4. Soarin' Over California (again!)
Status: Going extinct (again!) June 16, 2016
Though we officially said goodbye to the original version of Soarin’ several months ago, Disney has completed the refurbishment work on the interior queue and third theater and is celebrating by bringing back the original Soarin’ Over California film to Epcot for a few weeks before Sorain’ Over the World makes its big debut next month.
If you want to experience this classic attraction one last time Soarin' Over California will re-open at Epcot on May 27th. However, you'll only have about three weeks to soar over California one last time, as it is scheduled to close again (presumably, this time for good!) on June 16th, the day before Soarin' Over the World debuts. FastPass+ reservations for this experience are available via My Disney Experience right now!
5. The Jungle Book: Alive With Magic
Location: Disney's Animal Kingdom
Status: Rumored to be going extinct September 6, 2016
Though the Jungle Book: Alive With Magic show hasn't even had its first showing at Disney's Animal Kingdom yet, an interesting anomaly on Walt Disney World's dining reservation site may have inadvertently revealed when Disney might be planning to close this temporary show. Though guests can currently make dining reservations at Disney's Animal Kingdom through the fall for restaurants like Tiffins and Tusker House, those wanting to reserve a dining package at either of these locations can only do so until September 5th, which suggests that this show might not exist after that date.
While a dining package listing isn't exactly a hard confirmation that this new show will only be around for the summer, it does line up with Disney's stated intention to get the larger Rivers of Light show out before the end of the year, and would be good news for those who are impatient to see this ambitious new show make its long-awaited debut. While it is certainly possible that this show will continue to run past early September, if you are really wanting to see this temporary show we'd reccomend visiting the park sometime this summer just in case.
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