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Disney World Refurbishments & Closings

by Leap on October 23, 2017 154 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 Permanent closures are rides that are no longer active in the parks, and seasonal are those that take place annually.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 and may be on modified service/routes through Sep. 30, 2017.

EPCOT

  • None

Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

  • CLOSED Jan. 7-March 18, 2018

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

  • CLOSED Oct. 30-Jan. 6, 2018

Disney Springs

  • Portobello Country Italian Trattoria
    CLOSED April 23- Fall 2017
  • Sosa Family Cigars
    CLOSED Nov. 13-TBD
  • La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil
    CLOSING PERMANENTLY Jan. 1, 2018

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

  • Jan. 2-Spring 2018: The Duck Pond leisure pool will be under refurbishment. During this time, it is possible guests may hear or see construction, but noise should not be heard from guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 a.m. The Fantasia Pool will be available. All dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation.

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

  • Ongoing: The resort is currently undergoing refurbishment projects. During this time, the resort will be in full operation with all amenities available.  There will also be construction of the new transportation system, Disney Skyliner. It is possible construction may be seen or heard, 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

  • None

Disney's Beach Club Villas

  • None

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

  • Ongoing: Disney's BoardWalk Inn & Villas is currently undergoing some refurbishment projects. During this time, the resort will be in full operation with all amenities available, including dining, merchandise and recreation locations. It is possible that construction may be seen or heard, but noise should not be heard from guest rooms between dusk and 9:00am.

Disney’s BoardWalk Villas

  • None

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

  • Ongoing: 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 Martinique regions of the resort.
  • There will also be construction of the new transportation system, Disney Skyliner. It is possible construction may be seen or heard, but noise should not be heard from guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 a.m.

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

  • Nov. 28-December 2017: During this time, Chef Mickey's will be relocating to the Convention Center at Disney's Contemporary Resort. The dining and character experience will remain the same. Cast Members will be on hand to assist with directions to the location at the Convention Center.

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

  • Through Summer 2018: 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

  • Jan. 2-Spring 2018: The Grand Floridian Beach Pool & Pool Bar will be undergoing refurbishment. During this time, it is possible guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard from guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 a.m. The water play area and mug refill station will still be available at this location. In addition, all other dining locations and the Courtyard Pool will be available.

Disney’s Old Key West Resort

  • Aug. 1-June 28, 2018: Room refurbishments will be taking place. Guests may see or hear work in progress and certain pathways may be unavailable. During this time, the resort will be in full operation with all amenities available including dining and merchandise locations, pools and recreation activities. It is possible that construction may be seen or heard, but noise should be not heard from guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 a.m.

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

  • None 

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

  • Now through summer 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.
  • Ongoing: The resort is currently undergoing refurbishment projects. During this time, the resort will be in full operation with all amenities available.There will also be construction of the new transportation system, Disney Skyliner. It is possible construction may be seen or heard, but noise should not be heard from guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 a.m.

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

  • Early January through late spring 2018: Room refurbishments will be taking place. Guests may see or hear construction, but should not be heard from guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 a.m. All amenities, including dining, merchandise and recreation locations, will be available.

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

  • None

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

  • None

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

  • None

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

  • Now through Winter 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.
  • Sept. 30-Nov. 21, 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: 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

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

  • None

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

  • None

Islands of Adventure®

  • None

Universal's Volcano BayTM

  • None

Universal Orlando Permanent Closures

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

 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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Nov 8, 2017 at 1:15 a.m. ashlyn Says...

why did test track close in October/November

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Nov 3, 2017 at 12:17 a.m. R Luvk Says...

Is it convenient to tak the monorail from Epcot to Magic Kingdom?

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Nov 3, 2017 at 10:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi R,

Yes, it's toadally easy to hop from the Magic Kingdom to Epcot. Take the monorail to the Transportation and Ticket Center, then board the Epcot monorail that heads directly to the park.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Oct 19, 2017 at 8:56 p.m. Patrick Says...

I've seen reports that Splash Mountain will be closed again Jan 8 to Feb 1. Are these official? Also, how often do refurbishments finish ahead of/on/behind schedule? Thanks!

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Oct 20, 2017 at 3:27 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Patrick,

We haven't seen those reports. When Disney lets us know, we'll post them on this page. The refurbishment schedule — and length of refurbishment — is always subject to change.

Keep hopping!

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Oct 25, 2017 at 1:50 a.m. Kevin Says...

We called Disney and they said that Splash Mountain is open in January. Any update on this refurbishment?

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Oct 25, 2017 at 9:18 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kevin,

We've changed the post to update that Splash Mountain is currently scheduled to be open in January.

Hoppy planning!

Leap

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Nov 3, 2017 at 6:36 p.m. BorrowedMan Says...

I noticed many reports on the 2nd Splash closing as well and some sites are saying the official Disney Travel Agents website reports it as well. Do you have access or know anyone who does to confirm this. We plan our trips around the Splash closure because it is hands down our families favorite ride. We are book for late January and are now very worried. Any info to help ease our minds would be huge! Thanks!

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Nov 6, 2017 at 12:56 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

We hopped onto the official Disney Travel Agents website this morning and did not see Splash Mountain listed for closure. We also checked the attraction's official page with a few Jan. dates. Same thing — not listed for closure. If that information changes, we'll update this post.

As always, refurbishment schedules are subject to change.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Nov 14, 2017 at 9:53 p.m. BorrowedMan Says...

Thanks for your reply. The main consumer website now does show Splash Mountain being closed between January 8th and February 1st 2018 if you search the calendar. The main write-up does not show it yet but the calendar does. I have also spoken with another travel agent with access to the Disney Travel Agents website and that site too does show the ride going down during those time-frames. They even called the Disney Travel Agents website line and confirmed it. A real bummer. We avoided a November trip because of this and I have now had to move our January trip back 2.5 weeks to avoid the closure (the ride is that important haha!) Hope this helps.

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Nov 3, 2017 at 5:20 p.m. Kevin Says...

I've heard more rumors about splash mountain being closed in January. Have you heard anything further on this? And if it is going to be refurbished why would they wait until less than 80 days to announce it? It's very frustrating and avoidable, we changed our original plans of goIng in October bc it was closed and now we might have to cancel agaIn

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Nov 14, 2017 at 9:53 p.m. BorrowedMan Says...

Thanks for your reply. The main consumer website now does show Splash Mountain being closed between January 8th and February 1st 2018 if you search the calendar. The main write-up does not show it yet but the calendar does. I have also spoken with another travel agent with access to the Disney Travel Agents website and that site too does show the ride going down during those time-frames. They even called the Disney Travel Agents website line and confirmed it. A real bummer. We avoided a November trip because of this and I have now had to move our January trip back 2.5 weeks to avoid the closure (the ride is that important haha!) Hope this helps.

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Nov 6, 2017 at 12:56 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kevin,

We hopped onto the official Disney Travel Agents website this morning and did not see Splash Mountain listed for closure. We also checked the attraction's official page with a few Jan. dates. Same thing — not listed for closure. If that information changes, we'll update this post.

As always, refurbishment schedules are subject to change.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Oct 12, 2017 at 3:22 p.m. Holly Says...

How intrusive is the construction in the Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort currently. We are going to Disney in January and like the moderate hotels but want some feedback on how it might have impacted others vacations.

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Oct 13, 2017 at 10:27 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Holly,

During a brief stay in June, the only construction intrusion we experienced was the temporary food court. For us, it worked out fine, as we only dined for breakfast. Perhaps other readers can share more recent experiences.

Keep hopping!

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Oct 5, 2017 at 2:17 p.m. Teri Says...

We are planning a trip possibly in Feb of 2018. Do you know if any of the Harry Potter attractions will be closed? I don't want to bring my son if this is the case. I would rather wait. Thanks

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Oct 5, 2017 at 4:55 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Teri,

None of the Wizarding World attractions are scheduled to be closed at that time. As always, the refurbishment schedule is subject to change.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Oct 15, 2017 at 3:51 p.m. Me Says...

I am pretty sure that dragon challenge will still be closed during that time.

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Aug 14, 2017 at 1:05 a.m. Vanessa Says...

If the Liberty boat is closed does that mean there will be no access to Tom Sawyers Island? I'm planning a family trip and my step dad really likes the island.

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Aug 14, 2017 at 7:33 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Vanenna,

The Liberty Square Riverboat does not take you to Tom Sawyer's Island. Rafts located near Big Thunder Mountain will take to the island.

Keep Hopping!

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Aug 12, 2017 at 6:02 p.m. scott Says...

Can you provide a brief description of why they would close the dragon challenge "such an awesome ride"

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Aug 12, 2017 at 4:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Scott,

Dragon Challenge is making way for a new Harry Potter experience.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Oct 23, 2017 at 6:05 p.m. Belinda Says...

Any ideas when the new Harry Potter attraction at Universal will be complete? I’m guessing sometime in 2018... hopefully by April ????

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Oct 23, 2017 at 2:56 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Belinda,

Universal has not announced an opening date for this new attraction. We'll post it on our blog when we know!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Aug 9, 2017 at 8:39 p.m. David Speight Says...

Can someone advise if the work being carried out at the Art of Animation hotel spoils the holiday? We are traveling from the UK on 17th August for a two week holiday and do not want this spoils,

Thank you

David

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Jul 31, 2017 at 8:13 p.m. Chris Says...

Any idea yet when the Pirates 'Redhead' scene will be changed at the Magic Kingdom?

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Aug 2, 2017 at 10:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chris,

As of now, that change will take place during the attraction's refurbishments sometime in 2018.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 22, 2017 at 7:39 p.m. Amy Says...

Is test track being replaced by Guardians of the Galaxy?

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Jul 24, 2017 at 11:29 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amy,

No, that would be Ellen's Energy Adventure.

Keep hopping!

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Jul 24, 2017 at 9:21 p.m. Scott Says...

I see splash mountain is closed August - November 2017. Will the early January refurbishment still take place? Thanks.

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Jul 25, 2017 at 1:16 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Scott,

We aren't completely sure yet. As soon as we know, we'll update the post. Keep an eye out for it!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 22, 2017 at 3:37 a.m. Jerry Ratcliff Says...

Are they closing the walt disney world monerail for good cause if not I love riding it every time I go to disney world

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Jul 24, 2017 at 11:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jerry,

No, the Monorail is not closing permanently!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 18, 2017 at 1:50 a.m. Kelsey Says...

Is Mission Space going to re open by September? I had fastpasses to it and got an email saying they were replaced to another ride.

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Jul 18, 2017 at 2:40 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kelsey,

We are not yet officially sure of when Mission Space is going to reopen. Keep checking back for updates!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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May 31, 2017 at 1:56 p.m. Brian Says...

Any update on the construction at Wilderness Lodge? Wondering the status of the pools, restaurants, and pool bars?

Thanks

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Jul 16, 2017 at 8:02 a.m. Cath patterson Says...

Can you tell me when in October blizzard beach is closed please

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Jul 17, 2017 at 4:33 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

Blizzard Beach is closed Oct. 30-Jan. 7, 2018 for its annual refurbishment.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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May 31, 2017 at 12:44 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brian,

As we understand Roaring Forks is down for refurbishment and the Boulder Ridge Cove pool is closed. We're hopping over to the Wilderness Lodge on Friday, so we'll have more info in a bit.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Jun 5, 2017 at 5:05 p.m. Brian Says...

Thanks, Any more info would be greatly helpful!

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May 28, 2017 at 5:04 p.m. Tripper 2018 Says...

I am a planner. Just wondering if these closures are pretty common annually or is it different each year? We are looking into booking our trip around January 24-February 5 2018. Any ideas on what to really expect?

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May 28, 2017 at 7:31 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

While we do see the same attractions going down during the same time of year, Disney's refurbishment schedule is always subject to change.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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May 9, 2017 at 8:09 p.m. Jessica Says...

I keep hearing that the great movie ride is going to be closed to become the great mickey ride, does anyone know when it might be closing?

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May 23, 2017 at 1:21 p.m. Patti Says...

The last time I was down I asked an employee if the ride was closing or being changed. I was told there are no plans to close it anytime soon

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May 25, 2017 at 1:58 p.m. Colter Says...

Wanted to clarify...I read this on another website...not this one.

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May 25, 2017 at 1:56 p.m. Colter Says...

Patti, I read on website that the live narration on the great movie ride was gone. Can you confirm or deny please?

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May 26, 2017 at 5:31 p.m. Meow Says...

The live narration was there when I visited a week and a half ago

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Aug 1, 2017 at 7:26 a.m. Sarah Says...

Yes, the great movie ride will be closing for good on August 13th 2017 : /

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Apr 25, 2017 at 11:20 a.m. Sam Says...

Any way we can get an update on an MK closure? I read that Splash Mountain might close on Aug28. Just want to check the validity of that seeing as that's my daughters fav ride and we'll be there that week. Thanks!

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Apr 25, 2017 at 8:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sam,

Hopping over to Disney's site, Splash Mountain is listed as Closed for Refurbishment on Aug 28.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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

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

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!

Leap

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

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

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

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

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

Hi Nick,

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

Keep hopping!

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

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

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!

Leap

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

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

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

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!

Leap

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

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

Hi David,

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

Keep hopping!

Leap

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

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

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

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

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

Hi Linda,

Not as of yet.

Keep hopping!

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

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

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

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

Hi Dan,

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

Keep hopping!

Leap

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi Jacob,

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

Keep hopping!

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

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

Hi Andreza,

This has not yet been officially announced.

Keep hopping!

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

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

Hi Reagan,

You can always request a room in a different building.

Keep hopping!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No Mike and Sulley meet and great !!!

Is there anywhere else to meet them?

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

Hi Becky,

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

Keep hopping!

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

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

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

Hi Faith,

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

Keep hopping!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi Adela,

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

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

why are Disney rides and all of these are closing

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

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

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

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

Hi Ramanui,

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

Keep hopping!

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

Test track is closed but you don't mention it

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

Hi Mari,

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

Keep hopping!

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

I'm here now. Says closed for refurb.

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

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

Hi Sam,

Unfortunately, we don't yet know.

Keep hopping!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi Rachael,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Jul 14, 2014 at 4 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

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

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

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

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

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

Hi Sue,

Thanks for the heads up!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[...] [...]

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi Kim,

You are right! Thanks for pointing it out.

-- Leap

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

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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Sep 7, 2012 at 12:52 p.m. 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 Says...

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

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

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

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

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

I think the Earful Tower needs to stay.

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

It's actually closed through March 17th.

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

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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Oct 15, 2017 at 3:53 p.m. Me Says...

I think dragon challenge will be closed during that time

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

Hi Kathy,

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

Keep hopping!

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