Popular Fantasyland Attraction Is Up and Running Again After Being Temporarily Shut Down

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Walt Disney World Resort is home to EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, and the most popular Disney Park of all, Magic Kingdom.

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Magic Kingdom is divided into six sections: Main Street, U.S.A., Tomorrowland, Liberty Square, Frontierland, Adventureland, and Fantasyland. Each section transports Guests into a different world, but Fantasyland is by far the most whimsical.

This section of the Disney Park is home to classic attractions such as “it’s a small world,” Peter Pan’s Flight, and the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.

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This attraction is based on the film, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977) and takes Guests on a journey through the stories of Pooh Bear and his friends.

Guests board a ride vehicle shaped like a giant Hunny Pot and experience Pooh Bear’s blustery day, rainy day, Heffalump-filled nightmare, and more. Needless to say, this attraction is incredibly popular with families, children, and adults alike.

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Unfortunately, this beloved Disney experience was temporarily closed today. According to the Walt Disney World mobile app, this Fantasyland attraction was temporarily unavailable in the afternoon. At the time of this article’s publication, the dark ride is up and running again.

If you’re wondering why The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh could have been temporarily available, the short answer is probably age. This classic attraction opened in the summer of 1999, meaning it’s over 20 years old! That’s plenty of time to create a ride needing some TLC.

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As a result of its age and its constant use, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh frequently experiences minor technical difficulties, which are usually resolved relatively quickly.

The next time this attraction is down while you’re visiting Fantasyland, check in on it throughout the day to see if it reopens. Chances are, you’ll be able to ride it and still have time to find a good spot for the fireworks!

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.