May 9, 2013

Days Gone By At Walt Disney World!

I received an email  from my sister yesterday with a link to this article:  http://www.boston.com/travel/getaways/us/florida/gallery/defunct_disney/  She asked me how many of these rides I could remember enjoying at the Florida WDW theme parks.  It is a fun journey back down memory lane and I had a blast watching the videos and hearing the music from the attractions.   Our family loved River Country and a day at this fun water park was always included in our trips to Florida.  Our very first visit to the water park was in 1984 when Christine was a tiny girl.  We managed to get her to have a nap on a chaise lounge under a tree so we could spend a full day there!  On our second visit she was busy on all the rides as shown below!

Riding the big slide at Whoop 'n Holler Hollow!

The other big slide had inner tubes which made it extra fun....riding with Pam's sister Alison!


We also included a trip to Discovery Island on several of our trips.  They had nature paths and Disney CM's gave demonstrations with some of the wildlife!

Don't mind the 80's outfits!

What attractions do you wish would return to the parks or the world at Disney? Do you remember any of those in the article of defunct Disney attractions?
(Pam)

11 comments:

  1. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Mr. Toad's Wild Ride-which I still can't believe they got rid of!

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  2. Monica, I agree...still sad about Mr. Toad's Wild Ride!

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  3. Love the old photos! And I miss 20,000 leagues...even though it used to scare the crap out of me! Now I love space mountain STILL!

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    1. Yay for Space Mountain! Christine rides that one while Pam does other things!

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  4. This place looks amazing! love the pics too:)

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  5. I remember most of them, but not all. Even though we've been going to Disney since I was basically born I don't know that we ever went to River Country or Discovery Island...I'll have to ask my parents because I definitely don't remember them! I did like Body Wars, Making of Me and that whole "science-y" pavilion though, I remember going there all the time.

    I'm sad they recently took out the old Snow White ride, I understand the parks are supposed to be ever evolving and not be a museum, but I feel like some opening day attractions should be preserved...fortunately they do that a little more in Disneyland!

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    1. Danielle, We miss Mr. Toad and Snow White. I am looking forward to riding those in DL in August/Sept.

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  6. I am with Monica and wish they hadn't gotten ride of Mr. Toad's Wild Ride.

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    1. Agree Sarah. We also loved Mr. Toad's Wild Ride!

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  7. Two words...Mr. Toad. I'm so glad he's still "alive" in Disneyland!! :0)

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    1. Agree...we are definitely going on that ride in August!

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