Disney permanently closing three rides

Disney has announced that it is permanently closing three attractions at Disney World. Primeval Whirl, Stitch’s Great Escape, and the nighttime show Rivers of Light won’t be reopening, Disney disclosed to employees today in a memo.

Primeval Whirl was a “Wild Mouse” style roller coaster in the park’s Dinoland U.S.A. area, whereas Rivers of Light was a light, music and special effects show that took place on the Discovery River lagoon. Stitch’s Great Escape, meanwhile, was a show in Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland where guests got to sit in on a scientific presentation featuring an audio-animatronic Stitch.

Disney didn’t share any details about the decision to close these attractions or what could possibly replace them in the future.

All four Walt Disney World theme parks are now open since closing in March due to the pandemic. Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom reopened on July 11, while Epcot and Hollywood Studios opened back up on July 15.

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