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Current List of Walt Disney World Resort Refurbishments and Closures for 2019-2020

No one wants to experience attractions and experiences being down for refurbishment or a possible permanent closure during their Walt Disney World Resort vacation but Disney does have to do routine maintenance, safety upgrades and make improvements each year.  Disney works hard to keep their theme parks and resorts in exceptional condition.  Here is what you can expect during 2019-2020 for refurbishments and closures.  Keep in mind Disney does often change their refurbishment schedules so these dates are subject to change.

Theme Park Closures and Refurbishments

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Magic Kingdom Park

Walt Disney World Railroad – Main Street U.S.A. – Closed early Dec. 2018 – TBD (likely summer 2020)

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Jungle Cruise – late Oct. early Nov. for holiday overlay installations; early January for holiday overlay removal

Splash Mountain – Usually closes early January for seasonal refurbishment (not confirmed)

Epcot

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth – Permanently ends on Sept. 30, 2019

O Canada – Aug. 1, 2019 to early 2020

Club Cool – Sept. 8 Permanent Closure

Innoventions East – Sept. 8 Permanent Closure

Meet Disney Pals at the Epcot Character Spot – Sept. 8 Permanent Closure

Take a Nanooze Break – Sept. 8 Permanent Closure

Epcot Entrance – Leave a Legacy monuments are currently being removed in the initial phase of the Epcot entryway redesign with its completion date TBD

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Sunset Seasons Greetings – Closed Jan. 7, 2019 – Nov. 2019

The Super Shindig – Oct. 1, 2019 Permanent Closure

Mickey’s of Hollywood – May 14, 2019 – Sept. 30, 2019

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Kali River Rapids – Typically closes early January into February and sometimes March for seasonal refurbishment (not confirmed)

Primeval Whirl – July 2019 – Oct. 2019 (rumored to be a possible permanent closure)

Up! A Great Bird Adventure – Sept. 8, 2019 – Sept. 14, 2019

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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 – Jan. 4, 2020 for seasonal refurbishment

Disney’s Resort Closures and Refurbishments

Disney’s All-Star Music Resort

Calypso Pool Closed Mid-Sept, 2020 – Mid-Dec, 2020

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

The Big Blue Pool Closed Mid-Sept. 2020 – Mid-Dec. 2020 for refurbishment. 

Disney’s Skyliner – New transportation system opening Sept. 2019

Disney’s Beach Club Resort

Beaches and Cream Soda Shop Closed Early Aug. 2019 – Winter 2019

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

Disney’s Skyliner – New transportation system opening Sept. 2019

Disney’s BoardWalk Villas

Disney’s Skyliner – New transportation system opening Sept. 2019

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Disney’s Skyliner – New transportation system opening Sept. 2019

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

General Construction and Room Refurbishments ongoing – TBD

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Mizner’s Lounge Closed April 2019 – Fall 2019 reopening as a Beauty and the Beast Bar

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Disney’s Skyliner – New transportation system opening Sept. 2019

The Hippy Dippy Pool – Jan. 2020 – Early Spring 2020 Closured for refurbishment

Disney’s Polynesian Resort

Spirit of Aloha – Closed Jan. 19, 2020 – Jan. 27, 2020

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa

Building exterior and guest room interior refurbishment – June 2019 – TBD

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