Theme park attractions come and go all the time, and even though we’d like all our favorite rides and attractions stick around forever, the sad fact is that we have to say goodbye to attractions and shows every year.
2014 has already seen some pretty high profile attraction and show closures already, and it looks like the winds of change are still blowing. Here are three endangered theme park attractions you have to see before they disappear forever!
1. Maelstrom – October 5, 2014 (Epcot)
We’ve told you about this one before, but now we know exactly when the last voyage of the Maelstrom will take place – October 5, 2014. That means that fans have less than 3 weeks to get out to Epcot and check out this tribute to Norwegian culture before construction on the Frozen boat ride begins immediately following Maelstrom’s closure.
While there is a #SaveMaelstrom campaign spreading across Twitter, don’t count on Disney heeding calls from fans to reverse their decision regarding this attraction, especially as plans relating to the demise of Maelstrom were drawn up and put into motion several months ago. It might not be nice to think about or hear, but if you are a fan of Maelstom, you’re going to want to head over to Epcot and say your goodbyes sometime in the next three weeks.
You may not be the first to pass this way, but unfortunately, some guest on October 5 will absolutely be the last.
2. Frozen Parade & Fireworks – September 28, 2014 (Disney’s Hollywood Studios)
Though we know that The Frozen Sing-a-Long show is sticking around at the Premiere Theater indefinitely and Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post will be moving in to the space formerly occupied by the AFI film exhibit at the close of the Backlot Tour, there are two components of the Frozen Summer Fun event that will indeed be disappearing at the end of the month.
September 28 will be the last day for Frozen fans to see Anna and Elsa’s Royal Welcome parade in the morning and is also the last evening to see the Frozen fireworks display light up the night. You’ll want to pay attention to your calendar especially if you want to see the Frozen fireworks before their last performance, as this display is only being offered on weekends, which means there are only six performances left before this fireworks show disappears for good (or at least the rest of 2014).
Of course, it is possible that both Anna and Elsa’s Royal Welcome as well as the Frozen Fireworks may return to a similar Frozen Summer Fun event in 2015, but we haven’t heard anything to this effect, so if you want to be sure that you see these attractions, make sure that you head out to Disney’s Hollywood Studios before the end of the month!