Mr. Toad was my mother's favorite ride at Disney World when we went every Fall as kids. She grew up in Florida, and her class went to the very first Senior Night and got to hear Paul Revere and the Raiders in the pouring rain.
I live on the West Coast now, and my parents came out to visit me for a dream-fulfilling trip to Disneyland last year. My surprise for my mother: taking her on their still up and running Mr. Toad! She was really excited, and it was as bizarre and wild a ride as ever.
Thanks for this article about the history of these awesome rides, it's really interesting to know what was going on behind the scenes!