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Disney Making Changes To Attractions At California + Orlando Parks

Dorathy Gass

For those who have visited Disneyland or Disney World, we all have our favorite character meet-and-greets, rides, and entertainment attractions. Having said that, the next time you visit one of these parks, you may not see the favs you are expecting. That’s because Disney is making some changes to both Disney World and Disneyland, removing some popular attractions.

First off, after 12 years running, the Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple will be taken out of the theme park come this November 4th. Additionally, the California and Orlando parks are giving Tomorrowland’s Battle with Darth Vader the ax.

Travel and Leisure reported that when it comes to live music and entertainment, Disneyland’s Silver Dollar and Six Hook & Ladder Co. firehouse bands will no longer be performing within Frontierland, and actually stopped performance this past September. Character meet-and-greets are also being cut, as Oswald The Lucky Rabbit will no longer be welcoming fans at Disneyland.

Lastly, Disney World is also removing Captain Jack Sparrow’s pirate tutorial, a show that started over a decade ago in 2006; it’s last show took place in September of this year at Magic Kingdom and has been replaced with a meet-and-greet, where fans can have their picture taken with Jack Sparrow instead. This marked the last live entertainment attraction in Adventureland.

In addition, there have been multiple position eliminated within some Citizens of Hollywood performers who presented ‘streetmosphere’ within Hollywood Studio; four live actors have also been cut from the Rivers of Light performances that take place in Orlando’s Animal Kingdom.
While these cuts are most likely permanent, there is always that chance they could come back.

After all, just recently when rumors emerged that Rafiki’s Planet Watch was being removed at Animal Kingdom, Disney announced that is was only a seasonal closing. Still, Magic Kingdom’s Stitch’s Great Escape closed this past January, and while Disney stated that the attraction would operate seasonally, reports have surfaced that it has been removed quietly