‘Walt Disney Presents’ to Close at Walt Disney World

Hollywood Studios
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2024 is set to bring numerous new and exciting theme park additions to Walt Disney World Resort. As the Walt Disney Company enters it’s 101st year of existence, fans are expecting big things when it comes to new rides, restaurants, meet and greets, and overall experiences. While 2024 is bringing lots of new offerings to Disney, it will also bring a plethora of closures for renovations.

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Walt Disney Presents

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Another Attraction Set to Close

In addition to the numerous recent closures experienced at Walt Disney World Resort this year, there is now news that Walt Disney Presents, located at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, will also be temporarily closed. According to the Disney website, this closure is planned for February 12, 2024.

Walt Disney Presents is a popular and important attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, known for offering guests a unique glimpse into the magical world of Walt Disney and his incredible creations. It is also a location to meet Disney characters, including the popular Ariel character meet and greet from the recent live-action The Little Mermaid. The closure of this beloved exhibit is part of the resort’s ongoing commitment to enhancing the guest experience and ensuring that all attractions are maintained to the highest standards.

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During this temporary closure, Disney’s Imagineers and dedicated cast members will be working tirelessly behind the scenes to conduct necessary maintenance and refurbishments. These efforts are undertaken to ensure that when Walt Disney Presents reopens its doors, guests will be greeted with an even more immersive and awe-inspiring experience.

A Sad Day for Walt Fans

Many Walt Disney fans feel particularly attached to this attraction as it directly honors the legacy that Walt created over a century ago. Many a Disney fan will dearly miss getting to appreciate and educate themselves on Walt Disney’s life and the history of the company. Luckily, Walt Disney Presents is expected to reopen just a couple of weeks after its closure. According to Disney’s website, the location will return after refurbishment on March 2.

While the temporary closure of Walt Disney Presents may cause some disappointment, it is an opportunity for guests to explore the wide array of offerings across Walt Disney World Resort. The park’s extensive lineup of attractions, iconic characters, and captivating shows will continue to provide magical moments and cherished memories for every visitor.

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The temporary closure of Walt Disney Presents at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a necessary step towards maintaining the quality and immersive nature of the attraction. While guests may have to wait a little longer to experience this enchanting exhibit, the resort offers a multitude of other unforgettable experiences to ensure a truly memorable visit to Walt Disney World Resort.

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.

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