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As time goes on and Disney World continues to evolve, fans of the magical theme park can't help but feel a twinge of nostalgia for the beloved attractions of the past. Let's take a trip down memory lane and reminisce about ten closed Disney World attractions that still hold a special place in our hearts.
1. Horizons (1983-1999)
Horizons, located in Epicot, was a futuristic ride which allowed visitors to explore possibilities of tomorrow with its immersive displays and groundbreaking technology. It was the only attraction to showcase all of Epcot's "Future World" elements: communication, energy, transportation, anatomy, the sea, and the land.
2. World of Motion (1982-1996)
Located in Epcot, World of Motion (presented by General Motors) would transport guests through the evolution of transportation, this attraction showcased the history of vehicles in a whimsical and educational way.
3. Delta Dreamflight (1989-1998)
Delta Dreamflight (renamed Take Flight the last two years of operation), was located in Tomorrowland. It was a ride system that showcased the history of flight, including animatronic and projection scenes of Tokyo and Japan in the 1930s.
4. Mr. Toad's Wild Ride (1971-1998)
Based on the classic film "The Wind in the Willows," this dark ride took guests on a wild adventure through the English countryside. This Magic Kingdom ride was special because it separated riders on two tracks, giving them each different experiences.
5. Maelstrom (1988-2014)
Located in Epcot's Norway Pavilion, this boat ride explored Norway's rich folklore, including encounters with animatronic trolls and a thrilling splashdown. It was a mix between a log chute and a traditional film attraction.
6. The ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter (1995-2003)
This attraction was located in Tomorrowland, and combined cutting-edge audio and visual effects to simulate an encounter with an alien creature.
7. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Submarine Voyage (1971-1994)
Taking inspiration from the 1954 Disney film, this submarine attraction was a 20-minute ride exploring the wonders of the deep sea and mermaids.
8. Snow White's Scary Adventures (1971-2012)
Previously known as Snow White and Her Adventures, this classic ride was found at Magic Kingdom. It was filled with jumps and surprises, this attraction allowed visitors to experience the tale of Snow White firsthand.
9. Kitchen Kabaret (1982-1994)
A musical show lasting 13 minutes at Epcot's Land Pavilion. It was present on Epcot's opening day and featured a lighthearted presentation with food-inspired characters who sang songs of nutrition and good health.
10. Skyway (1971-1999)
Providing breathtaking aerial views of the parks, these sky buckets took passengers from Fantasyland to Tomorrowland, offering a unique perspective of the magic below.
This blast from the past may still hold a significant amount of nostalgia to those who visited Disneyworld previously. While old attractions make room for the new, we can still enjoy fond memories of what was!