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    Closed Attractions With No Replacement

    I was perusing Yesterland over lunch and I stopped on the article about Millionaire - Play It! I noted that next month marks the 10th anniversary of its closure. I remembered the days of the Carousel Theater being closed before Innoventions came along. It always seemed like that space was closed forever, but it only ended up being 10 years in between. Now the Millionaire space is going to be closed even longer than that.

    That got me thinking about putting together a list of attractions (and restaurants) that have closed and not had their space repurposed (with length of time closed). For example, Maliboomer wouldn't count, because all evidence of it has been removed. I'll start it, but I know I'm going to have holes, so chime in with any suggestions.

    Closed and inaccessible to regular guests
    Skyway to Tomorrowland (20 years)
    Rocket Rods/Peoplemover Track (14 years)
    Hollywood and Dine (12 years?)
    Fort Wilderness (11 years)
    Millionaire - Play It! (10 years)
    Starcade 2nd Floor (Couldn't find closure date. 7+ years?)
    Chip n' Dale Acorn Crawl (Couldn't find closure date)

    Accessible to guests, but no longer serving original purpose
    Aladdin's Oasis (Wasn't sure if I should count this, because it's kind of used, but the restaurant and show have been gone for 17 years and it's closed more often than not.)
    Jolly Trolley (11 years)

    Some of my dates are probably off, correct me if I'm wrong.
    Last edited by joshteevee; 07-03-2014 at 01:21 PM. Reason: Added to list
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    Re: Closed Attractions With No Replacement

    Skyway station in Fantasyland for 20 years
    Jolly Trolley in Toontown for 11 years
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    Re: Closed Attractions With No Replacement

    At DCA the Blue Sky Cellar for one year




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    Re: Closed Attractions With No Replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by frollofan View Post
    Skyway station in Fantasyland for 20 years
    Of course! It was on the list in my head and forgot to type it. I added it, thanks!
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    Re: Closed Attractions With No Replacement

    I left Blue Sky and the Subs off because they're theoretically reopening at some point.
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    Re: Closed Attractions With No Replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by joshteevee View Post
    I left Blue Sky and the Subs off because they're theoretically reopening at some point.
    I added on the Jolly Trolley to my post for 11 years




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    Re: Closed Attractions With No Replacement

    Who wants to be a Millionare play it

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    Re: Closed Attractions With No Replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by joshteevee View Post
    I was perusing Yesterland over lunch and I stopped on the article about Millionaire - Play It! I noted that next month marks the 10th anniversary of its closure. I remembered the days of the Carousel Theater being closed before Innoventions came along. It always seemed like that space was closed forever, but it only ended up being 10 years in between. Now the Millionaire space is going to be closed even longer than that.

    That got me thinking about putting together a list of attractions (and restaurants) that have closed and not had their space repurposed (with length of time closed). For example, Maliboomer wouldn't count, because all evidence of it has been removed. I'll start it, but I know I'm going to have holes, so chime in with any suggestions.

    Skywayt to Tomorrowland (20 years)
    Aladdin's Oasis (Wasn't sure if I should count this, because it's kind of used, but the restaurant and show have been gone for 17 years and it's closed more often than not.)
    Rocket Rods/Peoplemover Track (14 years)
    Hollywood and Dine (12 years?)
    Fort Wilderness (11 years)
    Millionaire - Play It! (10 years)
    Starcade 2nd Floor (Couldn't find closure date. 7+ years?)
    Chip n' Dale Acorn Crawl (Couldn't find closure date)

    Some of my dates are probably off, correct me if I'm wrong.
    I kind of want to say Motor Boat Cruise/Gummy Glen but I guess unthemed sitting area is a re-purposed use.

    Technically you can rent out Aladdin's Oasis, Stage 17 (Millionaire) and H&D for banquet events and Disney uses it for cast events/classes. So it's not like the company isn't making use of these spaces at the moment.

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    Re: Closed Attractions With No Replacement

    Jolly Trolley is still there, though. You can sit on it and enjoy not moving. I was going to put the Motorboats, but it's not as obvious that the space held a former attraction. If you're not old enough to remember them, you'd pay no mind. The others on my list are there because there's clearly a closed thing there leading to questions about what's inside.
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    Re: Closed Attractions With No Replacement

    The Penny Arcade when it was a real arcade. Now it is 95% store.

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    Re: Closed Attractions With No Replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by joshteevee View Post
    Jolly Trolley is still there, though. You can sit on it and enjoy not moving. I was going to put the Motorboats, but it's not as obvious that the space held a former attraction. If you're not old enough to remember them, you'd pay no mind. The others on my list are there because there's clearly a closed thing there leading to questions about what's inside.
    Then how does Aladdin's Oasis count but that doesn't? You can still sit in Aladdin's Oasis even though there isn't a show anymore.




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    Re: Closed Attractions With No Replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by frollofan View Post
    Then how does Aladdin's Oasis count but that doesn't? You can still sit in Aladdin's Oasis even though there isn't a show anymore.
    Fair enough. I revised the list in the original post.
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    Re: Closed Attractions With No Replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by joshteevee View Post
    Starcade 2nd Floor (Couldn't find closure date. 7+ years?)
    I can't seem to recall exactly when it shut down, but I think the upper portion closed around 1999 or 2000.

    Chip n' Dale Acorn Crawl (Couldn't find closure date)
    For some reason it's extremely hard to find information about this one. I did find a David Koenig MousePlanet article from 2006 that talks about it already being closed. I think sometime after that it was turned into the slide and "acorn" pit free Chip n' Dale Treehouse.

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    Re: Closed Attractions With No Replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by joshteevee View Post
    Aladdin's Oasis (Wasn't sure if I should count this, because it's kind of used, but the restaurant and show have been gone for 17 years and it's closed more often than not.)

    Thank you for this! We were just talking about this the other night. I had no idea what this was before it was simply restrooms. We have walked by it for years, and I never knew what it had been. A dinner and a show. Very cool

    Not completely on topic, because it's not closed as much as just changed, and not a "ride" as much as just transportation.... but I distinctively remember, at a much younger age, being on the tram and stopping at The Disneyland Hotel. Did I dream this, or did that actually happen at one time?


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    Re: Closed Attractions With No Replacement

    millionaire was replaced with dancing with disney its a Honorable thing was better as a vacant building
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