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While Disney celebrates its 50th with brand-new experiences, attractions, another Florida park is closing many of its offerings

The 50th anniversary celebration at Walt Disney World has only just begun!

The expansive anniversary party across all four theme parks and Disney’s resort hotels was so well-planned, that every detail was covered, and Guests on any part of Disney’s property feel immersed in the 50th anniversary magic wherever they are!

In just the past 2 weeks, EPCOT opened its long-awaited Space 220 Restaurant at the Mission: SPACE pavilion where Guests can board a “stellarvator” to the cosmos and have dinner 220 miles above the earth’s surface.

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure also opened at EPCOT inside the France pavilion on the World Showcase. It’s a replica of the attraction that’s been a fan favorite at Disneyland Paris for years now! The exciting trackless ride has Guests scurrying across the kitchen floor at Gusteau’s, but watch out! Danger lurks where you least expect it!

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EPCOT’s Guardians of the Galaxy: COSMIC REWIND attraction will open next year, and fans are going wild over the new omnicoaster that’s sure to please any Guest who’s a fan of the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Each of the four parks’ icons: Cinderella Castle, Spaceship Earth, Tower of Terror, and the Tree of Life have all become “Beacons of Magic,”¬†as each one is illuminated every evening at Walt Disney World. It’s truly a beautiful sight, no matter which park you’re visiting!

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Yes, Disney’s adding more Magic by the day, but another central Florida theme park sounds to be closing many of its attractions. Is it to make room for others? Are there big announcements coming from the park soon?

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While we aren’t sure, word is circulating that Universal Studios Orlando has plans to shelve some of its popular attractions. Earlier this week, Universal announced the closing of its Shrek 4D attraction in 2022, according to The Orlando Sentinel, which also reported that the Revenge of the Mummy coaster will close for several months in January 2022 for maintenance.

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Another attraction, Fear Factor Live!, won’t be returning after the park’s Halloween Horror Nights, according to OrlandoParkStop. The site shared that the area will likely be used for an expansion project for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

The 50th anniversary celebration at Walt Disney World lasts for 18 months! When are you going next?


About Becky Burkett

I'm an enthusiastic writer who finds joy in random things like cold weather, snow, "I Love Lucy," "The Andy Griffith Show," journals full of blank paper, countdowns to Christmas, the month of December, "Toy Story," "Sleeping Beauty," my 4 kids, my 4 shih tsus, Disney Parks history, Imagineering and visiting the parks. I think Walt Disney is the standard against which genius should be measured. I love to write about Disney Parks, Disney history, all things Imagineering and PIXAR. I adore the colors, story and art direction of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (Team Make it Blue!), and "Toy Story" is life (minus "Toy Story 4"). I believe Walt Disney was so much more than an entertainment and theme park tycoon; I believe he was a savant with a vision for life and how it could be if happiness and kindness are strived for. I love Biergarten at EPCOT and 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian. You can find me croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room, chillin' on the PeopleMover or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. I'm always looking for Imagineers in the parks, and I'd rather meet Joe Rohde and Tony Baxter than anyone in Hollywood! Hey, if you dream it, you really can do it!