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Disney World Refurbishments & Closings

by Leap on October 7, 2019 274 Orlando

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 Permanent closures are rides that are no longer active in the parks, and seasonal are those that take place annually.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 until further notice and may be on modified service/routes.

EPCOT

As part of the ongoing transformation of Epcot through 2020:

  • Fountain View featuring Starbucks will relocate to a temporary location in late fall.
  • Club Cool has closed, with elements set to return in the future.
  • Meet Disney Pals at the Epcot Character Spot will temporarily close beginning on Sept. 8, 2019.
  • Pin Central will operate temporarily from a new location while refurbishment is underway. The Camera Center will close this fall to become a new home for Pin Central.
  • Heritage Manor is also scheduled to close and return early next year.
  • Art of Disney will operate temporarily from a new location while refurbishment is underway. Heritage Manor will later become the new home for Art of Disney offerings.
  • Electric Umbrella is scheduled to close this winter. New dining options will be available in the future, featuring a variety of food and beverage selections.
  • Mouse Gear will move to a temporary home this winter while its current location is reimagined.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

  • None

Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

  • None

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

  • CLOSED Jan. 5, 2020 - Mid-March 2020 for seasonal refurbishment

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

  • CLOSED Sept. 8, 2019 - Early 2020 for seasonal refurbishment

Disney Springs

  • None

Miniature Golf Courses

  • None

WDW Golf Courses

  • None

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

  • Ongoing: Intermittent overnight lane closures, lane shifts, traffic congestion and noise impacts can be expected along Osceola Parkway / Victory Way.

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

  • Calypso Pool
    CLOSED Mid-Sept. 2020 - Mid-Dec. 2020

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

  • Mid-Sept. 2020 - Mid-Dec. 2020: The Big Blue Pool is scheduled to be closed for refurbishment. During this time, other pool and recreation offerings will remain open-including Flippin' Fins Pool, Cozy Cone Pool and the Schoolyard Sprayground. Noise may be heard while this work is being completed, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 a.m.

Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort

  • None

Disney's Beach Club Resort

  • Beaches & Cream Soda Shop
    CLOSED Early Aug. 2019 - Winter 2019

Disney's Beach Club Villas

  • None

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

  • None

Disney’s BoardWalk Villas

  • None

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

  • None

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

  • None

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

  • None

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

  • Tri-Circle-D Ranch (Draft Horse Barn, Blacksmith Shop and Pony Farm)
    CLOSED Aug. 2019 - TBD

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

  • Mizner's Lounge
    CLOSED April 2019 - Fall 2019

Disney’s Old Key West Resort

  • None

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

  • Disney's Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show
    CLOSED Jan. 19-27, 2020

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

  • Jan. 2020 - Early spring 2020: The Hippy Dippy Pool is scheduled to be closed for refurbishment. During this time, Guests can use the Bowling Pool, Computer Pool and the kiddie pool. Also, Movies Under the Stars will be offered in an alternate location. Guests may notice construction noise while this refurbishment is underway, but the noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 a.m.

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

  • None

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

  • None

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: Closed 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: Closed permanently Sept. 13, 2016
  • Ellen's Energy Adventure: Closed permanently Aug. 13, 2017
  • The Circle of Life: Closed permanently Feb. 4, 2018

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
  • The Great Movie Ride: Closed permanently Aug. 13, 2017

Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

  • Flights of Wonder: Closed permanently Dec. 31, 2017

Disney Springs

  • DisneyQuest: Closed permanently July 3, 2017
  • Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe: Closed permanently Aug. 3, 2017
  • La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil: Closing permanently Jan. 1, 2018

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

  • Shark Reef: Closed permanently 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

Islands of Adventure®

Universal's Volcano BayTM

  • None

Universal Orlando Permanent Closures

  • Dragon Challenge (IOA) - Sept. 5, 2017
  • Terminator 2®: 3D - Oct. 9, 2017

 SeaWorld® Orlando Refurbishments

  • One Ocean
    CLOSED Oct. 7-11, 2019; Oct. 14-18, 2019; Oct. 21-25, 2019
  • Cookie Drop
    CLOSED Oct. 21 - Nov. 22, 2019
  • Sky Tower
    CLOSED Oct. 22-24, 2019

SeaWorld Orlando Permanent Closures

  • Happy Harbor has closed to prepare for the opening of Sesame Street in 2019.

*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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Sep 27, 2019 at 9:05 p.m. Ian beaton Says...

Hi can anybody help we have book to go on the 8th February 2021 is it true that most of the good rides will be closed

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Sep 30, 2019 at 12:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ian!

We unfortunately don't have the refurbishment dates that far out just yet, but based on past years' seasonal closures, you can expect that some of the water rides, such as Kali River Rapids and Splash Mountain, may be closed for seasonal repairs. We'll continue to update this thread as we know more!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Sep 24, 2019 at 11:55 a.m. jill estes Says...

Will any of the Magic Kingdom attractions or animation resort be affected on 12/8/19? Thank you in advance for your assistance!

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Sep 24, 2019 at 3:07 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jill!

As of right now, everything looks to be up as normal at both Magic Kingdom and Art of Animation! Things, of course, can change, so we recommend that you keep hopping back for updates.

Keep hopping!

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Sep 22, 2019 at 6:27 a.m. brian Says...

Its our Golden Wedding Anniversary, and I'm inviting any suggestions for a special celebration as we'll have our 2 grandchildren with us too. We're not so mobile as our several visits many years ago now!, but curious if there are any Disney/Universal add-ons that would make this visit even more memorable...

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Sep 23, 2019 at 3:41 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brian!

First of all, congratulations! That is certainly something to celebrate :) At Universal, you can get a free celebratory button, for starters! We’d suggest that you walk by the Mystic Fountain to let it know that you’re celebrating. It’ll probably improvise and say something special! At Disney World, you can also get a button, and it might be a nice memento to get some fresh celebratory ears :) We'd also suggest a dinner together as a family at a park of your choosing or even Disney Springs - be sure to let them know when booking that it's your anniversary, and let your server know upon being seated, as well! Some other add-ons include VIP tours, and don't froget to add on photo packages at both parks to keep those memories with you! Others in the Frog Pond may have some suggestions, as well. Have a wonderful time!

Keep hopping!

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Sep 7, 2019 at 3:20 p.m. Beth Says...

I understand that Mickey will no longer be at the Town square theatre (as of Sept 30)? Is this correct or is it that Minnie will no longer be with him (or no longer the birthday outfits)? I also see they stopped the character spot at Epcot too. We go the week of October 7, only hitting Magic Kingdom and Epcot, where can we get pictures with Mickey?

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Sep 9, 2019 at 12:16 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Beth!

In the past, this has just been a meet-and-greet for Mickey, so our best guess is that after Sept. 30, it'll go back to just Mickey without his fun confetti celebration outfit. The Character Spot in Epcot is closing temporarily to make way for some changes, but we unfortunately don't have an estimated re-opening date just yet. Be sure to get a Times Guide when you enter to see if he'll be popping up somewhere else! (We'll also update this post as soon as we know more.)

Keep hopping!

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Jun 29, 2019 at 3:33 p.m. Gail hatch Says...

Rumor is that a small world will close. I hope this is not true. It is loved by so many, especially my family. It will be very upsetting if the rumor is true. Can you confirm?

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Jul 1, 2019 at 8:18 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Gail!

We have not heard any news about its a small world closing (and would be really surprised if that were true!) We think it's safe :)

Keep hopping!

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May 30, 2019 at 9:46 a.m. Emma Aitken Says...

We are arriving 26 jan till 9 feb 2020

Will splash mountain be closed for refurbishment on these dates ?

Thank you.

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Jul 12, 2019 at 2:08 p.m. brooke Says...

we will be there then too!!! so excited

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May 31, 2019 at 9:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Emma!

Unfortunately, refurbishment details haven't been released just yet. While the timeframe is generally about the same each year, sometimes the exact dates can shift a little, so we aren't able to say for certain. We've got our eyes and ears open!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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May 20, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. RBR Says...

Hi there,

we have heard reports that there is refurb work being done on the Art of Animation hotel lobby etc. We are staying there in early July '19 and wondered whether this is true and if they would impact upon our stay there.

Cheers

RBR

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May 20, 2019 at 2:51 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

It looks like the flooring in the lobby is being replaced in several stages through September 7th, so it may overlap with your stay. However, because this is being done in stages, we don't anticipate it being much of an intrusion. (In fact, Disney doesn't even have this listed in their general refurbishment list). Be sure to let us know! Have a frogtastic trip!

Keep hopping!

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Apr 18, 2019 at 7:39 p.m. Chris Says...

Do you have any idea when the Hogwarts Express is finished maintenance? We are going July 9 and it was the major reason we chose park to park tickets. Thank you!

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Apr 19, 2019 at 2:59 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chris!

To our knowledge, this refurbishment is just a one-day refurb, so it should be back up and running on 5/8 ... no impact on your trip! :)

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Apr 17, 2019 at 6:56 p.m. Sarah Says...

Do you know when the refurbishment will start at Saratoga Springs Resort? Any ideas as to which areas they will start with?

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Apr 18, 2019 at 7:54 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sarah!

No dates have been released just yet (only that it will be happening shortly, most likely late 2019 into 2020/2021), but as soon as we have something firm, we'll be sure to update!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Apr 9, 2019 at 10:19 p.m. Kathy Says...

I don't see it listed, but I believe that the Jurassic Park ride at Universal is currently closed for refurb as it is being turned into Jurassic World, any idea as to whether it will be re-opened by the beginning of August?

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Apr 9, 2019 at 5:54 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kathy!

Universal Studios Hollywood will be opening Jurassic World: The Ride (the refurbishment of the former Jurassic Park ride), but Orlando's Jurassic Park River Adventure is still up and running as usual. We don't know the opening date yet, but as soon as we know more, we'll be sure to update!

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Mar 19, 2019 at 6:39 p.m. Kelly Says...

Hi, we are visiting Disneyworld from November 3rd for two weeks, we were wondering if Typhoon Lagoon will be the water park that is open at this time of year as we’ve noticed in past years that Disney have swapped which water park is open during this time of year.

Thank you!

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Mar 19, 2019 at 3:57 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kelly!

You're correct! If we go by past schedules, it should be Typhoon Lagoon that is open in November, as it typically goes through its refurbishment from January - March, while Blizzard Beach gets spruced up from October - January.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Mar 12, 2019 at 5:11 a.m. Alex Says...

Going to Disney world from May 11 to May 17? What are the chances that tomorrow land speedway and Rafikis Planet watch will be open?

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Mar 12, 2019 at 8:20 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alex!

Unfortunately, the most up-to-date information that we have is that Rafiki's Planet watch will re-open in "spring", and that Tomorrowland Speedway will be open mid-May. We'll be sure to add updates as we receive them!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Mar 5, 2019 at 2:03 a.m. Sue Says...

With the new select your date tickets at Walt Disney World, do you have to go to a park the first day you select? We are going to be there 6 days and I want to purchase a 5 day ticket. I am not sure if we are over tired from our flight we might not want to go that first day but will go the following 5 days? this is confusing.

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Mar 5, 2019 at 8:33 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sue!

That's correct - when selecting your date for tickets, you'll need to choose the date you think you'll enter the parks. If you DO end up skipping a day, I'd suggest heading to the ticketing booth (if you're purchasing directly from Disney) to see if they can help adjust the ticket for you.

Keep hopping!

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Feb 28, 2019 at 3:18 p.m. Dan Says...

Does admission to Universal Orlando also include the Harry Potter portion? I've been given mixed messages. Thank you!

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Feb 28, 2019 at 3:17 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dan!

This depends on which ticket you purchase. Universal Studios is comprised of two parks: Islands of Adventure (where the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is located) and Universal Studios. If the ticket says "1 park," you can either go to Islands of Adventure or Universal Studios, but not both in the same day; if you have a 2-park ticket, you can go to both parks in the same day. (We have a hoppin' deal right now where you can get a 2 day, 2 park ticket to Universal, plus 2 additional days FREE!)

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Feb 20, 2019 at 6 p.m. Ben Doveer Says...

What is the best time for a Holiday (Christmas) visit to WDW? What about the time between Christmas and New Year?

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Feb 21, 2019 at 3:01 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ben,

These are the very busiest times of the year to visit. Earlier in December is better, although this year with the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, we expect it will be busier all month.

Keep hopping!

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Feb 20, 2019 at 3:55 p.m. Leah Says...

Do you have any idea when all the rooms at the All Star Movies Resort will be some? We are going at the beginning of April 2019 and hope construction will be done and to have the new rooms. Thanks

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Feb 20, 2019 at 10:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Leah!

The room updates at All Star Movies are still going on, though there's no end date available to the public. It never hurts to give the resort a call and request a finished room! They look beautiful -- enjoy your trip!

Keep hopping!

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Feb 8, 2019 at 12:35 p.m. Rhonda Sheerin Says...

I am shortly booking with you accommodation at Art of Animation plus Disneyworld tickets. Could you please tell me if I still get the free shuttle bus from the airport to the hotel and can I purchase a Memory Maker through you.

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Feb 8, 2019 at 8:11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rhonda,

Yes, you can use Disney's Magical Express if you purchase with us. Here are more details. You would need to purchase Memory Maker directly through Disney.

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Feb 1, 2019 at 2:05 p.m. Camila Says...

Hello!

We´re planning a trip to WDW on late April - beginning of May/2020 and we want to stay on Pop. Do you guys think the hippy dippy pool will already be open again? I´m not sure what Disney considers early spring lol Thanks in advance!

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Feb 1, 2019 at 9:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Camila!

Unfortunately, they haven't released the exact date (or month) to know what Disney means by "early spring" for the Hippy Dippy pool refurb. We'll update this list as soon as we know more!

Keep hopping!

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Jan 30, 2019 at 9:12 p.m. Amber Says...

Hello, we are visiting Disney World the week of January 20th in 2020. Is it safe to say we won't be able to ride any water rides like Kali RR or Splash Mtn?

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Jan 30, 2019 at 3:38 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amber!

Historically, January has been a refurbishment time for both Kali River Rapids and Splash Mountain, unfortunately.

Keep hopping!

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Jan 29, 2019 at 1:44 p.m. Karen Says...

Hi! I'm planning a birthday trip for my son to Disney this September. Any idea how will be the weather? The use of umbrellas will be extremely necessary?

Thanks!

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Jan 29, 2019 at 8:05 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karen,

The average temperature in Orlando in September is a high of 84 degrees and a low of 70 degrees, with 11 rainy days. However, you just never know in Orlando, and we highly recommend packing some ponchos and a travel umbrella just to be safe. You can see more details about the average daily temperature on our Crowd Calendar.

Keep hopping!

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Jan 24, 2019 at 7:49 p.m. Jamie Says...

Hi, i thought AK jambo house had room reservations through till late fall. Is this not happening now?

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Jan 24, 2019 at 2:40 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jamie!

Jambo House is still accepting reservations, and the pool construction is complete (hooray!)

Keep hopping!

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Jan 25, 2019 at 7:41 a.m. Jamie Says...

Sorry, should have read renovations not reservations. Are jambo house rooms being refurbished this year?

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Jan 25, 2019 at 8:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jamie,

No problem at all! Room renovations were completed in the fall at Jambo House. Hope this is hopful!

Keep hopping!

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Jan 22, 2019 at 7:28 p.m. Kara Says...

Hi,

I recently booked a stay at Port Orleans Riverside for April 2019 and I was wondering, Do you know if all the rooms have been refurbished, I know last year they were doing the rooms in the Bayou just wondering if they have finished Magnolia?

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Jan 29, 2019 at 3:08 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kara!

Magnolia Bend buildings are slated for a "soft goods" refurbishment beginning some time in the spring (though an exact date hasn't been released just yet). We'll keep our eyes and ears open for an update!

Keep hopping!

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Jan 20, 2019 at 12:12 p.m. Tilly Says...

Hi we will be visiting in Feb-March

Having looked online it currently states that journey to atlantis in SeaWorld is closed for maintenance. But no further details. How long is it expected to be closed for?

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Jan 22, 2019 at 1:45 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tilly,

We unfortunately don't have an end date on the maintenance for Journey to Atlantis, but we are keeping our eyes and ears open for an update!

Keep hopping!

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Mommy Frog

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Jan 19, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Ian Says...

Hi - is the pool at Animal Kingdom still under refurbishment? Thank you

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Jan 22, 2019 at 10:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ian!

The pools at Animal Kingdom Lodge are open. Hoppy swimming!

Keep hopping!

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Jan 18, 2019 at 11:09 a.m. Marcos Says...

Hi, we are going to Island of adventure the 25th of January, that day the jurassic park ride open, or it's close? Thanks for all

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Jan 18, 2019 at 1:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Marcos!

Unfortunately, it looks like Jurassic Park will still be closed on January 25th for maintenance (though that's the last day of it's scheduled maintenance, according to their website).

Keep hopping!

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Jan 17, 2019 at 11:12 a.m. Cheryl Says...

Hi do you know when star wars land will be open?

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Jan 17, 2019 at 8:06 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cheryl,

An opening date has not yet been announced, but it will be fall 2019. We will update our What's Coming to Disney World post with details when we know more!

Keep hopping!

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Jan 16, 2019 at 7:27 p.m. Rose Says...

Hi! We will be making a trip to Disney World in late March 2019. Couple questions. What is the weather going to be like? Is Kevin from "Up" going to be there in the Animal Kingdom? And, Should we wear shorts?

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Jan 16, 2019 at 3:04 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rose,

Kevin should be there by then, the weather should be pretty nice with an average high about 78. You'll definitely want shorts, but you also might want long sleeves for the evenings!

Keep hopping!

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Oct 29, 2018 at 2:05 p.m. LaToya Says...

We're planning a May 2019 trip, any idea on typical weather for around May?

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Oct 29, 2018 at 10:33 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

May is usually quite hot in the upper 80's.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 4, 2018 at 2:47 a.m. Amy Says...

Are there abilities to do a rider switch during the party? Thank you so much for all of your info.

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Oct 4, 2018 at 11:36 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amy!

Yes, you can do child swap as you normally would during holiday parties at Disney World.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 20, 2018 at 2:57 a.m. Kitty Says...

Traveling from Michigan in early December, what's the weather in Orlando and will we be able to use the pools & waterparks? (Based on normal weather of course!)

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Sep 20, 2018 at 3:52 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kitty!

December can be hit-or-miss for pool weather in Orlando. We definitely recommend coming prepared with swim gear, as most days are plenty warm enough to enjoy splashing around.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 11, 2018 at 1:08 a.m. Tammy Hageman Says...

Will be arriving at Disney World on our last part of vacation and will need to drop off a rental car does anyone know where I can do that

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Sep 11, 2018 at 6:30 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tammy!

The Orlando International Airport (MCO) would be our best bet, but we welcome the Frog Pond to chime in!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 31, 2018 at 1:08 p.m. Coffee Becky Says...

Missed the Hall of Presidents Dec 2018 - is it opened yet?

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Sep 4, 2018 at 10:25 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Yes, it is back open currently :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 21, 2018 at 12:34 p.m. Doris Taylor Says...

Thanks so much for this information!

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Aug 16, 2018 at 7:56 p.m. Megan Says...

Does anyone have a timeline for the seasonal closure in 2019 for Splash Mountain? My boyfriend and I are looking to head to Disney world either January 28-Feb 1 or Feb 4-8 and Splash Mountain is almost a cannot miss for the two of us. Any insight would be awesome!

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Aug 21, 2018 at 11:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Megan!

We update this post with the latest and greatest in confirmed closures and refurbishments. There's no way to certainly predict what's coming for next year quite yet, but we invite the frog pond to chime in with their best guesses!

Keep hopping!

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Aug 9, 2018 at 5:47 a.m. Amy Says...

Hi! I do not see the Jurassic Park ride at Islands of Adventure down for refurbishment? I thought it was closing September 3rd to redo the whole thing?

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Aug 9, 2018 at 10:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amy,

Jurassic Park - The Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood in California is the one that will be closing on Sept. 3, 2018! There are no plans to change the one at Universal's Islands of Adventure in Orlando that we know of.

Keep hopping!

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Jul 27, 2018 at 8:46 p.m. Vicente Sannuti Says...

Hi, very good job with the site. I'm planning an early February Disney World Trip and i'm wondering when the Splash Mountain refurbishment end?

I'm from Brazil, and on my last trip Splash Mountain was also under refurbishment.

Thanks and keep up the awesome work

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Jul 30, 2018 at 10:03 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Vicente!

Great question. At this point, there is no way of knowing how long Splash Mountain will be down for refurbishment. It may not close at all! These are our best predictions so far, and we'll update this post as soon as we have confirmed details.

Keep hopping!

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Jul 16, 2018 at 8:27 p.m. Richard Dowell Says...

Hi. Planning for a Christmas trip and just wondering when Disney finalizes Holiday park hours and EMH? We went at Christmas before and it seemed like they added some park hours after our planning around Sept/October.

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Jul 17, 2018 at 5:43 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Richard!

Disney World's park hours have been released for the rest of the year and can be found on our Crowd Calendar. On rare occasions, extended park hours will be announced much closer to the dates depending on demand.

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Jul 10, 2018 at 5:42 a.m. Jane Says...

Hi there

Just wondering when the timetable is posted for the early opening's of the parks. We are coming in Sept, thanks,Jane

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Jul 10, 2018 at 9:50 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jane!

You can find all of Disney World's park hours (including Extra Magic Hours!) for October here.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 29, 2018 at 5:10 p.m. Mary Jo Says...

Thanks for all the updates. I can't wait to get down there again soon!

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Jun 29, 2018 at 4:36 p.m. Sharon H. Czarnecki Says...

I can't wait to see the Christmas decor at Universal in the Wizarding World, to sample special Christmas treats, to hear the Frog choir caroling...

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Jun 29, 2018 at 1:54 p.m. Susan Justice Says...

This is very helpful to know the list of all the refurbishments taking place. Any plans to replace the Great Movie Ride with a different ride at Hollywood Studios?

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Jun 29, 2018 at 9:11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Susan,

Yes, the attraction is being replaced with the very first Mickey-themed ride called Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jun 26, 2018 at 9:44 a.m. Bill Says...

Thanks for the info. We are going this August hope to see you and Tim Tracker.

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May 22, 2018 at 1:12 p.m. WaltLife, Inc. Says...

Wow! I'm sad to see so many of these go, but I'm always so excited to see what's next! One thing I admire a lot about the parks is that they're always paving the way to something new. Here's to a new era of Magical adventure! :)

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May 16, 2018 at 5:04 a.m. Tiffany Hickman Says...

Thanks for the info. We are going this August.

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May 15, 2018 at 6:57 p.m. Isa R Says...

Thanks for the info!

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May 15, 2018 at 4:33 p.m. Alyssa Says...

Thank you for this opportunity! This is fantastic!

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May 9, 2018 at 5:07 p.m. Beverly Says...

Disney AKL Uzima pool and pool bar are both going to be closed starting in September and going through sometime in December. ????

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May 5, 2018 at 10:59 p.m. Victoria Wolf Says...

Just received an email from WDW that some rooms at the Port Orleans Riverside will be undergoing refurbishment during our stay. The week of October 08 - 13 2018.

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May 8, 2018 at 9 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Victoria!

Thanks for letting us know. Enjoy your visit!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 30, 2018 at 1:45 p.m. Denise Says...

Just returned from Grand Floridian, some maintenance on outside of Sago Cay's exterior, nothing too unsightly, may be touching up paint. Also noticed a whole wing of the same mentioned building closed off, I imagine the rooms with balconies being worked on.

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Apr 25, 2018 at 8:11 p.m. John Says...

Just got a message from Disney that my fast pass + for Rivers of Light on May 15 was canceled and was changed to The Lion King. What's the story with this move?

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Apr 26, 2018 at 8:51 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi John!

That's so weird, because on Disney's site, it still has two showings on the calendar for May 15. We recommend reaching out to Disney's guest services to inquire at 407-939-6104. Keep us posted!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 27, 2018 at 4:42 p.m. John Says...

Just got off the phone with Disney Guest Services. Rivers of Light is being refurbished during the time of of my May 15 fast pass +. You may want to pass this info along. By the way , I thoroughly enjoy your site. Keep up the great work!

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Apr 27, 2018 at 3:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi John!

This is continuing to perplex us! We checked both the Disney World site calendar and available FastPass+ reservations, and two showtimes are scheduled for May 15. Guest services assured us that the show will only be down for maintenance on May 13, but up and running on May 15. We would recommend trying to book another FastPass+.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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