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Which Disney Parks have the most rides?  When have Disney's Audio-Animatronics "lost their heads?" What's the story behind demolished park icons like the Earful Tower and the Sun Icon? From the best Audio-Animatronics on Earth to spectacular original worlds, mythologies, souvenirs, and snacks, these quick-read countdowns, collections, and features are favorites of Disney Parks and industry fans. 

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  • 25 Most Incredible Audio-Animatronics on Earth (click)
  • Seven Wonders of the Theme Park World
    • Seven "Natural" Wonders of the Theme Park World (click)
    • Seven "Ancient" Wonders of the Theme Park World (click)
    • Seven Modern Wonders of the Theme Park World (click
  • 8 Spectacular Never-Built Lands at Disney Parks (click)
  • 10 "How'd They Do That" Special Effects That Still Amaze Us (click)
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  • 10 Most Immersive Lands on Earth (and What May Soon Beat Them) (click)
  • 6 Disney Clone Pairs You May Not Recognzie... (click)
  • 11 Infamously Flubbed and Failed Theme Park Attractions (click)
  • 11 of the Most Awe-Inspiring Park Icons and Their Stories (click)
  • 7 Disney Classics That Look Much Different Overseas (click)
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  • 10 Forgotten, Demoted, and Lost Icons of Disney Parks (click)
  • 7 New Lands We'd Love to See at Disney's Animal Kingdom (click)
  • 8 Classic Disney Attractions Plussed by Projection Technology (click)
  • 12 Immersive Rides You Won't Find at Disney or Universal (click)
  • 8 Hotels That Let You Sleep Inside a Theme Park (click)

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  • 11 Short-Lived Disney and Universal Rides You May Not Even Remember (click)
  • 8 Extinct Disney Lands That Are Gone Forever (And What Replaced Them) (click)
  • 10 BEST Times Disney "Plussed" an Attraction (click)
  • 6 Times Disney's Attempts to "Plus" Classics Really Turned into a "Minus" (click)
  • By-The-Numbers: Ride-Count Countdowns to See Theme Parks Differently
    • Countdown by Number of Rides  (click)
    • Countdown by Number of E-Tickets (click)
    • Countdown by Number of Remaining Opening-Day "Originals" (click)

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  • 10 Disney Classics with "Spiritual Sequels" You Might Not Think About (click)
  • 13 Cancelled, Closed, and Cop-Out Attractions Killed by Disneyland Paris (click)
  • 30 of Disney's Most Magnificent Attraction Posters and Their Stories (click)
  • 4 Kinds of Rides Universal Needs if it Wants to Match Disney (click)
  • Dark Magic: Inside the 12 Scariest Disney Rides (click)

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  • Peaks of Imagineering: Disney "Mountains"
    • 12 Best Disney "Mountain" E-Tickets Across the Globe (click)
    • 10 Never-Built Disney "Mountains" That Could've Been Classics (click)
  • 10 Imagineers Forever Immortalized on Main Street, U.S.A. (click)
  • From Ride to Screen The Best (and Worst) Movies Based on Disney Rides (click)
  • Off The Rails: The World's Best (and Worst) Trackless Dark Rides (click)
  • Carnivals, Boardwalks, and Backlots: Stories from Disney's Least Immersive Lands (click)

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  • Imagineering Originals
    • Original Characters Created Just for Disney Parks (click)
    • Original Mythologies: Inside Disney Parks' "Expanded Universes" (click)
    • Original Worlds That Don't Just Recreate Movies, but Expand Them (click)
    • Original Eats: "In-Universe" Signature Meals That Put You In the Story (click)
  • 10 Places You Can See Animatronics Outside of Rides (click)
  • 16 of Disney's Gargantuan Showbuildings You Might Never See (click)
  • 13 Abandoned, Broken, and Canceled Special Effects at Disney Parks (click)
  • 10 of Disney's Most Outrageously High Capacity Rides (click)
  • 10 of Disney's Most Outrageously Low Capacity Rides (click)

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  • 10 Times Disney's Animatronics Malfunctioned, Froze, and Caught on Fire (click)
  • Do You Speak "Imagineer?" Must-Know Disney Parks Lingo (click)
  • How Disney's Smallest and Biggest Parks Measure Up (click)
  • From A(tom) to Z(urg): 10 Ways Disney Parks "Miniaturized" Guests (click)
  • 8 Most-Missed Disney Parks Characters from Closed Attractions (click)
  • "Formerly Known As..." Do You Remember the OLD Names & Logos of These 7 Disney Parks? (click)

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  • 8 "What Were They Thinking" Mistakes We're Happy to Forget (click)
  • Play-While-You-Wait: 10 Must-See Interactive Queues (click)
  • 8 Classic Disney Rides That Would NEVER Be Built Today... and Why (click)
  • "That's Not Dory" and 8 Other BAD Voice-Acting Moments at Disney Parks (click)
  • 10 Gasps-and-Goosebumps-Inducing Best Scenic Reveals in Disney Parks (click)
  • Are Disney Parks Full? Where We Think Each Park is Growing Next (click)

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  • The REAL History of 6 Hollywood Icons Brought to Life in Disney Parks (click)
  • Disney Parks Quiz: Which Resort is Missing Each of These 8 Classics? (click)
  • 11 Disney Parks Background Music Loops To Bring Back Memories (click)
  • 12 Best (and Worst) Smells That'll Transport You to Iconic Rides (click)
  • The Most Incredible Walkthrough Attractions at Disney and Universal Parks (click)
  • Classic Rides That Would DEFINITELY Have Character Overlays if They Were Built Today (click)
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  • 16 Disneyland Exclusives That Should Make Disney World Fans Jealous (click)
  • 16 Disney World Exclusives That Should Make Disneyland Fans Jealous (click)
  • 13 Unlucky "...Then Something Goes Horribly Wrong" Ride Plot Twists (click)
  • 11 Classic Attractions Where Nothing "Goes Horribly Wrong!" (click)
  • Coffeeland: 8 "Starbucks-in-Disguise" in Disney and Universal Parks (click)
  • 8 Action-Packed "Story Coasters" That Make YOU The Star (click)
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  • Snack Attack! 15 Must-Try Sweet and Savory Theme Park Treats Across the Country (click)
  • 9 "Replacement" Rides that Have OUTLIVED The Classics They Replaced (click)
  • 16 "Easter Eggs" of Closed Classics Hidden in the Rides that Replaced Them (click)
  • 7 Things That Fans Know, But Must Make Absolutely No Sense to First-Time Visitors (click)
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  • Are These 7 "Must-Have" Signature Souvenirs Worth The Price? (click)
  • Rest in Pieces: Parting Words to Rides We Lost in the 2010s (click)
  • 13 "Endangered" Attractions That May Not Survive the 2020s (click)
  • Iconic Ride Quotes Imagineering Fans Know By Heart (part 1 and part 2)
  • REWIND AWARDS: The One Best Ride of Every Decade So Far (click)
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  • Inside Disney's Secret S.E.A. - The Society of Explorers and Adventurers (click)
  • Artificial Worlds: The Rise of Screens and Simulators at Theme Parks (click)
  • BLOCKBUSTER: THE RIDE – Inside Disney's "Ride the Movies" Era (click)
  • Will the Addition of a Star Wars Land Change Disneyland Forever? (click)
  • The Complete History of Universal's Halloween Horror Nights (click)
  • A Walk Through Shanghai Disneyland (click)
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  • DISNEY•PIXARLAND: Inside the "Pixarificaton" of Disney Parks (click)

  • Why I'm Done with Disneyland (click)

  • Why Disney Parks Should Get Rid of FastPass (click)

  • Alcohol is Coming to Disneyland: The Story on this "Tradition" (click)

  • PARKSTROLOGY: Every Disney Park's Sign of the Zodiac (click)

  • Why It's Time to Bring Characters to Epcot's Future World (click)

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  • AVENGERS: Custody War – How Disney & Universal Co-Parent Marvel Heroes (click

 

  • Roadside Wonders: America's Historic Tourist Attractions
    • Weeki Wachee Springs: Mermaids are Real... (click)
    • Gatorland: The Alligator Capital of the World (click)

  • Back to the Future: The History of Tomorrowland at Disney Parks (click)

  • "Just Open the Line!" Nope. The Case for Rise of the Resistance Boarding Groups (click)

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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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