THREE Fan-Favorite Rides Close at Magic Kingdom Park Opening

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This morning, Walt Disney World Resort’s Magic Kingdom theme park opened at 8 a.m. EST, and three fan-favorite rides promptly closed due to unexpected problems.

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Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, and the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover are facing downtime today. WDW Stats on Twitter confirmed the closures.

First, at 8 a.m. on the dot, Space Mountain closed:

Space Mountain has been temporarily interrupted. On average, an interruption takes 38 minutes.

At the time of publication, the fan-favorite roller coaster has not reopened.

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Then, at 8:07 a.m., the Splash Mountain log flume closed:

Splash Mountain has been temporarily interrupted. On average, an interruption takes 87 minutes.

At the time of publication, the Frontierland ride has not reopened.

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Finally, at 8:09 a.m. EST, the PeopleMover experienced difficulties:

Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover has been temporarily interrupted. On average, an interruption takes 231 minutes.

The TTA PeopleMover has since reopened.

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Keep in mind that Walt Disney World Resort Cast Members do everything they can 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.

Sometimes, however, unexpected closures do occur due to mechanical problems and general maintenance. If you a Disney World Guest today, check the My Disney Experience app for the latest ride closure details and wait times.

More on Space Mountain

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Disney officially describes Space Mountain 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!

More on Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover

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Disney officially describes the PeopleMover as:

Board an elevated tram for a leisurely voyage through Tomorrowland. During your narrated tour, go behind the scenes of attractions like Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, Space Mountain and Star Traders retail shop. See architectural models of Progress City, the prototype for Epcot.

You’ll enjoy amazing up-close views of the park from a unique vantage point.

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