August 2019 Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule Update

August 2019 Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule Update - Calypso Pool at Disney's All-Star Music Resort

As the summer comes to an end, things at Walt Disney World are getting exciting! The Magic Kingdom will soon be decorated with the colors of autumn. Children and adults alike will take part in Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Later this month, guests at Walt Disney World will finally be able to visit Batuu and step into Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge! If your family will be visiting the parks soon, you’ll want to be aware of any scheduled refurbishments which may affect your visit ahead of time. The Refurbishment Schedule is subject to change, so be sure to  confirm any information prior to your vacation.

Magic Kingdom

  • Until further notice, the Walt Disney World monorail system is undergoing refurbishments and may be on modified service and/or routes. If you plan to use the monorail during your visit, be sure to check the best option available on your day of travel.
  • The Walt Disney World Railroad is closed until further notice as preparations are made for the Tron coaster coming to Magic Kingdom.

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park will close for refurbishment January 5, 2020 and reopen in mid-March 2020.

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

  • Additional refurbishment work and enhancements to Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park will take place later this year, resulting in a longer annual down time than in previous years. Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park will close for refurbishment beginning on September 8, 2019 and reopen in early 2020.

Disney’s All-Star Music Resort

  • The Calypso Pool will be closed for refurbishment mid-September 2020 through mid-December 2020. The Piano leisure pool will be available. Guests at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort are welcome to use the pools at either Disney’s All-Star Movies or Disney’s All-Star Sports Resorts. During this time, guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard from guest rooms between dusk and 9 am. All dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation.

Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort

  • Room refurbishments are in progress at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort and are expected to be completed by November 2019. During this time, guests will not be placed in buildings undergoing refurbishments. Find more details on this resort’s refurbishment progress and tips for how to get a refurbished room in our All-Star Movies refurbishment post.

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

  • The Big Blue Pool will close for refurbishment in mid-September 2020 through mid-December 2020. During this time, other pool and recreation offerings including Flippin’ Fins Pool, Cozy Cone Pool and the Schoolyard Sprayground will remain open. Noise may be heard as work is being completed, but noise should not be heard from guests rooms between dusk and 9 a.m.
  • Construction on Disney’s new transportation system, Disney Skyliner, is taking place until September 29, 2019. During this time, guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard from guest rooms between dusk and 9 a.m.

Disney’s Beach Club Resort

  • Beaches & Cream Soda Shop is scheduled to close for refurbishment early August through winter 2019.

Disney’s Boardwalk Inn & Villas

  • Construction on Disney’s new transportation system, Disney Skyliner, is taking place until September 29, 2019. During this time, guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard from guest rooms between dusk and 9 a.m.

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

  • Construction on Disney’s new transportation system, Disney Skyliner, is taking place until September 29, 2019. During this time, guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard from guest rooms between dusk and 9 a.m.

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

  • Mizner’s Lounge is closed for refurbishment with reopenning planned for fall 2019.

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

  • The Hippy Dippy Pool is scheduled to close for refurbishment January 2020 through early spring 2020. During this time, guests will be able to use the Bowling Pool, Computer Pool, and the kiddie pool. Movies Under The Stars will be offered in an alternate location. Noise may be heard as work is being completed, but noise should not be heard from guests rooms between dusk and 9 a.m.
  • Construction on Disney’s new transportation system, Disney Skyliner, is taking place until September 29, 2019. During this time, guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard from guest rooms between dusk and 9 a.m.

Best Western, Lake Buena Vista

  • Best Western Lake Buena Vista is currently undergoing refurbishments through December 2020 to make exciting updates to the hotel. Work will be limited to between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. during the week and occasionally on weekends. All hotel amenities are available during the refurbishment and every precaution is being taken to minimize disruption to guests’ stays.

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

  • Roadwork is taking place in the area until further notice. Intermittent overnight lane closures, lane shifts, traffic congestion and noise impacts can be expected along Osceola Parkway / Victory Way.

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