I agree with pretty much all the sentiments here. Just about all the defunct attractions would be very welcome if they were revived. Some of these revivals would also, necessarily, be redesigned or reimagineered, but that's also an opportunity for improvement upon the originals as well.
I miss the parking lot tram... the old one... where you could dangle your feet out the side as the cars whizzed by at walking speed!
The Skyway! As i've read in past threads it doesn't seem to be among the attractions desired to return but I would be ecstatic if it were ever to reclaim its rightful spot in the sky transporting guests from Fantasyland to Tomorrowland and vice versa.
No love for Kingdom of the Dinosaurs at Knotts? It's why I never went back there...I recall Soap Box Racers when I was very young! Never cared for Country Bears and did anyone REALLY miss Backdraft? BttF is WAY better than The Simpsons even though in its later years it didn't age well.
...As I see it
Radiator Springs Racers did.impress me with its attractive vehicles, the race element, and the tall "rock" towers we zoomed through. Result: attendance greatly surpassed Disney's expectations. Equally great attendance increases rewarded Universal's meticulous & bold investments in Florida's Harry Potter world. I'd hope this would inspire Disney to reach for "astonishing" when they create new lands and attractions, and when they enrich older attractions. "If you build it, they will come" means that "it" should be beautiful, mind-blowing, soul-inspiring new fun.
And also, try not to totally suck. Disneyland's Small World ceiling & abandoned Peoplemover track, WDW's Carousel of Progress & stagnant EPCOT & Hollywood Studios (move or remove the hat tomorrow) could use some attention.
It can be especially fun when your family of 5 uses the names, Rob, Bob, Bobby, Barbie and Barb. Next time I think it's time to use Bob, Lob and Law for three of them. Yeah, I'm a big Arrested Development fan.
Knott's Berry Tales and soap box racers should be showing up on lists. And I'd have America sings over Cbj anyday. Peoplemover is my #1 though.
This reminds me of an old 90's tv show, Freakazoid.
About 19 seconds in or so.
The Cloud (Part 2) - YouTube
But honestly, I really miss one big atmospheric thing in Disneyland... the snoring bear in Bear Country. And I have to agree that I miss America Sings, Peoplemover, and even Innerspace even though I barely remember any of them... just glimpses of them in my memory!
Rocket Rods. Even with all of it's problems, it had a great queue and the ride was fun with a balance of inside (Tron) and outside.
Yes, bring back all those rides, plus the old Submarine Voyage. Then they can take the safety railings off the Matterhorn, plus the ones they are now putting on Casey Junior, take the netting off the Jungle Cruis boats, get rid of all the paving stones, and give Fantasmic it's own venues (with seats) so people can ride the Mark Twain at night again.
Here's my list. I omitted CoP, Country Bears and E.T. because you can still see them in Orlando. Obviously I wouldn't want Monsanto sponsoring anything nowadays, knowing what we know. LOVED E.T. though - but it does need some serious upgrading in FL right about now.
Adventure thru Inner Space
Skyway (Magic Mountain's was amazing too, SO incredibly high up)
Knott's Bear-y Tales
Knott's Haunted Shack
Mine Train thru Nature's Wonderland
American Journeys/any Circle-Vision film
Wacky Soap Box Racers
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