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​Disney Elite is here to help ensure your trip to Walt Disney World is that Magical vacation you've been dreaming of! We are providing the most updated information for events at all the Parks, as well as any closures or refurbishments to be aware of during your visit. Please remember to visit Walt Disney World's website for the latest updates as your vacation approaches. If you want additional help planning your vacation, Disney World has you covered with My Disney Experience. Sign in and personalize your account to create your dream vacation with a day-to-day planning guide. You can also have everyone going with you participate in the planning stages with just an invitation to join. Be sure to download the free mobile app to use on the go while at the parks. You can use the app to check the wait-times for all the attractions, make dining reservations, get your Fast Passes, and more! It even has an interactive map to help guide you through the Parks!   

Be sure to share your trip plans and ask questions you may have on our discussion boards here at Disney Elite!

Closures and Refurbishments

Magic Kingdom
Hall of Presidents - through late 2017
Splash Mountain - Refurbishment through Nov 17, 2017
Stitch's Great Escape - Seasonal
Cinderella's Royal Table - Feb 28 - Mar 3, 2018

Hollywood Studios
Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away – Sep 20 - Oct 4, 2017

Disney Springs
DisneyQuest – Now Permanently Closed
Portobello Country Italian Trattoria – Now Permanently Closed
Wolfgang Puck Cafe – Now Permanently Closed
Cirque du Soleil - La Nouba - Final show on December 31, 2017

Typhoon Lagoon 
Entire park - Jan 7 - Mar 18, 2018

Disney's Blizzard Beach
Entire park - Oct 22, 2017 - Jan 7, 2018

Tours
Epcot Seas Adventures-Dolphins in Depth - Closed for refurbishment

Resort Hotels
Art of Animation – Ongoing day-time construction of Disney Skyliner
Caribbean Beach – Old Port Royale Redesign through Fall 2018; Disney Skyliner day-time construction
Coronado Springs – Room Refurbishments through early 2018
Grand Floridian - Beach Pool and Beaches Pool Bar closed for refurbishment Nov 20, 2017 to February 2, 2018
Old Key West – Resort-wide Refreshment through 2019; Room refurbishments through Summer 2018
Pop Century – Room Refurbishments through Summer 2018; Disney Skyliner day-time construction.
Swan & Dolphin – Multi-Phase Overhaul through late 2017
Wilderness Lodge - Cub's Den Children's Activity Center permanently closed.
Yacht Club – Room Refurbishments & Captain's Grille Overhaul through late 2017; Ale & Compass Lounge - closed for refurbishment.


Featured Events

Magic Kingdom
Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party: Oct 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29, and 31; Nov 1
Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party: Nov 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 26, and 28; Dec 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, and 22
Disney After Hours: Select nights Jan - Mar 2018

Epcot

35th Anniversary Celebration - October 1
Candlelight Procession: Nov. 24 - Dec. 30
International Food & Wine Festival: Aug 31 - Nov 13, 2017

Brunch with a Twist-Grand Floridian Resort: Oct. 28
The Secrets of Flavor-Disney's Contemporary Convention Center: Oct 1, 8, 15
Culinary Adventures a Master Chef-Disney's Contemporary Convention Center: Nov 1
ABS's The CHEW-Epcot: Wed - Fri, Oct. 4-6, 2017 - Audience ticket required with Epcot admission.

Disney Wine & Dine Half-Marathon Weekend: Nov 2-5, 2017.
International Fesitival of the Holidays: Nov 19 - Dec 30, 2017
International Festival of the Arts: Jan 12 - Feb 19, 2018

Hollywood Studios
Sunset Seasons Greetings: Nov 9 - Dec 31, 2017
Star Wars: Galactic Nights: Dec 16, 2017

Getting into the Holiday Spirit
Hollywood Studios' Sunset Boulevard will sparkle with holiday magic starting November 9th. Micky, Minnie, and other favorite Disney characters will be projected along boulevard billboards sharing special Christmas stories. Hollywood Tower Hotel will show the holiday spirit as it shape-shifts into piles of presents. The entire park will transform into the holiday spirit!

Tricky Treats
Win an Oogie Boogie Glow-in-the-Dark Popcorn Bucke...

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