Popular Magic Kingdom Rides Unavailable This Morning

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Magic Kingdom opened to Guests at 8 a.m. on Thursday, April 8, but it looks as though two attractions did not open up with the park. Additionally, another attraction began having technical difficulties just shortly after the theme park opened.

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Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress

Carousel of Progress did not open up with the theme park at 8 a.m. and is still currently down. WDW Stats shared that an interruption on average takes 195 minutes.

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If you have never experienced this iconic attraction, the official Disney description reads:

Follow an American family over 4 generations of progress and watch technology transform their lives.

During each era, learn how the technological marvels of the day made life more comfortable—and paved the way for unimaginable innovations.

Discover how gas lamps, the hand-cranked washing machine and gramophone made the pre-electric era a breeze.

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Watch the advent of electricity give rise to modern conveniences like the electric iron, the radio—and the simple, revolutionary light bulb.

See how the automatic dishwasher and television set transformed the American household.

Today’s high-tech marvels include virtual-reality games, high-definition televisions and voice-activated household appliances. Imagine the wonders the next hundred years may bring!

Big Thunder Mountain

Another attraction, Big Thunder Mountain, did not open with the theme park — However, according to WDW Stats, it is now currently up and running after only a seven minute closure.

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After looking at My Disney Experience, Big Thunder Mountain had a 50 minute wait as of 8:52 a.m.

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If you never had the chance to ride Big Thunder Mountain, Disney describes this ride as:

Legend has it that soon after gold was first discovered here in the 1850s, eerie things began to happen. Trains would take off and race through tunnels—by themselves.

After you arrive at the legendary Big Thunder Mining Company, descend into an abandoned mine shaft and board your train. As you enter the cursed cavern, the engine speeds up along the rickety track. Dodge exploding dynamite and falling boulders as you swoop around turns, drop into canyons and dart through the mysterious ghost town of Tumbleweed.

Your rip-roaring adventure proves that some legends are true. You’re sure to have a real blast!

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Pirates of the Caribbean

And, just 20 minutes after Magic Kingdom opened, Pirates of the Caribbean had to close due to technical difficulties, which you can see in the Tweet from WDW Stats below. But since the original publication, the ride reopened after an interruption of 14 minutes.

After looking at My Disney Experience, Pirates of the Caribbean had a 45 minute wait as of 8:52 a.m.

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This is not the first time Pirates of the Carbbean had experienced difficulties this week. As we reported on April 5, it was also experiencing downtime at park opening.

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If you never had the chance to ride this iconic ride, the official description reads:

Board a weathered barge for a treacherous voyage to the 17th century, when rowdy rogues and ruthless rapscallions ransacked Caribbean seaport towns. Sing along as pirates serenade you with their anthem, “Yo Ho, Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me).”

Sail past haunted Dead Man’s Cove. Navigate cannon fire between a Caribbean fort and a striking 12-gun galleon. Behold boisterous buccaneers drunk on the spoils of plunderin’ as flames engulf a seaside town.

Be sure to keep a spry eye out for Captain Jack Sparrow, from The Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Ye beware, mateys: Dead men tell no tales!

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Inside the Magic will keep you updated as we get information surrounding these attractions at Magic Kingdom. Always be sure to check with a nearby Cast Member or open the My Disney Experience app for the most up-to-date wait times at Walt Disney World Resort.

Were any of your favorite Magic Kingdom rides down this morning?

This article has been updated since original publication to include the most up-to-date information. 

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