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    Exclamation Mr. Toad's Wild Ride to return to the Magic Kingdom

    Associated Press: March 31, 2006

    In a press release today the Walt Disney Company announced the return of a classic dark ride, Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, to the Magic Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, which was in the Magic Kingdom from opening day in 1971 until its closing in 1998 to make way for The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh ride, took guests through the world on C. Thaddeus Toad from the 1947 Disney cartoon The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad; which was itself derived from Kenneth Grahame's classic novel The Wind and the Willows.

    The surprising return of Mr. Toad's Wild Ride became possible due to the pressure from many loyal fans of the dark ride, and through Internet campaigns such as the Save Mr. Toad website. Walt Disney Company President/CEO Bob Iger saw bringing back Mr. Toad to Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom as an opportunity to return much of the former glory to the theme parks that had diminished due to budget cutbacks by his predecessor, former Disney President/CEO Michael Eisner.

    Construction on the new Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, newly Re-Imagineered for the 21st century with state-of-the-art animatronics and effects such as fiberoptic lighting, will begin sometime in mid-April of this year, shortly after The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh runs for the last time on April 1. Pooh fans have no need to worry, as the Magic Kingdom will be getting Pooh's Hunny Hunt, an exact copy of the ride from Tokyo Disneyland. Pooh's Hunny Hunt will be constructed adjacent to the Pooh-themed 100 Acre Wood playground, and is expected to open on October 1, the same day that Mr. Toad's Wild Ride will make its grand return to Walt Disney World.

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    Re: Mr. Toad's Wild Ride to return to the Magic Kingdom

    That was a good one. You almost had me there..... =)

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    Re: Mr. Toad's Wild Ride to return to the Magic Kingdom

    Pretty good one.

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    Re: Mr. Toad's Wild Ride to return to the Magic Kingdom

    I knew it was fake anyway but now I just want to shoot myself... not really... but ... it is pretty depressing.

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    Re: Mr. Toad's Wild Ride to return to the Magic Kingdom

    You SUCK, KentB3!!!







    Still, that was pretty good.

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    Re: Mr. Toad's Wild Ride to return to the Magic Kingdom

    You didn't have me for a second, no way, no how!












    Aww you got me!

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    Re: Mr. Toad's Wild Ride to return to the Magic Kingdom

    I was going to say....Disney rebuilding an old ride??? That's odd!!

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    Re: Mr. Toad's Wild Ride to return to the Magic Kingdom

    and i got all happy inside for a minute, should have known better!
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    Re: Mr. Toad's Wild Ride to return to the Magic Kingdom

    It does sound like a cool ride. Gggrrr....
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    Re: Mr. Toad's Wild Ride to return to the Magic Kingdom

    If only it were true. Toad is so much better than Pooh (so to speak).
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    Happy April Fools DAY!!!!!!!! HAHAHA LOVE IT!

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    Re: Mr. Toad's Wild Ride to return to the Magic Kingdom

    You guys don't have the Toad ride? That sucks! I love it here at DL!

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    Re: Mr. Toad's Wild Ride to return to the Magic Kingdom

    Toad is one of those rides where nobody really cared until they removed it and then everyone had a cow. It's probably the least-favored of the DL dark rides, with lots of cardboard props and a ton of characters nobody can recognize anymore.

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    Re: Mr. Toad's Wild Ride to return to the Magic Kingdom

    Good one! It is too bad that Toad doesn't do better as a dark ride because it is quite fun. How could it do worse than Snow White? what kid doens't love to "drive" a whacky car? IMO, all the Fantasyland dark rides need to be redone with better AA's and scenery.
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