Reduced operating hours in effect for parts of the Magic Kingdom on Thursday and Friday

Apr 29, 2014 in "Magic Kingdom"

Posted: Tuesday April 29, 2014 9:32am EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

Parts of the Magic Kingdom will be operating with reduced hours on Thursday and Friday due to private events taking place in the park.

Thursday May 1 2014

The following will close at 5pm:

Gaston's Tavern, Bonjour! Village Gifts, Under the Sea - Journey of the Little Mermaid, Ariel's Grotto, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Hundred Acre Goods and Storybook Treats.

Friday May 2 2014

The following will have a delayed opening at 11am:

Dumbo the Flying Elephant, The Barnstormer, Pete's Silly Sideshow, Big Top Souvenirs and Tomorrowland Speedway.

The following will have a delayed opening at 1pm:

Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor.

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KillnmeApr 29, 2014

Wonder now if the APs will get a special preview like the good ole days?

kma71677Apr 29, 2014

I'm going to go up there and make a poster to hold up and urge them to replace the Tomorrowland Speedway cars with Cars themed vehicles. Surely that would be an easy and cheap fix to that sad attraction!

DonfanApr 29, 2014

If it's a media event, the execs should be involved. After all, it's their park. Since everyone complains that the suits aren't involved enough with the parks, here's a good way to get them back in.

Goofnut1980Apr 29, 2014

The rich and famous get to ride 7D first! lol I bet money it's all the execs. And if tomorrowland is in the near future for clean up. They may be riding to determine what needs done with no guests there. That would be really cool if it was.

CaptainShorttyApr 29, 2014

All the closures are for the 2 day media event that is taking place for 7DMT. They will also be doing some other things other than getting the preview of the ride which is why other locations (besides NFL) are closed.

TheRabbitApr 29, 2014

Thats one way to not have to worry about lines...just rent the whole ride for a couple of hours.

bethymouseApr 29, 2014

Why are they doing this?

Trekkie101Apr 29, 2014

That must of cost a pretty penny.