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The 14 Best Disney Spoofs in Universal Theme Park Attractions

7. Simpsons-fied Disney (The Simpsons Ride)

The Simpsons RideThe Simpsons Ride pokes fun at a whole host of classic theme park attractions - including those from Universal, Disney and SeaWorld. Look out for tributes to the Haunted Mansion (in an advertisement for the Haunted Condo), Pirates of the Caribbean, It’s a Small World, The Hall of Presidents, the Jungle Cruise, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and even the former Kitchen Kabaret show at Epcot’s The Land Pavilion.

6. A familiar slogan (The Simpsons Ride)

Krusty LandKrusty Land’s tagline, "The Krustiest Place on Earth", is a rip-off of Disneyland’s "The Happiest Place on Earth".

5. More posters (Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls)

Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls In the queue line for Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls at Islands of Adventure, look out for a variety of mock posters that reference movies made by Disney and other companies owned by it, including Paw Wars and Three Men and a Grizzly. You'll also witness a bear and a beaver exchanging punchlines - a reference to the Country Bear Jamboree.

4. The train scene (Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls)

Mr Toad's Wild Ride

One of the most famous scenes in Mr Toad's Wild Ride at Disneyland is one in which the cars enter what seems to be a dark prison cell, before abruptly turning right onto some railroad tracks. The vehicles then "collide" head-on with an oncoming train. There's a tribute to this scene in Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls. The boats enter a cave where a giant train light is seen and the sound of an engine blares out, shortly before a drop.

3. The lost keys (Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls)

Another scene from a classic Disney ride is parodied later in Ripsaw Falls. This time it's the famous Pirates of the Caribbean scene which sees a group of pirates trying to retrieve a prison cell key from a dog by luring him towards them. After you pass the dynamite shack at the end of the ride, keep your eyes peeled for a jailed Snidely, who is trying to retrieve the cell key from a squirrel.

2. The mouse ears (Jurassic Park: The Ride)

Image: Disney

On Jurassic Park: The Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood, take a closer look at the boat that has been torn to shreds by dinosaurs. A pair of Mickey Mouse-style ears are floating next to it.

1. More ears (Twister: Ride It Out!)

Note: This ride closed forever in 2015. Another pair of Mickey ears can be seen lodged in the tires of a jeep inside Aunt Meg's house in Twister: Ride It Out!.

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There are 12 comments.

You missed some blatent Disney paraphrases in the queue at Jurrasic Park River Adventure where we "bioengineer" the magic. And in the words of our founder John Hammond "I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing, that it all started with a mosquito"

Thanks Johnny!

I think it's during the "Sinbad" show; isn't there the sound of a cricket, who one of the characters fires a gun at (where the sound is coming from), and says something like, "I told you to shut up Jiminy."

That would be the Beetlejuice show, but that's definitely in there!

Beetlejuice? Oh, OK. I would have sworn Sinbad, with all those bad jokes.

and maybe this is why Disney has the top what 7 spots in theme park visitors, i guess they should thank Universal

On Men in Black look for a familiar hat in the New York scene and the queue video at Jurrasic Park River Adventure says that We hope we never lose sight of the fact that it all started with a mosquito.

Let's not forget the line in the monster make up show. " I don't have to be nice to you. This ain't the Magic Kingdom"

Also, by the first aide station there is a green gate and the corners of that gate have mickey mouse heads, totally a jab at "hidden mickeys"

Sorry, but Dudley Do-Right's comic books had trains in them long before Mr. Toad was even made. Boris and Natasha were always tying somebody up to the rails, and Dudley and his horse of course had to free them before they got run over, so that was NOT a parody of Mr. Toad!

Maybe that just means Universal is too lame to come up with their own tag lines and jokes. If they have to copy then they aren't very creative.

It's no longer there now, but the Orlando Jaws ride used to have the floating mouse ears by a wrecked boat as well.


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