Walt Disney World has announced that Peter Pan’s Flight will close for renovation this summer. The park calendar currently shows that the popular Magic Kingdom attraction will be down between 8th July and 21st August 2024.

While the exact reason for its closure is unconfirmed, speculation is surrounding a problematic scene depicting Native Americans. Following Disney’s recent Splash Mountain transformation into Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, it’s likely that this scene will be removed, alongside any other offensive references on the ride.

Peter Pan’s Flight joins a list of major Walt Disney World attractions not operating throughout some of the busiest months at the park.

Other Walt Disney World Summer Ride Closures

Test Track

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Test Track 3.0 will be inspired by World of Motion.

EPCOT’s Test Track closed on 17th June 2024 in preparation for a World of Motion-inspired redesign. While not too many details are known about the nature of this project, it will be significant and will likely take more than a year to complete.

Rock n Roller Coaster

A ride closure that will affect guests at Hollywood Studios is Rock n Roller Coaster. After multiple periods of downtime, the attraction closed at the start of 2024 for multi-month maintenance. 

While it’s believed that the ride will reopen in summer 2024, a date is yet to be announced. This means that it’s likely to be the very end of summer – or perhaps sometime in autumn.

Big Thunder Mountain (Date TBA)

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Another potential closure that could wreak havoc on park wait times is Magic Kingdom’s Big Thunder Mountain. While an exact closing date hasn’t been announced, recent patents related to the attraction suggest that a renovation is imminent.

A general construction permit has been filed for Big Thunder Mountain, which could see the attraction close for a multi-month maintenance period.

If you’re heading to Walt Disney World this summer, you will also need to be aware of the new Lightning Lane rules coming into effect on 24th July 2024. This new system will, hopefully, relieve some of the pressure caused by these attraction closures by giving guests the option to skip the queue.

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