What’s going on at Animal Kingdom? Disney World continues to cancel a new experience

What’s happening at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park? Yet another day when a brand new experience had reduced hours, for unknown reasons.

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There have been many changes at Walt Disney World Resort over the past two years. Since the reopening of the Disney parks following the extended closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, The Walt Disney Company has reinvented, redesigned and renovated many of its properties and operations.

From Disney Genie and Lightning Lane taking over old FastPass+ at Central Florida Disney Resort to rebranding Future World to all-new neighborhoods at EPCOT Park, the debut of the awe-inspiring Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind attraction and new fireworks over the world Showcase of the lagoon and Cinderella’s castle, Walt Disney World does not slow down its changes. In fact, the TRON roller coaster will soon open in Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland as the theme of the beloved Splash Mountain picks up steam behind the scenes, preparing Princess Tiana for her Disney Park attractions debut.

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While Disney KiteTails may have caught visitors’ attention – and not always for the better – at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, one change at this Disney park was the refresh of Finding Nemo: The Musical at DinoLand USA’s Theater in the Wild . Having not reopened when the resort did, Disney Parks announced that it would alter the fan-favorite story-based production from Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios. The world of Nemo (2003).

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Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and beyond! opened earlier this year at Animal Kingdom, telling the story of Marlin, Nemo and Dory in a new and exciting way. The schedule calls for the show to run six times a day. However, in the past few days, Walt Disney World has canceled showings of the musical, scrapping both the 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. performances. Disney has given no reason for the attraction cancellations, though it may be due to visitor demand.

Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and beyond! is a Disney Genie+ experience.

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Find out more about Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and beyond!

Walt Disney World describes Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and beyond! as following:

Based on the Disney and Pixar film Finding Nemo, this thrilling show invites you to experience the familiar story of Nemo and his friends from a whole new perspective, as well as fan-favorite songs like “In the Big Blue World” and “Go with the Flux.

The adventure begins by catching up with fish from Dr. P. Sherman’s office in Finding Nemo that have crossed the ocean to the Institute of Marine Life.

With live performers, animated backgrounds and a theater featuring innovative lighting, sound and special effects to create Nemo’s underwater environment, this newly updated show takes you back to the amazing underwater world – again!

Have you seen the new musical Finding Nemo yet? Let us know in the comments below!

Walt Disney World Resort has four theme parks: Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT Park, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios Park. It also includes two Disney water parks, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park and Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, as well as the retail and entertainment area, Disney Springs.

Herman C. Harkins