Popular Disney World Attractions Closed Over an Hour

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Walt Disney World is home to several attractions, however, today a few experienced some technical difficulties. In fact, one Magic Kingdom attraction, one EPCOT ride, and one Hollywood Studios attraction were all closed for over an hour this afternoon.

At approximately 2:30 p.m., Pirates of the Caribbean, Frozen Ever After, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, and Test Track were all listed as temporarily closed.

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Luckily, Test Track was only closed for 10 minutes according to WDW Stats on Twitter, however, the other attractions are experiencing much longer downtimes. In fact, Pirates of the Caribbean, Frozen Ever After, and Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway were all closed for over an hour.

At 1:25 p.m. WDW Stats Tweeted that Pirates of the Caribbean went down:

Pirates of the Caribbean has been temporarily interrupted. On average, an interruption takes 42 minutes. http://wdwst.at/detail/80010177 #MagicKingdom #WDW #WaltDisneyWorld #DisneyWorld

Luckily, since original publication, this ride has reopened after being closed for an hour and a half:

Pirates of the Caribbean has been reopened after an interruption of 91 minutes. http://wdwst.at/detail/80010177 #MagicKingdom #WDW #WaltDisneyWorld #DisneyWorld

 

And at 1:30 p.m., EPCOT’s Frozen Ever After went down:

Frozen Ever After has been temporarily interrupted. On average, an interruption takes 44 minutes. http://wdwst.at/detail/18375495 #Epcot #WDW #WaltDisneyWorld #DisneyWorld

The ride has since reopened after being closed for over an hour:

Frozen Ever After has been reopened after an interruption of 64 minutes. http://wdwst.at/detail/18375495 #Epcot #WDW #WaltDisneyWorld #DisneyWorld

But that’s not all because Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway also experienced technical difficulties. Per WDW Stats:

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway has been temporarily interrupted. On average, an interruption takes 57 minutes. http://wdwst.at/detail/19259335 #HollywoodStudios #WDW #WaltDisneyWorld #DisneyWorld

One TikToker (@deannagenevaortiz) posted a video of them stuck in line for the Hollywood Studios attraction along with the caption:

We finally tried to get on after seeing only an hour wait time ? #disneyworld #disneylife #foryoupage #ohno #mickeyandminniesrunawayrailway

@deannagenevaortiz

We finally tried to get on after seeing only an hour wait time ? #disneyworld #disneylife #foryoupage #ohno #mickeyandminniesrunawayrailway

♬ Oh No – Kreepa

Luckily for these Guests, the ride has reopened after being closed for 61 minutes. Per WDW Stats:

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway has been reopened after an interruption of 65 minutes. http://wdwst.at/detail/19259335 #HollywoodStudios #WDW #WaltDisneyWorld #DisneyWorld

More on These Disney World Attractions

mickey and minnie runaway (left) pirates of the caribbean (right)
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If you have never had the chance to ride these attractions at Walt Disney World, here are the official descriptions via the Walt Disney World website!

Pirates of the Caribbean

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Pirates of the Caribbean is considered to be a classic attraction at the Disney Parks. In case you have never had the chance to ride it, the official Disney World website describes this classic attraction as:

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!

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway

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The official description reads:

Burst into Mickey and Minnie’s World

The darling duo are taking a leisurely drive to a picnic in their sporty roadster—with Engineer Goofy’s train following merrily along. Plot twist—you get to go, too! Climb aboard a runaway railway and embark on a whirlwind ride through a world where the rules of physics don’t apply. Prepare for unexpected twists, slapstick gags and mind-boggling transformations at every turn, as Mickey and Minnie try to save the day.

There’s no telling where this train is heading! This is an adventure for Mickey and Minnie fans of all ages.

A First-of-Its-Kind Ride

Based on the recent award-winning Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway is the first ride at any Disney park that stars Mickey Mouse and friends.

Frozen Ever After

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Below is the official ride description, courtesy of Disney:

Voyage to Arendelle aboard an ancient Nordic vessel as you take a musical tour of the wintery world of Frozen.

Let it Go, All Over Again

Find a seat aboard your boat and let the lapping waters take you through a frozen willow forest.Soon, you’ll be rubbing shoulders with some “boulders”—a.k.a. Kristoff’s family from Troll Valley—before bracing for the cold. High up in the icy blue world of the North Mountain, Queen Elsa’s enchanting ice palace awaits. Behold the wonder… and keep an eye out for Anna, Olaf and a few more Frozen friends. This enchanting “Summer Snow Day” celebration—complete with many of your favorite Frozen tunes—is sure to melt even the coldest hearts!

Know Before You Go

This song-filled journey is a slow-moving boat ride with backward and forward plunges down short waterfalls. You may get wet!

Test Track

Test Track
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If you have never been on this thrilling EPCOT ride, the official Walt Disney World website describes Test Track as:

Cruise over to the gleaming Chevrolet Design Center to create your own virtual concept car. When you’re done, buckle up in a 6-passenger “SIM Car” and take it for an exhilarating spin on the test track.

Rev through rough terrain and obstacles along the winding circuit. Accelerate through straightaways, maneuver switchbacks through inclement weather, hug curves banked at 50-degree angles and scale hills up to 3 stories high.

Reach speeds of up to 65 miles per hour as you put your car through its paces. After each test, check the scoreboard to see how your vehicle performed!

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Are you in Disney World today? Did these closures affect your vacation? Let us know in the comments below.

This article has been updated since its original publication.

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