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2017 Walt Disney World Closures and Refurbishments

Jul 19, 2017
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It’s always good to know what is going to be closed during your trip to Walt Disney World (so bookmark this page!). This page is a list of attractions and dining venues that are currently closed or are scheduled to be closed temporarily for refurbishment.

There is nothing worse than arriving for your Disney vacation and finding out that your favorite attraction is temporarily closed! Before I plan any trip to the parks, I always check the attraction closure to make sure that my Disney must dos are open. Additionally, I like to order Disney’s FREE vacation planning videos to get an idea of what to expect. Alternatively, you could check out our list of what’s new at Disney World.

It’s important to also note that not all attractions closures are planned in advanced. Sometimes things happen and Disney closes an attraction unexpectedly.

Magic Kingdom Refurbishments


Hall of PresidentsThe Hall of Presidents

1/17/2017 – Fall 2017

The Hall of Presidents is undergoing a closure in order to add an audio-animatronic of the recently elected Donald Trump to the collection of American presidents. The attraction does this for every new President elected into office.


Stitch’s Great Escape

1/3/17 – Unknown

Disney recently announced that this attraction is switching to operating only on a seasonal basis. This means that Stitch will only be open during Disney’s World busiest times.

 


Splash Mountain

8/28/2017 – 11/17/2017

 

 

 


The Liberty Belle with its steam-powered paddle wheels journeys along Rivers of AmericaLiberty Square Riverboat

8/1/2017 – 8/11/2017

 


Epcot Refurbishments

A flower bed with a sign for Mission: SPACE and Planetary Plaza beyond lit up at night Mission: Space

6/5/2017 – 7/31/2017

Updating with a new less intense family ride experience.

 


Coral Reef Restaurant

08/27/2017 – 8/29/2017

 


Ellen’s Energy Ride

Closing permanently 8/13/2017

Replaced by a new Guardians of the Galaxy Attraction


Hollywood Studios Refurbishments

The Great Movie Ride

Permanent Closing on 8/13/2017

Replaced by a new attraction, Mickey and Minnie’s  Runaway Railway.

 


Animal Kingdom Refurbishments

No upcoming closures or refurbishments


Disney Water Parks

No upcoming closures or refurbishments for Typhoon Lagoon

Blizzard Beach will undergo their annual park refurbishment 10/30/17 – 1/7/18


 Disney Springs Refurbishments

West Side


DisneyQuest

Closed 7/04/2017 

DisneyQuest has closed to make way for the NBA Experience


The Landing

Portobello Country Italian Trattoria Restaurant

4/23/2017 – Fall 2017


Contemporary Resort Refurbishments


Chef Mickey’s

07/28/2017 – 8/13/2017

During the refurbishment, Chef Mickey’s will move to the convention center area in the Contemporary Resort.


Yacht Club Refurbishments


Captain’s Grille

05/15/2017 – 9/30/2017

During the refurbishment, Captain’s Grille will relocate to Ariel’s in the Beach Club Resort. Upon re-opening, the New England-styled eatery will become Ale & Compass Restaurant.


WDW Dolphin Resort Refurbishments


WDW Dolphin Lobby

Spring 2017 – Fall 2017

The lobby will remain open with minimal impact to resort guests. The project is currently scheduled to be completed in Fall 2017

It’s always good to know what is going to be closed during your trip to Walt Disney World (so bookmark this page!). This page is a list of attractions and dining venues that are currently closed or are scheduled to be closed temporarily for refurbishment.

It’s always good to know what is going to be closed during your trip to Walt Disney World (so bookmark this page!). This page is a list of attractions and dining venues that are currently closed or are scheduled to be closed temporarily for refurbishment.

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