Two of Disney World’s Biggest Coasters Temporarily Close Simultaneously

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When two of the most popular attractions at Disney World are closed simultaneously, plans may need to be rearranged. 

When Guests visit Disney World, there is always a chance that an attraction they want to ride could undergo a temporary closure. When a ride temporarily closes, this is likely due to a maintenance issue that Disney must correct to ensure that Guests are not only safe but getting the ride experience that they paid for! 

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Typically, when a ride closes down, the attraction is back up and running within minutes to hours on that same day; however, there are instances where the issues are larger than anticipated, and an attraction can close for the whole day or longer. That is why it is important to keep an eye on your My Disney Experience app at all times to ensure that the ride you are heading to next is open, and it is a great way to manage expectations in terms of wait times.

At the time of this article’s publishing, two major attractions at Disney have closed simultaneously. As you can see from our My Disney Experience screenshot, both Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom and Slinky Dog Dash at Disney’s Hollywood Studios are experiencing a temporary closure.

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Considering that both of these rides collect some of the highest wait times in their respective parks, this closure could affect quite a handful of Guests.

Related: Guests Evacuated Off Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

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Disney describes Slinky Dog Dash as:

Stretch Your Imagination
Andy’s assembled his Mega Coaster Play Kit—and Slinky Dog is taking you on a wild ride. Slinky Dog’s springy coils stretch to the limit as you bend around curves, zoom up hills and drop back down.

A spring is a marvelous thing—and this attraction is wonderful fun for the entire family!

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Hopping to Magic Kingdom, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is described as: 

Heigh-Ho, It’s Off You Go!
Deep inside an age-old mountain, clamber into a rustic mine train and make your way up a steep incline.

At the summit, feel the wind across your face as you navigate hairpin turns and head deep into the mine shaft—your creaky cart teetering back and forth. Soon, the dark sparkles with glittering jewels and you encounter the Seven Dwarfs, whistling and singing while they work.

Chug through the cavern and climb skyward. At the peak, glimpse an incredible view of Fantasyland before racing back down to the foot of the mountain.

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We hope that both coasters can accept Guests again shortly, but until then, Guests can enjoy all of the other attractions both theme parks have to offer!

What is one attraction at Disney World that you would not want to see temporarily close? 

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