Previously we posted several videos of extinct attractions. Now we are going to look at some more videos of rides gone from Walt Disney World, EPCOT specifically.
Many of us are stuck at home right now due to the Coronavirus I thought it might be fun to look at the ride throughs, that many don’t think of anymore. Share them with your kids!
First up today is one of my favorites, Kitchen Kabaret.
Kitchen Kabaret was located in the Land Pavilion, where Soarin’ is now located.
This video comes from MouseSteps on YouTube:
Sadly Kitchen Kabaret closed in 1994 and was replaced with Food Rocks that lasted until 2004.
Which brings us to the next video. Food Rocks!
Where Kitchen Kabaret was presented by Kraft, Food Rocks was presented by Nestle. For me it wasn’t as much fun as Kitchen Kabaret, and it was very much a product of it’s time. You will see what I mean in this video from My Disney Park Memories on YouTube.
This is more a collection of “attractions” but before it became The Living Seas with Nemo and Friends, it was once just The Living Seas. You would go from a pre-show to Hydrolators and then into the Sea Cabs that they use for the current Nemo attraction.
First you visited the Pre-show. This video comes from Disney Rob on YouTube.
Here’s a look at the Hydrolator from WDW Channel on YouTube.
Here is a video taking you through all 3 parts, even the Sea Cabs, which later became the Nemo attraction. The video is from Intercot on YouTube.
Spaceship Earth has had a couple different incarnations over the years. Now it’s not an “extinct attraction” but various versions are.
The first version that opened with the park in 1982 was narrated by Vic Perrin and it ran until 1986.
Then it was changed to Walter Cronkite from 1986-1994.
Here’s a video from 1991 that is on the YouTube channel RobFuz.
Here’s the Tomorrow’s Child song in the attraction. This video was from 1992 and comes from Jovi Hammer on YouTube.
The Jeremy Irons version ran from 1994 until 2007.
Here’s a video from Kansas King #99 on YouTube. This version was made from different videos spliced together to offer better views.
And that’s our part 2 look at extinct rides, or in this case ride versions, at Walt Disney World’s EPCOT. Stay tuned for more!