Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Disney has extended Hollywood Studios' annual holiday light show through Wednesday, giving fans a couple more chances to see this display, first brought to Disney from an Arkansas neighborhood in the 1995.
Beetlejuice's Graveyard Revue
Universal Studios Florida
The final performance of Universal's classic monster rock show plays tomorrow. (The final show, at 7pm, is reserved for annual passholders, who can pick up tickets next to Guest Services tomorrow morning at 9.) The new Fast & Furious - Supercharged attraction that is taking over the neighboring Disaster! will claim the space occupied by Beetlejuice's outdoor theater, as well.
The "Soarin' Over California" version of the show, which had been playing at Epcot since 2005, took its final flight last night. A new version of the show, "Soarin' Over the Horizon," will debut along with a third show theater when the attraction reopens sometime this summer.
Disney California Adventure
California Adventure's long-running musical stage version of the Disney animated classic closes on Sunday, after a 13-year run. The winner of the Theme Park Insider Award for world's best theme park show last year, Aladdin is closing to make way for a new stage musical based on Disney's Frozen.
Rivers of America [Tom Sawyer Island, Mark Twain Riverboat, Sailing Ship Columbia, Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes, Fantasmic!] and the Disneyland Railroad
Disney is rerouting its Rivers of America to make room for Star Wars Land, which will take over the the space currently occupied by Big Thunder Ranch, the northern section of the River (including the Indian camp) and some backstage areas north of the park. The path of the Disneyland Railroad also will change, to follow the new route of the river. The final day is Sunday, January 10. All of these attractions are expected to reopen sometime in 2017, with Star Wars Land expected to open sometime in 2019 or 2020.Tweet
To 188.8.131.52, from what I've heard the river will only be completely drained for a few months. The entire river has to be drained every so often in order to perform maintenance on the riverbed, Fantasmic equipment, and riverboat track. Once this maintenance is complete, temporary dams will be erected so that the front portion of the river can be refilled while work is performed on the back of the river. I doubt Disneyland wants a big construction wall in Frontierland any longer than absolutely necessary, and since the front part of the river won't be modified it can still be filled.
On another note, why is Soarin getting a change at DCA? I can understand Epcot, but why a park that's literally called CALIFORNIA Adventure? Doesn't make any sense to me...
While it's still just a rumor, the Mummy ride at USH might be next to retire.
That reminds me, whatever happened to the Captain EO spot and the Pixar films they were working on? Any action over there?
Disney's actually said they'll start breaking ground for Star Wars this year.
It really is little more than a Cinema 180 clone from the 70s....just with seats that wobble a bit, a fan and the occasional squirt of air freshener.
Having ridden both versions, I was massively disappointing with both.
The first was the most disappointing though, after reading all the hype I thought it must be something pretty decent. What a massive let down it was. Cannot believe some people wait up to 180 minutes for it.
Aladdin had a great run. However, it's time to move on. Shows shouldn't last forever and should be refreshed periodically. Since no one has seen the Frozen show then no one knows if it will be better than its predecessor.
This will be very interesting. Disney doesn't give away anything! Not even old fingernail clippings.
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