Resort renovations

Buzz2001

Well-Known Member
Original Poster
Resort renovations (Updated 3/1)

Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
March 7 – April. 1, 2011: The Herbie fountain wet deck will be replaced.

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
Now – March 16, 2011: Keister Coaster Pool Slide at Luna Park Pool will be resurfaced. During this time, the Luna Park feature pool will remain open in addition to the two leisure pools. Stormalong Bay at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts will be available for Guests wanting a pool slide as part of their experience.
April 18-29, 2011: Exterior staircase will undergo replacement (from Lobby level to BoadWalk shopping/dining level).

Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Now – March 25, 2011: The east and west windows of the fourth-floor atrium will undergo repair and refinishing.
Now – April 8, 2011: Studio bathrooms will undergo reconfiguration. Every effort to minimize noise interruptions is being taken including blocking out adjacent rooms. Working hours are limited to 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
March 21-25, 2011: Jamaica Parking Lot will undergo resurfacing near buildings 41-44.
March 21-25, 2011: Jamaica Bus Stop will undergo concrete replacement.
March 30 – Sept. 6, 2011: Barbados Village Lodge Buildings will undergo exterior repair/repainting.
April 4-8, 2011: Aruba Parking Lot will undergo resurfacing near building 51.
April 12-17, 2011: Cayman Way will undergo repaving.

Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Now – March 2, 2011: East entrance road will undergo resurfacing.
Now – March 25, 2011: Tower – 4th Floor Atrium East & West windows will undergo repair and refinishing.
March 17 – Aug. 16, 2011: South Garden Wing will undergo exterior refinishing.

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Now – March 11, 2011: Cabanas Bus Stop will undergo concrete replacement.
Now – March 21, 2011: Casitas Lion Fountain will undergo resurfacing.
Now – April 4, 2011: Dig Site Feature Pool Area Pyramid waterfall will undergo repainting/ touch-up.
April 4-29, 2011: Casitas Guest Laundry will undergo interior refurbishment.
April 8 – June 30, 2011: El Centro and Casitas will undergo roof repair.
April 11-15, 2011: Coronado Circle (perimeter road) will undergo repaving.
April 20 – May 19, 2011: The Cabanas leisure pool will undergo resurfacing and deck cleaning. The Dig Site feature pool and other quiet pools remain open.

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
Now – March 25, 2011: Marina Dock deck will undergo board replacement.
Now – March 28, 2011: The cedar shake roof on the loop 900/1000 bus stop will be replaced by a synthetic roof.
Now – April 1, 2011: The Settlement Trading Post cedar shake roof will be replaced.
Now – July 1, 2011: Split rail wood fences will be replaced.
March 14 – April 14, 2011: Wilderness Swimmin’ Pool will undergo refurbishment. During this time, the Meadow Swimmin’ Pool (feature pool and pool slide) will remain open.

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Now – March 14, 2011: The beach pool bar and restroom building will undergo exterior refinishing.

Disney’s Old Key West Resort
Now – March 25, 2011: The main building’s metal roof will be under repair.

Disney’s Polynesian Resort
Now – April 8, 2011: The leisure pool will undergo resurfacing and deck cleaning.
March 7-11, 2011: Lodge building 10 (Tahiti) & building 9 (Oahu) will undergo automatic door mechanical/electrical work.
March 21 – April 8, 2011: Marina and Transportation Dock Area will undergo rope railing replacement.
March 26 – April 6, 2011: Beach will undergo sand renourishment.

Disney’s Pop Century Resort
Now – March 11, 2011: Hippy Dippy Pool will undergo refurbishment. During this time, the Bowling Pool and Computer Pool will remain available for Guest enjoyment.

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
Now – March 4, 2011: Building 1 will undergo roof recovering.
Now – March 25, 2011: Building 2 will undergo roof recovering.
Now – April 22, 2011: Bridge stonework will undergo refinishing and repainting.


March 20 – April 15, 2011: Building 3 will undergo roof recovering.
April 8 – June 15, 2011: Lodge Building will undergo brick façade corrections.

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
Now – March 11, 2011: Bridge will undergo stonework refinishing and repainting.
Now – March 11, 2011: Marina Area will undergo rope (railing) replacement.
Now – March 18, 2011: The restrooms at Riverside Mill Food Court will undergo refurbishment.
Now – April 1, 2011: Magnolia Bend Leisure Pool between buildings 80 and 85 will undergo resurfacing.
Now – April 14, 2011: Commercial Building will undergo refinishing and repainting.
March 23-24, 2011: Exit Road from main bus stop area to exit roadway resurfacing.
March 30-31, 2011: Magnolia Bend Leisure Pool between buildings 80 and 85 will be closed. All other pools including the feature pool will remain available.
May 2 – June 10, 2011: Riverside Mill Food Court restrooms refurbishment. Restrooms at Boatwright’s and near the lounge will remain open.

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
Now – March 4, 2011: High Rock Spring Pool heater. The pool will remain open, but will not be heated. Pools in Congress Park and the Grandstand are alternatives.
Now – March 21, 2011: Performance Center will undergo exterior replay and refinishing.
Now – March 24, 2011: Carriage House/Artist Palette will undergo exterior refinishing.
Now – June 30, 2011: The Paddock leisure pool is closed for refurbishment. When it reopens, the pool will be converted into a feature pool that will include a 146-foot water slide.
Now – Summer 2012: One villa building will be closed and painted at a time. Painting will occur Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Now – March 25, 2011: The wooden walkways to the transportation dock will undergo replacement
Now – April 15, 2011: The bus stop will undergo concrete replacement
March 24 – Aug. 9, 2011: The main building crow’s nest will undergo siding refinishing

Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts
Now – March 17, 2011: Transportation Dock will undergo refurbishment. During this time, bus transportation to Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be provided. Guests may walk to Epcot or neighboring resorts.
Now – April 1, 2011: The boardwalk deck will be repaired and replaced.
Now – Sept. 30, 2011: Disney’s Beach Club Resort will undergo exterior repairs and refinishing.

March 14-18, 2011: Disney’s Yacht Club Resort and Convention Center Parking Lot will undergo resurfacing.
 

828tnt

Well-Known Member
thanks for all the info!!! sometimes knowong about resort refurbishments are more important than what's going on in the parks.
 

TinkRBell427

New Member
There seems to be a lot of maintenance going on where I will be staying, but I doubt it will interfere too much. Thanks for posting the info!:)
 

happykid25

Member
Pop's Hippy Dippy Pool is also going to be under renovations. I actually got a letter from them stating it would be closed during our stay.

I don't know the exact dates it will be down, but it will be at least at the end of February!
 

Buzz2001

Well-Known Member
Original Poster
Curious - will the boat transportation be down durring renovations? Can't have the guests wandering through the ferns to get to the dock....
Good question, that's all the update mentioned.

Quite interesting. Thank you for that info! Any chance of a Caribbean Beach refurb of any sorts in the foreseeable future?
Won't know until the update the list of rehabs.
 

cl_x_4

New Member
This is a great list of details... I do have a question - and it may be off topic, so please forgive me.... I was making a group reservation at Corondado Springs today (which I've never done before) and the cast member asked me a standard battery of questions including where do you usually stay. I stated All Star Movies - If you could move the giant Buzz Lightyear to another resort, I may be able to convince my kids to try staying at a different one. To which she replied - Toy Story themed family rooms are in the works. I didn't probe for any more info... I hadn't read anything on this and I do know to take what I hear with a grain of salt, but was wondering if there was any truth to this. I did try searching other threads and this was the closest that I could find. Thank you in advance.
 
I've not heard about Toy Story themed rooms but perhaps she meant the Art of Animation resort which will have family suites themed to Lion King, Cars, Little Mermaid and Finding Nemo.
 

disneydaft

Member
Has the work started / finished on the new main pool at SSR?

Edit - never mind. I thought the main pool at the springs was being upgraded. Just realised it is only the one at the paddock. :)
 

Buzz2001

Well-Known Member
Original Poster
This is a great list of details... I do have a question - and it may be off topic, so please forgive me.... I was making a group reservation at Coronado Springs today (which I've never done before) and the cast member asked me a standard battery of questions including where do you usually stay. I stated All Star Movies - If you could move the giant Buzz Lightyear to another resort, I may be able to convince my kids to try staying at a different one. To which she replied - Toy Story themed family rooms are in the works. I didn't probe for any more info... I hadn't read anything on this and I do know to take what I hear with a grain of salt, but was wondering if there was any truth to this. I did try searching other threads and this was the closest that I could find. Thank you in advance.
That's interesting, I hadn't heard anything either. It would be great though. Like CBR did with Trinidad South, its one way to make the ranchos more desirable.
 

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