Primeval Whirl, Stitch’s Great Escape and Rivers of Light are now permanently closed!

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Primeval Whirl, Stitch's Great Escape and Rivers of Light are now permanently closed!

We’ve got breaking news! Disney has confirmed the closing of two attractions and one nighttime show at Walt Disney World.

We recently reported that Primeval Whirl at Disney’s Animal Kingdom was no longer on the park map. We now know that this attraction will be permanently closed.

Over at Magic Kingdom, Stitch’s Great Escape has been rumored to being reimagined for a while now with no official information. Well, we don’t know if it will be reimagined or what it may become, but we do know it is not coming back.

In 2017 Rivers of Light debuted as the nighttime spectacular at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Last year the show received an update and became ‘Rivers of Light, We are One’. The show brought a “powerful arrangement that inspires and carries us through moments of discovery, fun, friendship, fear, love and family.” Disney has announced that this nighttime show will also be canceled.

Other new attractions and refurbishments at Walt Disney World are also on hold at the moment. You can find more information about that here: Mary Poppins Attraction and Spaceship Earth Refurbishment put on hold

What are your thoughts on these closures?



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