Disneyland is, simply put, The Happiest Place On Earth™... followed closely by Disneyland Paris and Disney World, I would guess? But really, if you've seen the fireworks at Disneyland, you know how impossibly magical this place has the capability of being. Also, yes, that is me in the photo angrily posing next to the happiest trash can on Earth.
This article, though, is about Disney WORLD. Also a happy place.
But what if I were to tell you that there were certain elements of the magical land that you would never be able to see again? Would it make this amazing place slightly less "happy"? You be the judge.
Here are 10 Disney World attractions and cool things you'll never see again!
1. Mr. Toad's Wild Ride is (probably) never coming back
The ride closed in 1998, and it has been replaced with The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh. It's not a bad replacement, but people were up and arms and have hoped and advocated for Mr. Toad's return. There is rumored to be a grave stone for Mr. Toad located somewhere in the cemetery at The Haunted Mansion.
2. The Time Keeper has been replaced too
Robin Williams' tragic passing makes this one tough to write about. But the 360 degree time traveling film that premiered at The Magic Kingdom in 1994 was replaced in 2006 by the Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor. It will never be seen at the park again, most likely.
3. Powdered soap is a no-go from here on out
They had to replace the powdered soap you see above in 2001 after the Anthrax scare. At the time, terrorism was obviously of the utmost concern, especially at a place like Disney World that easily would be a potential target. They now have liquid soap. I know he wasn't president at the time but still... thanks Obama!
4. ExtraTERRORestrial was a ride that was a little too creepy for Disney World
You may or may not remember this horror-themed attraction that got re-done in 2006. It was located in Tomorrowland and created by George Lucas. It was a little TOO freaky for Disney World, and they aptly replaced it with a Lilo and Stitch themed simulation.
5. Discovery Island was cool, but not cool enough to remain at Disney World
Disney World realized they needed to have a fully operating zoo, but then they backtracked and came to the more logical conclusion that there was no reason for it. They were going to have it be reachable by boat, but nah...
6. 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea was simply too hard to maintain
There were several problems with this ride. First of all, it's never easy to maintain a water ride, but the submarines were flat-out too small to be a good idea. You couldn't fit very many people in there for it to be worth it.
7. Snow White's Scary Adventures labeled "too freaky" as well
The kids who managed to muster up the guts to go on this ride were never the same afterwards. There is still a version of this ride at Disneyland, but the Disney World version was pulled.
8. River Country was filthy and it's probably best that it's gone
Brain-eating bacteria was found in the water. Nuff said.
9. Minnie Moo passed away way back in 2000 and it was devastating
This epic unreal cow that had the Mickey Mouse logo on the side of its body was transferred from Minnesota to Magic Kingdom and lived there happily until the year 2000. It was probably a much cooler life than it would have had, and becoming a famous cow is not easy. Big ups to Minnie Moo!
The aerial gondola you see above transported guests between Tomorrowland and Fantasyland, but it was really pretty dangerous... as it looks like it very well could be. A worker fell to his death while doing routine maintenance and shortly after that Disney closed it down. It remained up until 2009 then it was eventually removed from New Fantasyland.