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Major refurbishment work begins at Magic Kingdom's Tomorrowland

Jun 3rd 2014 at 9:16

This month Disney have started work on refurbishments to Tomorrowland and it's attractions. Whilst the work wont see any immediate changed to the aging 'futuristic' area of the park, it will bring some much needed updates and repairs to attractions.

As part of this work there are some closures to both attractions, shops and restaurants. For now here's the closures we can confirm. We do expect there to be more closures as the work continues, some of which may just be short daily closures for things like repainting and cleaning.

  • The Lunching Pad - Limited capacity from June 2 to August 1, 2014
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover - Now closed. Reopens August 4, 2014
  • Astro Orbiter - Now closed. Reopens September 19, 2014

The length of these closure indicate that there's some serious work going on behind the scenes. Tomorrowland has long been see to be extremely dated, and in a comparable state to Future World in Epcot. Both of these 'futuristic' lands have sadly been left looking like a vision of the future from the 1950's.

It's long been speculated that both Tomorrowland and Future World will either be scrapped, and turned into 'generic' areas of each respective park. Or they'd both recieve an extreme face lift.

However as Disney have not announced any major works in Tomorrowland, we can only assume that these closures are for essential maintenance and repairs. We do still regularly hear rumblings of major works being planned. However as of yet don't have any solid details on what these may be, or if they'll ever happen.

Category: Magic Kingdom