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Walt Disney Attraction Refurbishments and Closings

Current and Upcoming Closures at the Walt Disney World Resort

Updated 5/12/14

Here is a centralized list of attractions that are currently closed or scheduled to be closed for refurbishment. Disney calls these “operational updates.” We’ll also list here upcoming and recent permanently closed attractions, if any.


Magic Kingdom



  • None


Disney’s Hollywood Studio

  • None



Animal Kingdom


Typhoon Lagoon

  • Typhoon Lagoon closed 10/26/2014 – 1/3/2015

Blizzard Beach

  •  None


Downtown Disney

  • Parking lots H, I, J, and K are closed. Lots E, F,Garepartially closed starting 3/18/2014. During busy times Disney will open the Team Disney parking lot and provide a shuttle to Downtown Disney. They are preparing to build a parking garage in this location.
    • The section of road between AMC Theatres and Disney Quest will be closed from 10/21/2013 until Fall 2014. This is for work being done on the parking garage.
    • Pleasure Island restrooms closed 1/6/2014
    • Team Mickey Athletic Club closed 1/27/2014- 6/13/2014
    • Downtown Disney Marketplace Boat Dock closed 2/22/14- Fall
    • Pollo Compero permanently closed


NOTE: Our listing is for those refurbishments that will have an impact on the majority of guests. When it comes to changing out rooms, this is fairly routine as Disney is always monitoring their resorts. Unless it’s a full scale remodel, it’s considered standard maintenance and is not included in the refurb/rehab schedule.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas

  • All Star Music Resort –  Intermission Food court closed 8/1/2014-!2/20/2014. There will be transportation to the food court at All Star Sports or All Star Movies. Note’able Games Arcade closed 7/27/2014- 12/20/2014
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian- Garden View Tea Room closed 6/30/2014- 8/29/2014.  Perfectly Princess Tea Party will take place at Citricos.
  • Disney’s Polynesian Resort-  Polynesian Beach and Sunset Point- the eastern portion will be unavailable 9/9/2013- to be determined. Great Ceremonial House Lobby rehab 3/1/2014 – 12/2014, Capt. Cook’s closed 3/2014- 8/2014. Alternate dining will be available. Moana Mickey’s Arcade closed starting 3/30/2014. Trader Jacks- closed 6/16/2014- 12/31/2014. The Volcano Pool is expected to be closed 7/26/2014-3/31/2015. Guests will receive a free one-day ticket to Blizzard Beach while the pool is closed. The resort will be providing transportation to a dedicated check-in at Blizzard Beach where you will receive your free ticket and towel. Guests will be notified of the pool closure and offer. Barefoot Pool Bar closed 7/26/2014- 5/31/2015. The pathway to the Transportation and Ticket Center is closed. You should use the sidewalk near the bus top in front of the resort.


Disney Golf Courses



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