8 Attractions We Wish Walt Disney World Would Update

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8. Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage

Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage is an exciting and classic stage show, that while loved by many guests could use a bit of an update. Though there have been small updates here and there, the design of the show has largely remained in the 90s while other parts of the park have moved forward.


7. Voyage of the Little Mermaid

Much like Beauty and the Beast, Voyage of the Little Mermaid just has a sort of 90s feel to it. The show is otherwise fun and entertaining, it just feels dated. If some of the costumes and effects were spruced up to be on par with a show that opened in the past couple of years, it would be a much more memorable experience.

6. The Carousel of Progress

As we are all probably aware, the final scene of the Carousel of Progress is not really the “future.” For guests seeing it today it is the not-so-distant past (or very distant past if you are a child who has never seen what older laptops and landline phones looked like). Whether part of the attraction’s storyline is that the attraction is basically a museum of the past (given that it is in Tomorrowland), or it really is just plain old dated, it would likely improve with a small update at least to the final scene.


5. Tomorrowland Speedway

The Tomorrowland Speedway really has no pressing need to be updated, nor does it have anything consistently wrong with it, however it could use an update to better position it within the theme of Tomorrowland. The speedway at present represents well, the present, with nothing really futuristic about it at all. A fresh coat of paint could go a long way in making this attraction fit in with the rest of Tomorrowland’s landscape.

4. MuppetVision 3D

MuppetVision 3D is a loveable show that definitely belongs in Hollywood Studios. Without changing the entire show, it may be worthwhile to update part of the final scene. When the show ends, and guests are supposedly seeing a knocked out wall and other guests walking around in the park, the footage is obviously acting because of the 90s video quality and outfits on the guest.

3. Magic Carpets of Aladdin

Magic Carpets of Aladdin may do well being updated to make them more unique than their elephant cousin, or if they could possibly be just taken down with something entirely new placed in their location. Being the same ride experience as the more famous Dumbo the Flying Elephant, an update that would help to make the ride more unique would likely be welcome by guests.

2. Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin

Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin is a wonderful ride until one experiences Toy Story Midway Mania. Many first time guests who do not realize how much newer Toy Story Mania is often question why the two rides are not more similar, at least in how they function.

1. Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros

Nestled in the Mexico Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase is the Gran Fiesta Tour Starring Donald Duck and amigos, José Carioca and Panchito. Once again, the rumor mill is at work with this attraction! I find it rather relaxing and calm to float down river with these three-feathered friends, but the screens and music could use some updating.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."