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The Secret Attraction Histories Disney and Universal Don't Want You To Know About

Forget legends. This series is a growing collection of missteps, flops, failures, and "disasters." Embarrassing overlays, broken technologies, and tone-deaf "upgrades" that led to some seriously regrettable rides, attractions, and even parks. We'll explore the before-during-and-after of these unusual and unfortunate stories, see where they went wrong and what can make them right.

  • Backstage Studio Tour: How The Ride Meant to Headline the Disney-MGM Studios Killed It Instead (click)
  • Disaster Transport: The Disney Knockoff Coaster That Changed Cedar Point Forever (click)

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  • Disney’s California Adventure: How Disneyland’s Second Park Crashed, Burned, and was Reborn (click)
  • DisneyQuest: How Disney’s Plans to Bring Its Theme Parks Closer To YOU Crashed and Burned (click)
  • Drachen Fire: The Short Life of Busch Gardens’ Nightmare Franken-Coaster (click)

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  • Enchanted Tiki Room: “New Management” Almost Closed This Walt Original (click)
  • Hard Rock Park: The Ambitious Music Park That Went Bankrupt in 150 Days (click)
  • Journey into YOUR Imagination: The Unimaginable Story Behind the Ride Epcot Fans Hated (click)
  • Journey to Atlantis: How SeaWorld’s Attempt at Disney Dark Ride Storytelling Sank (click)
  • Rocket Rods and Tomorrowland 1998: Why Disney’s Most Disastrous Ride Ever Literally Didn’t Work (click)

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  • Stitch’s Great Escape! The Tragic Tale of Disney’s “Worst Attraction Ever” (click)
  • Superstar Limo: The Disastrous Disney Ride That Lasted Only One Year (click)
  • Walt Disney Studios: How Disney’s Parisian Movie Park Became a Box Office Bomb (click)
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I recall a couple of other articles that would fit here. One was on River Country, and the other was on Wet n' Wild.

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