Disney World Experiences Numerous Fan-Favorite Ride Closures

Although ride breakdowns at Walt Disney World Resort’s four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios — are not uncommon, today Disney’s flagship property has experienced a number of issues that have impacted fan-favorite rides and attractions.

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WDW Stats on Twitter has been documenting all of the closures, starting with the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom Park:

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train has been temporarily interrupted. On average, an interruption takes 65 minutes.

The Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs-themed roller coaster reopened after 24 minutes this morning.

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Not long after Mine Train closed, the popular Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover broke down:

Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover has been temporarily interrupted. On average, an interruption takes 127 minutes.

The Magic Kingdom ride reopened to Guests after 51 minutes.

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EPCOT Park’s Guest-favorite Test Track also experienced unexpected downtime before it was time for lunch today:

Test Track has been temporarily interrupted. On average, an interruption takes 64 minutes.

Speedsters were able to once again enjoy this ride after 50 minutes.

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At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, two popular attractions — The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance — went down already today:

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror has been temporarily interrupted. On average, an interruption takes 32 minutes.

The Tower of Terror once again began transporting Guests to the Fifth Dimension after 33 minutes.

WDW Stats also shared details about the Rise of the Resistance closure:

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance has been temporarily interrupted. On average, an interruption takes 41 minutes.

The Star Wars sequel trilogy-themed ride did not reopen to Galaxy’s Edge Guests for 76 minutes.

Other popular attractions, such as Peter Pan’s Flight, “it’s a small world”, and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad have also closed temporarily today. Bear in mind that Walt Disney World Resort Cast Members do everything in their power to keep rides and attractions operational all day, every day.

However, unexpected downtime does sometimes occur due to mechanical problems and general maintenance. Check the My Disney Experience app for the latest details if you are visiting Disney World property today.

More on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

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The official description of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train reads:

Deep inside an age-old mountain, clamber into a rustic mine train and make your way up a steep incline.

At the summit, feel the wind across your face as you navigate hairpin turns and head deep into the mine shaft—your creaky cart teetering back and forth. Soon, the dark sparkles with glittering jewels and you encounter the Seven Dwarfs, whistling and singing while they work.

Chug through the cavern and climb skyward. At the peak, glimpse an incredible view of Fantasyland before racing back down to the foot of the mountain.

More on Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover

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The official description of the PeopleMover reads:

Board an elevated tram for a leisurely voyage through Tomorrowland. During your narrated tour, go behind the scenes of attractions like Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, Space Mountain and Star Traders retail shop. See architectural models of Progress City, the prototype for Epcot.

You’ll enjoy amazing up-close views of the park from a unique vantage point.

More on Test Track

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The official description of Test Track reads:

Cruise over to the gleaming Chevrolet Design Center to create your own virtual concept car. When you’re done, buckle up in a 6-passenger “SIM Car” and take it for an exhilarating spin on the test track.

Rev through rough terrain and obstacles along the winding circuit. Accelerate through straightaways, maneuver switchbacks through inclement weather, hug curves banked at 50-degree angles and scale hills up to 3 stories high.

Reach speeds of up to 65 miles per hour as you put your car through its paces. After each test, check the scoreboard to see how your vehicle performed!

More on Tower of Terror

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The official description of Tower of Terror reads:

Step uneasily inside the infamous Hollywood Tower Hotel and find a dusty lobby frozen in time. Even the subdued hotel staff seems strangely out of another era.

Suddenly a television set springs to life and Rod Serling welcomes you on a journey into the Twilight Zone. He reveals that on a gloomy Halloween night in 1939, some hotel patrons were riding the elevator when a violent storm struck the building… and they were never seen again. The hotel closed down and has stood empty ever since.

More on Rise of the Resistance

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The official description of Rise of the Resistance reads:

The Resistance needs your help! Hidden in the forest outside Black Spire Outpost, the Resistance is gathering recruits for a secret mission.

With the First Order desperate to extinguish the spark of the Resistance, the mission is bound to have unexpected twists and turns. When your transport is captured by an imposing First Order Star Destroyer filled with legions of stormtroopers—and even Kylo Ren!—you’re going to need all the help you can get. Fortunately, a covert team of Resistance fighters—including Rey and BB-8—is at the ready to give you a fighting chance to escape… and a chance for the Resistance to rise.

Prepare for a thrilling, first-of-its-kind adventure!

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