Rivers of Light and Primeval Whirl Closing Permanently at AK, Stitch at MK

We just got word that some beloved attractions are closing permanently at Walt Disney World. At Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Primeval Whirl is going away. That ride has had mechanical issues over the years but still was one that guests would frequent. On a more shocking note, the newer evening show Rivers of Light is retiring. This beautiful show has only been around for a couple of years and the music was amazing. I’m sad about that one.

In a not surprising move, we were informed that Stitch’s Great Escape is also permanently closing. That area has been periodically used for meet and greets so we knew this was coming.

There have been talks of a new show coming in at Animal Kingdom to replace Rivers of Light but we have no confirmation on that. Stay tuned for more updates as we hear them.

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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