AT D23 EXPO 2017, DISNEY PARKS CHAIRMAN BOB CHAPEK SHARES PLANS FOR A NEW ENTERTAINMENT VENUE COMING TO MAGIC KINGDOM PARK -- Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek unveiled plans to build a new entertainment venue, inspired by the iconic Willis Theater as it looked in 1920s Kansas City, at Magic Kingdom Park. The theater is set to bring world-class entertainment to the Walt Disney World Resort.
CONFIRMED: Magic Kingdom Broadway-Style Theater Delayed or Cancelled
We previously told you that the Broadway-style theater that was going to be built in Magic Kingdom was likely delayed or cancelled altogether. Today we have the first official confirmation from Disney regarding the project: The mention of the theater has been removed from the What’s New webpage. The What’s New webpage was added to the official Walt Disney World website shortly after 2017’s D23 Parks & Resorts panel when Bob Chapek announced several projects currently being worked on for Disney Parks across the globe. This page, of course, focused on just the Walt Disney World aspects including the Tron roller coaster, Guardians of the Galaxy attraction, and new Main Street theater.
This is how the page appeared up until this past weekend:
As of now, the webpage has removed the mention of the theater:
Information for the theater still resides on the 2017 press packet as well as the Disney Parks Blog. We don’t expect Disney to make a big pronouncement that the project is cancelled, so this may be one of the only confirmations we will see.