2016 Refurbishment Closure Schedule for Disney World and Disneyland

Four Parks, One World

Four Parks, One World    (photo credit: WDW Shutterbug)

Note:  Last updated by Disney World on January 4, 2016

There’s nothing more frustrating than going all the way to Disney World for a long-planned vacation and finding out that your favorite ride or attraction is closed for refurbishment!

Disney tries to schedule most of the serious refurbishments for popular attractions during the slow, winter months. But, sometimes refurbishments and closures for repairs do get scheduled during the peak summer months.

Magic Kingdom

  • Splash Mountain- closed 1/10/2016- 1/14/2016
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin closed- 1/18/2016- 2/11/2016
  • Liberty Square Riverboat closed- 1/18/2016- 2/22/2016
  • Mad Tea Party closed- 2/22/2016- 2/26/2016
  • Magic Carpets of Aladdin closed- 1/25/2016- 2/3/2016
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad: 4/4/2016 – 7/15/2016
  • Swiss Family Treehouse: 07/06/2016 – 09/24/2016
  • Liberty Square Riverboat: 08/15/2016 – 08/21/2016
  • “it’s a small world”: 08/22/2016 – 09/15/2016
soarin

Closed until July 2016!  They are upgrading the movie and adding a 3rd theater.

Epcot

  • Re-Imagination of Maelstrom Oct. 15, 2014 – Apr. 30, 2016
  • Frozen Ever After: Opening May 1, 2016
  • Soarin’: Jan. 4, 2016 – Summer 2016

Hollywood Studios

Expect many closure announcements in 2016 due to the construction of Star Wars Land on the left side of the park.

  • Pizza Planet – closed 1/11/2016 – Nov. 2016
  • Phineas & Ferb Meet and Greet – closing permanently 1/5/2016
  • Lightning McQueen & Mater Meet and Greet – closing permanently 1/5/2016
  • Joffrey’s coffee kiosk – closing permanently 1/4/2016

Animal Kingdom

  • Kali River Rapids- closed 1/4/2016 – 2/11/2016
  • Maharajah Jungle Trek- closed 1/4/2016- 1/21/2016
  • Flights of Wonder- closed 1/25/2016- 3/17/2016

Monorail
Mar. 10, 2015 – January 2016
The Walt Disney World Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form of transportation during their visit they should check to be sure of the best option available on their day of travel, as alternative transportation options will be available.

Blizzard Beach closes until January 2016 next week.

Blizzard Beach is now open again!

Water Parks

  • Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park- Annual Refurbishment-  Oct. 4, 2015 – Jan. 2, 2016 (Open!)
  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park- Annual Refurbishment-  Jan. 3 – Mar. 12, 2016 (Closed!)

Disney Springs Area

  • Roadwork on Buena Vista Drive  Through Mar. 2016
    Due to heavy roadwork, expect delays on Buena Vista Drive. It is recommended that Guests use complimentary Walt Disney World Resort transportation from Parks and Resorts to Downtown Disney and plan to arrive early for reserved dining and entertainment experiences.
  • Parking Lots – Entrance 2 – Lots A-G  Dec. 1, 2014 – Aug. 1, 2016
    Loss of parking lot Entrance 2 to Guest/Cast traffic and associated lots A-G in preparation for the construction of Town Center and the East Garage.
  • Fulton’s Crab House Jan. 1 – Apr. 1, 2016
  • Planet Hollywood Jan. 1 – Jun. 1, 2016

Resorts

Disney’s Boardwalk Inn

  • Exterior Repair and Painting Aug. 17, 2015 – May 5, 2016

Disney’s Polynesian Resort

  • General Construction through Early 2016
    During this time, Guests will observe construction taking place and certain pathways and buildings may be unavailable.
  • East Pool Through Early 2016
    Closed for enhancement. Guests may see or hear work in progress.

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

  • General Resort Refurbishments Oct. 2, 2015 through 2017
    Due to multiple resort refurbishment projects, Guests will notice construction work in various areas. Noise may be overheard while this work is being completed, but construction will not begin until after 9 a.m.
  • Certain pathways, including the nature trail, will be unavailable. Oct. 2, 2015 – 2017
  • The Hidden Springs leisure pool area (the leisure pool at The Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge), resort beach, playground and Recreation fire pit will be unavailable. Oct. 26, 2015 – 2017

Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel

  • Guest Room Renovations  June 2016 – September 2016
    Renovation work is scheduled to take place between 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily. No guests will be accommodated in the renovation area as to minimize impact on the guest experience.

DISNEYLAND:

The Diamond Celebration begins May 22, 2015!

The Diamond Celebration began May 22, 2015 and goes until September 5, 2016!

Disneyland

With the construction of the new Star Wars Land beginning in January 2016, Disneyland will be closing many attractions, sometimes for a long period of time!

Disneyland Park

  • Autopia:  1/11/16 – 4/2/16
  • Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes:  1/11/16 – 4/2/17
  • Disneyland Railroad Main Street Station:  1/11/16 – 4/2/16
  • Disneyland Railroad Mickey’s Toontown:  1/11/16 – 4/2/17
  • Disneyland Railroad New Orleans Square Station:  1/11/16 – 4/2/17
  • Disneyland Railroad Tomorrowland Station:  1/11/16 – 4/2/17
  • Sailing Ship Columbia:  1/11/16 – 4/2/17
  • Haunted Mansion:  1/11/16 – 1/22/16
  • Jungle Cruise:  1/11/16 – 4/2/16
  • Mark Twain Riverboat: 1/11/16 – 4/2/17
  • Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island:  1/11/16 – 4/2/17
  • Fantasmic!  1/11/16 – 7/2/17
  • it’s a small world:  1/25/16 – 2/6/16
  • Splash Mountain: 2/8/16 – 4/18/16
  • Big Thunder Ranch:  Closing January 11, 2016

Disney California Adventure

  • Grizzly River Run:  1/11/16 – 1/14/16
  • It’s Tough to Be a Bug!:  1/13/16 – 1/22/16
  • World of Color :  1/19/16 – 2/2/16
  • Soarin’ Over California:  1/4/16-1/23/16 ,1/25/16-1/29/16, 2/1/16-2/5/16, 2/8/16-2/12/16, 2/15/16-2/19/16, 2/22/16-2/26/16
  • Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular:  Closing January 11, 2016
  • Olaf’s Snow Fest: Closing January 7, 2016

 From Disney: “Information and dates subject to change without notice. Last updated January 4, 2016.

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One thought on “2016 Refurbishment Closure Schedule for Disney World and Disneyland

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