Major Disney refurb and construction completion dates worldwide (Read Post 1) UPDATED 2/17/20

rteetz

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Hello everyone! I am doing this thread as a helpful place to keep a list of updated dates for ongoing or upcoming projects for Walt Disney World and more. This list will be edited and updated as things are announced and completed. Things in RED are new additions made to the thread. Blue is for additions/refurbs that have been completed.

Walt Disney World Projects

1. Three New Disney Cruise Line ships set to debut, Disney Wish sails with guests January 2022, other two ships after that...

2. Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway March 4th, 2020

3. Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at Epcot Spring 2021 (possibly late 2020)

4.
Ratatouille/France expansion in Summer 2020

5. Tron Coaster Late Spring/Early Summer 2021

6. Space 220 restaurant in Epcot Sometime in 2020

7. Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser - DHS area - 2021

8. Cirque Du Soleil Disney Animation show March 2020

9. All-Star Resorts room renovations 2019-2020

10. Walt Disney World Railroad Closure through 2020

11. New Swan/Dolphin Resort - The Cove 2021

12. Reflections: A Disney Lakeside Resort - New Nature Inspired Resort on Bay lake - 2022

13. Harmonious on World Showcase Lagoon Spring 2020

14. Epcot Entrance Project 2019 - 2021

15. Play Pavilion in Wonders of Life by 2021

16. Creperie restaurant in France at Epcot Summer 2020

17. Rodeo Roundup BBQ in Toy Story Land - 2020

18. New Wondrous China film 2020


19. Regal Eagle BBQ and Craft Brews February 2020

20. Beatrix dining venue at Disney Springs - No Date

21. Ample Hills at Disney Springs - 2020

22. Moana inspired Journey of Water - No Date

23. Spaceship Earth redo - No Date

24. Dreamer's Point - No Date

25. Mary Poppins attraction - No Date

26. Splash Mountain Refurb January 6th - February 27th, 2020

27. Test Track Refurb January 13th - February 27th, 2020

28. Kali River Rapids January 6th - March 20th, 2020

29. Magic Kingdom Castle makeover - Summer 2020

30. Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse refurb April 27th - May 3rd, 2020

31. Big Thunder Mountain refurb May 4th - May 21st, 2020

32. Citricos renovations (in phases) through Summer 2020


Disneyland Projects

1. Magic Happens Parade - February 28th, 2020

2. Marvel expansion at DCA - phase 1 Summer 2020

3. Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway 2022


Overseas Projects

1. Walt Disney Studios Expansion 2021 and beyond

2. Disneyland Hong Kong Castle of Magical Dreams 2020

3. Disneyland Hong Kong Expansion 2023

4. Tokyo Disneyland Fantasyland Expansion Spring 2020

5. Hotel New York The Art of Marvel at DLP 2020

6. Disneyland Hotel at DLP reimagining 2021

7. Fantasy port at Tokyo DisneySea opening in 2023

8. New Tokyo Disneyland Resort hotel in 2022

9. New Toy Story Hotel at Tokyo Disneyland 2020

10. New Studio D show Spring 2020

Things that have opened in 2016
1. Frozen Ever After June 21st, 2016
2. Royal Sommerhaus June 17th, 2016
3. Soarin Around the World June 17th, 2016
4. Town Center Disney Springs May
5. Mickey's Royal Friendship Faire June 17th, 2016
6. Tiffins in Animal Kingdom May 27th, 2016
7. Nighttime Safaris May 27th, 2016
8. Tree of Life Awakenings May 27th, 2016
9. STK (Disney Springs) May 25th, 2016
10. Star Wars Galactic Spectacular June 17th, 2016
11. Toy Story Midway Mania Third track May 27th, 2016
12. Ample Hills Creamery May 23rd, 2016
13. Inside out Meet and Greet April 2016
14. Frontera Cocina by Rick Bayless June 27th, 2016
15. Homecoming by Art Smith (Disney Springs) July 12th, 2016
16. Coca-Cola Store (Disney Springs) July 2016
17. Uniqlo (Disney Springs) July 15th, 2016
18. Abracadabar (Boardwalk) July 2016
19. Flying Fish (Boardwalk) August 3rd, 2016
20. Blaze Pizza (Disney Springs) August 5th, 2016
21. Levi's store (Disney Springs) August 2016
22. Great Moments in History with the Muppets (MK) October 2nd, 2016
23. PizzeRizzo (DHS) November 18th, 2016
24. D-Living (Disney Springs) November 23rd, 2016



Things that have opened in 2017
1. New Magic Kingdom Welcome Show January 9th, 2017
2. Planet Hollywood Observatory (Disney Springs) opened January 27th, 2017
3. Paddlefish (Disney Springs) opened February 4th, 2017
4. Geyser Point Bar & Grill February 13th, 2017
5. Rivers of Light February 17th, 2017
6. Miss Adventure Falls March 12th, 2017
7. The Polite Pig (Disney Springs) April 10th, 2017
8. Happily Ever After (Magic Kingdom) May 12th, 2017
9. Disney Movie Magic (DHS) May 26th, 2017
10. Music of Pixar Live (DHS) May 26th, 2017
11. Pandora: The World of Avatar (Animal Kingdom) May 27th, 2017
12. Disney Wedding Pavilion Improvements
13. Copper Creek Villas at WL July 17th, 2017
14. Mission: Space improvements August 13th, 2017
15. Baseline Taphouse September 29th, 2017
16. Ever After Jewelry Disney Springs November 9th, 2017
17. SpectacuLab show Epcot November 12, 2017
18. Choza de Margarita November 13th, 2017
19. Star Tours Update November 17th, 2017
20. Coach store opens December 9th, 2017
21. Star Wars VR Experience (Disney Springs) December 16th, 2017
22. Hall of Presidents update December 19th, 2017
23. Pizza Ponte (Disney Springs) December 23rd, 2017


Things that have opened in 2018
1. The Edison January 5th, 2018
2. ESPN Wide World of Sports Multi-Purpose Arena January 12th, 2018
3. Maria & Enzos January 5th, 2018
4. Enzo's Hideaway January 2018
5. Disney Corner Store (Disney Springs) February 14th, 2018
6. Up! A Great Bird Adventure show Animal Kingdom April 22nd, 2018
7. Pandora Research Suit April 22nd, 2018
8. DisneyStyle Disney Springs May 6th, 2018
9. Wine Bar George Disney Springs May 19th, 2018
10. Donald's Dino Bash! May 25th, 2018
11. Toy Story Land Shanghai April 26th, 2018
12. Terralina Crafted Italian Disney Springs June 28th, 2018
13. Toy Story Land Orlando June 30th, 2018
14. Chicken Guy Disney Springs August 3rd, 2018
15. Pop Century Room Refurbishment Summer 2018
16. Pixar Play Zone March 2018
17. Spyglass Grill at Caribbean Beach March 20th, 2018
18. Caribbean Beach Old Port Royale Renovations Oct. 8th, 2018
19. Sebastian's Bistro at Caribbean Beach Oct. 8th, 2018
20. Yacht Club Convention Center expansion September 2018
21. Salt and Straw at Downtown Disney Anaheim October 2018
22. World of Disney Re-Imagining (DTD and Disney Springs) October 2018
23. Wolfgang Puck Bar and Grill November 2018
24. Wreck it Ralph at The Void (Disney Springs and DTD) November 2018
25. Disney Junior Dance Party
26. Tropical Hideaway at Disneyland Dec. 21st, 2018


Things that have opened in 2019
1. Move it! Shake it! Mousekedance it! Street Party Jan. 18th, 2019
2. Municiberg City Block with the Incredibles at DHS Jan. 18th, 2019
3. Lion King 25th Dance Party at AK Jan. 18th, 2019
4. Monsters Inc. Meet and Greet at DHS Jan. 18th, 2019
5. Ballast Point (DTD) Jan. 16th, 2019
6. Mickey's Mix Magic (DL) Jan. 18th, 2019
7. Munciberg at Pixar Place in DHS, January 18th, 2019
8. Jaleo at Disney Springs, March 17th, 2019
9. Pepe at Disney Springs March 17th, 2019
10. Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy March 31st, 2019
11. Ant-man and The Wasp HKDL March 31st, 2019
12. Critter Carousel at Pixar Pier April 2019
13. Disney Springs Grapefruit Garage April 15th, 2019
14. Philharmagic at DCA, April 26th, 2019
15. Pop Up Disney at DTD, April 26th, 2019
16. Black Tap at DTD April 28th, 2019
17. Wonderful World of Animation at DHS May 1st, 2019
18. Tomorrowland Speedway reopens at MK May 18th, 2018
19. Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland May 31st, 2019
20. Three Bridges Bar and Grill at Coronado Springs June 10th, 2019
21. Emotional Whirlwind - Pixar Pier - DCA June 28th, 2019
22. Gran Destino Tower/Toledo - July 9th, 2019
23. Takumi-Tei in Japan at Epcot - August 6th, 2019
24. NBA Experience at Disney Springs - August 12th, 2019
25. Disney Skyliner September 29th, 2019
26. Epcot Forever October 1st, 2019
27. Experience Center at Epcot October 1st, 2019
28. Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Grand Floridian June 27th, 2019
29. Enchanted Rose October 8th, 2019
30. Ron Jon Surf Shop Disney Springs November 15th, 2019

31. Rise of the Resistance (WDW) December 5th, 2019
32. Riviera Resort December 16th, 2019

Things that have opened in 2020
1. Awesome Planet January 17th, 2020
2. Beauty and the Beast Sing-a-long January 17th, 2020
3. Canada Far and Wide January 17th, 2020
4. Rise of the Resistance (Disneyland) January 17th, 2020
5. City Works at Disney Springs February 6th, 2020
6. Rustic Cuff at Disney Springs February 3rd, 2020


Things that have closed in 2018
1. Flights of Wonder Jan. 1st, 2018
2. Circle of Life film at The Land - February 4th, 2018
3. LittleMissMatched Disney Springs February 25th, 2018
4. Sweet Spells at Hollywood Studios - April 16th, 2018
5. Pixar Place June 30th, 2018
6. Simba's Clubhouse Animal Kingdom Lodge July 31st, 2018
7. Sandcastle Club Beach Club July 31st, 2018
8. Lilo's Playhouse Polynesian July 31st, 2018
9. Sammy Duvall's Watersports August 30th, 2018
10. Disney Junior Live On Stage September 2nd, 2018
11. Disney Design a Tee Disney Springs September 2018
12. Captain Jack's Pirate Tutorial September 30th, 2018
13. Starlord and Groot Meet at DHS September 30th, 2018
14. Rafiki's Planet Watch October 2018
15. The Disney Corner October 2018
16. Move It Shake It Dance and Play It! December 2nd, 2018
17. Artist Point December 2018
18. Mickey's Backyard BBQ December 31st, 2018
19. Stitch's Great Escape (no specific date)


Things that have closed in 2019
1. Planet Hollywood Store at Hollywood Studios February 3rd, 2019
2. Wonders of Life pavilion March 8th, 2019
3. Mizner's Lounge April 4th, 2019
4. Trophy Room at Disney Springs May 31st, 2019
5. Filthy Rich at Disney Springs June 3rd, 2019
6. Bongo's Cuban Cafe at Disney Springs August 2019
7. Mandara Spa at Grand Californian July 10th, 2019
8. Liberty Inn at Epcot July 7th, 2019
9. Curl by Sammy Duvall at Disney Springs August 15th, 2019
10. Bongos Cuban Cafe at Disney Springs August 18th, 2019
11. Illuminations at Epcot September 30th, 2019
12. Fit2Run at Disney Springs November 11th, 2019
13. Mickey's Pantry at Disney Springs November 15th, 2019


Things that have closed in 2020
1. Erwin Pearl at Disney Springs January 7th, 2020
2. Electric Umbrella February 15th, 2020
3. Pin Central February 15th, 2020
4. Disney Springs Taco Food Truck February 17th, 2020
5. Agent P's World Showcase Adventure February 15th, 2020
6. Star Wars A Galaxy Far Far Away (DHS) February 2020
 
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  • jlundeen

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    Thanks for putting it all in one place!

    Could you also please add Big Thunder Mountain Railroad?
     

    lovin'fl

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    BWV renovations slated to be complete by April????
    BCV renovations to begin soon and completed by ???
     
  • lockedoutlogic

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    BWV renovations slated to be complete by April????
    BCV renovations to begin soon and completed by ???
    I think the intent here was to stick to more capital improvements than to refurbs...which are a near constant.

    I would also guess that the 80% of those staying on property don't honestly even think of the refurb of their room...it's just the shellshock to DVC for all that "welcome home" stuff...
     

    rteetz

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    I think the intent here was to stick to more capital improvements than to refurbs...which are a near constant.

    I would also guess that the 80% of those staying on property don't honestly even think of the refurb of their room...it's just the shellshock to DVC for all that "welcome home" stuff...
    Correct this is more for new things coming rather than refurbs.
     

    soniam

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    I know this is technically a WDW thread, but could you please add the DLR Star Wars construction? Thanks
     
  • crazy4wdw

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    BCV starting soon if not already. YC will start later this year.
    I believe I read on one of the DVC boards that the renovations at the BCV have been postponed. Because of the conversions of rooms at Wilderness Lodge to DVC and renovations to the WL Villas, people are being moving from the WL Villas to the Beach Club Villas. It may be 2017 before the BCV Villas are renovated. Not many Beach Club Villa owners are happy about the delay.
     

    rteetz

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    Where has this been posted? I haven't seen it pop up yet on any refurbishment lists on other sites. Just curious is all.
    This one has been on the Disney refurb list but then taken off and is still on many websites as under refurb. I don't know if it's for sure yet.
     

    rteetz

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    I believe I read on one of the DVC boards that the renovations at the BCV have been postponed. Because of the conversions of rooms at Wilderness Lodge to DVC and renovations to the WL Villas, people are being moving from the WL Villas to the Beach Club Villas. It may be 2017 before the BCV Villas are renovated. Not many Beach Club Villa owners are happy about the delay.
    They were postponed once already I believe they are supposed to start in the early part of this year.
     

    anthony2k7

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    Can you split the Disney Springs bit into more detail please? Edison / Town Center rumoured opening dates etc?
     

    rteetz

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    Can you split the Disney Springs bit into more detail please? Edison / Town Center rumoured opening dates etc?
    I don't have any rumored opening dates for the Edison at this time and have no official time frame town center either. As I get more info on those I will update that.
     

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