Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule Update For May 2015

Walt Disney World Refurbishment Update For May 2015

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

If you’ll be traveling to Walt Disney World soon, you’ll want to be aware of any refurbishments before you arrive. Below are the latest refurbishment updates for Walt Disney World. The Refurbishment and Closure schedule is subject to change and you should confirm any information prior to visiting.

  • Magic Kingdom
    • The Walt Disney World Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment until December 2015 and may be on modified service and/or routes. If you plan to use monorail transportation during your visit, be sure to check the best option available on your day of travel, as other transportation options will be available.
    • The Jungle Cruise is currently undergoing refurbishment until May 8, 2015.
    • Pirates of The Caribbean will be closed for refurbishment from June 8 – September 25, 2015.
    • The Liberty Tree Tavern will be closed for refurbishment July 6 – November 19, 2015.
    • Dream Along With Mickey will undergo refurbishment from July 19 – August 22, 2015.
    • The Liberty Square Riverboat will be closed for a short refurbishment August 4 – August 10, 2015.
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios
    • Voyage of The Little Mermaid will be closed for a short refurbishment September 7 – September 10, 2015.
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
    • Flame Tree BBQ is currently undergoing refurbishments until May 18, 2015.
    • Creature Comforts is currently closed for refurbishment until June 14, 2015.
  • Disney’s Beach Club Resort
    • Guest rooms are being refurbished with new hard and soft goods until August 22, 2015. Guests will not be accommodated in rooms undergoing refurbishment; however, it is possible they may hear noise while work in is progress daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort
    • The Contemporary Feature Pool will be closed for a short refurbishment September 8 – September 10, 2015.
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
    • General construction will be going on through early 2016. During this time, guests will observe construction and certain pathways and buildings may be unavailable.
    • The resort’s East Pool is closed for refurbishment until early 2016. Guests may see or hear work in progress.
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
    • The Saratoga Donald Duck Kiddie Fountain will undergo refurbishment May 4 – May 22, 2015. The pool will remain open during this time.
    • The Grandstand Water Play Area is closed for refurbishment until May 3, 2015.
  • Walt Disney World Swan Hotel
    • Guest room renovations are currently taking place from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Guests will not be accommodated in the renovation area. The completion date for this refurbishment is yet to be determined.
  • Downtown Disney
    • Due to heavy roadwork, expect delays on Buena Vista Drive. It is recommended for guests to use Walt Disney World transportation from parks and resorts to Downtown Disney. Also plan to arrive early for reserved entertainment and dining experiences.
    • There will be a loss of parking lot Entrance 2 to Guests/Cast traffic and associated lots A – G until August 1, 2016 in preparation for the construction of Town Center and the East Garage.


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