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Disney World Refurbishments & Closings

by Leap on March 27, 2017 103

Want to know what's going to be closed while you're visiting the theme parks? We've put together this list of Walt Disney World closings and refurbishments. Refurbishments are temporary closures and can subject to change without notice. Permanent closures are rides that are no longer active in the parks, and seasonal are those that take place annually.

Disney World: Refurbishments | Permanent Closures | Seasonal Closures | Hotel Refurbishments

Universal Orlando: Refurbishments | Permanent closures

SeaWorld Orlando: Refurbishments | Permanent closures

Disney World Refurbishments

Walt Disney World® Resort Refurbishments

Here is a list of all temporary Disney World closings. It is not uncommon for Disney to change refurbishment times—to move up or postpone temporary closures—so be sure to check back as your trip gets closer!

Magic Kingdom® Park

*The Monorail is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service/routes through April 26, 2017.

EPCOT

Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

  • None

Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

  • None

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

  • None

Disney Springs

  • Portobello Country Italian Trattoria
    CLOSED April 23- Fall 2017

Miniature Golf Courses

  • None

WDW Golf Courses

  • None

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

  • None

Walt Disney World® Resort Hotel Refurbishments

These are the temporary Walt Disney World Resort Hotel closings, such as pools, shops, restaurants or any other type of rehab the hotels are undergoing. Always be sure to check this list as your trip gets closer!

Disney’s All–Star Movies Resort

  • None

Disney’s All–Star Music Resort

  • None

Disney’s All–Star Sports Resort

  • None

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

  • None

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge - Jambo House

  • None

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village

  • None

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

  • None

Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort

  • None

Disney's Beach Club Resort

  • None

Disney's Beach Club Villas

  • None

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

  • Now through May 2017: Exterior maintenance and painting will be taking place. All work with the highest potential for noise will be limited between 9:00a.m. and 5:00p.m.

Disney’s BoardWalk Villas

  • None

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

  • May 1, 2017- June 30, 2018: Old Port Royale Food Court, Shutters at Old Port Royale, Cabana Pool Bar and Calypso Trading Post will be closed. There will be a variety of dining options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Centertown will serve breakfast and dinner and a selection of grab-and-go meals will be available for purchase in three island markets located in the Aruba, Jamaica and Maritnique regions of the resort.

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

  • None

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

  • Through 2017: Hard goods refurbishment will be taking place. During this time, amenities including dining and merchandise locations, pools, La Vida Health Club with the spa and salon and recreation activities such as beach volleyball, Iguana Arcade, Movies Under the Stars and more will remain available. Noise should not be heard from guest rooms prior to 9:00 a.m. daily.

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

  • None

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

  • None

Disney’s Old Key West Resort

  • Now through July 27: Exterior maintenance and painting will be taking place. To minimize disruptions, work will be limited until after 9:00a.m. daily.

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

  • None 

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

  • Now through May 7, 2018: Room refurbishments will be taking place. Guests may see or hear work in progress and certain pathways may be unavailable. To minimize any disruptions, work will be limited until after 9:00a.m. daily.

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

  • None

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

  • None

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

  • None

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

  • Now through 2017: The Hidden Springs leisure pool, resort beach, playground and recreation fire pit will be unavailable. However, the recently renovated Silver Creek Springs Pool will remain open and boat transportation to Magic Kingdom Park will continue to be offered. Construction work in various areas. Noise may be overheard, but construction will not begin until after 9 a.m.
  • Now through 2017: Cub's Den (Children's Activity Center) will be unavailable.
  • Now through July 17: The Roaring Fork and Trout Pass Pool Bar will be closed. During this time, the Geyser Point Pool Bar & Grill will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Territory Lounge will also offer a continental-style breakfast featuring gourmet coffees, pastries and a yogurt parfait.

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

  • Beginning in January 2017: Room refurbishments will be taking place. Guests may see or hear work in progress and certain pathways may be unavailable. To minimize any disruptions, work will be limited 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Now through Feb. 1, 2018: The Convention Center will be undergoing expansion work. During this time, guests may see or hear work in progress and certain pathways may be unavailable. To minimize any disruptions, work will be limited to 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • May 15-Sept. 30, 2017: During refurbishments, the Captain's Grille is relocating to the oceanic-themed Ariel's.

Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel

  • None

Walt Disney World Swan Hotel

  • None

Walt Disney World Permanent Closures

Here are the Walt Disney World permanent closures. These rides and attractions are those that have been recently closed for good. Often, Disney will close the doors of rides, restaurants and shops to make way for more new, exciting attractions!

Magic Kingdom® Park

  • Dream Along with Mickey: Closed permanently April 2, 2016
  • Main Street Electrical Parade: Closed permanently Oct. 9, 2016
  • Stitch's Great Escape: Operating on seasonal schedule Oct. 2, 2016
  • Wishes: Closes permanently in May 2017

EPCOT

  • Habit Heroes inside Innoventions East: Closed permanently Jan. 18, 2016
  • The Sum of All Thrills inside Innoventions East: Closed permanently Sept. 13, 2016
  • Stormstruck inside Innoventions East (Epcot): Closed permanently Sept. 13, 2016

Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

  • Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show: Closed permanently April 3, 2016
  • Honey I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure: Closed permanently April 3, 2016
  • Studio Catering Co. (Disney's Hollywood Studios): Closed permanently April 3, 2016
  • Mike & Sulley Meet-and-Greet: Closed permanently April 3, 2016
  • High Octane Refreshments: Closed permanently April 3, 2016
  • Prop Shop: Closed permanently April 3, 2016
  • The Writer's Shop: Closed permanently April 3, 2016
  • Watto's Grotto: Closed permanently April 3, 2016
  • New York News: Closed permanently April 3, 2016
  • Youse Guys Moychindise: Closed permanently April 3, 2016

Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

  • None

Disney Springs

  • DisneyQuest: July 3, 2017

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

  • Shark Reef: Oct. 3, 2016

Walt Disney World Seasonal Closures

Seasonal closures are those that take place annually and are usually a reoccurrence. These dates are estimates based on past closures.

Universal Orlando® Refurbishments

Universal Studios® Florida

  • None

Islands of Adventure®

  • None

Universal Orlando Permanent Closures

  • Lucy: A Tribute - Aug. 12, 2015
  • Disaster! A Major Motion Picture... Starring YOU - Sept. 7, 2015
  • Twister... Ride It Out! - Nov. 2, 2015
  • Beetlejuice's Graveyard Revue - Dec. 3, 2015

 SeaWorld® Orlando Refurbishments

  • None

SeaWorld Orlando Permanent Closures

  • None

*Please Note: All refurbishments & closings are subject to change without notice.

Disney World refurbishments are only a small part of vacation planning. Leap over to our Orlando Planning Timeline and check out the When to Visit Orlando page for more resources!

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Del Jan 26, 2017 at 3:32 p.m.

My 60-day window opened a couple weeks ago and I tried getting a FP for Kali River Rapids for 3/10 but it said all the FPs were gone. Do you think all the FPs were already gone then or could they keeping FP closed until they know the ride will definitely be open since it's still under refurbishment until 2/13?

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FrogBlog Jan 26, 2017 at 11:34 a.m.

Hi Del,

It's hard to know what the situation is. There's a good buffer of time between the refurbishment and when you're there. Keep trying. If you don't get Fastpass, then try to hit Kali River Rapids during your first few hours at Animal Kingdom, since that's when the lines will be shortest.

Keep Hopping!

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Kathy Feb 3, 2017 at 8:12 p.m.

I've read in other places that they keep the FP closed until the have a garunteed opening. We're arriving on 2/27 and I'm still needing that FP!

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Del Feb 13, 2017 at 7:54 p.m.

I just checked today and FP+ is open again for Kali River Rapids. I was able to book my choice of time for 3/10.

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Nick Nov 12, 2016 at 2:25 a.m.

Forbidden Journey at Islands of Adventure seems to be under seasonal refurb Dec 1-18. Can you verify??

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FrogBlog Nov 15, 2016 at 11:08 a.m.

Hi Nick,

Yes, that is correct. We've updated the post!

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Lisa Farrer Nov 22, 2016 at 3 p.m.

Do you know if you can still walk through the castle? We are visiting Orlando for the sole purpose of visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Btw, thanks so much for the hard work. This is our 4th time visiting Orlando from NB, Canada and I always use Undercover Tourist for planning and tickets.

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FrogBlog Nov 22, 2016 at 2:09 p.m.

Hi Lisa,

The castle tour might still be open, but it's unlikely; they might close the whole castle down as part of the refurbishment. We hope you are able to see it - it is amazing!

Thank you! It's our pleasure :)

Keep hopping!

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CATHY HEPWORTH Aug 31, 2016 at 6:10 p.m.

Do you have any idea if the hall of presidents will be open in November 2016?

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FrogBlog Sep 14, 2016 at 4:31 p.m.

Hi Cathy,

We haven't received any official reports on a closure for the attraction. If/when we do, we'll be sure to update this post!

Keep hopping!

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David Jun 26, 2016 at 6:43 a.m.

Hi!

We're planning a trip to the Magic Kingdom on Sept. 14th. It's a Small World will be closed for refurbishment until Sept. 15th. Is there any chance it will be opened earlier?

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FrogBlog Jul 18, 2016 at 10:04 a.m.

Hi David,

Disney sometimes changes refurbishments, but we can’t say for sure. Just keep checking back!

Keep hopping!

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Laurie Jun 8, 2016 at 6:26 p.m.

We want to book the Wilderness Lodge for August 2017. I really wanted to watch the Electric Water Pageant from the Wilderness beach. "Through 2017" is so vague. Should I get my heart set on another Resort?

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Jennifer Dec 29, 2016 at 12:08 p.m.

I just stayed during WL construction end of Sept begining of Oct 2016 and yes there is construction work but most areas are all open just a few areas closed off. We did not have noise issues but you never know. I would still plan on booking and let they know you would like a room as far from construction as possible.

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FrogBlog Jul 11, 2016 at 8:36 a.m.

Hi Laurie,

We just don't yet know. You could always book it, and then as you get closer, select another resort.

Keep hopping!

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Linda May 31, 2016 at 2:48 p.m.

Does Universal have an opening date yet for the Toothsome Chocolate Emporium? I'm going in late September and hope to visit.

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FrogBlog May 31, 2016 at 6:43 p.m.

Hi Linda,

Not as of yet.

Keep hopping!

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Kimberly May 26, 2016 at 2:04 a.m.

Hi, planning a visit to Universal/IOA in the first week of Jan 2017. Any ideas on what rides may be closed for refurbishment? or if there is a pattern of refurbishment/maintenance dates based on previous years and rides?

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FrogBlog Jun 3, 2016 at 3:41 p.m.

Hi Kimberly,

Universal doesn’t seem to have as many of routine refurbishments as Disney does, so it’s unsure at this time. But keep checking back, we’ll post anything as soon as we know!

Keep hopping!

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Dan Aug 19, 2016 at 2:59 p.m.

Are the closures/refurbishments for Disney parks announced for January 2017 yet? If so do you know what they are? Thanks

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FrogBlog Aug 22, 2016 at 4:49 p.m.

Hi Dan,

We update this post with the information we have. Keep checking back! We'll post as soon as we know.

Keep hopping!

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George May 25, 2016 at 10:06 p.m.

Any update on Small World being closed in late August? Most websites still have it set for a closure from late August through mid September. My kids love that ride so are hoping it has been taken off the refurb schedule. Thanks so much.

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Shawn Edwards Aug 12, 2016 at 10:40 p.m.

I also know that attractions like Small World, Haunted Mansion close in preperations for Halloween and Xmas. It's a Small World is usually one of the last ones to be converted for xmas and to reopen. This is based on many years of experience traveling around that time to late September.

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FrogBlog Jun 3, 2016 at 3:41 p.m.

Hi George,

Yes, it seems to be closed Aug. 23 through Sept. 15. Dates change though so keep checking our refurbishments post!

Keep hopping!

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Heather May 23, 2016 at 3:23 p.m.

Good morning two questions two different parks:

One I have a fast pass schedule for the Haunted Mansion but looking at the My Disney app it has said it is closed the past couple of days (May 2016). I am confused that I can schedule a fast pass time but it says closed.

Is the Hulk open yet? That is the one ride we are really looking forward too.

Any help is appreciated.

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FrogBlog May 31, 2016 at 3:04 p.m.

Hi Heather,

If Disney is allowing you to schedule it, I would go ahead and do so. If it ends up being refurbished, you would then get another option. The Hulk is not expected to open again until late summer :(

Keep hopping,

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Jacob Prezbindowski Jun 7, 2016 at 5:24 p.m.

I am planning to go September 25-29. It would be safe to assume the Hulk would be open right? We went last September and it was closed :(

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FrogBlog Jul 5, 2016 at 10:51 a.m.

Hi Jacob,

It is expected to reopen in late summer, but you never know for certain.

Keep hopping!

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Andreza Apr 27, 2016 at 12:20 p.m.

I´d like to know if It´s Small World in Magic Kingdom will be closed in August and September 2016 for refurbishments.

Tks.

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FrogBlog May 12, 2016 at 10:28 a.m.

Hi Andreza,

This has not yet been officially announced.

Keep hopping!

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Reagan Apr 13, 2016 at 6:16 p.m.

We are staying at Port Orleans Riverside (Royal Rooms) and just saw on the PortOrleans.org website that the roof of the Magnolia Ter. Bldg is being replaced. I'm worried about the noise. It is not listed on any of the Disney Websites.

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FrogBlog Apr 26, 2016 at 3:19 p.m.

Hi Reagan,

You can always request a room in a different building.

Keep hopping!

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Rob Apr 12, 2016 at 6:35 p.m.

We vacation at Universal every Mothers Day. Last year there was a Monday Night Raw Taping and American Ninja Warrior taping going on during our stay. These were unpublished. Have you heard anything about this year?

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FrogBlog Apr 26, 2016 at 3:19 p.m.

Hi Rob,

We haven’t heard anything, but according to this site, the American Ninja Warrior won’t be coming to Orlando this year!

Keep hopping!

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Britt Apr 3, 2016 at 7:17 a.m.

I've heard that Forbidden Journey in Universal Studiousn is going to be refurbished in May 2016. Is this true? I have plans of going for an event that's happening on the 21st of May and have planned my whole trip thinking all the rides would be open

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FrogBlog Apr 6, 2016 at 12:39 p.m.

Hi Britt,

As of right now, we haven’t been updated with anything about Forbidden Journey closing. However, refurbishment dates often change, so definitely keep checking back to be sure!

Keep hopping!

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Emma Mar 18, 2016 at 11:28 a.m.

I'm thinking of going early September 2016 but i've heard big thunder mountain is closed and apparently so is it's a small world due to refurbishment... do you know if any of this is true?!

Thanks :)

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FrogBlog Mar 30, 2016 at 9:41 a.m.

Hi Emma,

We make updates to refurbishments when Disney makes the information available; we haven’t yet been given this information on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad or it’s a small world, but keep checking back!

Keep hopping!

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Pedro Mar 5, 2016 at 3:46 p.m.

Hi! How are you?

I have a question about refurbshiments...

We intend to visit orlando, next year, on late january/early february. I understand that is refurbshiment season (is that right?), but i would like to know when the informations of refurbishments (about the begin of 2017) will become available?

Thank you very much!

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FrogBlog Mar 8, 2016 at 1:42 p.m.

Hi Pedro,

Stay tuned. We're working on adding a new section to this post that has that information.

Keep hopping!

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Becky Feb 28, 2016 at 5:46 p.m.

No Mike and Sulley meet and great !!!

Is there anywhere else to meet them?

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FrogBlog Mar 4, 2016 at 9:20 a.m.

Hi Becky,

Unfortunately, it appears that they won't be greeting anywhere else.

Keep hopping!

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Faith Feb 26, 2016 at 7:58 a.m.

Is Big Thunder Mountain definitely closed May 2016, it's not showing as closed on the website? Thanks

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FrogBlog Feb 26, 2016 at 1:59 p.m.

Hi Faith,

For now, Disney has removed the Big Thunder Mountain refurb that was scheduled in May.

Keep hopping!

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kathy michaud Apr 11, 2016 at 7:51 p.m.

We are planning a Disney World vacation in November of this year and many of my family members have never been on Big Thunder Canyon! We are leaving Nov.17 will it possibly be open before we leave? It was the highlight of our trip wish list

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FrogBlog Apr 26, 2016 at 3:14 p.m.

Hi Kathy,

As of right now, we don’t have any information on a refurbishment date for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in November. But keep checking our refurbishments post for updates!

Keep hopping!

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Dave Feb 18, 2016 at 6:16 p.m.

FYI: Just got an update to my fast passes which is having me pick another because Kali River Rapids is still scheduled to be closed on March 2, 2016.

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callie Feb 15, 2016 at 9:04 p.m.

I had fastpasses for Kali River Rapids on Feb 26, a week after scheduled reopening, but got an email that they had been cancelled due to changes in operating schedule. It looks like the opening date has been pushed back :-( Disneyworld.com hasn't yet been made aware of any changes so had no help to offer.

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Adela Feb 11, 2016 at 4:37 a.m.

Have you seen anything about Jedi Training being closed starting at the end of February? I noticed there are no times available beginning Sunday, 2/28. Or, have they just not published the times this far in advanced?

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FrogBlog Feb 11, 2016 at 9:37 a.m.

Hi Adela,

As of now, no closures have been announced for this.

Keep hopping!

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fadi Mar 25, 2016 at 1:30 a.m.

why are Disney rides and all of these are closing

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Emily Feb 3, 2016 at 8:39 p.m.

So we just bought tickets to go to Florida so we could take our almost 5 year old to go on the Jurassic Park ride. We are going from Feb 27th-March 4th....any chance they will re-open the ride even a day early?! Has that ever happened?? I'm sooo bummed out by this, I don't even want to tell her!

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FrogBlog Feb 10, 2016 at 12:29 p.m.

Hi Emily,

They do finish refurbs early, and sometimes the dates of refurbishment get moved up or moved back. That said, there is a good chance, the ride will not be open during your visit.

Keep hopping!

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Ramanui Mar 3, 2016 at 6:54 p.m.

Hello !

Do you have the date of the reopening for Jurassic park the ride ?

Do you think it will reopen before the 7 April 2016 ?

Thank you for all the informations !!

Keep Going ;)

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FrogBlog Mar 4, 2016 at 9:37 a.m.

Hi Ramanui,

It is expected to reopen March 4. Did you mean Incredible Hulk and not Jurassic Park?

Keep hopping!

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Mari Jan 2, 2016 at 6:20 p.m.

Test track is closed but you don't mention it

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FrogBlog Jan 4, 2016 at 10:07 a.m.

Hi Mari,

What day do you see this closure? We can't find anything officially about this.

Keep hopping!

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Matt Mar 1, 2016 at 2:54 p.m.

I'm here now. Says closed for refurb.

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Sam Sep 29, 2015 at 12:50 p.m.

When they say the incredible hulk is closed until "Summer 2016" when does that start - I will be in Orlando from 6 June to 20 June - I hope its back open :(

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FrogBlog Sep 29, 2015 at 9:58 a.m.

Hi Sam,

Unfortunately, we don't yet know.

Keep hopping!

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NJ Tony Sep 15, 2015 at 9:49 p.m.

Jedi Training Academy closed???? We're going in late October and that's all my son has been talking about! Hope it's back in business by then!

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rachael Aug 14, 2015 at 8:02 p.m.

Hi is the hulk shut from 8 September 2015- summer 2016 or just shut in 2016?

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joe Jan 27, 2016 at 7:39 p.m.

should be open in july target date is june to reopen i would say july 2016 the coaster is gone they are bulidding the coaster the old steel tracks are gone it will not look the same also rhey have to test it before they reopen it

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Sam Sep 29, 2015 at 12:51 p.m.

I so hope this is open for when I am back there next year :(

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FrogBlog Aug 17, 2015 at 6:08 p.m.

Hi Rachael,

Yes, from Sept. 8 of this year until summer 2016.

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Bill Jun 9, 2015 at 12:53 a.m.

Is there a refurb planned for Ragland Road in December, 2015? I've been trying to get ADRs there for 12/8-12/12/15 and My Disney Experience says they are unable to check for available tables. Thanks.

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FrogBlog Jun 11, 2015 at 8:19 a.m.

Hi Bill,

No refurb has been announced as of yet, but I also tried Open Table, which offers RR reservations, and it appears that you cannot book that far out (although there is availability in early December).

Keep hopping!

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Robin May 18, 2015 at 7:53 p.m.

I'm bummed that the railroad will be closed. It's our family's first time going and my toddlers love trains!

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Donny Apr 10, 2015 at 4:48 a.m.

How good is Disney to sticking to these dates? Taking my sisters for their first WDW trip three days after Pirates is scheduled to re-open. I'm really hoping they stick to this schedule since it's one of my favorites.

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Rob Dec 21, 2014 at 10:59 p.m.

Rode Maelstrom one more time on the last day. 50 minute wait for the ones with no Fastpass. Disney is stupid to close such a popular ride, especially when they could keep this one AND build a Frozen ride nearby.

I think a better Frozen ride would be at Hollywood Studios in the former Backstage Tour Catastrophe Canyon. (Closing this ride is another dumb move) Anyway,Leave the Canyon ride intact except for the little oil well in the center. Replace the oil well with Frozen characters. Then have them scream in terror as the water and fire come from all directions. Watch the little snowman Olaf melt. Guaranteed to be the most popular ride in the park!

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ANDREA COSTA Jul 6, 2014 at 9:45 p.m.

buenos dias quisiera saber en la ultima semana de enero del 2015 que parques o juegos cierran de disney orlando?

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FrogBlog Jul 14, 2014 at 4 p.m.

Andrea,

Lo siento, pero no entiendo su pregunta. ¿Te importaría emailing info@undercovertourist.com para que nuestro equipo de servicio al cliente puede ayudarle.

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Stephanie Jun 16, 2014 at 4:40 p.m.

Im planning a trip soon and had plans on The Wilderness Lodge. However, I have read they are planning a refurb on the main pool. It hasn't been officially announced but if they are planning it visitors planning on coming in September would appreciate the info. Im disappointed about the news but will stay once its all finished. Its one of my favorite resorts. If it's true, they really need to make an official announcement.

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FrogBlog Jul 21, 2014 at 12:52 p.m.

Hi Stephanie,

I am sorry for the delay in responding, but your comment was caught in our spam filter.

You probably have seen the update here already that the main pool will be under refurbishment Sept. 3-Nov. 27. I am very sorry for the bad news, but there are some really terrific pools and resorts at Disney World. If you are looking at deluxe resorts, have you considered Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge or Disney's Grand Floridian?

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Sue May 26, 2014 at 4:53 p.m.

according to disney site - mickey's philharmonic will be closed 9/8/14-9/19/14

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FrogBlog May 27, 2014 at 2:14 p.m.

Hi Sue,

Thanks for the heads up!!

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New Children’s Activity Center, Pool Closure Coming to Disney’s Polynesian Resort May 16, 2014 at 11:58 a.m.

[...] Guests planning a stay at Disney’s Polynesian Resort should also note that the Nanea Volcano pool, one of the largest and best-themed in all of Disney World, is undergoing some enhancements, including adding a new aquatic playground with slides, a hot tub and a larger deck with more seating for guests. The pool will be closed July 26 through July 2015. Guests who stay at the resort during this time will receive one complimentary water park ticket. More details can be found on our Closings & Refurbishments page. [...]

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Noel Jan 5, 2014 at 7:55 p.m.

Hi is there any news on the Snow White mine train ride on the completion as I'll be over May the 18th 2014

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Liz Sep 26, 2013 at 3:29 a.m.

Great information. You are an angel. Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Lisa Sep 6, 2013 at 3:09 p.m.

Any news on Ariel's Grotto? When I search Disney's site, it tells me it's closed for refurbishment, but I can't find the dates. Will Ariel be meeting somewhere else then?? My daughter will be crushed if she can't see the Little Mermaid (not necessarily Princess Ariel).

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FrogBlog Sep 6, 2013 at 4:23 p.m.

Hi Lisa,

It is not currently listed as a refurbishment, and I was able to see times listed for it through September. We will update this page as soon as we know something more. Hopefully the Little Princess will be there to meet your little princess!

-- Mommy Frog

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Jody Jul 15, 2013 at 11:55 p.m.

Disappointed that the railroad will be closed when we are there. But, there's always something that will be closed. Thankful that we get to try out the new Test Track and see the new Fantasyland.

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Planning for Disney World in April Apr 1, 2013 at 1 p.m.

[...] At Magic Kingdom, Mad Tea Cups has a refurbishment for most of April. Fountain View Ice Cream Shop in Epcot closes April 7 for its conversion to a Starbucks location. At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun Parade and Disney Channel Rocks have their final performances April 6. For more details and a list of all refurbishments, check our closings page. [...]

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Disney & Parks News: Renderings Released for California Grill; More Dishes Revealed for Epcot Flower Festival Feb 1, 2013 at 3:07 p.m.

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Planning for Disney World in January Jan 1, 2013 at 7 a.m.

[...] Jan. 2, and Kali River Rapids in Animal Kingdom, starting Jan. 6. You can see the full list of closings and refurbishments here. As reported back in July, starting in 2013, evening Extra Magic Hours have been shortened to two [...]

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Steve Nov 17, 2012 at 6:15 p.m.

Test track shows closed for refurbishmnet 11/1/12 - 11/30/12. But grand reopen on 12/6/12. Do we know if it will open before 12/6.

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FrogBlog Nov 19, 2012 at 2:13 p.m.

Steve,

I think chances are good that a "soft opening" will be happening before then. We'll report it as soon as we know something for sure!

-- Leap

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Kim Smith Oct 21, 2012 at 4:42 p.m.

Why does your site say Splash Mountain is closed until February 19, 2013 when Disney says March 19 2013?

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FrogBlog Oct 22, 2012 at 1:21 p.m.

Hi Kim,

You are right! Thanks for pointing it out.

-- Leap

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Kathy Lopez Sep 27, 2012 at 2:56 a.m.

Resort movies, Electric light water parade,are also free things to do go to animal kingdom lodge and see the animals, Polynesian has the blowing of the Counch

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A Look Back at This Week’s Disney and Related News — September 7 - The Frog Blog: travel tips from the family frog at Undercover Tourist Sep 7, 2012 at 12:52 p.m.

[...] case you missed it, Walt Disney World has announced additional refurbishment dates for Honey I Shrunk the Kids in October and November. The Backlot Studio Tour and American Film [...]

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On Vacation - The Frog Blog: travel tips from the family frog at Undercover Tourist Jun 18, 2012 at 2:30 p.m.

[...] Refurbishments & Closings [...]

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When to Visit - The Frog Blog: travel tips from the family frog at Undercover Tourist Jun 1, 2012 at 8:05 p.m.

[...] Refurbishments & Closings [...]

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Caroline Billiot Feb 17, 2016 at 12:26 a.m.

I think the Earful Tower needs to stay.

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Jodi kelly Dec 17, 2015 at 7:32 p.m.

We received a letter stating that beach club will be going through enhancements when we are there in May. I see you have it listed saying "soft goods" I was wondering what that meant ?

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FrogBlog Dec 17, 2015 at 2:24 p.m.

Hi Jodi,

Are you staying at Disney's Beach Club or the Villas? The latter has a soft goods refurb, which is usually things such as linens, curtains etc. For the Beach Club, we do not show any refurbishments. We contacted Disney directly, and they also were not able to confirm any either. My guess is that if you received a letter, they are anticipated during your stay and just haven't been fully announced.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Margaret Jan 14, 2016 at 9:42 p.m.

I received a letter for our July 30th trip for our DVC Beach Club Villas stay, stating that "we wanted to make you aware of a resort refurbishment that will be taking place during your visit. While are are working our magic, it is possible that you may experience construction noise. However, to minimize any possible disruptions to your stay, work with the highest potential for noise will be limited to the hours of 9am-5pm, "

But that ..."resort amenities, including shopping, dining and recreation experiences will remain open during your stay."

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Denisse Dec 3, 2015 at 4:14 p.m.

I was booking my FP+ yesterday for my upcoming trip (Feb1-Feb5) and the Kali Rapids in AK says closed for refurbishment. You dont have it in the list so I would like to let you know. I dont know the exact dates but it was closed at least from Feb 1 to Feb 5

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Kathy Bruce Dec 6, 2015 at 5:51 a.m.

Does Disney ever complete refurbishment and open rides ahead of schedule? We love Kali River Rapids and will be there on Feb. 4. It says that they are closed until the 11th. Do you think they may open in time for our trip?

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Stuart Jan 28, 2016 at 10:06 p.m.

Hi, we booked fast passes for Kali river rapids on 16th Feb and we just received an email from Disney to day they have had to be cancelled to to ride closure. So sorry to say I don't think it will be open on the 4th. :(

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Angelica Feb 18, 2016 at 6:15 p.m.

It's actually closed through March 17th.

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claire Dec 23, 2015 at 4:51 p.m.

hi Kathy i booked my fast pass tickets today and also looked at the Kali river rapids and it is closed when we will be there from 21st Feb til 2nd march!!!

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FrogBlog Dec 7, 2015 at 9:31 a.m.

Hi Kathy,

Sometimes the schedule just gets moved up or back entirely. It's less likely that a refurb would end early.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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