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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

5 Things We Will Never See Again at Walt Disney World

5 Things We Will Never See Again at Walt Disney World 
by: guide4wdw - Caitlin
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Anyone who has been around Walt Disney World knows that the parks are continuously changing. These changes can bring exciting improvements but also take away some of the cult favorites. Here is my roundup of some of the most missed attractions and experiences at Walt Disney World. 

5. Catastrophe Canyon
Who misses the giant waterfall hurtling your way as the fire roars and the tram shakes? I know I do, especially the part where I push my brother closer to the impending water (Sorry, Collin!). Since the restructuring of Hollywood Studios, Backlot Tours has gone away, along with the infamous Catastrophe Canyon. I know I’m not the only one who can share that there was enough power in that water cannon to shoot a basketball over the empire state building.

4. Tarzan Rocks
I can still hear “Strangers Like Me” ringing in my ears as everyone’s favorite ape man flies across the stage. This show was alive with powerful singers, talented skaters, and the best of Phil Collins flowing through the speakers. My heart was broken when Finding Nemo replaced the attraction in 2006. I’m a huge fan of Dory, but Tarzan Rocks had a special atmosphere that has not been captured with the new musical.

3. SpectroMagic Parade
Everyone’s heart was collectively broken in 2010 When SpectroMagic made its last run. The parade was known for its wonderfully identifiable soundtrack. Everybody with me now! Glimmering, shimmering, carouseling round the world tonight… The parade’s replacement was the Main Street Electrical Parade which has been recently retired as well.

2. The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights
The holiday season in Disney World will never be the same without the 5 million lights adorning Hollywood Studios. It’s quite impossible to replace the feeling of walking down the Streets of America filled with Christmas music and glimmering lights. I have big hopes for the new Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM show, but I don’t believe Disney will ever be able to compete with the phenomena of the Spectacle of Lights.

1. Paper Fast Passes
I know there are a lot of hard feelings about this one. Everyone and their momma wishes Disney would go back to their old Fast Pass system. Gone are the days of hiking the length of the park to get a Space Mountain fast pass and head back to Thunder to use the one you got earlier. My brother and I were pros at acquiring a stack of fast passes for the day. While I’m always excited for a new accessory, the fun of Magic Bands will never replace the old system. 

Disney is known for innovation, but sometimes we all wish they would stick with the old too. What is on your list? If you could bring something back to Disney World, what would you choose?

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