Roundup WDW #1

Greetings friends!

Pop Century

A room refurbishment has been taking place at Disney’s Pop Century Resort since February of this year.  The rooms are being completely redesigned with modern conveniences such as a big screen TV on the wall, two QUEEN SIZED beds (one is Murphy style), all new color schemes, and more!  The complete refurbishment at Pop is expected to last through May 7, 2018.  In addition, some refurbishments will continue to occur throughout the resort and may include Dining, shopping, and other guest areas of the property.

Attraction Refurbishments

In EPCOT, Mission Space continues to be under refurbishment with no known date announced for reopening.  As a result, the Advanced Training Lab is also not available at this time.

Magic Kingdom has a lengthy refurbishment scheduled for Splash Mountain.  This will begin on August 28 and continue through November 16, 2017.  No doubt there will be fresh paint involved!

Pandora Extra

Because of the popularity of Pandora – The World of Avatar, Disney’s Animal Kingdom will remain open to Disney On-site guests through August 19, 2017.  Valid theme park admission and Resort identification are required to take advantage of this ‘extra’ benefit!

Rumor Roundup

There is a huge rumor floating about that EPCOT is about to undergo a fairly sizable refurbishment!  Long overdue, I am sure!  There haven’t been many details, as yet.  But, it is expected to be a large part of the Parks and Resorts forum at the D23 Expo next month in Anaheim.  I will be watching anything I can to keep you up on this rumor!

How about you?  What changes, enhancements, or additions would you like to see during this rumored refit?  Leave your comments below, let’s start a conversation!

Until next time, my friends…Keeping The Magic Alive



Current Theme Park Refurbishments at WDW

Here is the current list of refurbishments taking place at Walt Disney World Theme Parks for the Summer of 2017.

At the Magic Kingdom®…

  • The Hall of Presidents is due to reopen on June 29, 2017.
  • Liberty Square Riverboat will be closed from August 1 – August 10, 2017.
  • Splash Mountain is scheduled for a rather lengthy refurbishment beginning August 28 and running through November 16, 2017.


  • Mission: Space AND Advanced Training Lab begins refurbishment June 5 and goes until July 28, 2017.

There are no extra refurbishments scheduled for Disney’s Hollywood Studios® and Disney’s Animal Kingdom®.

I hope this doesn’t put a crimp in your vacation plans!

Have a magical_matthew day, my friends!!