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10 Closed Walt Disney World Attractions That We Miss

2) The Great Movie Ride, Disney’s Hollywood Studios (1989-2017) The Great Movie Ride is one of the most recently closed attractions of all four parks. It was a dark ride that took Guests through various scenes from some of the most famous films of all time. The queue began outside the Chinese Theater directly down the street from the gates ...

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10 Closed Walt Disney World Attractions That We Miss

3) The original Journey into Imagination, EPCOT (1983-1998) You can still experience the Journey into Imagination attraction at EPCOT, but it is very different from the original version. The original ride was 14 minutes long in duration. Guests boarded an omnimover vehicle and were hosted by Dreamfinder. Figment the dragon was created out of the Dreamcatcher. The ride was a ...

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10 Closed Walt Disney World Attractions That We Miss

4) Maelstrom, EPCOT (1988-2014) The Maelstrom attraction was housed inside the Norway pavilion on the World Showcase at EPCOT from the time of its maiden voyage in 1988 until its farewell voyage in 2014. It was a dark ride upon a Viking vessel that gave Guests a look inside Norwegian mythology. It also took Guests on a journey through an ...

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10 Closed Walt Disney World Attractions That We Miss

5) SpectroMagic, Magic Kingdom (1991-1999) This 20-minute long nighttime spectacular captivated Guests at Magic Kingdom during the 1990s. It was a parade, similar to the Main Street Electrical Parade. It made use of 29 floats and 7 “whirly” units, for a total of 36 different floats. It also used over 100 miles of fiber optic strands, sound effects and a ...

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10 Closed Walt Disney World Attractions That We Miss

6) Skyway, Magic Kingdom (1971-1999) The Skyway was a gondola lift attraction that transported Guests from Fantasyland to Tomorrowland, and vice versa. Similar versions of the attraction were also at Disneyland and Tokyo Disneyland, but the version at Magic Kingdom was unique in its travel path. Instead of traveling in a straight line over the park, the Skyway’s track descended ...

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10 Closed Walt Disney World Attractions That We Miss

7) 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Magic Kingdom (1971-1994) This dynamic attraction was based on Jules Verne’s novel by the same name. It was a 10-minute long ride aboard a submarine that moved through a manmade lagoon. The lagoon itself held a staggering 11.5 million gallons of water. There were twelve submarines in the attraction’s fleet. It was one of ...

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10 Closed Walt Disney World Attractions That We Miss

8) Mickey’s ToonTown Fair, Magic Kingdom (1988-2011) This attraction might have been more appropriately named simply “Mickey Land” since it changed names over its tenure. It featured the homes of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. In 1988, the attraction debuted at Walt Disney World as Mickey’s Birthdayland. Its debut cleverly coincided with Mickey’s 60th birthday that year. Two years later ...

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10 Closed Walt Disney World Attractions That We Miss

9) Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, Magic Kingdom (1971-1998) This dark ride was based on Disney’s 1949 release of The Wind in the Willows. It was unique in that it operated on two separate tracks, which offered Guests two separate experiences within the attraction. It was a little edgy in that it depicted a trip to Hell within the ride. On ...

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10 Closed Walt Disney World Attractions That We Miss

10) Snow White’s Scary Adventure, Magic Kingdom (1971-2012) This attraction was a dark ride that took Guests through the story of Snow White and her loyal Seven Dwarfs. The original version of the ride used ride vehicles that could seat four Guests each. It took Guests through the fairy tale story by putting them in the role of Snow White. ...

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10 Closed Walt Disney World Attractions That We Miss

We diehard Disney fans are exactly that—Disney fans, no matter what. We love the films. We love the music. We love Walt. We love the parks, and each of us has a favorite one at Walt Disney World. We love the rides and attractions—even the ones that aren’t our favorites, simply because the attractions are part of the Disney parks. ...

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