What will be closed at Walt Disney World this week? Not too many attractions will be shuttered, but two favorites are. AllEars.net has a list of locations affected by closures the week of April 12th.
The ‘Hall of Presidents’ has its doors shut as renovations commence to add a new member. The 46th President of the United States, Joe Biden, will be making his appearance in the near future. A time frame for the attraction’s reopening hasn’t been announced yet. Let’s hope Biden’s visage is a little more eye appealing than President Trump’s animatronic was. Phew…
The People Mover in Tomorrowland continues to be down. After being out of service for a year, the iconic transit cars may be open to the public again on May 1st. Considering the storms of the past weekend, let’s hope they didn’t cause a further delay.
Another ride that has been in the perpetual shutdown is the Walt Disney World Railroad. Now, this isn’t due to a storm or malfunction. The closure was caused by the construction of the upcoming ‘TRON’ ride. ‘Lightcycle Run’ has a construction zone that would interfere with the railroad. So, until the heavy equipment is out and the final inspections are done, the train won’t be running.
Non-ride-related closures are also on the list. ‘Main Street Confectionery’ is currently closed. The refurbishment project stretches out past April and possibly beyond May. However, ‘Main Street Cinema’ is the temporary home for the sweet shop’s merchandise.
Some other inconveniences await at the Disney resorts. These include construction at the Polynesian Village Resort and the Contemporary Resort. The splash pad and water slide were receiving maintenance this past weekend but should be open as of today.
After yesterday’s intense storms that hit Central Florida, I’m surprised not more rides are closed.
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