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Gone But Not Forgotten: Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them – Walt Disney As one of the Magic Kingdom’s opening day attractions, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride was modeled after the Disneyland version with one difference; two separate boarding areas which allowed the vehicles to travel on separate tracks. This created a slightly different ride and scenes to pas through depending on the boarding location. If bo

Gone But Not Forgotten: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

  “Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future” – Walt Disney Tonight, we will submerge ourselves in the past and begin Disney’s first journey under the sea. Of course we are talking about 20000 Leagues under the Sea! One of the original flagship attractions, 20000 Leagues opened at WDW Magic Kingdom on October 14, 1971. It took 38 riders ‘under

Gone But Not Forgotten: Alien Encounter

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney On June 20, 1995, ExtraTerrorestrial Alien Encounter opened as a part of the Magic Kingdom’s New Tomorrowland. It was touted as an intense experience and warned that children under of age of 12 should not partake. Guests were first lead to the ‘Tomorrowland Interplanetary Convention Center’ where they learned they were going to

Gone But Not Forgotten: If You Had Wings

There’s a great big hunk of world down there with no fence around it – Lady and the Tramp Before Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, the space was occupied by If you had wings, sponsored by Eastern Airlines. This ride, after viewing a preshow, took riders on a ‘take-off’ experience where the vehicle went out on an inclined plane and ‘flew’ past birds, other planes, and past different world locations t

Gone But Not Forgotten

“Around here we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward opening up new doors and doing new things because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths” – Walt Disney As Disney fans, we know that change at the parks is inevitable, but that doesn’t mean we have to like it. With so many changes going on at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, this series is dedicated