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In this brand new series, we dissect the true tales of some of the most astounding rides at theme parks around the globe; living legends that exemplify the brilliance, storytelling, and technology of leading parks. We’ll look behind-the-ride to get the full, unabridged story of these modern wonders and examine how their success is all in the details.

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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
  • DINOLAND, U.S.A.: Digging Deeper into Disney World's "Worst Land Ever"
  • Disaster Transport: The Disney Knockoff Coaster That Changed Cedar Point Forever 
  • DisneyQuest: How Disney’s Plans to Bring Its Theme Parks Closer To YOU Crashed and Burned

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This series explores never-built attractions, lands, and theme parks and examines the parks we know and love if things had been done differently. Possibilityland is growing as we explore the in-depth stories behind these never-built attractions that could've changed everything if they'd ended up coming to life.

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  • Never-Built "Mountains": Disney's Most Perilous Possible Peaks
  • Possibilityland: A Walk Through the Disneyland That Never Was
  • Tomorrowland 2055: The Future Disneyland Almost Had (And the Failure It Got Instead)
  • Walt Disney World: A Tour Through the "Possibility World" That Almost Was
    • Magic Kingdom – 7 Almost-E-Tickets from the Most Magical Place on Earth
    • EPCOT - 8 Pavilions That Only Exist in an Alternate Reality Future World
  • WESTCOT Center: The Never-Built Park That Would've Changed Disneyland Forever
  • Western River Expedition: The Would-Be E-Ticket That Could’ve Changed Magic Kingdom

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Flying Saucers and Luigi’s Flying Tires should be a 2-in-1 Disaster File.

In reply to by Sebastian Llaurador (not verified)

I also think Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance should be a Modern Marvel.

I'd love to see Lost Legends (maybe Disaster Files?) on older parks with interesting histories/backgrounds like The World of Sid & Marty Krofft in Atlanta or Dogpatch U.S.A. But between the age of these and lack of resources or photographs (it was an actual policy for the former to not allow photography), it would probably be difficult. And the latter has had a more colorful afterlife than most.

Sorry to reply to myself but I forgot one - Astroworld in Houston. It started as Texas's answer to Disneyland, became one of the pillars of the Six Flags parks, then was shuttered & demolished for VERY short-sighted reasons. It's definitely a Lost Legend.

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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