Category Archives: Closed Attractions

Goodbye Rafiki’s Planet Watch

Rafiki’s Planet Watch, the popular attraction in Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom, will soon end. Rumors have swirled for years about its closing, and although it was thought to be placed on a seasonal schedule, we are hearing that it’s now finally being closed permanently. On the Walt Disney World website, hours for Rafiki’s Planet Watch go through September 29th, but hours beyond that aren Continue Reading

WDW Refurbishment Sept. 2018

Planning a trip and want to know whether any rides are scheduled to be closed during your visit? We’ve got the updated list of attractions that are scheduled to be closed temporarily for refurbishment. We do try to keep the information accurate, but please know that Disney is subject to change at any time. Magic Kingdom Stitch’s Great Escape – unknown if it will return Liberty Square Riverboat – scheduled t Continue Reading

Circle of Life An Environmental Fable Closing

In a continuing trend of closing its least popular attractions, Disney has added one more to the list. After a 22 year run, Circle of Life: An Environmental Fable, will be closed. Effective Sunday, February 3rd, the film attraction, located on the 2nd floor of The Land pavilion, will close permanently. The attraction opened on January 21, 1995, about six months after The Lion King debuted. The 20-minute film is cen Continue Reading

Top Attractions We Miss At Animal Kingdom

One thing that’s a constant at Walt Disney World is change. Although most of the changes are good, there are things that we miss. Here are the top 5 rides/attractions that we miss at Animal Kingdom. Jungle Book: Alive with Magic Rescue Little Red from poachers (storyline from Kilimanjaro Safari) The Lion Guard Adventure Tarzan Rocks Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade What is an attraction that you miss? Continue Reading

TV Hall Of Fame Closed At Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney’s Hollywood Studios has become the park of closures as they make room for the new areas.  Recently another area has been added to the list of closures.  The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame area located near the Frozen Sing-A-Long, primarily featuring busts of TV stars and other luminaries, has closed.   According to Dwayne Bevil, from the Orlando Sentinel, “The area, a pa Continue Reading

Walt Disney World and Disneyland Refurb List Released 2/9/15

To ensure you are up to date on refurbishment closures at Walt Disney World and Disneyland we would like to share with you the most recently released Disney Parks official refurbishment information. Walt Disney World Please note new additions and changes to last week’s announced pool work at select resorts and work at Hollywood Studios. From Disney: “Information and dates subject to change without notice. L Continue Reading

Walt Disney World and Disneyland Refurb List Released 1/22/15

To ensure you are up to date on refurbishment closures at Walt Disney World and Disneyland we would like to share with you the most recently released Disney Parks official refurbishment information. Walt Disney World Please note new additions this week to Walt Disney World’s list newly announced work at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. From Disney: “Information and dates subject to change without notice. Last Updated Continue Reading

Walt Disney World and Disneyland Refurb List released 10/24/14

To ensure you are up to date on refurbishment closures at Walt Disney World and Disneyland we would like to share the following updated refurbishment information released by the Disney Parks parks with you. Walt Disney World “Information and dates subject to change without notice.Last Updated October 24, 2014. Please be advised that refurbishment information is subject to change without notice and should be confi Continue Reading

A bit of “spooky” Disney…. River Country & Discovery Island, now vs then!

TMSM’s 31 Days of Halloween continues! While this isn’t really a “halloween” article, these locations have turned into some thing spooky on Disney property! Enjoy reading! You know that creepy old abandoned house at the top of the hill that no one will go to?……  Well at Walt Disney World there is a whole island *dramatic pause* and a water park, Discovery Island and River Country, whi Continue Reading

Walt Disney World and Disneyland Refurb List released 10/3/14

To ensure you are up to date on refurbishment closures at Walt Disney World and Disneyland we would like to share the following information from the parks with you. “Please be advised that refurbishment information is subject to change without notice and should be confirmed just prior to visiting.” Walt Disney World “Information and dates subject to change without notice. Last Updated October 3, 2014̶ Continue Reading

The Buzz Around Maelstrom’s Closing Night, Our Account from the Scene!

Last night, as you know, was the final curtain call for the beloved World Showcase ride, Maelstrom. A lot of our readers felt pretty sad over this ride closing in Norway to make room for a Frozen attraction, so I wanted to go there and get some last minute photos and video. Epcot was packed last night. I’m not sure if it was just because of Food and Wine, the Starship concert, or the closing of Maelstrom t Continue Reading