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  • On Jun 13, 2008
    Alycia from ON Asked

    I've booked a trip to Disney for the end of October. I've noticed in guidebooks that some of Disney's attractions, i.e The making of me,are seasonal. What season are they open? Last time I went, they were closed, will they be this open this time?

    Alycia,

    I don't think there is any official definition at Walt Disney World regarding the timing of "seasonal" attractions.  In my experience it seems like Disney uses the term "seasonal" for some (typically less popular) attractions that are open only during peak crowd periods of the year.  I personally think it also is a nice way of hinting that the attraction is being considered for replacement or closure.

    I can't think of any attractions currently classified as "seasonal," but I certainly could be forgetting something. Carousel of Progress used to be listed as "seasonal", but lately has been running continuously. 

    In the case of the Wonders of Life Pavilion, which included "The Making of Me", I believe most, if not all, of the former attractions in that area have been removed.  This Wonders of Life Pavilion is no longer labeled on park maps and appears very unlikely to return as it used to be. 

    I am therefore quite confident, unfortunately, that the Making of Me will be closed when you visit in October.

    As sad as it is to think about the closing of attractions (who doesn't miss Mr. Toad's Wild Ride?), it's nice to know that Disney continues to invest in new attractions that eventually replace the closed ones.  I think it's the only way to keep the parks more up-to-date and entertaining for "old timers" like me, and newer generations that are finding their own "classic" attractions every day.
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