Refurbishments are nothing new at Walt Disney World, with every single ride and attraction at the resort closing down for a limited time at least once every few years for routine maintenance. However, 2019 has been a strange year at Walt Disney World, with lighter-than-usual crowds, and the return of an old Disney's Hollywood Studios favorite at Disney's Animal Kingdom. And though we didn't think this year could get any more bizarre, it looks like not just one but two Walt Disney World attractions are now closed for an indefinite period of time thanks to mysterious issues that have yet to be explained...
1. Primeval Whirl (Disney's Animal Kingdom)
Over a month ago on June 17, the Walt Disney World Resort released an advisory informing Guests that Primeval Whirl would be closed until further notice due to unspecified technical issues. And though we still don't know exactly what is happening with this attraction Disney predicted that this attraction could open as soon as July 4, but of course, that never happened, and the attraction remains closed as we approach the end of July.
So what could be causing this sudden issue at Primeval Whirl? We don't know for sure, but some have speculated that there is a mechanical failure happening somewhere on the ride, and Disney is waiting on a part to repair and get this attraction back up and running. This of course makes a lot of sense, and also explains why Disney is unable to provide a firm reopening date at this time.
Though Primeval Whirl isn't exactly the most popular attraction at Disney's Animal Kingdom, guests with FastPass+ reservations for Primeval Whirl during this extended downtime will receive a replacement FastPass for an attraction of the same tier automatically in their My Disney Experience app.