Walt Disney World
Lake Buena Vista, Florida
January 1997
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Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, Florida

In Fantasyland one will notice the old lake and scenery from the unfortunately defunct 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea ride.  I hear they closed the ride because of problems with loading and unloading disabled riders.  It's sad because I really loved this ride.  I'm actually not looking forward to going back to Disney because in the last several years they have removed  several classic rides like 20,000 Leagues and Mr. Toads Wild Ride that were very near and dear to my heart.  All I can say is that it's just wrong.

Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Here's a picture from a heavily re-themed attraction that I'm sad to see changed...the Swiss Family Robinson Tree House.  I guess after the animated Tarzan came out the Swiss Family Robinson were evicted from the park.

Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, Florida

This is the first coaster that I totally fell head over heels in love with...The Big Thunder Mountain Rail Road!  I was freaked out by Space Mountain but I could ride this because it was on the ground.  That's the twisted mind of an 8 year old I guess.

Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, Florida


Big Thunder Mountain has plenty of surprises and is a joy of a ride.  My love of mine train coasters started here back in 1981.  They're not big, they're not fast but mine train's are just plain fun.



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