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8 Attractions We’d Be OK With Closing at Walt Disney World

It’s no secret that we love Disney World. The rides, the shows, the characters, and even just the ambiance are wonderful and keep us coming back time and time again. That said, we don’t love everything about Disney World. In fact, there are a few attractions that we really don’t like very much, and the ones that make this list could close tomorrow and we wouldn’t care or even notice. Wondering which Disney attractions we wouldn’t miss if they went away? Well lucky for you, we’ve compiled a list. While it isn’t long, we honestly believe we’d be 100% okay with seeing these particular attractions close forever.

1. It’s Tough to Be a Bug

4-D movies are super cool, and in most cases, we are up for taking a 4-D adventure any day of the week. That is, unless said adventure involves disgusting smells, seriously traumatizing spider scenes, and painful little bugs crawling under our behinds. “It’s Tough to be a Bug” involves all of those things, and as much as we want to, we really don’t love it. Don’t get us wrong, we love It’s a Bug’s Life, and the theming of the queue is absolutely adorable. Heck, even the idea for the show is cute. However, we’ve seen far too many traumatized children leave this theater to continue thinking it’s an okay attraction to keep around. Besides, it’s outdated, and since it’s probably not worth updating to fix all the issues, we’d rather just see it go.

2. Tomorrowland Speedway

Yes, we know Tomorrowland Speedway is chock-full of nostalgia. However, it’s so full of disgusting gas fumes that make us choke every time we walk by. Even if that yucky smell didn’t exist, we still wouldn’t like (or understand) this ride. Most of us drive far too much in our day-to-day lives to spend our precious Disney time in a miniature of what we spend a good portion of our days in at home. Worse yet, these cars don’t even go fast. For these reasons we will always pass on the 20–45 minute wait to drive a tiny car, and if the experience went away altogether, we’d only be excited to see what might take its place.

3. Tom Sawyer’s Island

This is another one that is full of nostalgia. Unlike Tomorrowland Speedway however, we totally understand the nostalgia attached to this place. In its heyday, this island was an incredible place for kids to go on an epic adventure. Unfortunately, Disney just doesn’t keep up with this attraction, and because of this lack of upkeep, there is very little of interest left to see or do on the island. Some people might say it’s better to spruce up the place and add back some of the life it once had, but if we’re being honest, the Tom Sawyer theme is past its prime. Therefore, this one should probably go and be replaced by something that can appeal to a more modern crowd.

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4. Voyage of the Little Mermaid

As of right now, even with the opening of Toy Story Land there still isn’t a whole lot to do in Hollywood Studios. Perhaps this explains why they continue to keep Voyage of the Little Mermaid around. Sure, this show had some seriously amazing special effects back when it opened, but it’s pretty darn outdated at this point, and with so many other awesome Disney properties making their way into the spotlight, we’d say it’s high time Disney scrapped this old Little Mermaid show and put in a new show using better effects and a fresh storyline.

5. Primeval Whirl

Honestly, we don’t have anything against Primeval Whirl as a coaster, but the lack of theming is so unlike Disney that we honestly don’t even know what to think about it. Yes, the quick turns, spinning, and fun hills are an awesome thrill, but where’s the story? Where are the amazing little details? Without these things, a ride is just a ride and is no longer qualified to be in a Disney park. Therefore, Primeval Whirl really just needs to be gone.

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6. TriceraTop Spin

Another DinoLand U.S.A. ride that doesn’t need to exist is TriceraTop Spin. Just like the rest of the Dino-Rama area, this ride lacks a storyline or any kind of heart whatsoever. Since those stories are what make Disney rides…well, Disney, we think this one needs to go too. Besides, who needs another up-and-down, round-and-round Dumbo-style ride?

7. Swiss Family Treehouse

This is another attraction that really was great several years ago. However, an obvious lack of interest tells us that Swiss Family Treehouse is no longer a Magic Kingdom staple. While we don’t mind the treehouse being there, we have to admit, we rarely go up anymore and we’d much rather see the attraction replaced by something that gets guests excited enough to be used more regularly.

8. Journey Into Imagination with Figment

This was a hard one to add to the list. We love Figment and everything the little dragon stands for. However, this reboot of the original ride is lackluster to say the least, and really isn’t adding anything of value to the park. The outdated exhibits in the Imagination Pavilion that the ride feeds into just add to our disappointment in this experience, and at this point we’d prefer it if Disney just got rid of the ride rather than trying to patch it up.

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