Building on reporting done by wdwmagic, sources have separately indicated to us that the Main Street USA Theater project at Magic Kingdom has indeed been cancelled.
Unfortunately, we don’t have much information beyond that. It wasn’t clear why the project was cut, but Disney is expected to make an announcement regarding the change in plans.
The theater was originally announced by Bob Chapek at the 2017 D23 Expo as a part of the Parks and Resorts panel. It was described as being inspired by Kansas City’s Willis Wood Theater and would have hosted Broadway-style shows.
The theater would have been located to the East of Main Street USA and is included in an overarching, “Magic Kingdom East” permitting package. The permit package contained the Tron coaster footprint as well. This cancellation has no impact on the Tron project, and it’s expected to move forward.
Here’s a look at the placement of the theater as seen in permits filed with the state.
Keep it here for the latest info on this story. We’ll update once Disney makes the anticipated announcement.