Disney World Resort Refurbishment Schedule  (2022-2023)

At any given time, there are usually multiple resorts, hotels, and villas under some sort of refurbishment at Walt Disney World. Refurbishments can range from major construction to minor items like a brief pool closure.

This article will look at the scheduled resort refurbishments for the Disney World Resorts. If you have an upcoming stay planned, you might want to consider some of these refurbishments.

For instance, do you really want to stay at a hotel where loud construction begins at 9:00 a.m.? If you sleep late, the answer is probably no.

However, it might not be a big deal if you plan to arrive at the parks early every morning.

Another consideration is if you’ll spend a good deal of time at the pool. When one pool closes for refurbishment, the other pools at the resort get crowded.

Generally, Disney does try to complete most pool refurbishments in the cooler months. But if you have a small child and see that an aquatic play area will be closed during your trip, you might want to consider another resort.

Of course, not all of these refurbishments are dealbreakers. You’ll need to weigh in on the importance of each item for yourself.

Overall, I would ask myself if the resort is still worth the expense with the refurbishment. If not, this might be a good time to consider an alternative.

This article was updated on April 9, 2022.

Disney World Resort Hotel Refurbishment

This list contains every resort refurbishment announced for 2022 and 2023 at Walt Disney World.

Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground

Refurbishment Dates: January 9, 2023, through early April 2023

  • It looks like next year, the Meadow Swimmin’ Pool and spa will be closed for a couple of months for refurbishment.

During this time, guests can still use the Wilderness Swimmin’ Pool, spa, and water play area. In addition, the Meadow Snack Bar will remain open.

Disney cites that you may see and hear construction noise during this refurbishment. Construction usually begins at 9:00 a.m. and can last until dusk.

Related: Disney’s Fort Wilderness Review

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Refurbishment Dates: Now through early March 2022

  • During this time, the aquatic play area at the Copper Creek Pool will be closed.

However, the Copper Creek Springs Pool and Boulder Ridge Pool remain open.

Related: Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Review

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Refurbishment Dates: From now through mid-May 2022

  • The running trail at Disney’s Contemporary Resort is closed.

Refurbishment Dates: January 9, 2023 through early April 2023

  • The feature pool and whirlpool spas will be closed for refurbishment. Guests will still have access to the water play area and the Bay Lake Pool during this time.

Disney cites that you may see and hear construction noise during this refurbishment. Construction usually begins at 9:00 a.m. and can last until dusk.

Related: Disney’s Contemporary Resort Review

Bay Lake Tower

Refurbishment Dates: Now through late April 2022

  • The aquatic play area at the Bay Cove Pool is closed for refurbishment.

Guests have access to the Bay Cove Pool, the Feature Pool, leisure pool, and water play area next door at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

Also, note the refurbishment listed above for 2023 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort since these sister resorts share amenities.

Related: Bay Laker Tower Review

Disney’s Polynesian Resort

Nothing is scheduled at this time.

Disney’s Polynesian Resort recently underwent an entire resort refurbishment. The monorail platform and front entrance of the resort were reconstructed entirely.

We have an article with photos of the completed refurbishment if you want to learn more.

Related: Disney’s Polynesian Resort Updates

In addition, the resort refurbishment included total room makeovers. We have a few articles previewing those details:

Related: Disney’s Polynesian Resort Review

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Refurbishment Dates: Begins March 1st, 2022

  • Beginning in March, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort will begin a refurbishment.

We know that the villas are expected to get a complete overhaul with new room designs. You can preview them here.

Per the announcement, most resort hotel amenities will remain available. In addition, guests can expect construction noise during the day.

Narcoossee’s Refurbishment Dates: Begins June 18, 2022

  • Narcoossee’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa will be unavailable beginning June 18, 2022, as the location undergoes refurbishment. Per Disney, “we expect the location to re-open later this year with an enhanced dining experience. To provide additional dining options for our Guests, Citricos will be available seven days a week beginning June 26, 2022.”

Related: Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort Review

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Disney’s Beach Club and Beach Club Villas

Nothing is scheduled at this time.

Related: Disney’s Beach Club Resort Review

Disney’s Yacht Club

Nothing is scheduled at this time.

Related: Disney’s Yacht Club Review

Disney’s Boardwalk Inn and Villas

Nothing is scheduled at this time.

Related: Disney’s Boardwalk Inn Review

Disney’s Riviera Resort

Nothing is scheduled at this time.

Related: Disney’s Riviera Resort Review

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Nothing is scheduled at this time.

Related: Disney’s Caribbean Beach Review

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Refurbishment Dates: Now through mid-April 2022

  • The Cozy Cone Pool is closed for refurbishment.

Related: Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Review

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Nothing is scheduled at this time.

Related: Disney’s Pop Century Resort Review

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Nothing is scheduled at this time.

Related: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Review

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas Kidani Village

Refurbishment Dates: Now through April 2022

  • The Samawati Springs Pool at Kidani Village is closed for refurbishment.

Guests of the resort will have access to the Uzima Springs Pool at Jambo House. Additionally, Disney cites that you may see and hear construction during this time.

Related: Kidani Village Review

Disney’s All-Star Music Resort

Nothing is scheduled at this time.

Related: All-Star Music Resort Review

Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort

Nothing is scheduled at this time.

Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort

This resort is scheduled to reopen on March 31, 2022.

Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort

Nothing is scheduled at this time.

Related: Port Orleans Riverside Review

Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter

Nothing is scheduled at this time.

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa

Refurbishment Dates: January 2023 through March 2023

The High Rock Springs Pool and On the Rocks Pool Bar at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa will be unavailable while the pool undergoes refurbishment. The Paddock Pool and other leisure pools will remain open and available to guests throughout this refurbishment.

Additionally, Saratoga Springs recently underwent a full room refurbishment. The rooms received a much-needed makeover and turned out fantastic. You can preview them in our photo tour here.

Related: Disney’s Saratoga Springs Review

Disney’s Old Key West Resort

Nothing is scheduled at this time.

Disney Resorts Refurbishments Conclusion

Disney’s refurbishment schedule is often extensive and continually ongoing. With this many resort hotels, constant refurbishment is inevitable.

If you’re planning on visiting any of these resorts, it’s best to check the refurbishment dates to see if your desired resort will be having a facelift of some sort during your stay.

Although many amenities will remain available at most resorts, guests can expect construction noise during the day.

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Hopefully, you found this resort refurbishment schedule helpful for planning your next vacation. What are your thoughts on staying at a resort that has active construction or remodeling work? Is it an issue or does it depend on what work is being completed?

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