'It's Tough to be a Bug' closing for week long refurbishment later in April

Apr 04, 2017 in "'It's Tough to be a Bug'"

'It's Tough to be a Bug' at Disney's Animal Kingdom will be closed for a week long refurbishment later this month.

The closure begins April 23 through to April 29, reopening to guests on April 30 3017.

'It's Tough to be a Bug' is a 3D show with special in-theater effects, located in the base of the park's centerpiece, the Tree of Life

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Article Posted: Apr 04, 2017 / 11:57am EDT
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FlynnwriterMay 23, 2017

Um... Maybe they could close it forever. The tree deserves better.

tissandtullyMay 23, 2017

Yep, this attraction now has digital projection, it looks fantastic!

brb1006May 23, 2017

Then again the attraction opened months before the film debuted.

c-oneMay 22, 2017

Was hoping this attraction was being put out of its misery. Effects are clever but cheap, storyline is completely incongruous, and who on earth cares about A Bug's Life in 2017? Makes Avatar seem like the cultural zeitgeist.

SthebestMay 22, 2017

The video of this show is crystal clear now! I just saw it and everything is so crisp! All effects were working and sound was excellent.

Kman101Apr 05, 2017

I did say it's a great attraction, I love it. But like RSoxNo1 said I'd like something along the lines of DisneyNature. But it's just wanting something different. bugs works as well. It's not an issue that needs dealing with, not trying to imply that.

RSoxNo1Apr 05, 2017

I'd love to see some DisneyNature inspired 3D show in the Tree of Life, I think that would be a welcome replacement.

MisterPenguinApr 05, 2017

What your dad did wasn't right. It's an uncle's job to set you up for traumatic fears and embarrassment.

deeevoApr 05, 2017

You have a cool dad...lol

Nickels5Apr 05, 2017

Like what? It's a great fit for the park and the tree of life theater.

Kman101Apr 05, 2017

It is, but I think some would like something even more fitting than this for the Tree of Life. Not that it's a bad attraction. I'd hate to lose it but I'd also love to see something else put in the theater that celebrates Animal Kingdom. But it's a great attraction.

SabrielApr 05, 2017

My first time on Alien Encouter, I was seven. I went in there against my better judgment, my dad had talked it up as the only real live alien ever captured and it was right here on Earth. Naturally, I bought it hook, line, and sinker. Funny when you're a grown up, not so funny when you're a kid with an alien phobia. Came out of there sobbing, my mom fuming, and my dad probably wanting to get away from us both. :hilarious: At least with It's Tough To Be A Bug, you're not restrained in your seat, feeling trapped on AE was the worst part.

Nickels5Apr 05, 2017

Why would anyone want this to close? It's a great attraction and one of the best 4d shows on property

doctornickApr 05, 2017

This is my favorite of all the 4D films at the resort so I'm glad to hear it getting some love. It should really provide a model for how to effectively use an IP in a way that properly fits the park and theming.