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.
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.