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Walt Disney World Refurbishments

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A Walt Disney World Vacation builds magical memories that will last a lifetime. Most families save and plan quite a bit before heading through the gates of Magic Kingdom. One note to put in your Disney vacation planner is to check and see what rides and buildings are being refurbished at the time of your visit. Recently the monorail system was being refurbished and it was a huge disappoint for many visitors who paid the extra money to stay in a monorail Disney hotel with no monorail service. One easy way to avoid this happening to you is to book your vacation with an Authorized Disney Planner. They will alert you to all of the refubishments as they occur. You can also view a list on My Family Vacation You can see the list below and make notes for planning your next Disney vacation.

Magic Kingdom Refurbishments
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Magic Kingdom Refurbishments

Magic Kingdom® Park

  • Pirates of the Caribbean                                           Apr. 28 - May 1, 2014


  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority - Peoplemover     Jun. 2 - Aug. 4, 2014


  • Astro Orbiter                                                              Jun. 2 - Sep. 19, 2014


  • Liberty Belle Riverboat                                             Aug. 4 - 8, 2014


  • Carousel of Progress                                                  Aug. 25 - Sep. 4, 2014


Animal Kingdom
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Animal Kingdom

  • Festival of the Lion King     Jan. 6, 2014 - TBD


  • It's Tough to be a Bug         Jul. 7 - Aug. 11, 2014


Walt Disney World Resorts
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Walt Disney World Resorts

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge - Jambo House

Roof Refurbishment

Mar. 1 - May 3, 2014

Disney's Boardwalk Inn

Kouzzina by Cat Cora
Location Closing

Sep. 30, 2014

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Garden View Tea Room
Perfectly Princess Tea Party will take place at CĂ­tricos

Jun. 30 - Aug. 29, 2014

Disney's Polynesian Resort

General Construction
The east portion of the beach (near the Transportation and Ticket Center) and Sunset Point are being refurbished and are unavailable. Guests may see or hear work in progress.

Dec. 2013 - Mar. 2015

The Never Land Club
Children's Activity Centers at four other locations are available: Disney's Wilderness Lodge, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Disney's Beach Club Resort and the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel.

Jan. 28 - May 25, 2014

Capt. Cook's
Capt. Cook's will be relocated to a temporary location in the Great Ceremonial House with modified operating hours and menu items.

Apr. 9 - Jul. 2014

Great Ceremonial House - Lobby
The atrium is being reimagined to highlight the cultural elements of Polynesia and provide more expansive views. At certain times of day, there may be some noise and alternative paths of travel may be needed throughout the Great Ceremonial House. To enhance the check-in experience, Guests are encouraged to participate in Online Check-In.

Mar. - Dec



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