Theme park attractions come and go all the time, and even though we’d like all our favorite rides and shows to stick around forever, the sad fact is that we have to say goodbye to at least a few every year.
From the end of a fun family activity at Epcot to a closure of an entire land at Disney California Adventure, here are all the endangered attractions you should know about!
1. Duffy coloring activity at Kidcot activity stops
Status: Already extinct
Earlier this month, the World Showcase's Kidcot activity spots got a brand new sponsor, which brought with it an all-new activity that involves collecting special cards in a Ziplock-branded bag. And though this new activity has been well-received by guests, unfortunately that also means that the former Duffy Kidcot coloring activity is no longer available and will not be returning to the park.
2. A Bug's Land (the whole land!)
Location: Disney California Adventure
Status: Going extinct September 4 2018
A Bug's Land, which sits next to the current Hollywood Land area of Disney California Adventure, has long been rumored to be on the chopping block, and earlier this year it was confirmed that the home of Heimlich's Chew-Chew Train would be closing later in 2018 to make way for Marvel Land, which is expected to open by 2020. And unfortunately that means that this entire land will be closing on September 4, 2018, according to WDWNT.
And though this closure means we have to say goodbye forever to It's Tough to be a Bug (which already closed earlier this year in advance of the full land closure), Francis' Ladybug Boogie, and the aforementioned Heimlich's Chew-Chew Train, one attraction from a Bugs Land will survive this closure: Flick's Flyers. Instead of closing forever, this attraction will be re-themed to Inside Out and moved to the Pixar Pier, reopening next year as the Emotional Whirlwind.