Extinct Archive

Weird Disneyland: 60 Years of Bizarreness

As Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration draws to a close, I thought it’d be fun to reflect on some weirder moments from the park’s 61-year history. These are the bizarre, funny, and sometimes downright odd things that Disney has presented in the form of attractions, parades, and entertainment throughout the years. I present this list

#FigmentFriday: The Flight to Imagination

The opening act of the original Journey into Imagination was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. Shortly after boarding your omnimover ride vehicle, you entered the clouds. There, guests spotted the silhouette of an eclectic blimp-like machine with a vacuum on the front and bagpipe on the rear. We were greeted by the affable voice of

That’s A Wrap!

I don’t think it’s a stretch to say yesterday was the last day of Walt Disney World’s “Studios” theme park. If anything, it’s a stretch to say that yesterday was the end of that era. The park that was born as the Disney-MGM Studios opened with a heavy emphasis on actual filmmaking and allowing guests to

The History of EPCOT Center

Walt Disney World’s EPCOT Center opened on October 1, 1982. This page takes a look at the history of EPCOT Center, featuring photos of many extinct attractions, and more. While EPCOT Center opened in 1982, its history goes back much further. EPCOT (which stands for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow) was a personal vision of Walt

EPCOT Center Vintage Character Photos

Since opening day on October 1, 1982, EPCOT Center had walk-around meet & greet characters. The most famous of these were Figment & Dreamfinder, who are still sorely missed by Epcot fans (for more photos of them, check out our Vintage Journey into Imagination Photos page). There were also some other bizarre and short-lived characters,

The Living Seas Vintage Photos

The Living Seas pavilion, with SeaBase Alpha, was added to EPCOT Center in 1986 and was the second-latest EPCOT Center-era pavilion to arrive on the scene. While other pavilions immersed guests in the experience with incredibly well-themed attractions that made them forget about the park outside, The Living Seas strove to do more, attempting to

The Land Vintage Photos

The Land is an opening day EPCOT Center pavilion focused on agriculture, horticulture, food, and human interaction with the Land. Although its entrance appears small, The Land is actually quite large thanks to the Soarin’ show buildings and the large Living with the Land boat tour. While The Land has seen a great amount of