Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule Update For July 2016

Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule Update for July 2016

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

Summer is well underway! The Florida sun is hot, the parks are crowded, and it’s my favorite time of year to visit Walt Disney World! For me, nothing says 4th of July like a trip to the Most Magical Place On Earth. Cinderella Castle is decorated with red, white, and blue at night. The American Adventure helps guests get in a patriotic mood. And of course, there’s also the fireworks. Whether you celebrate the 4th at Epcot or the Magic Kingdom, you’re in for a spectacular 4th of July fireworks show! If you’re lucky enough to be visiting Walt Disney World at this wonderful time of year, you’ll want to read my 7 essential tips for visiting on the 4th and also be aware of any refurbishments scheduled during your vacation. As always, the Refurbishment Schedule is subject to change, so be sure to  confirm any information prior to your vacation.

  • Magic Kingdom
    • Swiss Family Treehouse will undergo refurbishment July 6 – September 24, 2016
    • Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress, one of my personal favorites, will be closed for refurbishment July 25 – 28, 2016.
    • Liberty Square Riverboat will be closed August 1 – 7, 2016.
    • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is scheduled to close for refurbishment August 8 – November 18, 2016.
    • “it’s a small world” will undergo refurbishment August 22 – September 15, 2016.
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios
    • Pizza Planet is currently undergoing refurbishment and is expected to reopen in late 2016.
    • Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream, an attraction I visited for the first time last month and highly recommend for any Disney history fan, will be closed for a short refurbishment July 16 -19, 2016.
    • Voyage of The Little Mermaid will be closed for refurbishment July 24 – 27, 2016.
    • MuppetVision 3D will be refurbished August 15 – 22, 2016.
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom
    • My favorite attraction at the park, DINOSAUR, will get a little TLC as it is refurbished July 25 – October 16, 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 Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village
    • Guest rooms will be refurbished with new soft goods July 15, 2016 – January 2017. Guests will not be accommodated in rooms undergoing refurbishment.
  • 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 Inn
    • The Flying Fish Restaurant is closed for refurbishment and will re-open on August 14, 2016.
    • Refurbishments will take place in the Garden Suite Accesible Rooms July 8 – July 12, 2016. Guests will not be accomodated in rooms undergoing refurbishments.
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
    • Room refurbishments are currently taking place until August 30, 2016. Again, guests will not be accomodated in rooms undergoing refurbishment.
  • Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
    • Due to construction work in Loop 2100, there will be increased traffic throughout the resort between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Guests should allow extra time for travel. The construction work is scheduled to be completed July 24, 2016.
  • 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 Port Orleans – French Quarter
    • Refurbishments will take place at Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory July 11 – 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
    • General resort refurbishments will take until sometime in 2017. Due to multiple resort refurbishment projects, Guests will notice construction work in various areas. Noise may be overheard while this work is being completed, but construction will not begin until after 9 a.m. Certain pathways, including the nature trail, will be unavailable.
    • The Hidden Springs leisure pool area (the leisure pool at The Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge), resort beach, playground, Marina and Recreation fire pit will be unavailable until sometime in 2017.
    • The Cub’s Den children’s activity center will also be unavailable until sometime in 2017.
    • Sturdy Branches Health Club will be closed for refurbishment July through October 2016.
  • Buena Vista Palace
    • Due to multiple resort refurbishment projects, guests will notice construction work in various areas.
    • The Pool will be unavailable through June 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. Watercress Café will be closed during this time; however, the one80 Sports Bar and Restaurant will be open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • 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 reopen in Summer 2016.
    • Fulton’s Crab House is currently closed for refurbishments and will reopen as Paddlefish in Fall 2016.

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