Multiple Closings Rumored at Walt Disney World

Construction FencesFences like these have become a familiar site in a couple of Disney World’s parks as of late, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ upcoming name change is far from the only thing going on at Disney World…there are many upcoming closures and rumored closures that have some guests up in arms.

Here’s a list of what has already closed…

  • The Studio Backlot Tour
  • The American Idol Experience
  • The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow
  • Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post
  • The Sorcerer Hat Shop (combined with the removal of the Sorcerer’s Hat)

Officially confirmed changes…

  • 3rd Track for Toy Story Mania
  • For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-A-Long Celebration will be relocated to the former American Idol Experience Theater
  • New name for Hollywood Studios

And, as usual, the rumor mill has been quite busily grinding away with many rumors surrounding changes and closures that are coming soon to Hollywood Studios…

  • Closure of DisneyQuest in 2016
  • Closure of The Magic of Disney Animation (click here for details)
  • Pixar Place expansion
  • Star Wars expansion
  • A new “flex theater” between Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster and Tower of Terror
  • A Toy Story Playland, to be part of the Pixar Place expansion
  • A re-themed version of Tow Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree (at Disney California Adventure)
  • Replacement of The Great Movie Ride (around 2020-2021)
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Play Area re-theming to A Bug’s Life
  • Closure of Studio Catering Company; Studio Prop Shop; High Octane Refreshments; Light, Motors, Action!; and the Monsters, Inc. Meet & Greet
  • Possible name change and inspiration of the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights
  • Relocation of the Block Party Bash parade from Disney California Adventure to Hollywood Studios
  • Upgrades to or replacement of Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage (possibly with a Tangled show)
  • Replacement of Voyage of the Little Mermaid
  • Closure or relocation of One Man’s Dream – last day of operation around July 18th

Keep in mind that most of this is just speculation, and that we can all discuss what we do and don’t like about these rumors, but they are just that – rumors (at least until confirmed by an official Disney source). I will be sure to post updates as they become available – especially because I will be very disheartened if One Man’s Dream just goes away.