You will need to be aware of this early closure next week at the Magic Kingdom.
Your visit to Disney World may not always be smooth sailing. You may have to deal with inclement weather, flight delays, and attraction closures. It is important to go in to your trip with realistic expectation and the knowledge to help you plan accordingly.
Attractions close all the time for many reasons. It may be a scheduled refurbishment, unplanned downtime due to weather or mechanical issue, and more. If there is lightning and heavy rain in the area, outdoor rides and parades may not be in operation. Sometimes, even private events may cause attractions, lands, and even parks to close early.
Attractions may close for a variety of reasons.
If you are visiting Magic Kingdom next week you need to be aware of this early closure. Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid will close early one evening. This is likely due to a private event where a business or organization “rents out” part of the park for private use.
This means you will not be able to ride this attraction after 7:00 pm on Thursday, November 3. On the bright side, with a little bit of planning you can still ride this attraction that day without missing it!
Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid will close at 7:00 pm on Thursday, November 3.
What to do
This attraction typically does not have super high waits. The most you may wait on a very busy day is 45-60 minutes. However, most of the time the ride is a walk-on or has a minimal wait.
I would definitely not rope drop this attraction in the morning. But, if you are visiting next Thursday, I would suggest keeping an eye on the wait time towards the end of the evening close to 7:00. You could even select it as a Lightning Lane if there is a wait.
Nearby attractions include Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Dumbo, and Barnstormer if you need some additional ideas in the Fantasyland/Storybook Circus area. We hope this closure does not inconvenience you too much!
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