Disney Attractions That Never Got An Official Closing

Disney Adventurer

Tomorrowland Former Rocket Jets Structure Disneyland

Disney rides are beloved places. Almost every ride has a dedicated fanbase very passionate about it. Closings are hard on these fans, knowing they will never get the chance to ride their favorite attractions again. But sometimes Disney doesn't even give fans a chance to get their last rides in on their favorite attraction. Sometimes it already closed before it was announced that it was never going to return.

This is a rare occurrence, but it isn't exactly unheard of. In fact, it may be going on right now. So here is a list of Disney Rides that were closed without any official notice, never to return.

Stitch's Great Escape!

Stitch's Great Escape Temporarily Closed Disney World Website August 6th 2019

This attraction until recently was still listed on the Disney World website as temporarily closed. But make no mistake, this attraction is never going to come back. Leaked photos show that at least one of the two theaters in the attraction, as well as the preshow, have been partially deconstructed. It also is worth mentioning that this attraction was universally hated, and reportedly the guest satisfaction score for the entire Magic Kingdom went down when it was open, so it wouldn't make many people happy to reopen this ride. It was shown to its last guests on January 6th, 2018.

It's Tough to Be a Bug (Disney California Adventure)

A Cockroach Line It's Tough To Be a Bug Disney California Adventure

It's Tough to Be a Bug closed at Disney California Adventure on March 19th for routine maintenance. Or at least that's what Disney said.

Hopper Outside Tough To Be A Bug Disney California Adventure

Then, just a day later Disney announced it had already closed permanently to be transformed into a future Spiderman attraction, and that its entire land would soon be closing as well. At least with this attraction, fans could still visit it in Disney's Animal Kingdom, where it continues to operate to this day.

Rocket Rods

Rocket Rods Station at Night Disneyland

This attraction was really doomed from the start. It wasn't given the budget it needed and numerous technical issues led to a ton of unscheduled closures. The ride's last closure was on September 25th, 2000, but it was not confirmed for over SEVEN MONTHS. After that, the ride has continued to sit abandoned. At least the former line for this attraction has been used for Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters.

Enchanted Tiki Room Under New Management

Enchanted Tiki Room Under New Management Exterior Disney World

This ride is different than the other ones on this list as Disney did not intend to close this attraction. There was no plan to replace this attraction. It only closed because it burned down. As far as I can tell this is the only attraction that has ever closed at Disney because of damage to it.

The attraction was never as popular as Disney thought it would be so rather than rebuild it, they brought back the original Enchanted Tiki Room. The only remnant of this attraction is one of the animatronic tikis which was relocated to Trader Sams Grog Grotto.

Primeval Whirl

Chester and Hester's Dinorama Disney's Animal Kingdom

This ride was unceremoniously closed following the COVID19 pandemic, with no proper sendoff. It currently sits in the park standing but not operating as a sad reminder of the impacts of the pandemic on theme parks. It wasn't the only attraction closed permanently by COVID19 in Disney's Animal Kingdom either.

Rivers of Light We Are One

Rivers of Light Finale Disney's Animal Kingdom

The multiple versions of Rivers of Light never got a huge following at Disney's Animal Kingdom, but the original really was an underrated gem. It was a stunning display of fountains and fire with a great original score that fit its park perfectly.

The show was one of many things permanently cut short by the COVID19 pandemic, and it is a shame this show never got an official final performance.

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