Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Mr Toad's Wild Ride

According to Wikipedia: "Mr. Toad's Wild Ride is a dark ride at Disneyland Park. It is one of the few remaining attractions that was operational on the park's opening day in 1955. The ride's story is based on Disney's adaptation of The Wind in the Willows, one of the two segments of the film The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad. It was once an attraction at the Magic Kingdom park in Walt Disney World, but despite a long protest against its closure, Mr. Toad's journeys to nowhere in particular were put to an end in 1998 and the ride was replaced the following year with The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. However, a statue of Mr. Toad can be seen with many others at a pet cemetery outside the Haunted Mansion."
This attraction was on my "must do" list when I visited Disneyland in 2010.  In the past at Walt Disney World, this was one attraction I would do each trip, but never really cared for.  I think because I had never seen the movie, I didn't relate to the ride.  When it closed in 1998, I was not sad since it was never high on my "like" list.  

Fast forward to 2010.  When we decided to go to Disneyland, I told Jonathan we MUST ride Mr Toad's Wild Ride.  I realized that this was an original attraction on opening day in 1955.  That meant Walt rode it, had a good bit of input in it and thought it was important enough to be there on opening day!  At that point, I knew I had to be on this attraction before Disneyland decided to close it like WDW did.  

Well, we rode it and I'm glad I did.  However, if I head back to Anaheim, I doubt I'll ride it again.  It still doesn't do much for me and it's still not high on my "like" list.  Call me crazy, but it's just not a favorite. 

What attractions should you like, but just don't?

1 comment:

  1. I want to ride it at DLR for the same reasons.. but I honestly don't remember it from WDW! Like the name, yes, but the ride? not at all..