Disney World has quite a few construction projects going on right now!
If you’re planning a trip to Disney World, you’ll want to know exactly how this work will affect your vacation. So today, we’re bringing you our weekly refurbishment update for May 3rd through 9th.
Magic Kingdom Refurbishments
Hall of Presidents
The Hall of Presidents has been closed for quite some time while an animatronic for President Joe Biden is installed! This happens every time a new U.S. President is elected.
Walt Disney World Railroad
Meanwhile, the Walt Disney World Railroad has been closed for over 2 YEARS! Construction on TRON: Lightcycle Run is currently blocking its path through Tomorrowland, so it remains temporarily unavailable.
That TRON construction is likely delayed, which means the Railroad probably won’t open back up for a while. The TRON work will have to clear up quite a bit before the classic train can reopen. We’ll keep ya in the loop if we hear any news!
Main Street Confectionery
The Main Street Confectionery closed in April for a pretty long time — its refurbishment is lasting well into the summer! As of now, the location is no longer on Disney’s refurbishment list starting July 4th. However, that date is subject to change, and the closure could last even longer.
Disney hasn’t said why Pin Traders is shuttered, but we’ll let you know if we hear! It’s likely pavement work in front of the store. It’s currently scheduled to reopen on May 7th.
Disney World Resort Refurbishments
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
At the hotels, some major changes are underway! Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is in the middle of a huge transformation: we’ll see changes to the main entrance, lobby, and monorail station.
Those rooms are available for reservations from July 19th forward! The rest of the projects around the hotel should wrap up around then, too.
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
At Disney’s Contemporary Resort, a big refurbishment project has just kicked off! Work is being done to the Main Tower guest rooms — but while those rooms are unavailable for booking, the rest of the resort is relatively unaffected.
We say “relatively” because if you’re visiting here, you’ll want to aware that the construction is pretty noisy. However, a Cast Member confirmed that the work is only scheduled to last through September!
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
No worries if you’re staying here! Meadow Swimmin’ Pool and Wilderness Swimmin’ Pool will both remain open throughout the closure.
That wraps up our refurbishment updates for this week! We’ll be sure to keep you posted with plenty more news — so stay tuned to DFB.
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