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It’s Tough to Be a Bug show will be cut from Disney World

It’s Tough to Be a Bug show will be cut from Disney World

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Disney shared a slew of new projects and announcements this morning. One of those projects actually has bigger consequences than we originally thought.

Zootopia at Animal Kingdom

Credit: Disney

Last year, Disney toyed with the idea of bringing Zootopia to Animal Kingdom where DinoLand currently resides. If you haven’t been able to catch up, an entire Zootopia Land will be opening at Shanghai Disney Resort. You can read all about the attractions, characters, and dining HERE.

Many thought this area would be replicated into DinoLand along with a possible Moana theme. However, Susan reported HERE that Indiana Jones and Encanto will actually take over DinoLand.

Credit: KtP

So, where does that leave Zootopia? Well, Disney also shared this morning that Zootopia will head to the center of Animal Kingdom at the Tree of Life! The current concept for the new “Zootopia” experience has guests visiting the different biomes you only glimpse in the film, traveling along with Judy Hopps, Nick Wilde and other characters.

Imagineers are currently finalizing the concept and more details will be coming in the future.

It’s Tough to be a Bug

Credit: Susan

The Zootopia show will actually REPLACE It’s Tough to be a Big in the Tree of Life Theater. We (along with most of social media it appears) originally thought the Zootopia show would be a projection show on Tree of Life.

After combing back through the presentation, we actually noticed that It’s Tough to be a Bug will be gone forever in order to make way for the new show. The show can be terrifying for young children with lots of sights, sounds, and feels. We imagine this show will be much more tame as it caters to a smaller audience.

Credit: Disney

So far, we have no idea when It’s Tough to be a Bug will close or when work will begin for the new Zootopia show. We will keep you posted, as always!

What do you think of It’s Tough to be a Bug closing? Are you happy Zootopia will replace it? Let us know in the comments below and share this post with a friend so they don’t miss out on the news!

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Saturday 7th of October 2023

Don’t replace it. So sad!!!

Kathleen edreich

Sunday 24th of September 2023

I’m very disappointed , I loved its tough to be a bug , As a person who is of older generation , 1 of shows I looked forwArd to , don’t know much about zootopia

Bryan Byrd

Sunday 17th of September 2023

WRONG! I guess Disney does not listen to its own message. Find a different spot for Zootopia.

Regina Bushdorf

Monday 11th of September 2023

My family loved this show. Sad to see it go! Create new rides and shows in new areas and leave our fan faves alone!

Mary E Conaway

Monday 11th of September 2023

A terrible loss IMO. This show was loved by my whole family. Even after repeat views we just liked to go again to enjoy the audience reactions.

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