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Secret History of Disney Rides

We frogs love nothing more than Disney rides. From Peter Pan's Flight to Space Mountain, they're one-of-a-kind. Some of our best family memories are from trips to Disneyland and Disney World! So we're celebrating these memories by creating a new series on the secret history of Disney rides.

The Secret History of Disney Rides: Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress

by Tad on January 9, 2017 3   Video

Ever wanted to take a look at the past and future? Well, during the secret history of Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress, we can do just that! This classic Disney ride has resided in Tomorrowland of Disney World for decades, but it was actually a Disneyland attraction before that. Let's...

The Secret History of Disney Rides: California Screamin'

by Tad on December 12, 2016 1   Video

Ready to catapult 0 to 55 mph in 4.7 seconds (and scream your head off)? During this secret history of California Screamin', we'll hurtle through the famous "scream tube" and discover everything scream-tastic about this Disney California Adventure coaster. Buckle up and hold on tight—it's going to be a speedy...

The Secret History of Disney Rides: Tom Sawyer Island

by Tad on November 14, 2016 1   Video

Let's leap into the world of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn! During this secret history of Tom Sawyer Island, we'll take an adventure much like Tom and Huck took in Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." Disney's Tom Sawyer Island is filled with mysteries and quests to be uncovered...

The Secret History of Disney Rides: DINOSAUR

by Tad on October 31, 2016 3   Video

Ever wondered what it'd be like to roam the earth with dinosaurs? Me too! Luckily for us, we can get a glimpse of this on Disney's Animal Kingdom's DINOSAUR ride. Did you know DINOSAUR was originally called Countdown to Extinction? Let's hop on a CTX Time Rover and explore the...

The Secret History of Disney Rides: Tomorrowland Speedway

by Tad on October 17, 2016 1   Video

Ready for the race of a lifetime? At Tomorrowland Speedway, you can live out your dreams of becoming a race car driver! It wasn't always known under this name, though; during the grand opening of Magic Kingdom Park, this Disney ride opened as Grand Prix Raceway. We'll explore this and...

The Secret History of Disney Rides: Mad Tea Party

by Tad on September 26, 2016 1   Video

Ready to join an Unbirthday Party hosted by none other than the Mad Hatter and March Hare? While we’re dreaming about spinning in a colorful, giant teacup, let’s explore the secret history of the Mad Tea Party! This is a classic Disney attraction, opening with Disneyland Park on July 17,...

The Secret History of Disney Rides: Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin

by Tad on September 12, 2016 5   Video

To infinity and beyond! We're combating evil alongside Buzz in this secret history of Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin. This Tomorrowland ride occupies the same building as many past Magic Kingdom attractions! Did you know it uses the same ride system and track layout as the first ride built in...

The Secret History of Disney Rides: Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid

by Tad on August 29, 2016 1   Video

We're going under the sea, down where it's better and wetter! This secret history of Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid covers some of your favorite songs, characters and scenes from Disney's "The Little Mermaid." Did you know Disney originally planned on opening a dark ride based...

The Secret History of Disney Rides: Mission: SPACE

by Tad on August 15, 2016 1   Video

3...2...1... Liftoff! We're going on a very special mission today - to uncover the secret history of Mission: SPACE! This motion simulator ride is unique to Epcot at Walt Disney World and is so extreme that it offers two different levels of intensity. Today is actually the space ride's 13th...

The Secret History of Disney Rides: Mr. Toad's Wild Ride

by Tad on August 1, 2016 3   Video

During this secret history, we're going to be "merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily on our way to nowhere in particular!" Recognize that theme song? It's from the film "The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad!" This story is retold on Disneyland's quirky and classic Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. The dark...

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