Major Disney projects completion dates worldwide (Read Post 1) UPDATED 10/29

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  1. rteetz

    rteetz Rumors and News Moderator Moderator

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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. Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Under Construction Started 4/14/16 Set for completion in late Fall 2019

    2. Three New Disney Cruise Line ships set to debut in 2021, 2022, and 2023.

    3. Coronado Springs Tower and expansion 2017 - Summer 2019


    4. Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway Fall 2019

    5. Guardians of the Galaxy attraction at Epcot Spring 2021 (possibly late 2020)

    6.
    Ratatouille/France expansion in Late Spring 2020

    7. Tron Coaster Late Spring/Early Summer 2021

    8. Space themed restaurant in Epcot 2019

    9. Star Wars Resort - DHS area - around the time SWGE opens

    10. Disney Skyliner gondola system
    Spring 2019

    11. Wolfgang Puck Bar and Grill 2018

    12. Jaleo by José Andrés at Disney Springs 2018

    13. The Liberty Belle Riverboat refurbishment Jan. 8th - Summer 2018


    14. NBA Experience Disney Springs West Side Summer 2019

    15. Third Disney Springs Parking Garage Early 2019

    16. Cirque Du Soleil Disney Animation show 2020

    17. Old Key West Room refurbishments Spring 2019

    18. Port Orleans French Quarter Room refurbishments Mid-Late Summer 2018

    19. Disney Riviera Resort 2019

    20. All-Star Resorts room renovations 2019

    21. Port Orleans Riverside room renovations 2019

    22. Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy 2019 at Hollywood Studios

    23. Animal Kingdom Lodge Uzima Springs Pool and Bar closed September 4th - December 4th, 2018

    24. Blizzard Beach refurbishment October 28th, 2018 - January 5th, 2019

    25. Coronado Springs Pool Refurbishment Sept. 4th - Dec. 13th, 2019 (Pool Bar will be closed until Jan 6th. 2019)

    26. Walt Disney World Railroad Closure Dec. 2018 - TBD

    27. Tomorrowland Speedway closure January 2nd, 2019

    28. New Swan/Dolphin Resort 2020

    29. Illuminations Replacement later 2019

    30. Wreck-It-Ralph Virtual Reality at The Void - November 2018

    31. New Japan Restaurant - 2019

    32. Storybook Dining at Wilderness Lodge - Winter 2018

    33. Peter Pan’s Flight refurbishment January 7th - February 2nd, 2019

    34. Tom Sawyer Island refurbishment Oct. 14th - December 21st, 2018

    35. City Works at Disney Springs - 2019

    36. Metroville City Block in Hollywood Studios - 2019

    37. Disney Junior Dance Party - December 22nd, 2018

    38. New Nature Inspired Resort on Bay lake - 2022



    Disneyland Projects

    1. Pixar Pier June 23rd, 2018 Phase 2 2019

    2. Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Summer 2019

    3. New Disneyland hotel 2021

    4. New Disneyland parking garage 2019

    5. Ballast Point 2018

    6. Black Tap Craft Burgers and Beer 2018

    7. Marvel expansion at DCA 2020

    8. Tropical Hideaway late 2018

    9. World of Color April 13th - Late 2018

    10. Wreck-It-Ralph Virtual Reality at The Void - November 2018


    Overseas Projects

    1. Walt Disney Studios Expansion 2021 and beyond

    2. Disneyland Hong Kong Castle renovation 2020

    3. Disneyland Hong Kong Expansion 2023

    4. Tokyo Disneyland Fantasyland Expansion 2023

    5. Soarin' at Tokyo DisneySea 2019

    6. Mickey’s Philharmagic at DLP late 2018

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

    8. Phantom Manor at DLP January 2019

    9. Disneyland Hotel at DLP reimagining 2021

    10. Fantasy port at Tokyo DisneySea opening in 2022

    11. New Tokyo Disneyland Resort hotel in 2022

    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


    Things that have closed in 2018
    1. Circle of Life film at The Land - February 2018
    2. Sweet Spells at Hollywood Studios - April 2018
    3. Pixar Place June 30th, 2018
    4. Sammy Duvall's Watersports August 30th, 2018
    5. Disney Design a Tee Disney Springs September 2018
    6. LittleMissMatched Disney Springs February 25th, 2018
    7. Captain Jack's Pirate Tutorial September 30th, 2018
    8. Starlord and Groot Meet at DHS September 30th, 2018
    9. Move It! Shake It! at MK December 2018
    10. Mickey's Backyard BBQ December 31st, 2018
    11. Rafiki's Planet Watch October 2018
    12. Captain Jack's Pirate Tutorial September 2018
    13. Disney Junior Live Fall 2018
    14. The Disney Corner October 2018
     
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  2. soniam

    soniam Wooden leg named Smith...

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    Great idea!
     
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  4. Silock

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    Pandora?
     
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  5. jlundeen

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    Thanks for putting it all in one place!

    Could you also please add Big Thunder Mountain Railroad?
     
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    BWV renovations slated to be complete by April????
    BCV renovations to begin soon and completed by ???
     
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    Also is the hub at MK construction complete?
     
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    rteetz Rumors and News Moderator Moderator

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    Hub is complete. They are still adding some railing to the castle ramps but otherwise it's complete and fully open.
     
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    BCV starting soon if not already. YC will start later this year.
     
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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...
     
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    Correct this is more for new things coming rather than refurbs.
     
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  12. soniam

    soniam Wooden leg named Smith...

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

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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.
     
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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.
     
  15. rteetz

    rteetz Rumors and News Moderator Moderator

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    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.
     
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    rteetz Rumors and News Moderator Moderator

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    They were postponed once already I believe they are supposed to start in the early part of this year.
     
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    Will you be including (often times rumored) completion dates as well?
     
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    Yes.
     
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    Can you split the Disney Springs bit into more detail please? Edison / Town Center rumoured opening dates etc?
     
  20. rteetz

    rteetz Rumors and News Moderator Moderator

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    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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  21. tarheelblue8853

    tarheelblue8853 Earning My Ears

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    Hey rteetz, as always thanks for your hard work. Really appreciate having this as a pinned thread for quick reference because for whatever reason I can never seem to hold all these dates in my head. Thanks!
     

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