5 Attractions That I Hope Never Close at Magic Kingdom

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It seems like every week we are letting you know about a new change coming to Disney. With all the closing, refurbishment, and re-branding announcements, I couldn’t help but think about all my favorite attractions and shows at the Magic Kingdom and how I hope that they never close.

Here are my top 5 attractions that I never want to see leave the park.

Space Mountain: My favorite ride at Magic Kingdom, Space Mountain is all at once thrilling and iconic. A landmark of Tomorrowland, Space Mountain shows us the future of tomorrow as well as the park’s past.

Main Street Trolley Show: I cannot hurry down Main Street USA when the Main Street Trolley show is playing. The singing (albeit, lip synced), dancing, and costumes always pull me in. I dare you to try and frown while watching this show!

Pirates of the Caribbean: Yo Ho! Yo Ho! A Pirate’s Life for Me! This ride inspired a cinematic saga, which turned around and re-inspired the ride. Pirates of the Caribbean is a classic attraction that is loved by adults and children alike. Can you imagine if this ride closed?! Can you imagine what it would be like with no Jack Sparrow skulking around? That would be a very sad day for Disney!

Haunted Mansion: Perhaps the most beloved ride of all, the Haunted Mansion is an icon. Sitting atop a hill overlooking Liberty Square, this creepy Mansion has driven its Doom Buggies into the hearts of so many fans. Magic Kingdom without the 999 Happy Haunts would not be the same!

Wishes Fireworks: Ah, Wishes Fireworks. For me, Wishes is the perfect ending to a magical day at Magic Kingdom. I know it’s not everyone’s favorite show, but it is my favorite, hands down! I love the music and I love the message. I’m sure this show will be updated eventually and swapped out for something new, but I hope in vain that it never leaves.

Did I cover your favorites as well? What top 5 Magic Kingdom favorites would you like to see stick around? Let us know in the comments!

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Monica is an Alumna of the Disney College Program. When she is not walking down the middle of Main Street USA you can find her wandering the World Showcase, or enjoying a Dole Whip while racing to her favorite attractions. When she is forced to endure life outside of Walt Disney World, you can find her in Ann Arbor, Michigan where she lives and works. You can visit her Disney lifestyle blog here.


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3 thoughts on “5 Attractions That I Hope Never Close at Magic Kingdom

  1. I agree with Peter Pan’s Flight. Definitely a fan favorite of mine and for millions. I agree with the list and, in addition to PPF, add Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, 7 Dwarfs Mine Train, Magic Carpets of Aladdin, it’s a small world, Mad Tea Party, Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, & Carousel of Progress.

  2. I also love Space Mountain, Pirates of the Carribean and Haunted Mansion. I hope they keep It’s a Small World. I have to ride this everytime I go. It brings back wonderful memories of my childhood. I love the Dapper Dans on Main Street. They are super talented and hilarious! I love Wishes also, but I’m sure any fireworks display would be amazing! I also loved the Electrical Light Parade! I know this was revamped and will see the new parade for the first time this summer. Can’t wait!

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