Today’s “Imagineer for the Day” is all about the retired rides of Walt Disney World. While some rides need to be phased out for various reasons (unpopular, outdated technology, etc), many are greatly missed! This brings…the new display area devoted to the retired rides, attractions, and concepts of Walt Disney World. And there is already a perfect location for it! Sharing the space with Walt Disney Presents, which currently houses One Man’s Dream!
This attraction would display the history of old retired attractions from Walt Disney World. Think “One Man’s Dream”, but with all the attractions that are now gone. It would start with the lost attractions from opening day, like 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and the Skyway. The walking path would progress into other rides that are now gone, like If You Had Wings and even the most recent changes, like the Great Movie Ride. Even River Country would be featured to show what it was like in its heyday.
Images, models, and interactive media would show the exterior and interior of the retired rides. Certain rides would have clips of the old rides to show guests what it was like to ride them, like this video of the old attraction “If You Had Wings” shot by VideofromGeorge.
At the end of the attraction would be a section devoted to concepts imagineers came up with but were never built. Guests could learn about the idea for the Beastly Kingdom and the lost pavilions of the World Showcase. They could also have future plans incorporated here. The models in Walt Disney Presents of Toy Story Land and Star Wars Land would be better suited in this attraction, and would be able to be changed out more regularly.
Wrapping It Up!
We think this would be an excellent addition to Walt Disney World. So many Disney fans miss many of the old attractions, especially classics like Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride. New visitors would be able to learn about the parks history, and more seasoned guests could reminisce about the old Walt Disney and see how it has grown over the years.
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Images courtesy of Walt Dated World, Blog Mickey, and us, the Mouselets!