Disney World in Orlando is the number one tourist destination in the world. This is your chance to keep up with the Disney World construction and refurbishment news at Disney Vacation Club timeshare resorts, Disney hotels, and attractions that may have an impact on your upcoming family vacation. All information is directly from the Orange and Osceola County Florida permitting departments and has been researched and summarized by a Disney World area Florida certified general contractor.

A number of permits were filed for Typhoon Lagoon as the water park nears the end of 2007 refurbishment. Power is being added for a double convection oven and quick chill refrigerator at the Leaning Palms Restaurant, rotten wood on ticket booths is being removed and replaced, some rusted metal at Crush ‘n’ Gusher is being replaced with PVC, a switch at the wave pool is being replaced, and a new hot dog cart/stand is going in at Crush n Gusher.

The first permit for the Blizzard Beach annual refurbishment was filed; some electrical systems upgrades.

At the Downtown Disney Marketplace, the Christmas Ship is having a new fan installed, Rainforest Cafe is getting a new motor control center, and Santas Chalet was installed in front of World of Disney.

At the Disney MGM Studios (just weeks away from becoming Disney Hollywood Studios), Playhouse Disney is getting its electrical service upgraded; Food Pad 2 at the Hollywood Hills Amphitheater is getting replacements for electrical, lighting, water, sanitary and drainage; and the Animation Archway and Entrance Guard Shack will be renamed. A new spritzer, guest cooling system is going in at Voyage of the Little Mermaid.

At the Magic Kingdom, a handrail will be installed at the unload area of Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin, while Tonys Town Square Restaurant will have some kitchen and service area work done.

Over in Epcot, Imagineering has filed a permit for the marquee package for the soon to open Velcro exhibit at Innoventions, as well as a new overhead speaker system in Canada.

The Epcot Germany pavilion will have its roof areas repaired, while the World Showplace Food Preparation Area will get a new loading dock and lift, as well as new lighting and a concrete walkway.

The Image Works post show at the Imagination Pavilion will see the refurbishment and refreshing of interior finishes including paint, light fixtures, projectors and floor covering.

Surveillance cameras are being installed at the Polynesian Resort parking lots and the Yacht & Beach Club Resort property roadway entrances and arcade.

The Polynesian Hotel will also see some kitchen work as the flooring is replaced.

A new marquee sign will be installed at the Fantasia merchandise shop at the Contemporary Resort.

Asphalt shingle roofing will be replaced in the lower courtyard area by the main pool at the Disney timeshares.

Pool decking will be removed and replaced and public restrooms will be rehabbed at the Caribbean Beach Old Port Royale feature pool.

The Amateur Athletic Union, located in the original Walt Disney World Preview Center building on Hotel Plaza Boulevard, will get a new signage package, courtesy of Walt Disney Imagineering.

Source by E. Lee Reid