Astro Orbiter Closed for Refurbishment Through August 14th at the Magic Kingdom

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Last Friday, something happened during the routine start-up procedures of the Astro Orbiter in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom. The ride never opened that day and didn’t operate all day Saturday, either. Today, the attraction remains closed for the sixth consecutive day.

Now, it appears Disney has officially marked the spinner attraction as being closed for refurbishment.

The attraction will be closed through August 14th and should reopen to guests on August 15th, barring any further technical delays. It’s currently listed as “Temporarily Closed” on My Disney Experience app, but the attraction seems to definitely need some extensive repairs and further downtime before opening back up to guests.

Astro Orbiter last underwent a refurb back in 2014, where it received a new paint scheme. The attraction may get some aesthetic updates during the refurbishment to match other visual improvements to Tomorrowland that have been done over the past few months.

The unplanned maintenance, not announced months in advance, is a rarity for Walt Disney World, but funny enough, Primeval Whirl at Animal Kingdom has been closed for weeks under similar circumstances.

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Jacki Lee Rodgers
Jacki Lee Rodgers

GOTTA get some relief from sun in BTM line!


This ride really needs to go away. Even when I was a kid we didn’t spend the time to go on this.