Forgotten Magic Kingdom Attractions I Miss (Or Never Did)
During this 50th anniversary of the Walt Disney Resort, I would be amiss if I didn’t pay homage to great attractions that have come and gone from the original park, Magic Kingdom. I celebrate my top 10 favorite and now forgotten attractions that I miss–and include in that number a few that I never had the chance to see. Are there attractions and rides that you miss? Compare your list to mine as we talk about retired attractions at the Magic Kingdom.
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The first and the last items listed are attractions I never experienced. The rest are part of a memory that has not completely faded.
10. Plaza Swan Boats
9. Mickey’s Birthdayland
8. Mike Fink’s Keel Boat & Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes
The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World had its own Mike Fink Keel Boats. Circling the Rivers of America from a dock at Liberty Square (and later from a dock in Frontierland), the two boats had the same names as their Disneyland counterparts. Originally launched when the park opened on October 1, 1971, the seasonal attraction closed April 29, 2001.
Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes debuted in Frontierland on opening day at Walt Disney World. A C ticket was required for guests to board the 35-foot (11 m) long canoes from a dock located to the north of the Tom Sawyer Island raft launch and travel along the same path as other watercraft on the Rivers of America. The attraction closed in 1994.
7. Snow White’s Scary Adventures
6. Delta Dream Flight
5. Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride
4. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
3. The Timekeeper
2. ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter
1. Mickey Mouse Revue
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