Main Street USA Theater: Never Built Magic Kingdom

Never Built Magic Kingdom

Main Street USA Theater Magic Kingdom Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World has a long history of announcing rides only to later cancel them unceremoniously, although the practice has largely stopped in the last decade, with one notable exception, The Main Street USA theater.

This theater was announced at D23 in 2017 and it was planned to be located parallel to the existing Main Street USA between the land and Tomorrowland, and prep work was even done to remove the existing backstage infrastructure from its intended location.

This was to be designed based on the Willis Wood Theater that Walt Disney himself experienced in his youth, making it a perfect fit for the land based on an idealized America of his childhood.

While a show was not announced for this theater, it was set to hold Broadway-style productions, similar to the Hyperion Theater in Disney California Adventure, although this would have had a much more extensive facade.

It also is unknown if the pathway to and from this theater would have been open at all times or just at showtime.

Mickey Mouse at the Main Street Train Station Magic Kingdom Walt Disney World

It is unknown why this building was canceled, but all references of the project were removed from the Disney website, signifying its cancelation. Backstage infrastructure was moved back to the site and the Magic Kingdom is still without a sizable indoor theater to this day.