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I was born in 1992 the same year Disneyland Paris was born. I am a true Disney freak, I have collected a room full of Disney Parks memorabilia and I am now studying landscape architecture at Cal Poly SLO, which should come in handy since I want to become an Imagineer. I made this site to share the amazing qualities of The Walt Disney Company for the world's enjoyment.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Mr. Toad's Wild Ride

Mr. Toad's Wild Ride has been one of the most loved attractions in Disneyland since opening day. It is one of the few attractions that opened with the park in 1955 and it is based off the movie "The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad" which was released on October 5, 1949. The ride and movie are about a rich toad who loves to drive fast and wild on the new invention of automobiles. The attraction is located in the castle courtyard in Fantasyland and is below the Alice in Wonderland attraction.
When the attraction first opened as seen above it used to look like a medieval tournament castle tent like the rest of the attractions in Fantasyland. When Fantasyland was getting it's facelift in 1982 the ride was completely gutted and the Tent was torn down to make a replica of Toad Hall as the ride's new entrance, and the attraction reopen in 1983 with the rest on Fantasyland. Below are pictures of the ride in order and a video clip of the attraction.
                            
Mr. Toad's Wild Ride can now only be found at Disneyland, but once it was located in Fantasyland in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. The ride was also an opening day attraction of the Magic Kingdom in 1971 and it had two sets of tracks with different experiences, but it closed on September 7, 1998 and was replaced with The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh attraction.
Below are videos of both tracks on the ride.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this! Mr. Toad's Wild Ride is one of my favorites in Disneyland. Unfortunately, I was never able to ride it in Disney World. I really loved learning about the 2 different tracks (and virtually riding them in the videos). Too bad Disney World has not followed this idea with their other rides in Fantasyland. It would really cut down on the wait time.

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