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What should NOT have been replaced?

KBLovesDisney

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Horizons - I will always wonder why they got rid of this one.

Great Movie Ride - nothing against a new ride with MM, but just wish they utilized another empty lot instead of destroying GMR
 

Driver

Well-Known Member
I remember the characters would walk around the park and interact with the kids, my boys loved it. I guess Disney saw another way to make a dollar and started character meals at various restaurants. IMO over charge for so so food. Thanks for jogging my memory I remember watching the ducks on the lawn too.
Meet and greets had a lot to do with the safety of the characters. It is a controlled environment.
 

John park hopper

Well-Known Member
Meet and greets had a lot to do with the safety of the characters. It is a controlled environment.
Sad state of society when people attack Disney characters. Back in the 80's early 90's when my boys were young don't ever remember anthing like this being a concern. So sad
 

SimulatedIntelligentRobot

Well-Known Member
Original Innoventions. Alec Tronic (Timekeeper's cousin removed?), Sum of All Thrills?, Bill Nye had a thing set up, Apple, and of course saving the best for last, Sega's huge exhibit with Sonic, all the consoles, and yeah Knuckles was featured too. (& KNUCKLES)
 

Mainahman

Well-Known Member
"one little spark" although by the time I got there in 2001, horizons has "been eaten by a sinkhole" and mission space was a pad of concrete, I think it still has a place in EPCOT. Even today.
 

ChiJB55

New Member
Which attraction should NOT have been replaced?
The Skyway. One, a fun break and great views of the park. Two, when the park was really crowded, an easy way to get from one end to the other. Especially with a family, you didn't have to hold hands and drag your crew through the crowd.

A related thread - possibly already here - is what attraction is still there that should NOT have been allowed to descend into horribleness? The answer there is the Jungle Cruise. Should have been revamped/updated decades ago. It can still be fun, and charming, but as an attraction it's 30 years past needing a massive makeover.
 

WDWFan2018

Active Member
The Skyway. One, a fun break and great views of the park. Two, when the park was really crowded, an easy way to get from one end to the other. Especially with a family, you didn't have to hold hands and drag your crew through the crowd.

A related thread - possibly already here - is what attraction is still there that should NOT have been allowed to descend into horribleness? The answer there is the Jungle Cruise. Should have been revamped/updated decades ago. It can still be fun, and charming, but as an attraction it's 30 years past needing a massive makeover.
I agree about Jungle Cruise. Not even sure why it's still around with the addition of AK. Go on Kilimanjaro Safari....the animals are real!!!
 

CindyMarie

New Member
Even though I am not the biggest fan of movies in general, I was really sad when the Great Movie Ride closed. I understand that not many young people today are familiar with the movies that were in that ride, but I still enjoyed it. I remember wanting to be the actor that played the gangster who took over the car! It was really well done. Even though I am kind of surprised it took this long to close down. I will still miss it. I used to go on it twice sometimes, especially if the lines were not long.
 

danheaton

Well-Known Member
There are a lot of options here, so I'll just pick five where I feel like the park suffers the most from losing them:

Great Movie Ride: The Runaway Railway may be great, but it could have gone in another place.
Horizons: Mission: Space is fine, but Horizons represented the soul of Epcot more than any other attraction.
Mr. Toad: Its madcap fun is missing from Fantasyland. Pooh is okay but lacks that same energy.
The Skyway: I understand why it went away, but it really helped with the "world on the move" idea of Tomorrowland and added an extra layer to Fantasyland.
Journey Into Imagination: One of the true gems and the type of attraction that could still be timeless today.
 

clarabellej

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The Original Journey Into Imagination. The new one stinks.

Old Soarin’. New one just doesn’t do it for me.

The Animation/drawing area at HS. Don’t have the correct name, but think it was where Star Wars Launch Bay is.

Mr. Toad!!!!! Snow White!!!! Couldn’t they have just built Pooh elsewhere? Pooh is better at DL.

Not that I was a huge fan of Maelstrom, but don’t care for the way FEA is such a recycle. Come on. It feels unfinished. Bad job all around.

Worried about the fate of Futureworld. There is something to be said for preservation.

I hear it will become more family friendly and more “Disney.”

Let’s hope by family friendly they get a grip on all the drinking.

I am trying to adjust to Star Wars and Guardians of the Galaxy. No offense to the fans. I was a fan of the original SW. Carrie Fisher R.I.P., but Disney & these just don’t go together in my brain.

The drinking doesn’t go with Disney in my head either, although I am sure I am in the minority.

Ok. I digress....

I truly enjoy visiting old favorites!
 
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