Today, I’m bringing you a list of a few newsworthy pieces of information of things that are taking place at Walt Disney World that I wanted you all to be aware of. Some of them are upcoming refurbishments, as well as a few other bits of information.
First, let’s look at some upcoming refurbishments that are on the calendars.
- I’ve mentioned before that Disney’s Polynesian Resort is slated to begin a massive refurb in the Great Ceremonial House, and one of those refurbishments includes the quick service restaurant Capt. Cook’s. (A favorite of mine…they not only serve my favorite entree, the adult grilled cheese, but also Tonga Toast AND they have a Dole Whip machine!) The start of this refurbishment was previously unknown, but now it looks like it will begin on March 28 and will last until sometime in June. A replacement dining option will be available for guests during the refurbishment.
- At the Magic Kingdom, three attractions are slated to be closed for refurbishments. First, Swiss Family Treehouse will be closed for refurbishment from March 17-28, reopening on March 29. Also, Astro Orbiter will see a very lengthy summer refurb, as it will be closed from May 3 through August 20, reopening August 21. Finally, the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover had a refurbishment that was slated to take place earlier this month; that has been pushed back, and it will now be under refurbishment from May 3 – July 1, reopening on July 2. For the full list of attraction refurbishments, make sure to check out our Refurbishment Page.
Now, for the other news items that I wanted to share:
- A few changes have occurred at some of the marinas across Walt Disney World property. Watercraft rentals are now discontinued at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside, Disney’s Old Key West Resort, and Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. (Watercraft transportation that takes place at Old Key West and Port Orleans continues.)
- A new small table service dining location has opened up to guests at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. Called Las Ventanas, this small dining room, which was located next to Rix Lounge and was formerly a private dining area for the lounge, now serves both breakfast (from 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.) and lunch (from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) Menu items include dishes with a southwestern/Mexican flare to them.
As you can see, there are lots of little pieces of news that have been floating around. Thoughts?