FOUR Rides Close in First Hour Magic Kingdom Is Open

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This morning, Walt Disney World Resort’s Magic Kingdom Park opened at 9 a.m. EST. Within the first hour after rope drop, four popular attractions temporarily closed today, though it bears noting that the rides have reopened as of the time of publication.

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First, at 9:08 a.m. EST, WDW Stats Tweeted:

Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover has been temporarily interrupted. On average, an interruption takes 185 minutes.

It is worth noting that the ride did reopen after a 36-minute closure.

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Also at 9:08 a.m. EST, WDW States reported that Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress had gone down:

Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress has been temporarily interrupted. On average, an interruption takes 207 minutes.

The ride reopened much more quickly than usual, in about 20 minutes.

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Next, Space Mountain experienced downtime at 9:12 a.m. EST:

Space Mountain has been temporarily interrupted. On average, an interruption takes 41 minutes.

The popular roller coaster quickly reopened, however.

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Finally, fan-favorite log flume, Splash Mountain, had a strangely brief, one-minute interruption:

Splash Mountain has been temporarily interrupted. On average, an interruption takes 125 minutes.

Keep in mind that Walt Disney World Resort Cast Members do everything in their power to keep rides and attractions at all four Disney World theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios — operational all day, every day.

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However, sometimes, unexpected closures do occur due to mechanical issues and general maintenance.

If you are visiting a Disney World theme park today, check the My Disney Experience app on your smartphone for the latest ride closures and wait times.

More on Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover

The official description of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover reads:

More on Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress

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Disney officially describes Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress as:

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.

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!

More on Space Mountain

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Space Mountain is officially described as:

Dip and careen into the inky blackness as a futuristic soundtrack echoes all around you. Fly past shooting stars and celestial satellites. Roar past streaking orbs of light, wayward comets and migrant meteors. Feel the pull of gravity as you’re drawn into a swirling wormhole!

More on Splash Mountain

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Disney officially describes Splash Mountain as:

Gently drift through a colorful Southern bayou along with happy-go-lucky Br’er Rabbit as he looks for his “laughing place.” But be warned: Br’er Bear and Br’er Fox are in hot pursuit of this wayward hare.

Glide by over 100 adorable Audio-Animatronics geese, frogs, raccoons, possums, bees, alligators and other down-home critters as they sing classic Disney ditties, including “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” and “Ev’rybody’s Got a Laughing Place.”

Then hang on to your hats—this delightful musical cruise ends in an exciting 5-story splashdown into a thorny Briar Patch!

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