A series of dark rides in Fantasyland are set to be closed this summer for refurbishments.
Among these many attractions are Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, Alice in Wonderland, and Peter Pan’s Flight.
Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride
This classic dark ride is one of the Park’s original classics. Based on the animated dual feature The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949), it takes Guests from Toad Hall through an English hamlet and finally to Hell. The ride was added to the Magic Kingdom in 1971 before it was shut down permanently in 1998 to make room for The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. Its closure was one of the many controversial Park changes over the years, and tributes to the old ride can be found throughout Magic Kingdom, including at The Haunted Mansion.
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The Disneyland Park version remains today and is set to close on June 5 for refurbishment and re-open on June 15.
Peter Pan’s Flight
This attraction based on the 1953 film is also one of the original dark rides that debuted when Disneyland opened in 1955. It remains one of the most popular attractions at every theme Park that carries it. It takes Guests on a flying pirate ship through various scenes, including the Darling family nursery, the London skyline, and of course, Neverland. It, too, is closing for refurbishment in Disneyland on June 5. However, unlike Mr. Toad, a firm re-opening date has yet to be established.
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Alice in Wonderland
Opening in 1958, this Fantasyland dark ride became another instant classic. It follows the adventures of Alice as she explores Wonderland. Its indoor/outdoor ride system makes it a unique experience not offered by any other Fantasyland dark rides. Unlike Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride and Peter Pan’s Flight, Alice in Wonderland was never made for the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. It also is due for refurbishment on June 5. But like Mr. Toad’s wild ride, it should only be closed for ten days.
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Update: Mr. Toad's Wild Ride and Alice in Wonderland at Disneyland Park will be closed for refurbishment from June 5-15. Both rides are set to reopen on June 16.
Peter Pan's Flight is still set to close for refurbishment on June 5. A reopening date is not yet available. https://t.co/ZvgoVJ58ka
— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) May 5, 2023
It’s always great when Disney refurbishes their attractions. Although it can often be disappointing if it’s during a Park visit, it’s always a sign that they care about the quality and longevity of their attractions. This cannot be said for every theme Park company…