Bringing back the Disney that once was and building a new land from the scraps.
In our memory banks, we all have a favorite Disney ride or show that has been closed or reimagined. I’m sure we could create a whole new land with just the discarded pieces. Here is what I would put in my new land:
1. Mr Toad’s Wild Ride – this was a zany slow moving dark ride. Mr Toad was original to the park and closed in 1998. The Winnie the Pooh ride pays homage with the passing of the deed to Owl. My kids loved Mr Toad from the Sing A Long VHS tapes.
2. ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter – this was operational from 1995-2003 and was replaced by Stitch’s Great Escape. I love Stitch but this is just wrong. I liked being scared!
3. Body Wars – once upon a time in Epcot, there was a Wonders of Life Pavillion. Operating from 1998-2007. It was a place of fun and learning. Body Wars had it all. Think Star Tours in the human body! The Making of Me can stay in the past. No one needs to remember that!
Until the Imagineers make my dreams come true, I will visit Mr Toad at the Haunted Mansion graveyard, see the old AE props in the Stitch reincarnation and pretend to fight infections in Star Tours!
Bonus – The Adventurers Club at Pleasure Island – Kungaloosh! I spent some great times there. You can still watch via YouTube the silly fantastic antics that ensued.
What would you put in your new land?
Pictures are from Wikipedia