Disney World Attractions Reportedly Breaking Down More Often Than They Used To

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It’s no secret that Walt Disney World recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, meaning that Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom have each been delighting and entertaining Guests for decades.

But as the years go by, that one-of-a-kind Disney magic goes through changes. Sometimes it changes for the better, but one Guest claims it’s changing for the worse…

Do the breakdowns seem to be getting worse?
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In this Reddit post, one anonymous Guest wonders if Walt Disney World attractions have been breaking down more often than not.

He explains that while he spent the past weekend at Walt Disney World, his wife and daughters had spent the entire week there. During their time visiting the massive Resort, they each noticed that attractions seemed to break down more often than they used to. And maybe they’re right!


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After all, Space Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad are constantly listed as “Temporarily Unavailable” on the official My Disney Experience app.

When’s the last time you’ve ridden the Haunted Mansion, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, or Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid without the attraction stopping once or twice?

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That being said, while attractions may stop and go more often than we’d like them to, it’s not without reason.

Many of the attractions in Walt Disney World go down or stop due to extremely simple reasons. Due to the high safety standards of each Disney Park, many attractions stop at the slightest hint of something being wrong, only to start up again as soon as possible, issues resolved.

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Still, it’s a question worth asking: do you think Walt Disney World attractions break down more often than they used to?

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.