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Friday, September 1, 2017

Freaky Fridays: The Demolished Park

When Walt Disney World opened Disney-MGM Studios in 1989, it was going to bring Hollywood to Orlando, FL. The park itself was built to get the jump on Universal Studios, which planned to open up down the street. The park was a gigantic success from the beginning, thought it was massively underbuilt. Guests flooded into the park, which would close its gates practically every day. With a success like that, it would stand to reason that its opening day attractions must have been so successful and popular that they are still enjoyed today, right?

Since this is "Freaky Friday," you can probably guess that isn't exactly true. Unlike any other Disney theme park in the world, not one attraction from opening day is still operating in the park. The last of the opening day attractions- The Great Movie Ride- closed just last month. Perhaps the park should have called itself "Disney's Bulldozer Experience".