Sudden Disney Attraction Closure Sparks Massive Crowds as Guests Pile In

in Disneyland Paris

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Pixie Dust (@Pixiedust_be):

When a Disney attraction is closed, oftentimes, this can cause quite the backup and crowding of Guests in the area.

Today at Disneyland Paris, there are quite a few attractions that are temporarily closed, or under refurbishment. The attractions which are under refurbishment were among the few that Guests were expecting to see shut down; however, when a ride closed unexpectedly for maintenance issues that must be fixed, you many have a much more confused crowd.

big thunder mountain disneyland paris
Credit: Disney

Below, we can see that Pixie Dust (@Pixiedust_be) shared a photo of what the ride, Big Thunder Mountain, looks like right now. As we can see, Cast Members are blocking the entrance to BTM as large crowds circle in attempt to enter the queue. The attraction likely has a lot of Premier Access Guests confused as they may have purchased a return time for the attraction earlier in the day.

BTM 101 #DisneylandParis

The ride is not set to be closed today, so rest assured that it will likely be up and running shortly.

Even with the closures, Disneyland Paris is packed!

Extremely busy today #disneylandparis

Below is a list of all closed attractions today at Disneyland Paris Resort: 

  • La Plage des Pirates
  • Le Galion des Pirates
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Disneyland Railroad Frontierland Depot
  • Pocahontas Indian Village
  • River Rogue Keelboats
  • Rustler Roundup Shootin’ Gallery
  • Thunder Mesa Riverboat Landing
  • Disneyland Railroad Main Street Station
  • Main Street Vehicles
  • Sneak Peeks
  • Orbitron
  • Disneyland Railroad Discoveryland Station
  • Starport
  • The Mysteries of the Nautilus
  • Alice’s Curious Labyrinth
  • Casey Jr. – le Petit Train du Cirque
  • Disney Princesses: A Royal Invitation
  • Disneyland Railroad Fantasyland Station
  • it’s a small world Celebration
  • Le Pays des Contes de Fées
  • Disneyland Railroad Frontierland Depot
  • Pocahontas Indian Village
  • River Rogue Keelboats
  • Rustler Roundup Shootin’ Gallery
  • Thunder Mesa Riverboat Landing
Disneyland Paris Castle
Credit: Disney

Disneyland Paris describes Big Thunder Mountain as: 

Big Thunder Mountain: the Wildest Ride in the West
Climb steep heights and dive below raging waterfalls in this family-friendly, rattling race in a speeding mine cart.

In Big Thunder Mountain you board a mysterious train deep in the heart of a legendary mountain for a thrilling journey of dips and sharp turns beneath Rivers of the Far West and around a ghostly mining town.

Fire in the Hole!
As you plummet through the darkness along a dynamite-littered track, a huge explosion shakes the cavern. But the train doesn’t slow up, hurtling you onwards amid the rumbling sounds of a falling mineshaft. Bats swoop. The tracks shake. A river rages above. Will you make it out alive?

Disneyland Paris Illuminations
Credit: @DLPReport

More on Disneyland Paris

At Disneyland Paris, lots of changes are coming to Walt Disney Studios and their Disneyland Park, with the 30th anniversary just months away. Walt Disney Studios is adding a massive addition that will include Star Wars, Marvel, and Frozen, as well as their very own Avengers Campus, which will be the first section to open in the Park. One of the biggest changes that we have seen is on Sleeping Beauty Castle, which was covered by a box facade for months. Recently, Disney began to uncover the castle to reveal a stunning, magical masterpiece.

disneyland paris snow
Credit: Alea (@aleacabri)

We have recently seen Disney’s Sequoia Lodge reopen while the Disneyland Paris Resort continues to undergo a refurbishment. On top of that, we have seen price increases for pins and stunning snowfalls! Disneyland Paris has recently canceled their New Year’s Eve party due to the ongoing spread of Omicron in France.

What ride would you hope to never close? Let us know in the comments below!

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