For my first post, I decided to talk a little bit about the beloved Magic Kingdom attraction, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride. While it's true Toad is alive and well in Disneyland, the Walt Disney World version closed its doors permanently on September 7, 1998 (fifteen years ago next month).
Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride
During early planning for Walt Disney World, Chief Operations Officer of WED Enterprises Richard Irvine tapped Imagineer (and future Disney Legend) Rolly Crump to spearhead all of the Fantasyland attractions. Thrilled with the assignment, Rolly immediately began formulating ways to improve upon the existing dark rides from Disneyland. One of the rides Disney decided to carry over was Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, which was extremely popular in Anaheim.
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