Our 5 most popular Disney World stories from 2018

The approaching new year means it’s time to take a moment and look back at the year that was. Disney World had a wild 2018 featuring new construction, exciting rumors and a couple unfortunate moments.

Which five stories were the most popular? We looked through our 330+ articles from 2018 and found the answer.

We can’t wait to see what’s next in 2019. Enjoy!

5. Sign announcing TRON coaster appears in the Magic Kingdom

There’s always a lot of excitement when Disney World starts building a new attraction. That excitement has bubbled over in the Magic Kingdom where a big addition is coming in the form of the TRON coaster.

Set to open in 2021, the TRON coaster will add an exhilarating ride to Magic Kingdom’s long list of fun attractions. It will completely alter the sights and sounds of Tomorrowland once completed.

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4. The Haunted Mansion isn’t closing for a Coco ride

Disney World rumors are a lot of fun. What isn’t fun is when website fabricates their own rumors just to drive people to their page. Such was the case with the Haunted Mansion rumor that suggested Disney World would completely alter the iconic attraction with a permanent Coco overlay. Several insiders have confirmed there is no truth to that rumor and that the Haunted Mansion will maintain its 999 happy haunts.

Though this rumor wasn’t true, a Coco overlay has been discussed for the Mexico Pavilion over at Epcot. Coco may eventually come to Disney World but it won’t be at the Haunted Mansion.

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3. Rumor: Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster to be rethemed at Hollywood Studios

This was a bizarre story. It all started when the New York Times ran a story about Hollywood Studios that mentioned Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster was going to be rethemed. The story didn’t include what that new theme might be, but it clearly listed it as an upcoming change alongside the new projects such as Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

However, Disney refuted that report and said that there aren’t any plans to change the coaster’s theme at this time. It looks like the New York Times may have confused the coaster in Hollywood Studios for the one that is confirmed to be changing out in Disneyland Paris.

Realistically, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster will have a new theme at some point in the future. Aerosmith isn’t the most relevant theme for a coaster at a major theme park and Disney could easily inject a more modern theme (like Monsters, Inc. or The Incredibles) to instantly rejuvenate the ride.

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2. Holiday lights are starting to appear on Cinderella Castle

This may be the most surprising story to make our top-5 list. The simple report that holiday lights were starting to go up on Cinderella Castle for the 2018 holiday season generated lots of buzz by Disney fans.

Maybe people love to see the castle transforming? Maybe they just really like signs that the holidays are approaching? Either way, this story finished as our second-most popular story in 2018.

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1. Video: Mickey’s head falls off during Fantasmic!

Unfortunately, accidents happen. Not even Disney World can maintain the magic 100% of the time. Such was the case during a showing of Fantasmic! where Mickey’s head fell off.

The video was a bit blurry, but you can clearly see Mickey’s head come off during the show when Mickey is standing on top of the mountain. Thankfully, the cast member was able to correct things in a hurry and catch Mickey’s head before it could topple down the mountain.

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David
David
David is a Disney travel expert who created Notes from Neverland in 2018 after visiting Disney theme parks countless times. Previously, David spent way too much time writing about sports, and was featured in Sports Illustrated, MSN, Yahoo!, and in many other publications. Learn more or contact us.

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