Major WDW projects completion dates (Read Post 1) UPDATED 1/12

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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.

    Projects being worked on

    1. Toy Story Land- started construction in Early 2016 for Summer 2018 opening (rumored Memorial Day weekend 2018)

    2. Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Under Construction Started 4/14 Set for completion in 2019 (Disneyland will open Summer 2019, DHS will open late 2019)

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

    4. Wine Bar George (Disney Springs) Early 2018


    5. Caribbean Beach resort expansion 2017-2019

    6. Coronado Springs Tower and expansion 2017-2019


    7. Splash Mountain Refurbishment Jan. 8th - Feb. 1st. 2018

    8. Portobello (Terralina) at Disney Springs makeover April 26 - Early 2018

    9. Typhoon Lagoon annual refurb January 7th, 2018 - March 17th, 2018

    10. Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway Fall 2019

    11. Guardians of the Galaxy attraction at Epcot Spring 2021

    12. Ratatouille/France expansion in 2020

    13. Tron Coaster Late Spring/Early Summer 2021

    14. Space themed restaurant in Epcot by 2021

    15. Star Wars Resort TBA

    16. Disney Skyliner gondola system
    Spring 2019

    17. New Magic Kingdom Theater by 2021

    18. Wolfgang Puck Bar and Grill 2018

    19. Jaleo by José Andrés at Disney Springs 2018

    20. Kali River Rapids Jan. 2nd - Feb. 9th, 2018

    21. The Liberty Belle Riverboat refurbishment Jan. 8th - July 19th


    22. NBA Experience Disney Springs West Side Summer 2019

    23. Enzo's Hideaway Tunnel Bar early 2018

    24. Finding Nemo the musical refurb February 4th - 24th, 2018

    25. Pirates of the Caribbean refurb February 26th - March 18th, 2018

    26. Third Disney Springs Parking Garage 2019

    27. Riviera Resort (DVC) 2019

    28.
    Flights of Wonder redo Spring 2018

    29. Cinderella's Royal Table Refurbishment February 28th - March 3rd, 2018

    30. Cirque Du Soleil Disney Animation 2018

    31. Yacht and Beach Club Convention Center Expansion February 2018

    32. Old Key West Room refurbishments Spring 2019

    33. Pop Century Room refurbishments Summer 2018

    34. Port Orleans French Quarter Room refurbishments Late 2018

    35. American Adventure refurbishment Jan. 15th - February 14th, 2018




    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. Wide World of Sports Multi-Purpose Arena January 12th, 2018
    3. Maria & Enzos January 5th, 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

    jlundeen Mickey Fanatic

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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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  6. lovin'fl

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    BWV renovations slated to be complete by April????
    BCV renovations to begin soon and completed by ???
     
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  7. lovin'fl

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    Also is the hub at MK construction complete?
     
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  8. rteetz

    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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  10. lockedoutlogic

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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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    rteetz Rumors and News Moderator Moderator

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    Correct this is more for new things coming rather than refurbs.
     
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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.
     
  14. crazy4wdw

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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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  18. rteetz

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    Yes.
     
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  19. anthony2k7

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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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