Disneyland Resort Refurbishment Calendar August 2015

Haunted Mansion Credit: Disney Parks

Here is the most current list of closed attractions at the Disneyland Resort and their estimated re-opening dates.Disneyland ParkInnoventions: Now-10/1/15 Tomorrowland Theater: Now-12/2/15 Haunted Mansion: 8/24/15-9/11/15 Space Mountain: 9/7/15-9/11/15 Pirate's of the Caribbean: 9/14/15-9/30/15Disney California Adventure ParkIt's Tough to Be a Bug!: 9/8/15-9/18/15 Walt Disney Imagineering Blue Sky Cellar: Now-10/3/15Downtown DisneyHouse of Blues is rumored to … [Read more...]

Universal Orlando-Incredible Hulk Coaster Refurbishment Begins September 8, 2015!

Universal Orlando Hulk Coaster

The Incredible Hulk Coaster is closing for some major enhancements and refurbishment work this Fall. This is one announcement that has me very upset and happy all at the same time. Universal Orlando announced that the popular ride The Incredible Hulk Coaster will be closing on September 8th for a lengthy refurbishment and will reopen in the summer of 2016. This is where the sad part comes in…..I’ll be visiting Universal Orlando at the END of September which means I’ll miss riding one of my … [Read more...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule for August

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Disney released another updated refurbishment schedule today for Walt Disney World Resorts and Parks. A few new additions to the schedule have been made and some date changes as well. This is the updated ride and resort closures starting this month at Walt Disney World:MAGIC KINGDOM:                                                                                                                DATES:Pirates of The … [Read more...]

New Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule Released for July


Disney has released  a new updated refurbishment schedule for resorts and parks at Walt Disney World. Check here to see if your favorite rides will be closed for your next visit!PARKS:Magic Kingdom ParkMonorail: The Walt Disney World Monorail is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. Now through December 2015Pirates of the Caribbean:                                                                                   June 8-September 25, … [Read more...]

Construction on Avatar Land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Is Moving Full Speed Ahead

Avatarland Ground Breaking

Behind the construction walls in the former Camp Minnie/Mickey area between Oasis and Africa sections of Disney's Animal Kingdom lies the skeletal shape of one of the buildings of the future Avatar Land.  Originally the site for a land of mythical and legendary creatures that was never built, Avatar Land will instead be home to dragons, unicorns and blue skinned Na'vi people along with bioluminescent trees straight from the 2009 movie.Taking over the area where the Festival of the Lion King … [Read more...]

Disneyland Refurbishment Calendar for 2015


Here's a current list of attractions that are closed at Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure with their estimated re-opening date.Disneyland ParkPeter Pan's Flight                                                     Now Open! Innoventions                                                             Now-October 1, 2015 Tomorrowland Theater                                           Now-August 8, 2015Don't forget to read up the latest Innoventions Gossip here.Disney … [Read more...]

Condor Flats at Disney California Adventure Becomes Grizzly Peak Airfield

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Condor Flats at Disney California Adventure has received a makeover. The test pilot's airstrip is now called Grizzly Peak Airfield. The area now has more of a national park feel that fits in better with the timber and mining company theme of Grizzly River Run and the campground feel of Redwood Creek Challenge Trail.Soarin' Over California has become more of a smokejumper firefighter's headquarters and the restaurant next door (formerly the Taste Pilot's Grill) is now the Smokejumper's … [Read more...]

Top 10 Places I’m Looking Forward To at The All New Disney Springs


There are major changes coming to one of my favorite spots, the former Downtown Disney. So much exciting stuff is happening there! Here are my picks for the top 10 changes to look forward to  when Disney Springs is complete.In 2016, when completed, Disney Springs will double the number of shops and restaurants and grow to more than 1 million square feet, which means I am going to have to schedule a whole day during my trip just for doing DS!Top 10 places I am looking forward to checking … [Read more...]

2015 Disney World Attraction/Ride Closures and Refurbishments


Here is the list of Disney World Attraction/Ride Refurbishments and Closures for 2015-2016 that we know of. As always, please visit the Disney World website for more information.EpcotMaelstrom is closed for Frozen Refurb. No completion date announced.Magic KingdomLiberty Square Riverboat- Closed  8/4/2015- 8/10/2015 Dream Along with Mickey- Closed 7/19/2015- 8/22/2015 Liberty Tree Tavern- Closed 7/6/2015- 11/19/2015 Pirates of the Caribbean -Closed 6/8/2015- … [Read more...]

Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows Opens

DisneyÕs Polynesian Villas & Bungalows Opening in 2015

The first phase of Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, the newest resort in the growing Disney Vacation Club portfolio, opened today. Offering 360 Deluxe Studio accommodations (opening in phases through summer 2015) and 20 over-the-water Bungalows, the new resort delivers the spirit of the South Pacific along with fun Disney touches to create a vacation experience that only Disney can provide. Nestled along the shore of the Seven Seas Lagoon, the resort is a quick monorail ride from the … [Read more...]