Astro Orbiter in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom Remains Closed for 3rd Straight Day Due To Unscheduled Maintenance

On 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 third consecutive day.

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.

An empty Astro Orbiter queue in Tomorrowland.
An empty Astro Orbiter queue in Tomorrowland.

It is unclear when the Astro Orbiter will return, and Disney has yet to even mention the closure publicly, but maintenance crews look to be working very hard to bring the ride back as soon as possible.

Maintenance cast members can be seen all around the attraction.
Maintenance cast members can be seen all around the attraction.
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Robert
Robert
11 months ago

It’s…interesting that the two unexpected ride closures are basically the same ride. I wonder if the Magic Carpets will be next.

Melissa D Brown
Melissa D Brown
11 months ago
Reply to  Robert

They aren’t tho. Primevil Whirl is a mouse coaster. This is a dumbo dupe.

Michael
Michael
11 months ago
Reply to  Robert

They are nowhere near the same ride, the other one is a roller coaster.

Dyn
Dyn
11 months ago
Reply to  Robert

Heu one is a coaster the other is a spinner…
Not the same ride at all…

Kev
Kev
11 months ago
Reply to  Robert

Not even close to the same ride..primeval whirl is a roller coaster..a bad one, but still a roller coaster

Andy
Andy
11 months ago
Reply to  Robert

You’re thinking of Triceratop Spin – Primeval Whirl is not similar.

Fred
Fred
11 months ago
Reply to  Robert

Primeval whirl is a spinning coaster. I think you have the rides mixed up a bit.

Mousefan
Mousefan
11 months ago
Reply to  Robert

Primeval whirl and Astro orbiters are nothing alike. The first is a spinning wildmouse coaster and the latter is a dumbo like flying ride. They are both rather old and parts sometimes just wear out. It’s just coincidence that they both went down together.

A guest
A guest
11 months ago
Reply to  Robert

That would be TriceraTop Spin. Primeval Whirl is a mouse coaster. The two are nothing alike and these closures have nothing in common other than safety being the highest priority.

Tango
Tango
11 months ago
Reply to  Robert

Robert, the only thing these two rides have in common is that they are both in WDW. Astro Orbiter is nothing like or similar to primeval whirl.

Austin Ray
Austin Ray
11 months ago
Reply to  Robert

The two unexpected closures are Primeval Whirl and Astro Orbiters.. how are they the same ride at all? And why wish for something to just up and close?

Rabid Kangaroo
Rabid Kangaroo
11 months ago
Reply to  Robert

Dunno why you’ve been downvoted. They probably suffered a similar failure or this one was taken down due to an underlying issue that came up when fixing the first.

Claire
Claire
11 months ago
Reply to  Robert

Primeval Whirl is a track ride

Michelle
Michelle
11 months ago
Reply to  Robert

You are confusing Primeval Whirl with Tricetatops Spin. Primeval Whirl is the spinning wild mouse type rollercoaster.

Melvin
Melvin
11 months ago

Wow , how 1950 ish…… and while the competition is so “Universal”= 21st Century!!!

Miah crosby
Miah crosby
11 months ago

It’s always been jerky and seemed so out of place.
Like it should be in a street carnival not at Disney. We did it twice and said never again!!

Adiel Alfonso
Adiel Alfonso
11 months ago

Meh, I don’t even consider that a ride. They should take it down for all I care.

John George Abraham
John George Abraham
11 months ago
Reply to  Adiel Alfonso

I like see it spinning up there but have never been compelled to ride it.

Fred
Fred
11 months ago

Taken care of the ride BEFORE someone gets hurt or killed is a GOOD THING

Leelee
Leelee
11 months ago

I agree with other posters, this is a terrible ride and I can’t believe the wait is always so long to go on it! Being squished in that elevator, no thanks.

CJ Kelson
CJ Kelson
11 months ago

It’s a ride for kids, not adults people.

Owen Santo
Owen Santo
11 months ago

I heard They have to strip the ride down and rebuild that’s how serious this problem is

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