The Disney Wedding Pavilion located near the Grand Floridian Resort has become a casualty of the “We’re not building a DVC! Pay no attention to this machinery!” construction Disney has been doing for the last few months. Essentially the dredging of the lagoon has to occur, as the coastline of lagoon is being reshaped to allow for the footprint of the resort. You can read about and see the details of the construction plans over at the Epcot Explorer’s Encyclopedia’s update from July.
This dredging to reshape the coastline of the Seven Seas Lagoon is going to occur during the last two weeks of September. How do we know this? Because Disney began calling and telling brides – less than 30 days out from their wedding date – that they can not have their wedding in the pavilion during that time period due to the construction. Less than 30 days out for fully paid weddings. You can watch the drama unfold over at the DisBoards as brides are notified.
We try to look at the somewhat bright side of things here at the Unofficial Guide and TouringPlans.com but this is just shrewd and shameless on Disney’s part. Poor form, very very poor form. We knew they were going to have to dredge the lagoon as early as July 5th, 2011, meaning internally Disney must have known some sort of timeline for the work. Bad Disney, bad bad Disney!
If you were having or attending a wedding at the pavilion in late September or early October we suggesting contacting Disney immediately.