You are probably familiar with the popular parlor game, Kill Boff Marry, where given the choice between three people, you must decide which you’d murder, sleep with and spend the rest of your life with.
Well, Estelle from This Happy Place Blog and I transformed the game into a WDW-themed version called Kill Refurb Marry. Then we added a little Blog Hop action so everyone can play along! You can check out their links on this month’s the Kill Refurb Marry homepage.
This month, we’re sounding off on Extinct Attractions. Try not to cry too hard when you read my six picks (two for each).
Kill: Enchanted Tiki Room Under New Management
It’s weird to “kill” an already “dead” attraction, but I actually didn’t have a hard time with this at all. The first thing that came to mind was Enchanted Tiki Room (Under New Management). I’ve never been one of those purists who doesn’t want anything to change … but when you take a classic attraction that’s already sort of annoying and dial it up to EXTREMELY ANNOYING … forget that. It doesn’t surprise me that someone tried to burn it down.
Kill: Delta Dream Flight
The second thing that came to mind was Delta DreamFlight. Who liked this ride? As a kid, flying was pretty cool. But … well … I had to get on a plane to go to Disney World. I got on the plane, flew to Disney World and once I got there, Disney wanted me to wait in line for the pleasure of simulating the experience of being on a plane? Lame.
Refurb: 20000 Leagues Under the Sea
I think most of us agree that we’d like to have 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea back. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that I’d rather have 20,000 Leagues instead of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. But!! I want the ride to actually work. And I want it to stop leaking. And I want the mermaids to be doing their thing in the lagoon all of the time. And I mean real, human women in mermaid suits. No audio animatronic stuff, Disney.
I miss SpectroMagic. I’ve heard all of the stories about how the floats were ruined and have since been destroyed. But whatever–this is Kill Refurb Marry! In a perfect world, Disney would fix them up and bring the show back for the 45th anniversary of the Magic Kingdom.
Marry: Journey Into Imagination
I was six the first time I visited Walt Disney World, and there were only two Parks. I don’t remember much from that trip. But the one thing I do remember–and very clearly–is Figment. I remember how weird and wonderful Journey Into Imagination was. And I remember going to sleep with the stuffed Figment my parents bought me every night for years. So … it would pretty much make my life if Disney would bring it back.
Marry: Camp Minnie Mickey
I loved Camp Minnie Mickey. I know there wasn’t much there. I mean, really … some character trails and the Festival of the Lion King? It was lame. But it was also so very awesome. It had such a rustic, jovial atmosphere and so many amazing details. Like those Mickey Head bird houses. I always felt a very personal connection to Camp, and I hate that it’s gone.
Thanks so much for reading! Don’t forget to click here to check out Kill Refurb Marry posts by other Disney bloggers! And make sure you come back on June 10 for Kill Refurb Marry with Disney Resort Pools!!
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