Now that Walt Disney Imagineering has dove straight into the transformation of Disney’s Splash Mountain in Magic Kingdom Park, Disney fans are left turning away from the remains of Chik-a-pin Hill and asking, what’s next?
Posing the question to the Walt Disney World Subreddit, one fan asked “What Disney attraction do you guys think is next on the chopping block?”
The original poster went first, saying, “With splash mountain recently closing to be replaced with Tiana’s bayou adventure, It made me think of what other Disney rides could possibly be replaced. I’m thinking the dinoland rides are the most obvious but other than that i’d say rock n roller coaster at Hollywood studios because it doesn’t fit with the current Hollywood studios theme and Disney might not want to keep paying royalties for Aerosmith.”
Several other fans chimed in agreeing that Dinosaur and the other attractions at DinoLand, U.S.A. at Disney’s Animal Kingdom were high on the Imagineers’ hit list, especially after announcements for a Moana and Zootopia-themed area were made.
Another fan turned back to Magic Kingdom and said, “It’s unfortunate because I like it, but I kind of think Carousel of Progress might be the next to go/ change in Magic Kingdom. The last few times I’ve gone it’s either been closed or nearly empty.” It is no secret that the Walt Disney-original has fallen into disrepair and begun showing its age over the past few years.
And a third took the conversation to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, saying “The muppets area at DHS. Stuck smack in between galaxys edge and star tours. You know that isn’t going to last.”
This month will see some new and ongoing ride closures for refurbishment at the Walt Disney World Resort, such as Kali River Rapids at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, but the only official transformation going on right now is still Splash Mountain’s transformation to Tiana’s Bayou Adventure.
In the meantime, we at Disney Fanatic will continue to update our readers on Disney Parks news and stories as more developments come to light.