Three Popular Disney World Attractions Close Within One Minute

Tonight, three popular Walt Disney World Resort attractions — Pirates of the Caribbean, Turtle Talk With Crush, and “it’s a small world” — temporarily closed within one minute of one another.

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WDW Stats on Twitter confirmed the closures this evening.

At 8:32 p.m. EST, the account posted:

Pirates of the Caribbean has been temporarily interrupted. On average, an interruption takes 49 minutes.

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Also at 8:32 p.m., Turtle Talk With Crush — which just reopened to Guests on August 21 following its pandemic-related closure — experienced downtime:

Turtle Talk With Crush – Reopening August 21, 2021 has been temporarily interrupted. On average, an interruption takes 13 minutes.

This attraction has since reopened to Guests.

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Finally, at 8:33 p.m. EST, WDW Stats shared:

it’s a small world has been temporarily interrupted. On average, an interruption takes 18 minutes.

Because Magic Kingdom Park, where both Pirates of the Caribbean and “it’s a small world” are located, closed at 9:00 p.m. EST tonight, these rides did not reopen before Guests exited the theme park for the evening.

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It is important to note that Walt Disney World Resort Cast Members do everything they can to keep rides and attractions at all four Disney World theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom — operational all day, every day.

IT'S A SMALL WORLD AT THE 1964 WORLD'S FAIR 50TH ANNIVERSARY
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However, unexpected downtime does sometimes occur due to mechanical issues and general maintenance.

If you are visiting Disney World in the near future, check the My Disney Experience app for the latest ride closures and wait times.

More on Pirates of the Caribbean

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The official description  of Pirates of the Caribbean reads:

Board a weathered barge for a treacherous voyage to the 17th century, when rowdy rogues and ruthless rapscallions ransacked Caribbean seaport towns. Sing along as pirates serenade you with their anthem, “Yo Ho, Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me).”

Sail past haunted Dead Man’s Cove. Navigate cannon fire between a Caribbean fort and a striking 12-gun galleon. Behold boisterous buccaneers drunk on the spoils of plunderin’ as flames engulf a seaside town.

Be sure to keep a spry eye out for Captain Jack Sparrow, from The Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Ye beware, mateys: Dead men tell no tales!

More on Turtle Talk With Crush

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The official description of Turtle Talk With Crush reads:

Got a burning question for Crush? During this live 15-minute chat, you may get to ask it.

Take a seat at Turtle Talk theater and watch as the turtle from Disney and Pixar’s Finding Nemo swims up close. Through the amazing technology of the hydrophone, he can communicate directly with land-based dudes and dudettes about almost anything that’s on their minds.

Ask him about marine biology, his friends from the sea, his favorite foods, life on the East Australian Current—it’s totally up to you!

He may also introduce you to his pals Marlin, Nemo and Squirt—plus new friends from Disney and Pixar’s Finding Dory.

The show is improvised, so it’s different every time. It’s an ocean full of laughs for all ages!

More on “it’s a small world”

Small World
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The official description of “it’s a small world” reads:

Sing along to the classic anthem of world peace during a delightful musical boat tour. Cruise along the Seven Seaways Waterway on a gentle 10-minute journey through all 7 continents. Pass through vivid, fantastical scenes representing the iconic sights and sounds of dozens of nations.

Behold a cast of dancing darlings from nearly every corner of the globe and watch as the Audio-Animatronics figures achieve universal harmony as they sing one song in many languages.

By journey’s end, Walt Disney’s simple message is clear: it truly is a small world after all!

Are you visiting Disney World this week?

Let the expert team at Academy Travel help you plan your next magical vacation to Disney World’s four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom — and the Disney Springs shopping and dining district.

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