Last week I posted about 5 things from WDW that no longer exist, that I miss terribly and not so secretly hope that WDW will bring back. Completely unintentional, this post (see here) was made on a Thursday. Now, anyone who has any exposure to social media is aware of “Throw Back Thursday” or “TBT.” Last weeks post was an unintentional TBT. But hey, I got more things I miss from Disney, you have more things you miss, why now make this TBT WDW edition a thing. Without further ado, here’s some more gone from WDW but not forgotten:
1. Skyride/ Sky Gondola/Sky Way – No, I don’t know the proper name for this attraction. I always called it the Skyride, but I know it was called other things by other people, including WDW. The Skyride was always enjoyable to me. Even the process of getting in and out of them was fun. How you have the gondoliers “throw” you along the cable once every one was safe and secure in their car. It was slow (which always led to a ridiculous line) and relaxing. The ride was cool, both literally and figuratively. Not to mention, as a fan of the Magic Kingdom, who didn’t love to get an aerial view of the park?!
2. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea – As a water person, I always like anything that took me near or “in” the sea. Did I ever actually see “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” in its entirety? No. Did the majority of people who went on this ride see it? Probably not. Does that mean we couldn’t enjoy it? No! At least in Disneyland they updated it to a Finding Nemo themed ride (which I admittedly enjoyed), but there is no trace in WDW. Yes, in the Florida heat, I would wish I could just dive into the water, but a trip in an air cooler submarine was still enjoyable.
3. Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride - When you’re a kid, any ride that you get to “drive” is just destined for fun! Don’t get me wrong, I like Winnie the Pooh (although what’s up with that trippy Heffalump and Woozle section?!?!) but I don’t think that ride is more enjoyable that Mr. Toad’s was. I supposed it’s a matter of exposure. Kids today are still exposed to Winnie the Pooh and not to Mr. Toad. The solution? Give Mr. Toad some more air time on the Disney Channel!!!!
4. “Now is the Time” - Yes, I know when the Carousel of Progress originally debuted at the World’s Fair, the song was “It’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow.” So, yes, technically, I’m upset because Disney brought back the original. Actually, I’m not really upset by it. I don’t mind the song. But, when I would go on the Carousel of Progress, “Now is the Time” was the song they would sing and therefore the song that would be stuck in my head for the next 5 rides. Isn’t there some way they can do both songs?!?! I also kind of miss the old “future family” scene, but I understand and realize that that “future” was kind of the present and needed an update.
Alright, I’m calling in quits at 4 right now (of the apparently Magic Kingdom edition) because, well, I gotta save some stuff for future TBT! And please feel free to keep giving me suggestions! I don’t always remember everything, but it doesn’t mean I don’t miss it!