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Disney World Confirms Popular Attraction Is Permanently Closing

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Disney has officially confirmed that a popular attraction has closed permanently.

Disney World is known for changing and updating different attractions, which means, sadly, the many attractions move in with the new and out with the old.

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Walt Disney World has four theme parks: Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Each theme park includes something for all Guests to make magical memories. Walt Disney World Resort is known as “The Most Magical Place on Earth.”

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Disney World has iconic attractions, shows, and much more for Guests. Guests can enjoy attractions such as “it’s a small world,” Jungle Cruise, Soarin’ Around the World, It’s Tough to be a Bug!, Test Track, Spaceship Earth, Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, and much more. Disney also includes shows like Beauty and the Beast Live, Fanstmic!, Festival of the Lion King, and much more.

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Disney officially started the 50th Anniversary Celebration for the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida in October of 2021. This major event brought in a few limited-time experiences, decorations, merchandise, and treats for Guests to enjoy. Sadly, all things must come to an end and Disney World has removed a popular show. Disney also has an end date for the  50th Anniversary Celebration, which is March 31, 2023.

Disney Dining recently covered that Tree of Life Nighttime Awakenings in Disney’s Animal Kingdom had seemingly closed forever. Now, it’s been confirmed by the Disney website that the attraction won’t be returning.

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Disney fans have speculated that the show has been canceled because of Daylight Savings, causing this show not to be able to happen at sunset. This show used beautiful lights and projections on the tree of life.

Disney did not give an official statement regarding this attraction being removed, but with the attraction being removed from the website altogether, it’s a confirmation that we won’t be seeing it return anytime in the near future.

Guests are still waiting for a statement or reason, whether it is from Daylight Savings or the 50th Anniversary Celebration ending.

About Brittni Ward

Brittni is a Disney and Universal fan; one of her favorite things at both parks is collecting popcorn buckets. While at Disney World Resort, Brittni meets the princesses and rides Kilimanjaro Safaris. At Universal, Brittni enjoys the Minions and watching Animal Actors on Location! When not at Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando, Brittni spends time with her family and pets.