Late this evening, Disney announced “Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular” will close on January 10, 2016 at Disney California Adventure park to make way for a new stage production revolving around Disney’s “Frozen”. According to the post, the “Frozen” show will “immerse [fans] in the world of ‘Frozen’ as never before, with elaborate costumes and sets, stunning specials effects and surprising scenic transformations.”
People on Twitter were not as excited that winter is coming.
— save aladdin (@DisneysLxstGirl) September 10, 2015
— Jake Koeppe ºoº (@jakekoeppe) September 10, 2015
Btw I'm so disappointed in @Disneyland changing the Aladdin show to frozen ? the Aladdin show is a classic, I love the genie.
— Kimberly (@IntroToKim) September 10, 2015
Twitter User, @Christelle, also brought up one of the important things about this change:
I wonder/hope the show that replaces #Aladdin will have a cast that's just as beautiful and diverse and representative of its audience.
— Christelle (@christellexoxo) September 10, 2015
Meanwhile, others didn’t let the cold bother them as much.
I'm actually excited for the #Frozen musical. Bye Aladdin ??
— Stephen Erlandsen (@stephensweeps) September 10, 2015
Some even had some interesting alternatives to a different show besides “Frozen”.
— Jenelle Murphy (@JetaimeJenelle) September 10, 2015
— Lorenz Gido (@TheOtherGido) September 10, 2015
— Nikole Cornejo (@Nikki_Cornejo) September 10, 2015
This was the third time that Disney has announced the closing of the “Aladdin” musical at the California theme park. Each attempt at replacing the show with first a “Tangled” musical then a “Toy Story” musical was met with the same negativity we’re seeing today. It’ll be interesting to see how Disney reacts this time around.
Should Disney follow through with the “Frozen” show, the countdown for Aladdin and friends begins. Like many of those Twitter users, be sure to catch one last magic carpet ride to Agrabah and watch the show before they migrate away from the cold.