Walt Disney World Park & Resort Refurbishment Calendar for January 2013

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Please be advised that refurbishment information is subject to change without notice and should be confirmed just prior to visiting.

Magic Kingdom Park

  • Jan. 2 – March 19, 2013: Splash Mountain will be closed for refurbishment. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is the recommended alternate.
  • Jan. 6 – May 17, 2013: Main Street Bakery will be closed for refurbishment.
  • Feb. 1 – 7, 2013: Liberty Square Riverboat will be closed for refurbishment. The Walt Disney World Railroad is the recommended alternate.

Epcot



  • Now – Mid-February 2013: Epcot Character Spot will be closed for refurbishment. A temporary Character Spot location near the current location will be open for Guests to greet Mickey, Minnie & Pluto. The temporary location is between the restrooms and Club Cool.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Jan. 7-12, 2013: Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage will be closed. The recommended alternatives are:  Muppet*Vision 3-D and Voyage of the Little Mermaid.
  • Jan 14 – Feb. 13, 2013: Disney Junior – Live on Stage! will be closed for refurbishment. The recommended alternatives are:  Muppet*Vision 3-D and Voyage of the Little Mermaid.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

  • Jan. 6 – Feb. 15, 2013: Kali River Rapids will be closed for refurbishment. Kilimanjaro Safaris is the recommended alternative.

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

  • Jan. 6, 2013 – March 16, 2013: Blizzard Beach Water Park will be closed for annual refurbishment.

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

  • Now – Jan. 5, 2013: Typhoon Lagoon Water Park will be closed for annual refurbishment.

Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort

  • Now – Jan. 4, 2013: Guest elevator interior refurbishment will occur.
  • Now – Feb. 22, 2013: Cinema Hall will undergo handrail painting.
  • Now – Sept. 20, 2013: Feature icons refurbishment will occur.
  • March 4-15, 2013: Duck Pond Pool will be closed for refurbishment. Fantasia Pool will remain open during this time.

Disney’s All-Star Music Resort

  • Now – Feb. 7, 2013: Check-in parking lot rejuvenation will occur.
  • Now – Feb. 22, 2013: Melody Hall will undergo handrail painting.
  • Now – Sept. 2013: Feature icons refurbishment will occur.
  • Jan. 28 – Feb. 15, 2013: Broadway buildings 7 & 8 will undergo billboard replacement.
  • Feb. 4-22, 2013: Melody Hall star panels overlay will occur.

Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort

  • Now – Jan. 2, 2013: Guest elevator interior refurbishment and lighting corrections will occur.
  • Now – Jan. 21, 2013: Guest room door lock replacement
  • Now – March. 22, 2013: Stadium Hall will undergo handrail painting.
  • Now – June 7, 2013: Guest room soft goods replacement
  • Now – Sept 25. 2013: Feature icons refurbishment will occur.
  • Jan. 14 – April 5, 2013: Touchdown building 10 will undergo roof coating.
  • Feb. 25 – March 6, 2013: Surf’s Up feature pool will be closed for refurbishment. Pargo service to the Grand Slam pool will be available.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House

  • Jan. 14-18 2013: Uzima Springs Pool Slide will be closed for refurbishment. The Uzima Springs Pool will remain open, with the exception of Jan. 17 – 18.
  • Jan. 17 – 18, 2013: Uzima Springs pool will be closed for refurbishment.

Disney’s BoardWalk Resort

  • Now – Jan. 2, 2013: Disney Vacation Club signage repainting and replacement will occur.
  • Jan. 6 – April 26, 2013: Boardwalk Bakery will be closed for expansion. A coffee cart will be available on the boardwalk area during this time.
  • Jan. 28 – March 1, 2013: Luna Park Pool will be closed for refurbishment. Guests may use the other leisure pools located next to Community Hall or on the Inn side.

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

  • Jan. 7-18, 2013: Old Port Royale Food Court/Shutters Restaurant entrance refurbishment will occur. Old Port Royale Food Court and Shutters Restaurant will remain open during this time.
  • Feb. 4 – June 28, 2013: Jamaica Village building painting and repairs will occur.

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

  • Now – Sep. 21, 2013: Guest elevators will undergo enhancement.
  • Now – March 22, 2013: Contemporary Tower and South Garden Wing will undergo Guest room soft goods replacement.
  • Jan. 6, 2013 – Late Summer 2013: 14th floor Suites Refurbishment. This includes a hard and soft goods refurbishment and a renovation to the concierge lounge.
  • Jan. 27 – March 22, 2013: 12th floor Atrium, Club level concierge lounge soft goods replacement and refurbishment will occur.
  • Feb. 2, 2013 – Late Summer 2013: California Grill will be closed for refurbishment.
  • Feb. 4-15, 2013: Bay Lake Tower – Bay Cove Slide will be closed for refurbishment. The Pool will remain open. Feb. 14-15, 2013: Bay Lake Tower pool deck cleaning and caulking will occur. Pool will be closed during this time. Feature pool at Disney’s Contemporary Resort will be open.
  • Feb. 22 – March 20, 2013: 2nd floor lobby wall covering replacement will occur.

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

  • Now – Feb. 22, 2013: Cabanas building and pool building exterior painting and repair will occur.
  • Jan. 2-4, 2013: Convention Center Porte Cochere rejuvenation will occure.
  • Jan. 22 – Feb. 1, 2013: Dig Site feature pool slide will be closed for refurbishment. The Pool will remain open.
  • Jan. 24-25, 2013: Dig Site feature pool will be closed for refurbishment. The leisure pools will remain open during this time.
  • Feb. 4 – March 1, 2013: Casitas stair/walkway concrete replacement will occur.
  • Feb. 14-15, 2013: Dig Site feature pool will undergo cleaning and caulking. Pool will be closed during this time. Guests may use the leisure pools around the resort.

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

  • Jan. 28 – Feb. 1, 2013: Frontier Way mill and overlay will occur.
  • Feb. 11 – Aug. 2, 2013: Cabin and camp site concrete pad repairs will occur.
  • Feb. 25 – Aug. 1, 2013: Home leveling of cabins may occur.

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

  • Now – Late December 2012: The Fitness Center will be closed for refurbishment. A temporary tent location specifically built to serve as a fitness center will be available for Guest use. The tent will be located in the Convention Center Parking lot. It will be open from 6:30am – 10:00pm daily. It will be air-conditioned with military-grade flooring and natural light. This will also be the main option for Guests at Disney’s Polynesian Resort.
  • Now – Feb. 6, 2013: Ivy Trellis Salon will be closed for refurbishment. American Beauty Salon and Captain’s Chair at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, or Casa de Belleza Salon at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort available. Guests may call 407-824-3410 to book an appointment.
  • Now – February 2013: Courtyard Pool will be closed for refurbishment. The Beach Pool will remain open during this time. Beaches Pool Bar & Grill will be open.
  • Now – February 2013: Courtyard Pool Bar will be closed for refurbishment. Beaches Pool Bar & Grill will be open.
  • Now – To Be Determined: Grand Floridian Beach area is closed due to construction.
  • Jan. 9 – Feb. 5, 2013: Valet parking lot mill and overlay will occur.
  • Feb. 24 – March 8, 2013: The Beach Pool Slide will be closed for refurbishment. The Poll will remain open.
  • March 7 – 8, 2013: Beach pool will be closed for deck cleaning and caulking.

Disney’s Old Key West Resort

  • Jan. 6 – Feb. 19, 2013: Buildings 13 & 14 will undergo exterior building repairs.
  • Jan. 6 – May 19, 2013: Grand Villas wood floor replacement/awning replacement/exterior painting will occur.
  • Jan. 6 – May 19, 2013: Hospitality House will undergo exterior building repairs.
  • Jan. 7 – Dec. 27, 2013: Replacement of Guest ice machines will occur.
  • Jan. 24-25, 2012: Sandcastle Feature Pool will be closed for deck cleaning and caulking. However, quiet pools throughout the resort will remain open.
  • Jan. 28 – Feb. 15, 2013: Sandcastle Feature Pool icon painting will occur.
  • Jan. 28 – Feb. 15, 2013: Sandcastle Feature Pool Slide will be closed for refurbishment. The Pool will remain open.

Disney’s Polynesian Resort

  • Jan. 4 – Oct. 4, 2013: Guest room soft goods replacement will occur.
  • Feb. 18 – March 1, 2013: Volcano feature pool acid wash will occur.

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

  • Now – Jan. 21, 2013: Guest room door lock replacement
  • Now – Sep. 20, 2013: Feature icons refurbishment will occur.
  • Jan. 3 – 11, 2013: Century Drive will undergo refurbishment and repairs.
  • Jan. 7 – 9, 2013: 70’s Guest Parking Lot rejuvenation will occur.
  • Jan. 14 – 16, 2013: 80’s Guest Parking Lot rejuvenation will occur.
  • Feb. 18 -22, 2013: Class Hall porte cochere mill and overlay will occur.
  • Feb. 19 – March 15, 2013: Hippy Dippy Kiddie Pool deck surface replacement will occur.
  • Feb. 25 – 27, 2013: Bowling Pin Pool will be closed for refurbishment.

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

  • Jan. 21 – Aug. 30, 2013: Lodge buildings window frame and shutters painting will occur.
  • Feb. 4 – March 15, 2013: French Quarter Square building brick façade corrections and refurbishment will occur.

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

  • Jan. 23 – March 4, 2013: Bridges and bus stop stonework vine removal and theme painting will occur.
  • Jan. 24 – 25, 2013: Alligator Bayou pool will be closed for refurbishment. Please use the feature pool or another leisure pool.

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

  • Jan. 15 – Feb. 8, 2013: High Rock Spring Pool Slide will be closed for refurbishment. Pool will remain open. Jan. 16 – Summer 2013: The Spa at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort will be closed for refurbishment. Guests may be referred to Senses – A Disney Spa at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort for spa services.
  • Jan. 23 – Feb. 20, 2013: The Springs bus stop concrete slab replacement will occur as refurbishment.

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

  • Now – March 15, 2013: Main building exterior repairs will occur.
  • Jan. 7-18, 2013: Silver Springs Pool Slide will be closed for refurbishment. Silver Springs Pool will remain open during this time.

Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts

  • Now – June 28, 2013: Rooftop HVAC hot water piping replacement will occur.
  • Jan. 7 – 11, 2013: Yacht Club Lobby rug replacement will occur.
  • Jan. 16 – 25, 2013: Stormalong Bay feature pool slide will be closed for refurbishment. Stormalong Bay Pool will be open during this time. Guests can use the slide at Luna Park Pool at the BoardWalk Resort.
  • Feb. 1 – 12, 2013: Stormalong Bay kiddie pool slide will be closed for refurbishment.
  • Feb. 4 – March 1, 2013: Beach Club Villas sidewalk repair will occur.

Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort

  • Jan. 4-26, 2013: Building 11 will undergo exterior painting.
  • Jan. 7-13, 2013: The Big Dipper Pool Slide will be closed for refurbishment. The Big Dipper Pool will remain open.
  • Jan. 7 – Feb. 4, 2013: Building 30 will undergo Roof repair.
  • Jan. 20 – Feb. 9, 2013: Building 12 – Exterior painting/Parking lot rejuvenation.
  • Feb. 5 – March 6, 2013: Building 31 will undergo Roof repair.
  • Disney World Refurbishment Schedule January 2013 (chipandco.com)
  • Disney World Refurbishment Schedule December 2012 (chipandco.com)

 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/carrie.george.bondar Carrie George Bondar

    No SM for us either :( My husband is not at all bothered…