Will These Attractions Return
Author: Mark Plante
Published: September 15, 2020

Most everyone knows that all four parks at Disney World in Florida are running at a limited capacity, limited hours and limited attractions due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

With the amount of attractions that are currently unavailable, we began to wonder, which ones in Magic Kingdom and throughout the Parks and Resorts may not return or may not return without an additional fee.  So here is a list of the attractions and restaurants that are currently closed and those that we do not think will return to their pre-pandemic selves.

Disney World Wide

Park Hopping – Park Hopping should come back once the conditions are safe for guests to freely move from one park to another.

FastPass+ – I do see this coming back once conditions are safe again, BUT… I would not be in the least surprised if Disney does not charge for this as Universal Studios Orlando currently does.

Extra Magic Hours – I do not see us seeing Extra Magic Hours again. If we do, I would be very, very surprised. Disney World had been gradually getting rid of Extra Magic Hours before the pandemic hit in favor of hard ticket early-morning or late-night events at an extra price. These events were profitable for Disney, so I see the parks offering hard ticketed events and Extra Magic Hours will go the way of the old ticket books and $1.50 admissions.

What attractions that are currently closed at Magic Kingdom due to the pandemic could possibly not reopen.

Magic Kingdom
Walt Disney World Railroad – This attraction closed in December, 2018 to make room for the new Tron Roller Coaster in Tomorrowland.  We believe that this attraction will reopen once the construction on Tron is complete.
Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover – This attraction closed when the parks closed due to the pandemic.  The attraction did open for a short period of time when the parks reopened, but then closed again due to mechanical issues.  The attraction is currently being refurbished and should open again in the near future.
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique – The hair and makeup salon that will transfer young girls into beautiful princesses has remained closed and there is no ETA when it will open again.  We believe that this attraction will reopen once conditions are safe.
Casey’s Corner Pianist – The pianist outside of Casey’s Corner will most-likely return when conditions are safe again.
Cosmic Dance Party – This may or may not return once conditions in the parks have returned to normal. Not particularly popular, I would not be surprised if this entertainment did not return.
Dapper Dans – will most-likely return when conditions are safe again. The Dapper Dans are a Fan Favorite
Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade – The Festival of Fantasy Parade will definitely return. This is the newest parade and Disney had invested too much money into it for them to get rid of it.
Main Street Trolley Show – will most-likely return when conditions are safe again.
Move It! Shake It! MousekeDance It! Street Party – will most-likely return when conditions are safe again.
Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station – Another attraction that Disney invested a lot of money on just to close. This will most-likely return when conditions are safe again.
Casey’s Corner – will most-likely return when conditions are safe again.
Columbia Harbour House – will most-likely return when conditions are safe again.
The Crystal Palace – will most-likely return when conditions are safe again.
Enchanted Tales with Belle – will most-likely return when conditions are safe again.
The Friar’s Nook – will most-likely return when conditions are safe again.
Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade – I would not be surprised if this attraction did not return. This is a high maintenance attraction that is outdated in today’s culture for the most part.
Golden Oak Outpost – will most-likely return when conditions are safe again.
Happily Ever After – will most-likely return when conditions are safe again.
The Lunching Pad – will most-likely return when conditions are safe again.
Meet Ariel at Her Grotto – will most-likely return when conditions are safe again.
Meet Cinderella & Elena at Princess Fairytale Hall – will most-likely return when conditions are safe again.
Meet Daring Disney Pals as Circus Stars at Pete’s Silly Side Show – will most-likely return when conditions are safe again.
Meet Dashing Disney Pals as Circus Stars at Pete’s Silly Side Show – will most-likely return when conditions are safe again.
Meet Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theater – will most-likely return when conditions are safe again.
Meet Rapunzel and Tiana at Princess Fairytale Hall – will most-likely return when conditions are safe again.
Meet Tinker Bell at Town Square Theater – will most-likely return when conditions are safe again.
Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor – will most-likely return when conditions are safe again.
Tomorrowland Terrace – Restaurant will most-likely return when conditions are safe again.
Tortuga Tavern – will most-likely return when conditions are safe again.

Above are the attractions in Magic Kingdom that are currently closed. Come back again to see our opinions on what attractions that are currently closed in Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom may or may not reopen.

Remember, the above information is our opinion, there has been no official announcements regarding these attractions. For official releases, please visit the official Disney website.

Mark Plante and his family have been visitors to the Orlando area for 15+ years. They are using information, tricks and knowledge that they have accumulated during that time to create this blog.