Sometimes, Disney World attractions shut down for a little maintenance!
We’re here to keep you posted on those closures, so you’re not caught by surprise on your vacation! So today, we’re bringing you our weekly refurbishment update for April 26th through May 2nd.
Magic Kingdom Refurbishments
Hall of Presidents
Disney hasn’t announced when we’ll be able to watch this show again. But we’ll let you know as soon as we receive an update!
Walt Disney World Railroad
And the Walt Disney World Railroad’s closure has been even longer: over 2 years! It shut down in 2018 to clear the way for construction on TRON: Lightcycle Run — and it seems like that construction is STILL blocking the tracks.
Unfortunately, it could be a while before we hop on board again. We’ll have to wait for major progress to be made on TRON, and as of now, that construction is likely delayed. It’s been a long time since we’ve gotten any news on the railroad, but we’ll keep ya posted if we hear anything!
Main Street Confectionery
A Magic Kingdom shop is closed, too! The Main Street Confectionery shuttered last month for a LONG refurbishment — it looks like the location is set to reopen on July 4th at the earliest. The shutdown could last longer, but starting July 4th, the location is no longer listed on Disney’s refurbishment list.
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you can head over to Main Street Cinema throughout the closure. They’re selling all of the Confectionery’s goodies — prepackaged, of course! Do note that The Chapeau is closed for refurbishment as well.
Although Disney hasn’t announced why Pin Traders is closed, the work should be quick. It could have to do with pavement work in the area. It’s scheduled to reopen on May 7th!
Disney World Resort Refurbishments
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Let’s take a look at what’s happenin’ over at the hotels! Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is currently undergoing a HUGE transformation. We’re talking changes to the main entrance, lobby, and monorail station…
You can book one of these rethemed rooms for July 19th onward! We’ll also see the rest of the work around the resort finish up this summer.
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Okay, onto another Magic Kingdom hotel! The refurb at Disney’s Contemporary Resort has officially begun. The Main Tower guest rooms are getting a little spiffying up! Those guest rooms are currently unavailable, but the rest of the resort is business as usual.
That is, except for the NOISE. We’ve noticed the construction is very loud, so keep that in mind if you’re planning a stay here (or even if you’re just popping by for a visit!). A Cast Member informed us that the work is scheduled to last through September.
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
Other pool operations are unaffected! Both Meadow Swimmin’ Pool and Wilderness Swimmin’ Pool will remain open for you to enjoy.
That’s all our refurbishment updates for you this week! We’ll keep you in the loop with all the latest closures — and plenty more Disney news — so stay tuned to DFB.
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