Hello again all! This edition of Newsworthy Notes should have just been called “Refurbishment List for Walt Disney World Updated” because holy cow are there a lot of refurbishments that I am here to let you know about. Get ready, because some of these will impact your trips for both this fall, as well as some refurbishments that are slated for 2016 as well. (So make sure you look at the dates, because yes, some will say 2016 and some of those that say 2016 are extremely lengthy.)
[Ed: The below information was found on Disney’s Travel Agent site. Disney has since reverted the site back to the old refurbishment list, but we think this was a case of them giving away info that they didn’t mean to give away, so we’re sticking with it. You should be aware, however, that this means the refurbishments far in the future may fluctuate even more than usual.]
- Liberty Square Riverboat will be closed for refurbishment from August 4-10, 2015, January 18-22, 2016, and August 15-21, 2016.
- Mad Tea Party will be closed on August 26, 2015, as well as February 22-26, 2016.
- Peter Pan’s Flight will be closed November 2-7, 2015.
- Tomorrowland Transit Authority Peoplemover will be closed December 7-10, 2015.
- Splash Mountain will be closed January 6-10, 2016.
- Space Mountain will be closed January 11-15, 2016.
- Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin will be closed from January 15 through February 11, 2016.
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad will be closed for over three months from April 4 through July 15, 2016.
- Swiss Family Treehouse will be closed for over two and a half months months from July 6 through September 24, 2016.
- it’s a small world will be closed from August 22 through September 15, 2016.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom:
- Primeval Whirl will be closed from August 17 through November 12, 2015.
- Pizzafari will be closed from August 24 through October 19, 2015.
- Its annual refurbishment will take place from January 3 through March 12, 2016.
- Its annual refurbishment will take place from October 25, 2015 through January 2, 2016.
- Flying Fish Restaurant at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn will be closed for an almost 8 month refurbishment, February 1 through September 30, 2016.
- Ol’ Man Island Pool at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort will be closed from January 11 through February 2, 2016.
This is the latest update that I have seen according to Disney. Do keep in mind that refurbishments can and do change without notice and at any time. To keep updated with the latest refurbishments, make sure to check out our Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule.