temporary location nearby in order to continue providing exceptional care for the animals until the new barn is completed.
Pony Rides have temporarily moved to the Trail Blaze Corral near the entrance and Reception Outpost at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
Disney’s Spirit of Aloha dinner show at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort will be closed for maintenance. : January 19 – 27, 2020
Disney’s Pop Century Resort
Hippy Dippy Pool : January 2020 – Early Spring 2020
The Hippy Dippy Pool is scheduled to be closed for refurbishment. During this time, Guests can use the Bowling Pool, Computer Pool and the kiddie pool. Also, Movies Under the Stars will be offered in an alternate location. Guests may notice construction noise while this refurbishment is underway, but the noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 AM.
Best Western, Lake Buena Vista
General Construction : Ongoing until December 2020
Best Western Lake Buena Vista is currently undergoing refurbishments to make exciting updates to the hotel. Work will be limited to the hours between 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM during the week and occasionally on weekends. All hotel amenities are available and every precaution is being taken to minimize any disruptions during your stay.
Disney’s Vero Beach Resort : September 28 – November 23, 2020
Please be aware that some or all of the following will be unavailable due to routine maintenance during your visit: Tiger Lily Aquatic Play Area, Port Holes Miniature Golf, Vero Beach Feature Pool, Whirlpool Spa and the Pirate’s Plunge Pool Slide.
Please know that we are making every effort to ensure your enjoyment of all we have to offer. Access to our beautiful, sandy beaches and other recreation activities will remain open. We apologize for any inconvenience, and appreciate your understanding.
Roadwork : Ongoing until further notice
Intermittent overnight lane closures, lane shifts, traffic congestion and noise impacts can be expected along Osceola Parkway / Victory Way.
Please be aware that several roads near Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort may be operating under traffic restrictions or closed completely to accommodate runDisney events on the following dates:
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Saturday, January 11 and Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 5:00 AM to 9:00 AM during the Walt Disney World Marathon race events
Sunday, February 23, 2020 from 5:00 AM to 9:00 AM during the Disney Princess Half Marathon
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 5:30 AM to 12:30 PM during the Walt Disney World Marathon
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