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15 Extinct Disney World Attractions You Should YouTube Now

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There’s a magical world called YouTube where you can “ride” these attractions. Gone, but not forgotten (thanks to VHS Recording Devices)

1. The Living Seas (Epcot)

The Living Seas (Epcot)

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WHAT WAS IT?: A pre-screening movie (the narrator pronounced “DEEEEEELUGE!!!” dramatically), ride through aquarium, then a 2-floor pavilion to explore about the sea. WHAT KILLED IT?: The desire to add a Pixar-themed attraction. Living Seas = Finding Nemo made the most sense.LAST IMPRESSION: 20-minutes in Frigid Air Conditioning Out of the Florida Sun.

2. Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride (Magic Kingdom)

Mr. Toad's Wild Ride (Magic Kingdom)

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WHAT WAS IT?: A ride through the Wind in the Willows/Mr. Toad story with a feature in Hell (not kidding)! WHAT KILLED IT?: The desire for a Pooh attraction increased and this was the only plot of land that made the most sense to put a ride. LAST IMPRESSION: It was actually a fantastic ride and there was always zero wait.

3. Horizons (Epcot)

Horizons (Epcot)

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Via vinylmationkingdom.com , land.allears.net , horizons1.com

WHAT WAS IT?: A multi-story ride through the American exploration of our “horizons”.WHAT KILLED IT?: The “future” section became our present. The decor had a heavy 80’s influence.LAST IMPRESSION: Zero Wait. 25 minutes inside a frigid building on a hot day.

4. If You Had Wings / Take Flight / Dreamflight / Etc. (Magic Kingdom)

If You Had Wings / Take Flight / Dreamflight / Etc. (Magic Kingdom)

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WHAT WAS IT?: A ride through the evolution of “flight”.WHAT KILLED IT?: A ride about airplanes. Not very exciting. LAST IMPRESSION: A relic of Disney World past.

5. Doug LIVE! / The Spirit of Pocahontas / The Hunchback of Notre Dame : A Musical Adventure (MGM Studios)

Doug LIVE! / The Spirit of Pocahontas / The Hunchback of Notre Dame : A Musical Adventure (MGM Studios)

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WHAT WAS IT?: Pretty incredible incarnations of their film/TV selves – great songs. Catchy tunes. Broadway caliber. WHY WAS IT KILLED?: The films & TV show eventually fell out of fashion.LAST IMPRESSION: I wish they released a legit recording of Doug LIVE!

6. Alien Encounter (Magic Kingdom)

Alien Encounter (Magic Kingdom)

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WHAT WAS IT?: A pre-show screening plus an ampitheater show with an Alien cameo.WHAT KILLED IT?: It was pretty intense. George Lucas helped make it. I lost sleep over that ride til I was 16 years old. LAST IMPRESSION: RIP Alien. You will be missed.

7. Journey into Imagination (Epcot)

Journey into Imagination (Epcot)

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WHAT IT WAS?: A ride through the imagination of a pink dragon/creepy man.WHAT KILLED IT?: No target audience. Would YOU bring your 3-yr old to this?LAST IMPRESSION: Eric Idle.

8. Legend of the Lion King (Magic Kingdom)

Legend of the Lion King (Magic Kingdom)

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WHAT WAS IT?: The Lion King with XXXXL puppets. WHAT KILLED IT?: It was a popular show. Much beloved by all. Unfortunately, they needed to make room for Phil-har-magic.LAST IMPRESSION: I think I’ll miss you most of all…

9. World of Motion (Epcot)

World of Motion (Epcot)

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WHAT WAS IT?: The car version of “Dreamflight” (see above).WHAT KILLED IT?: Snorefest.com.LAST IMPRESSION: World of huh?

10. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Magic Kingdom)

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Magic Kingdom)

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Via blogger.com , yesterland.com , 20kride.com

WHAT WAS IT?: A “submarine voyage” around the lagoon (hint: it never went down below- you were watching a video).WHAT KILLED IT?: It broke down a lot and cost $$$$ for maintenance.LAST IMPRESSION: Great ride… if only it worked.

11. Tarzan Rocks! & Journey into the Jungle Book (Animal Kingdom)

Tarzan Rocks! & Journey into the Jungle Book (Animal Kingdom)

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Via wdwent.com , allears.net , land.allears.net , img4.wikia.nocookie.net

WHAT WAS IT?: Stage version of Jungle Book & a Tarzan “jam rock concert”.WHAT KILLED IT?: Tarzan faired well. Jungle Book did not – tourists weren’t really familiar with the title. Small crowds were full of Floridians/Disney fans.LAST IMPRESSION: Nice tries!

12. Snow White’s Scary Adventure (Magic Kingdom)

Snow White's Scary Adventure (Magic Kingdom)

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WHAT WAS IT?: A ride through the Snow White tale. And yes, it was scary as hell. WHAT KILLED IT?: A casualty of the new Fantasyland.LAST IMPRESSION: IT WAS SCARY AS HELL.

13. Wonders of Life Pavilion (Epcot)

Wonders of Life Pavilion (Epcot)

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WHAT WAS IT?: A pavilion dedicated to health featuring the ride Body Wars.WHAT KILLED IT?: It was a ghost town. LAST IMPRESSION: We used to play Hide-And-Go-Seek all over and no one bothered us. That’s how vacant it was.

14. Mickey’s Starland & Birthday/Star Show (Magic Kingdom)

Mickey's Starland & Birthday/Star Show (Magic Kingdom)

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WHAT WAS IT?: It started out as Mickey’s Birthdayland and then it kind of became… a character spot? They never really figured out what they were.WHAT KILLED IT?: There weren’t really rides. You just met classic Disney characters there and saw their “homes”. There was a Mickey Mouse show though featuring the latest TV show characters. LAST IMPRESSION: It was cool to see Mickey’s house, not gonna lie.

15. Back to Neverland (MGM Studios)

Back to Neverland (MGM Studios)

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Via examiner.com , jerryrees.com , i.ytimg.com , jerryrees.com

WHAT WAS IT?: A 20-minute video about the art of animation – following Robin Williams as a Lost Boy battling Hook with Peter Pan.WHAT KILLED IT?: It felt very early 1980’s. LAST IMPRESSION: Worth watching for Robin Williams’ performance!

COVER PHOTO CREDIT (MR. TOAD’S WILD RIDE) – click below

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