8. Feathered Friends in Flight! (Disney's Animal Kingdom)

Feathered Friends in Flight, Disney
Image: Disney

Status: Confirmed

Dates: September 11 - 24, 2022

It has now been confirmed on the official website that this 35 minute show located in the Anandapur Theater in the Asia area of Disney's Animal Kingdom will be closed for a brief, annual, routine refurbishment between September 11 - 24, 2022. It will reopen on September 25. 

During the Feathered Friends in Flight! show guests get a behind the scenes look at the free flying birds with the expert specialists who care for and train them. Currently the shows run at the following times, 10:30AM, 11:30AM, 1:30PM, 2:30PM and 3:30PM but this subject to change so be sure to take a look at the official website for scheduled times on the date of your visit.  

9. Voyage Of The Little Mermaid (Disney's Hollywood Studios)

Image: Disney

Status: Confirmed

Dates: March 2020 - TBA 

Voyage of the Little Mermaid at Disney's Hollywood Studios is the one show that Disney has remained quiet about since the theme parks reopened in July 2020 after the closures due to COVID-19 which began in March 2020.

Well, it now looks like the official website page for the Voyage of the Little Mermaid has been deleted and now only reads "Someone Ate the Page!" with a picture of Stitch on it.

Voyage of the Little Mermaid was a spectacular indoor show at Disney's Hollywood Studios retelling the story of The Little Mermaid live, with Ariel, Flounder, and all their underwater (and land) friends. The story was retold with memorable songs and colorful puppets.

There have been rumors floated that there could be an Encanto themed show to replace the Voyage of the Little Mermaid. We know there has been a lot of noise about bringing an Encanto themed attraction to Walt Disney World and this location would certainly be ideal to showcase the extremely successful Madrigals! There has not be anything confirmed by Disney so far and we will keep you updated on the fate of Voyage of the Little Mermaid as and when it is announced.

10.  Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple (Disney's Hollywood Studios)

Jedi TrainingTrials of the Temple, Disney
Image: Disney

Status: Confirmed

Dates: March 2020 - TBA 

There hasn't been any official announcement from Disney in the last couple of years about the fate of the Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple and the stage has remained empty with nothing taking place on it. There still hasn't been official word from Disney that the Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple will never return but we heard in July that the sign showing performance times has been removed and the official page on the Walt Disney World website has been taken down and now reads "Someone Ate the Page!" and a photo of Stitch on it.

Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple allowed children aged 4-12 to train like Jedi and learn to wield a lightsaber and be one with the Force. Once trained, these young Padawans would test their skills against Star Wars villains.

If indeed Disney is planning to never bring Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple back to Disney's Hollywood Studios, we hope something new comes to this currently unused stage. It would be brilliant to finally see this area being used once again. We will keep you posted on further updates on Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple but we must admit at the moment things aren't looking good for the return of this Star Wars attraction.

We will update you on further details regarding any refurbishments and closures at Walt Disney World during August and look out for our next full update which will be coming to Theme Park Tourist at the beginning of September.


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