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Universal Orlando, SeaWorld & Disney World Refurbishments & Closings

by Leap on April 16, 2014 · 16 Comments · in News & Refurbishments

Updated April 16, 2014

Here is the list of Universal Orlando, SeaWorld Orlando and Disney World refurbishments and closings. All refurbishments and closings are subject to change without notice.

Disney World Refurbishments

Refurbishments & Closings

Magic Kingdom® Park


  • None

Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

  • None

Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

  • Festival of the Lion King
    LAST SHOW Jan. 6 (until second half of 2014)
  • Camp Minnie-Mickey
    CLOSED PERMANENTLY (characters are greeting in new locations throughout the park)

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

  • None

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

  • None


  • Now through June 13: Team Mickey Athletic Club
  • March 20: Pollo Campero closing permanently
  • May 11-26: La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil


  • None


  • None

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

  • March 11: PlayStation Pavillion closing permanently

Universal Orlando Refurbishments


  • Universal’s Cinematic Spectacular: No shows 4/19, 4/23, 4/25 and 4/26.


  • None

SeaWorld Orlando Refurbishments

  • None

Disney World Resort Refurbishments

Disney’s All–Star Movies Resort

  • None

Disney’s All–Star Music Resort

  • None

Disney’s All–Star Sports Resort

  • None

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House

  • Now-May 3: Roof refurbishment

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village

  • None

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

  • Sept. 30: Kouzzina by Cat Cora closing permanently

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

  • None

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

  • None

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

  • None

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

  • None

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

  • June 30-Aug. 29: Perfectly Princess Tea Party will take place at Citricos

Disney’s Old Key West Resort

  • None

Disney’s Polynesian Resort

  • Now-March 2015: 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.
  • Now-May 25: The Never Land Club
  • April 9-July 31: Capt. Cook’s will be relocated to a temporary location in the Great Ceremonial House with modified operating hours and menu items.
  • March through December: 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 the 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.

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

  • None

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

  • None

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

  • None

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

  • None

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

  • None

Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts

  • None

*Please Note: All refurbishments & closings are subject to change without notice.

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16 Responses to “Universal Orlando, SeaWorld & Disney World Refurbishments & Closings”

  1. [...] case you missed it, Walt Disney World has announced additional refurbishment dates for Honey I Shrunk the Kids in October and November. The Backlot Studio Tour and American Film [...]

  2. Kathy Lopez says:

    Resort movies, Electric light water parade,are also free things to do go to animal kingdom lodge and see the animals, Polynesian has the blowing of the Counch

  3. Kim Smith says:

    Why does your site say Splash Mountain is closed until February 19, 2013 when Disney says March 19 2013?

  4. Steve says:

    Test track shows closed for refurbishmnet 11/1/12 – 11/30/12. But grand reopen on 12/6/12. Do we know if it will open before 12/6.

    • FrogBlog says:


      I think chances are good that a “soft opening” will be happening before then. We’ll report it as soon as we know something for sure!

      – Leap

  5. [...] Jan. 2, and Kali River Rapids in Animal Kingdom, starting Jan. 6. You can see the full list of closings and refurbishments here. As reported back in July, starting in 2013, evening Extra Magic Hours have been shortened to two [...]

  6. [...] At Magic Kingdom, Mad Tea Cups has a refurbishment for most of April. Fountain View Ice Cream Shop in Epcot closes April 7 for its conversion to a Starbucks location. At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun Parade and Disney Channel Rocks have their final performances April 6. For more details and a list of all refurbishments, check our closings page. [...]

  7. Jody says:

    Disappointed that the railroad will be closed when we are there. But, there’s always something that will be closed. Thankful that we get to try out the new Test Track and see the new Fantasyland.

  8. Lisa says:

    Any news on Ariel’s Grotto? When I search Disney’s site, it tells me it’s closed for refurbishment, but I can’t find the dates. Will Ariel be meeting somewhere else then?? My daughter will be crushed if she can’t see the Little Mermaid (not necessarily Princess Ariel).

    • FrogBlog says:

      Hi Lisa,

      It is not currently listed as a refurbishment, and I was able to see times listed for it through September. We will update this page as soon as we know something more. Hopefully the Little Princess will be there to meet your little princess!

      – Mommy Frog

  9. Liz says:

    Great information. You are an angel. Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Noel says:

    Hi is there any news on the Snow White mine train ride on the completion as I’ll be over May the 18th 2014

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