At any given time, Disney World is undergoing a few refurbishments!
It’s all part of keepin’ the parks nice and spiffy for your vacation — but you’ll want to know exactly how these projects will affect your visit. So today, we’re bringing you our weekly refurbishment update for May 10th through May 16th.
Magic Kingdom Refurbishments
Hall of Presidents
Disney has not yet announced a reopening date, but we’ll be sure to keep ya posted with any news!
Walt Disney World Railroad
If you thought a couple of months was a long closure, the Walt Disney World Railroad has been closed for over 2 YEARS! Curious why? Well, construction on TRON: Lightcycle Run is obstructing the train’s path around the park.
That path will have to be cleared before the Railroad can run again, and for the path to be cleared, the TRON construction will have to make significant progress. But with the project likely delayed, that could be awhile. We’ll keep an eye out for any updates!
Main Street Confectionery
Over on Main Street, U.S.A., the Main Street Confectionery has shuttered for a lengthy closure! But don’t worry: while the space receives a little TLC, you can swing by Main Street Cinema to pick up all of your favorite goodies.
Disney hasn’t announced when this classic shop will reopen, but it’s currently listed on Disney’s refurbishment calendar through July 17th. That’s as far out as that calendar currently goes, so we could see this closure last even longer. And elsewhere on Main, Street, U.S.A, remember that The Chapeau is closed, too!
Disney World Resort Refurbishments
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
We’re seeing some changes at the hotels, too! Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is undergoing a HUGE refurbishment that involves changes to the main entrance, lobby, and monorail station.
You can currently book these rooms for stays from July 19th forward! We’re expecting those other refurbishments around the resort to finish up this summer, too.
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Another big project just began at Disney’s Contemporary Resort! The Main Tower Guest Rooms are being refurbished, which makes them currently unavailable to guests. However, Disney has stated that other resort amenities should remain unaffected.
If you’re planning a stay here — or even just a quick visit! — you’ll want to be aware that the construction is LOUD. But it shouldn’t last too long! A Cast Member confirmed that the work is scheduled to wrap up at the end of September.
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
While you may notice the construction on your visit, it shouldn’t affect ya much. Meadow Swimmin’ Pool and Wilderness Swimmin’ Pool are both still open for you to enjoy!
That’s it for our refurbishment updates this week! Stay tuned to DFB — we’ll keep you in the loop with plenty more Disney news.
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