I always fear these articles for the backlash…Let’s get this out there: I LOVE these attractions. I don’t necessarily want them to go away, but of all the Walt Disney World attractions, these are the few that I would be okay with if they had to close.
1. The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
I love the representation of Aladdin in Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland. This is a super fun, good for all ages ride. While this is all true, I don’t find The Magic Carpets of Aladdin to be a necessary ride. We already have Dumbo in Magic Kingdom, which is essentially the exact same thing. I would really miss the spitting camels though…
2. Swiss Family Tree House
I thoroughly appreciate how Disney is still incorporating this classic film. And I have fond memories of skinning my knee on the wooden step of this tree house way back when. I love the details within the attraction, and there’s almost never a wait. But it’s a bit old and not a ton of people know or appreciate its history. I don’t know how many people would even know if it closed.
3. Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
I was conflicted about this one. I adore Monsters, Inc. It’s one of my favorite movies, so I don’t want it to be removed from the Parks. The Laugh Floor jokes are cute and the idea is really smart, but I’ve done it once and that was enough. I don’t think I’d really miss the Laugh Floor were it absent.
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4. Voyage of the Little Mermaid
This is an attraction I don’t understand how it is still up and running. Voyage of the Little Mermaid is cute and fun and tells Ariel’s whole story. But the technology seems so old to me. For me, this attraction is a weird mix of puppetry and live theater and the rest is filled in with movie clips. It’s nice, but with Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid, I don’t think it’s needed.
5. It’s Tough to be a Bug
I sense serious flack for this one. But here goes: Flik is fantastic. Bug’s Life is phenomenal. This is a great ride in Animal Kingdom. But it’s old. The technology is obviously old and has so much potential that is being, in my opinion, wasted. Plus the bee attack part totally freaked me out as a kid…
6. TriceraTop Spin
This one my reasoning is the same as it was for the Magic Carpets of Aladdin. The high-flying spinning rides are great, but how many do we really need? I think of Dumbo as the classic choice, so I don’t really see a need for any others. I get that the theming of TriceraTop is super fun, but Dinoland already has several dinosaur attractions that do the trick.
7. Nemo Ride
I will admit that I have gotten over the Living Seas. I’m fine with it being The Seas with Nemo and Friends. But I think the allure of the ride has kind of faded with time. I really like Nemo and the gang being around The Seas and how this engages the younger crowd. But the format of the ride is very similar to Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid and the same song as the musical in Animal Kingdom. I like this ride, but I’d be okay if it closed.
I’m just not a fan of this ride. I know a lot of people really enjoy it, and it was really cool when it was first introduced. The dinosaurs are impressive and fun, but I don’t think it’s necessary to be so loud and scary. It is never a priority for me, so I’d be okay if it went away…