Though the most shocking news out of Walt Disney World over the past few days has been the malfunction and "unanticipated downtime" at the newly-opened (but now temporarily closed) Disney Skyliner system, but even though this incident made headlines and national news, some other weird things have been happening at the Disney parks that we can't help but wonder about
1. Epcot Forever delayed, and then cancelled on Tuesday October 8
Just a week after it debuted, on the evening of Tuesday October 8th, guests visiting Epcot were notified just before the new Epcot Forever nighttime spectacular was due to start that the show was being delayed due to unspecified technical difficulties. And then, less than an hour later, Disney confirmed that the show had been cancelled for the evening.
No reason was given for the cancellation, and weather should not have been a factor, as conditions were fair enough for other nighttime spectaculars (and it didn't seem windy enough to affect the kites that are a part of this show).
This is of course the second major attraction that opened over the past seven days to go down before its one week anniversary, but hopefully, whatever the problem is with this show, Disney can get it fixed before tonight's scheduled performance of Epcot Forever.
2. Primeval Whirl is back in operation as of Saturday, October 5th
After an unexpected (and unexplained) four month refurbishment, Primeval Whirl unexpectedly reopened at Disney's Animal Kingdom over the weekend. This was especially surprising considering Disney's official attraction page for this ride was recently updated with a “Temporarily Closed” notice, which is the same status that the long-closed Stitch’s Great Escape had on its attraction page as well, and we're pretty sure that attraction is not going to be opening back up ever again..
Now while the attraction has been open over the past few days, we don't actually know how long this attraction will continue operate regularly, as Disney's official Primeval Whirl attraction website still says "no times available" for this ride during the month of October, and no FastPass+ reservations are available at all for Primeval Whirl at all. However, at least for right now, this ride seems to be operating, seemingly against all odds, so if you're a fan, you'll definitely want to visit soon just in case it closes again for seasonal operation.