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Troubles continue as multiple rides are closed at Disney World

Troubles continue as multiple rides are closed at Disney World
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Today sees many headliners at Disney World closed. Get the full scoop here.

Attraction Closures

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Rides close for a number of reasons. Disney may need to perform extended maintenance so the ride closes for a refurbishment. This is very common, and in fact, sometimes those refurbishments are even extended. Expedition Everest is one such recent example of this!

Other times, a portion of a ride closes. Perhaps work on part of the attraction is needed, but closing the entire ride is not necessary. This is currently happening at Tower of Terror. We are seeing extremely high wait times as Disney closes some of the elevators.

Of course, weather and electric issues can affect attractions. Outdoor attractions will temporarily close if lightning is in the area or rain becomes too heavy.

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster

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Unfortunately for Guests visiting this week, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster hasn’t been open much. This could surely derail even the most thought-out plans!

Beginning on April 25, it opened as normal but then closed at 11:30 am. It barely operated at all on Tuesday, April 26. This was the same day Rise of the Resistance and Tower of Terror also had a not-so-magical morning.

On Wednesday, April 27, it opened at 10:45 am and ran for the entire day. It also did not open at all yesterday, April 28. Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster briefly opened for a little over an hour today, but it is now closed again.

Flight of Passage

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Surprisingly, another headliner at a different park is also experiencing some serious technical or mechanical issues. Flight of Passage is a 4.5 minute simulated ride takes you on a journey to experience Pandora’s incredible landscape.

This ride is extremely popular and a favorite among many. Because of this, Flight of Passage boasts long wait times throughout the day and sells out for Lightning Lane Selections fairly quickly.

Unfortunately, no one is waiting in that line or booking those selections because Flight of Passage has not opened at all today, April. 29. Guests will have to hop on the peaceful Na’vi River Journey to get their Pandora fix. Hopefully this ride will open today.

Frozen Ever After

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Thankfully, Frozen Ever After did open this morning! That’s a sigh of relief. However, it is now temporarily closed at the time of publication (approximately 12:30 pm ET). We have no idea what’s going on here, but hopefully it will be resolved soon.

Hop on Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure in France or the Gran Fiesta Tour in Mexico if you need a World Showcase ride fix. There are plenty of other attractions at Epcot, but it still doesn’t make it any less disappointing if Frozen Ever After is closed.

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  1. Hello ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls.
    Maybe a lack of customer service is bringing down the “Disney” experience-let us all just keep spending thousands of dollars for standing in line for everything but just keep saying to ourselves that we are having a Magical time? Parks being so crowded that it gets to where you have to worry about the safety of your small child-fireworks show especially. Putting your head in the sand will not lead to any improvements taking place. At least making your voice heard may. Not looking to be pandered to but being catered to as a paying customer would be great? Let’s make Disney World great again!

  2. Today everyone expects perfection and life’s not perfect. I’ve been to Disney World many times and had my fair share of closures, bad weather, extremely long lines to wait for my ride. Still enjoyed the time and discovered areas and restaurants I most likely would not have if my plans had been perfect. So it became a New Perfect experience.

  3. You spend all that ridiculous money to get into this park only to find out that some of the most popular rides are closed with no timeframes for when they will reopen. Yet Disney doesn’t give a damn and won’t refund the money to people for an experience that was supposed to have all rides fully operational. I will NEVER spend any of my money at these parks as what Walt Disney created is no longer the case as Corporate greed has ruined a once great experience for families.

  4. Hello ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls.
    It does maybe seem admirable that some would appear to still fully support Disney regardless of their stance against the Parental Rights in Education (a.k.a. anti-grooming bill), what looks to be pandering to certain groups while ignoring others, multiple “headliner” rides being down every day for hours, customers packed in like sardines at the parks. It does look like the only change in upper management at the moment is that senior executive Vice President and chief corporate affairs officer Geoff Morrell will be leaving the company. His replacement Kristina Schake will now lead Disney’s communication efforts (she was the deputy communications director for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, worked for the big guy last year to lead the coronavirus vaccination campaign at the Department of Health and Human Services, where she was counselor to secretary for strategic communications, co-founded the American Foundation for Equal Rights, which challenged the state’s ban on same sex marriage. Now is this change by Disney with those qualifications really going to improve the overall guest experience\relations, take it to the next level? On another note Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea (which are not actually owned by Disney) came out with this plan to build upon and develop guest experience. Bring down the daily attendance limit to offer a comfortable park environment. Flexible actions to help guests find new experience value. Reducing attendance in order to help better control required resources on an ongoing basis. Remodeling of existing facilities to increase appeal and keep the park environment consistently comfortable for guests. Now does that ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls sound like a real plan?

  5. I think I often am seeing multiple “headliner” rides being closed lately! Most of these are track rides with the exception of Flight of Passage. Reasons given for closures of Rise of the Resistance and Ratatouille are that they are so advanced technologically that go often go down. Not so with all these rides today. What is going on at Disney that this is such an issue?

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