Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule Update For August 2016

Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule Update For August 2016

UPDATE: Looking for the most recent refurbishment schedule? Find the current Walt Disney World refurbishment schedule here.

The summer is quickly drawing to a close, and soon the Magic Kingdom will be filed with pumpkins, candy, and trick-or-treaters. While there are not currently a large number of refurbishments scheduled for the parks, refurbishments are scheduled for a couple of the most popular Disney attractions. There are also quite a few refurbishments taking place at the Walt Disney World Resort hotels. As always, the Refurbishment Schedule is subject to change, so be sure to  confirm any information prior to your vacation.

Magic Kingdom

  • The Walt Disney World Resort Monorail System is currently undergoing refurbishment. It may be operating on modified service and/or routes. If you plan to use the monorail transportation, please be sure to check that it is the best mode of transportation on your day of travel, as other transportation options may be available. The monorail refurbishment is scheduled to be completed sometime in Summer 2016.
  • Swiss Family Treehouse is currently closed for refurbishments until September 24, 2016
  • Liberty Square Riverboat is closed for refurbishments through August 7, 2016.
  • Refurbishments are scheduled for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad August 8 – November 18, 2016.
  • “it’s a small world” will be closed for refurbishment August 22 – September 15, 2016.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Pizza Planet is currently closed. It will re-open in Fall 2016 as PizzeRizzo, a pizzaria owned and operated by Rizzo the Rat. I can’t wait to visit the new Muppet themed restaurant!
  • MuppetVision 3D will close for a short refurbishment August 15 – 22, 2016.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • DINOSAUR and the Dino Institute Shop are currently closed for refurbishment until October 16, 2016.

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

  • Blizzard Beach will close for the park’s annual refurbishment October 23 through December 24, 2016.

Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

  • Soft goods refurbishment is currently taking place until September 24, 2016. Guests will not be accommodated in rooms undergoing refurbishments.

Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort

  • The Grand Slam Pool will be closed for refurbishments October 10 until December 2, 2016.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village

  • Guest rooms are currently being refurbished with new soft goods through January 2017. Guests will not be accommodated in rooms undergoing refurbishment. The work will take place between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Guests may hear and see work in progress. Certain pathways may become unavailable.

Disney’s Beach Club Villas

  • Soft goods and bath refurbishments will take place in guest rooms until August 17, 2016. Guests will not be accommodated in rooms undergoing refurbishment.

Disney’s BoardWalk Villas

  • Room refurbishments are currently taking place through October 31, 2016. Guests will not be accomodated in rooms undergoing refurbishment; however, they may experience an interruption to water services overnight. Guests may also hear and see work in progress.

Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort

  • A beach renourishment project will take place is currently taking place and will continue through Fall 2016.

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

  • A hard goods refurbishment will take place October 16 through December 14, 2016. Guests may hear and see construction. The work will be limited to 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. if possible.
  • The Computer Pool is scheduled to close for refurbishments October 31 through December 23, 2016. Guests will be able to use the Hippy Dippy Pool or the Bowling Pool.

Disney’s Port Orleans – French Quarter

  • Refurbishments are currently taking place at Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory until late Fall 2016.

Disney’s Port Orleans – Riverside

  • Routine roof maintenance is currently taking place through Summer 2016. Guests may see work in progress during this time.

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge & Villas

  • Due to extensive refurbishments until 2017, guests will likely see and hear construction work in various areas of the resort. The construction work will attempt to be limited to hours after 9:00 a.m.
  • The Hidden Springs leisure pool area (the leisure pool at The Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge), resort beach, playground, Marina and more will be unavailable until sometime in 2017.
  • Certain pathways, including the nature trail, will be unavailable. In addition, surrounding views may be altered.
  • The recently refurbished Silver Creek Springs Pool will remain open and boat transportation to the Magic Kingdom will continue.
  • The Cub’s Den children’s activity center will be unavailable through 2017.

Buena Vista Palace

  • The Pool will be unavailable through August 2016. The spa pool, located in the main tower will remain open for all guests. Additionally, neighboring hotels on Hotel Plaza Blvd. will allow Buena Vista Palace guests to use their pools during this time.

Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel

  • Guest room renovations are currently taking place through September 2016. Renovation work is scheduled to take place between 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily. No guests will be accommodated in the renovation area as to minimize impact on the guest experience.

Disney Springs

  • Planet Hollywood is currently undergoing refurbishments and will re-open in Fall 2016.
  • Fulton’s Crab House is currently closed for refurbishments and will reopen as Paddlefish in Fall 2016.
  • Cookes of Dublin is currently closed for a short refurbishment through August 8, 2016.

Golf Courses/Miniature Golf

  • Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Course is currently closed for a short refurbishment through August 10, 2016.

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Kimberly's love of Disney began at an early age and grew even more when her family won a Walt Disney World vacation from a local radio station. She grew up visiting the parks every one to two years and is fascinated by Disney history and trivia. Whether at the parks or at home, Kimberly is constantly looking for hidden Mickeys. She enjoys sharing tips and helping others plan their Disney vacations. In addition to Frontierland Station, she can also be found writing for Park World Travel and selecting music for Park World Radio.

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