2014 Disney World Refurbishment/Closure Schedule

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Four Parks, One World (Photo courtesy of WDW Shutterbug)

Now that the summer crowds are gone, WDW starts in on their refurbishment plans.  Refurbishment work – and closures – are planned at every theme park and Disney water park.

Current and Upcoming Closures for WDW

This is a list of attractions that are scheduled for refurbishment or are scheduled to be closed for good.

The attractions will formally re-open the day immediately following the finish dates listed below.

Main Street USA

Main Street USA

Magic Kingdom Refurbishments

WDW Railroad Fantasyland Station       9/29/14    11/7/14

WDW Railroad Frontierland Station       9/29/14    11/7/14

WDW Main Street U.S.A. Station             9/29/14      11/7/14

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad          11/4/14          11/4/14

The Magic Carpets of Aladdin              11/10/14       11/21/14

The Haunted Mansion                              12/1/14        12/19/14

Splash Mountain                                         1/4/15           1/30/15

Cinderella’s Royal Table                          1/5/15               1/6/15

Yankee Trader                                           7/28/14        12/31/14

Enchanted Tiki Room                           9/27/1 4          10/3/14

Harmony Barber Shop                          2/2/1 5            3/30/15

The Magic Behind Our Steam Train Tour  9/29/14  11/7/14

Phone charging kiosks in Cosmic Ray’s and Space Mountain Gift Shop – closed


Epcot Refurbishments

The Spirit of Norway – closed 10/6/2014


hat (2)Disney’s Hollywood Studios Refurbishments

Fantasmic!      11/19/14          11/21/14


Disney’s Animal Kingdom Refurbishments

Affection Section        10/7/14            11/10/14

Kali River Rapids        1/20/15            2/4/15

Pangani Research Center- Aviary and Hippo viewing area  – closed 9/2/2014 – 11/14/2014


Typhoon Lagoon

Typhoon Lagoon

Typhoon Lagoon Refurbishments

Typhoon Lagoon (the whole park!)     10/26/14          1/3/15


Blizzard Beach

Blizzard Beach

Blizzard Beach Refurbishments

Blizzard Beach (the whole park!)        1/4/15  3/14/15


Attraction  Closures!  😦

Epcot Closures

Maelstrom       10/06/14  (This is sad!)

MO’ROCKIN  09/28/14

Off Kilter 09/28/14

Spirit of America Fife & Drum Corps 09/28/14

World Showcase Players – United Kingdom 09/28/14

The Ziti Sisters 09/28/14

Miyuki 11/24/14

Remy Experience  10/25/14

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Studio Backlot Tour 09/28/14

The American Idol Experience 08/30/14

The American Film Institute Showcase 08/17/14

Movie Preview 08/16/14

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Sunrise Safari Tour- last tour is 12/28/2014. This is being discontinued.

Wild by Design Tour- last tour is 9/26/2014. This is being discontinued.

Tip Board permanently closed

Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade 06/01/14

Camp Minnie-Mickey Greeting Trails 01/06/14

Downtown Disney Construction/Closures

Entrance 4 at Downtown Disney- closing permanently 8/28/2014. This is the entrance between Cirque du Soleil and Disney Quest. There are currently only 2 entrances available into Downtown Disney. Entrance 5 which is across the street from Typhoon Lagoon, and Entrance 2 across from the Hess Station. Entrance 1 is only an exit.

Parking lots E, F, G, H, I, J, and K are closed. Entrance 1 to the parking lot is now closed. During busy times Disney will open the Team Disney parking lot and provide a shuttle to Downtown Disney. They are building a parking garage in this location.

The section of road between AMC Theatres and Disney Quest will be closed from 10/21/2013 until Fall 2014. This is for work being done on the parking garage.

Buena Vista Drive- construction in the Downtown Disney area.  Road is being expanded to 10 lanes and several pedestrian bridges will be built. Through 3/2016.

Pleasure Island restrooms: closed 1/6/2014

Pleasure Island bus stop: closed permanently 6/11/2014

Pollo Compero: permanently closed

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