Places Unavailable for Visits in 2024: The Post-Pandemic Impact
In the wake of the pandemic, Places Unavailable for Visits in 2024 brings restrictions and closures to several iconic destinations globally, altering travel plans for many enthusiasts seeking to revisit or explore previously accessible locations.
Centre Pompidou, Paris
The renowned Centre Pompidou in Paris, although appearing modern, is due for a major 260 million euro modernization, closing its doors through 2030 post the Summer Olympics. Consider alternative modern art collections at Palais de Tokyo or the history-rich Musee de Quai Branly.
Splash Mountain, Orlando & Anaheim
Disney’s famous Splash Mountain in Florida and California shut down in 2023, set to reopen as Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. Explore Disney’s Asian parks in Japan and China or discover Disneyland Hong Kong’s World of Frozen.
Noma, recognized as the world’s best restaurant, is bidding farewell in 2024. However, it will return in 2025 as a pioneering food innovation center. Experience Peru’s culinary delights in Lima’s top restaurants showcasing local ingredients.
Phantom of the Opera, New York City
After an illustrious 35-year run, the iconic musical “Phantom of the Opera” concluded its Broadway journey in 2023. Embrace other Broadway shows like “Spamalot” or “Kimberly Akimbo,” available through convenient ticket booking apps.
The prestigious Pergamonmuseum, housing the renowned Ishtar Gate, will undergo closure until 2027 for extensive upgrades. Explore Das Panorama, which displays some museum pieces during the renovation, or visit other attractions on Museum Island.
Elephant Trunk Rock, Taiwan
A notable Taiwan landmark resembling an elephant’s trunk collapsed in December 2023. Discover Taiwan’s scenic beauty through alternatives like the Cuifeng Lake Circular Trail or explore picturesque countryside via the Southern Cross-Island Highway.
Park Hyatt, Tokyo
Closing for renovation in May 2024, the Park Hyatt plans a property-wide renewal, including its iconic New York Bar. Explore other luxurious accommodations in Japan or opt for unique rural getaways like Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan or Treeful in Okinawa.
Notre Dame, Paris
Set to reopen in December 2024 after the devastating fire, Notre Dame will restore its original grandeur. Explore France’s diverse churches like Notre-Dame de la Garde in Marseille or the picturesque Strasbourg Cathedral.
Smithsonian Castle, Washington, DC
Undergoing a five-year refurbishment since February 2023, the Smithsonian Castle offers digital tours during closure. Discover reopened museums like the National Air and Space Museum or the National Museum of Women in the Arts in DC.
Leonardo Da Vinci’s Vineyard, Milan
Privately acquired, the future availability of Da Vinci’s vineyard remains uncertain. Explore Da Vinci’s renowned artworks on display in galleries such as the Uffizi Gallery in Florence or the Galleria dell’Accademia in Venice.
Star Wars: Galactic Cruiser, Disney World
Despite its closure, real-life Star Wars filming locations like Tunisia’s Hotel Sidi Driss or Iceland’s Reynisfjara offer immersive experiences for enthusiasts.
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