June 2021 Disney World Refurbishments And Openings

by | May 21, 2021 | Animal Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom, WDW Blog, WDW News, WDW Resorts

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Here is the latest round-up of June 2021 Disney World refurbishments for closed attractions and resorts. 

If you’re planning on visiting Walt Disney World (WDW) soon, then you definitely need to know which attractions and resorts might be down.

Well, you’ve come to the right place! Every month we compile a list of everything we know that’s either currently under refurbishment or is slated to close for refurb.

With that, let’s take a look at the current refurbishment schedule!

Magic Kingdom

One of the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad trains passes over a bridge

Photo by Cliff Wang

Walt Disney World Railroad: The Walt Disney World Railroad is currently closed through TBD, due to the construction of TRON Lightcycle Power Run.

The Hall of Presidents: The Liberty Square attraction is closed until further notice as Disney gets the next animatronic of President Joe Biden ready.

Main Street Confectionery: The beloved sweet shop closed for refurbishment on March 29. It’s unclear when it will reopen.

The Chapeau: The hat and ears shop connected to the Confectionery also closed on March 29 for refurbishment. A reopening date is unclear.

If you want a Disney treat, head to Main Street Cinema, which has temporarily turned into a treat shop. This means, you can now find art that’s typically sold at Main Street Cinema at Bonjour! Village Gifts right next to Gaston’s Tavern. For hats and ears, head to Box Office Gifts at the Town Square Theater.

Baby Care Center: The center located next to The Crystal Palace will close for refurbishment starting on May 3 and is expected to reopen in the fall with more capacity and updated theming. A temporary location will be available in Tomorrowland at the AAA lounge next to the Carousel of Progress.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad: The roller coaster in Frontierland will be closed for a brief refurbishment beginning Jun 7 through June 12.

Animal Kingdom

Some of the wild plants that make up the Pandoran jungle

Photo by Cliff Wang

There aren’t any scheduled refurbishments for Animal Kingdom at this time.

EPCOT

harmonious ring and barge on epcot's lagoon

There’s no missing these floating platforms on the World Showcase Lagoon. Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

There aren’t any scheduled refurbishments for EPCOT at this time.

Keep in mind that heavy construction continues throughout the park, so expect lots of construction walls in Future World.

Hollywood Studios

tower of terror hollywood studios

Are you ready for the drop? Photo by Brett Svenson

There aren’t any scheduled refurbishments for Hollywood Studios at this time.

WDW Resort Hotels

The Wave... of American Flavors

The Wave… of American Flavors at the Contemporary Resort has some delectable choices! Photo by Cliff Wang

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas — Kidani Village: The Samawati Springs Pool will be closed for refurbishment from January 2022 through April 2022.

Guests can use the Uzima Springs Pool at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House.

Disney’s Contemporary Resort: Guests rooms will be reimagined starting in April 2021. Some Main Tower rooms will be unavailable, but most resort areas and amenities will still be accessible.

Also at the Contemporary, The Wave… of American Flavors and The Wave Lounge will be unavailable in summer 2021 due to a refurbishment for the 50th anniversary. Reservations will be available through July 15, 2021.

Disney’s Polynesian Village ResortThe Polynesian remains closed and will reopen in late July 2021 due to an extensive refurbishment, including a brand new entryway design, an updated Monorail station, “enhancements” to the gardens and fountains at the resort entrance, and new entryway lighting elements.

Have you seen the new Moana-inspired guest rooms at Polynesian? The resort is also now accepting bookings for late July 2021.

Keep in mind that the Great Ceremonial House is still open for guests to enjoy select dining and shops. The Polynesian Villas & Bungalows are open and accepting new reservations.

WDW Transportation

The Skyliner at Disney's Pop Century Resort and Art of Animation Resort

Photo by Laurie Sapp

Disney Skyliner: Starting Sunday, Jan. 23 through Thursday, Jan. 28, 2022, the Disney Skyliner line between the International Gateway, Disney’s Riviera Resort, and Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort will be closed. Guests will still be able to use Disney bus transportation and FriendShip boat service.

June 2021 Disney World Refurbishments

Rides tend to close regularly for a fresh coat of paint, so don’t panic if your favorites are on the refurbishment list.

We’ll let you know if a ride is getting a quick facelift, a total overhaul, or closing for good.

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Written by Allyson Koerner

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Allyson Koerner is a published entertainment news and Disney Parks writer, who hasn’t been able to stay away from Walt Disney World since she was 5-years-old. She even has her own Disney blog, Magic-Ally Main Street, where she shares news and tips in hopes of helping others plan successful Disney vacations.
Allyson Koerner

Written by Allyson Koerner

Allyson Koerner is a published entertainment news and Disney Parks writer, who hasn’t been able to stay away from Walt Disney World since she was 5-years-old. She even has her own Disney blog, Magic-Ally Main Street, where she shares news and tips in hopes of helping others plan successful Disney vacations.