8 Controversial Changes At Disney World

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Change is inevitable. Walt Disney himself said: “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” Yet more times than not, change is difficult to accept. Here are some of the more controversial changes that have been made through the years at Disney:

1. Changing Or Closing Classic Rides

If you have memories of Disney World as a child, I have no doubt there is a ride that’s been removed you wish was still there. For me, I will never get over the loss of Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride. It’s one of the only rides I vividly remember, yet will never be able to experience again at the Magic Kingdom (you better believe we’ll be reunited again at Disneyland someday). Pooh’s Adventures is in no way a worthy replacement which heightens the loss. Also missing from Fantasyland are 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Submarine Voyage (maybe because the attraction title was so long!) while Snow White’s Scary Adventures had to make way for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in New Fantasyland. Maybe you miss the Skyride, If You Had Wings (which was replaced with Dreamflight, before eventually being tossed aside for Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin), or Mission to Mars/Alien Encounter. We’ve had to say goodbye to many attractions at Epcot (more on that next), and Hollywood Studios has seen several dismissals (of note – Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Play It, The Backlot Tour and The American Idol Experience).

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