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May 18 2018

2017 Disney Rehabs and closings schedule at Disney World

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2017 Disney World Closings, Disney Rehabs

There is nothing worse than anticipating a specific Disney attraction, and after you arrive, finding out that it will be closed for the duration of your stay. Below is a complete list of the Walt Disney World rehab schedules that you can expect in the upcoming weeks and months. You can’t plan for sudden closings, but you can manage your expectations by referring to the list below before your Disney vacation. Not all shut downs are scheduled, and there are countless reasons why an attraction might suddenly close. Don’t get mad at the Cast Members, it’s not their fault.

Articles related to rehabs:

  • Mission Space closed 6/5/2017 to7/28/2017
  • Disney Pixar Short Film Festival closed- 6/12/2017- 6/18/2017
  • Coral Reef Restaurant closed starting 8/27/2017
  • Captain EO – closed 12/6/15
  • Habit Heroes in Innoventions West closed 1/18/2016
  • Sum of all Thrills and StormStruck has closed permanently 9/15/2016
  • Sbandieratori Di Sansepolcro Flag Wavers are no longer performing 10/13/2016.
  • Monorail -The monorail is under refurbishment and may have modified service or routes depending on park hours. You should check on the day of travel the best option to use. Alternative transportation options may be available. Through 6/30/2017
  • Hall of Presidents closed 1/17/2017- 6/29/2017
  • Stitch’s Great Escape- it is now a seasonal attraction.
  • Splash Mountain closed 8/28/2017- 11/16/2017
  • Liberty Square Riverboat – closed 8/1/2017- 8/10/2017
  • Phone charging kiosks in Cosmic Ray’s and Space Mountain Gift Shop- closed

Permanently closed rides and attractions:

  • Phineas Ferb Meet and Greet- closed permanently 1/5/2016
  • Lightning McQueen Mater Meet and Greet- closed permanently 1/5/2016
  • Joffrey’s coffee kiosk closed 1/4/2016
  • Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show closed permanently 04/03/16
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure closed permanently 04/03/16
  • Meet and Greet: Mike and Sulley at Street of America closed permanently 04/03/16
  • Prop Shop- closed permanently 04/03/16
  • Studio Catering Co. closed permanently 04/03/16
  • Watto’s Grotto closed permanently 04/03/16
  • High Octane Refreshments closed permanently 04/03/16
  • New York News closed permanently 04/03/16
  • Youse Guys Moychindise closed permanently 04/03/16
  • Disney Quest closing 7/3/2017. The location will eventually become The NBA Experience.
  • La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil will have its final performance 12/31/2017
  • Portobello Country Italian Trattoria closed 4/23/2017- Fall 2017

ESPN Wide World of Sports Closures

  • There are currently no rehabs scheduled at ESPN Wide World of Sports.

Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach Water Parks

Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Course

Fantasia Miniature Golf Course

NOTE: Our listing is for those refurbishments that will have an impact on the majority of guests. When it comes to changing out rooms, this is fairly routine as Disney is always monitoring their resorts. Unless it’s a full scale remodel, it’s considered standard maintenance and is not included in the refurb/rehab schedule.

Walt Disney World Resort hotels
Due to dry conditions, there are currently fire restrictions throughout Central Florida. As a result, campfires at the Resort hotels will not take place as scheduled. Other recreation activities will continue to be held. Additionally, charcoal grills, where available, may not be utilized at this time. Propane grills will be permitted for use.

  • Art of Animation Resort – ongoing until further notice refurbishment. There will not be noise from dusk until 9:00 AM
  • Bay Lake Tower- Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Disney’s Beach Club Resort – Expansion work on the Convention Center 8/4/2016 – 2/1/2018. Guests may see work or hear the work in progress and certain pathways may be unavailable. Work will be conducted 9 AM to 9 PM. Beach Club bus stop has been moved to the Beach Club Villas parking lot. There will be a courtesy shuttle to get guests to the bus stop.
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Villas – The resort is currently undergoing some refurbisment projects. The Resort will be in full operation with all amenities available. It is possible that construction may be seen or heard, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9 AM.
  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach ResortThe resort will be undergoing many refurbishment projects starting mid May 2017 for 2 years. Several villages within the resort will not be available. Old Port Royale Food Court, Shutters at Old Port Royale, Cabana Pool Bar and Calypso Trading Post will be closed starting 5/2017- through 2018. 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 conveniently available for purchase in three island markets located in the Aruba, Jamaica and Martinique regions of the Resort.
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort The resort will be undergoing many refurbishment projects starting 1/2017 for two years. Hard Good refurbishment through 2017. Bus Stop 1 is closed unil 5/30/2017 for rehab work. There will be a temporary bus stop at the Porte Cochere, the buses will pick up and drop off there. The new location on 5/30/2017 will be in front of the current location.
  • Fort Wilderness Resort Campground
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian – Fitness Center flooring is being replace, some of the equipment will be moved to Salon 9 if guests would like to use them. 6/12/2017- TBD
  • Disney’s Old Key West Exterior maintenance and paining 1/3/2017- 7/27/2017
  • will be limited to the hours of 10 AM – 4PM.
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
  • Disney’s Pop Century Resort – Room Refurbishments 2/4/2017- 5/7/2018
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge – Cub’s Den (Children’s Activity Center) closed through 2017. The Hidden Springs quiet pool, resort beach, playground, and the fire pit will be closed 10/26/2015. Work will continue through 2017. Certain pathways, includeding the nature trail will not be available. Trout Pass Pool Bar will become Salon by the Springs. Guests will be able to use Geyser Point Pool Bar Grill. They will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Territory Lounge will have a continental style breakfast. Teton Boat and Bike Rentals closed until 7/2/2017
  • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort – Room refurbishments beginning 1/1/2017- guest may see or hear work in progess. Work will attempt to limited work to 9:00 AM to 5 PM. Expansion work on the Convention Center 8/4/2016 – 2/1/2018. Guests may see work or hear the work in progress and certain pathways may be unavailable. Work will be conducted 9 AM to 9 PM. Captain’s Grille closed 5/25/2017 – 9/30/2017. They will be relocating to Ariel’s. Ale and Compass Lounge also closed. Fittings Fairings Clothes and Notions closed 4/17/2017- 7/17/2017
    • SEASONAL OPERATION:The attraction only opens during periods of anticipated peak attendance. Check Guest Relations and Park Guide maps for specific opening/closing times.
    • REHAB:The attraction is closed for routine maintenance.
    • REFURBISHMENT:The attraction is closed for an extended period for extensive repairs/remodeling.
    • DARK. This term is used when a performance of a stage show is not scheduled

    If you have discrepancies or corrections, please let us know

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