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 long-running shows at both Disney's Hollywood Studios and Islands of Adventure to a closure of an entire land at Disney California Adventure, here are all the endangered attractions closing in the near future!
1. Disney Junior: Live on Stage
2, 3, & 4. A Bug's Land (the whole land!)
Location: Disney California Adventure
Status: Going extinct September 4 2018
Just a few days later, on the other coast, A Bug's Land, which sits next to the current Hollywood Land area of Disney California Adventure, will be closing forever on September 4th, 2018 to make way for Marvel Land, which is expected to open by 2020. 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 iconic Heimlich's Chew-Chew Train.
However, the lone bright spot here is 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.
However, for everything else, unforutnately it looks like the end of the line, as Disney gets ready to prepare this space for yet another new land based on a popular IP.