No theme park can remain stagnant, and a big park
Since Disneyland opened in 1955, its theme parks have changed throughout the years. Here are 11 rides and attractions you can’t go on anymore.
- Adventures Through Inner Space. Opening in 1967, Adventures Through Inner Space “shrunk” park guests to go on a journey into the atom. The ride was placed in Tomorrowland at Disneyland, but closed in 1985 to make way for Star Tours.
- The Peoplemover. It opened in 1967 and took guests around the park in 16 minutes. The Peoplemover had a nice view of Tomorrowland until it closed down in 1995 and replaced with Rocket Rods three years later.
- Rocket Rods. It opened in 1998 where Peoplemover used to be in Tomorrowland, but closed two years later in the year 2000. Now Buzz Lighyear Astro Blasters takes its place. More Toy Story facts.
- Flying Saucer. The ride was a lot like bumper cars mixed with air hockey. The Flying Saucers only lasted for five years from 1961 to 1966. Disneyland closed it down to make room for the then-new Space Mountain.
- Journey into Imagination. Opening at EPCOT Center in 1983, Journey into Imagination took park guests on a steampunk ride into your dreams. It closed in 1998 and was replaced with Journey Into Your Imagination the following year.
- Rainbow Mountain Stagecoach Ride. Located in Frontierland, the Rainbow Mountain Stagecoach Ride gave park guests the opportunity to travel like they did in the wild, wild west. It opened in Disneyland in 1956, but closed three years later in 1959.
- Mission to Mars. Opening in 1975, Disney’s Mission to Mars took park guest on a journey into outer space to the mysterious Red Planet. It was located in Tomorrowland, but closed in 1992. Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port replaced it. Mission to Mars was also adapted into a feature film in the year 2000.
- Body Wars. Located in EPOT Center, Body Wars opened in 1989. It was sort of like Adventures Through Inner Space, but with Leonard Nimoy directing the journey. He directed the ride film, just to be clear. It closed in 2007.
- World of Motion. Opening in 1982 at EPCOT Center, World of Motion gave park guests the opportunity to go on a journey through the history of transportation. It closed in 1996 to make way for Test Track.
- 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Submarine Voyage. In 1971, Park guest took a trip with Captain Nemo on Nautilus in this ride adaptation of Jules Vern’s famous novel. It closed in 1994 and replaced with Pooh’s Playful Spot.
- Delta Dreamflight. Sponsored by Delta Air Lines, Dreamflight opened in 1989. The ride gave guests the sensation of flight via projection screen while staying on the ground. It was located in Tomorrowland, but closed in 1998 to make way for Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin.
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