5 Extinct Disneyland attractions that we all still miss.

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The Peoplemover
This elevated train used to cruise over the walkways of Tomorrowland giving guests a good view of the park. It operated between July 2, 1967 to August 21, 1995. This attraction used to glide through what is now Star Wars Launch Bay, Star Tours, Space Mountain, over Autopia, beside the Monorail, Tomorrowland store, and Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters.

People made petitions that got thousands of signatures not long after the official closure on August 21, 1995 to not close the ride. To this day, you can see the old abandoned tracks still standing over Tomorrowland.
The Skyway
This attraction used to hover over Tomorrowland and fantasyland. It opened on June 23, 1956. You got a scenic view over the park and even got to travel through “The Matterhorn”. It was a one-way ride from Tomorrowland to fantasyland and vice versa.

The Skyway closed due to the supporting beam inside “The Matterhorn” cracking and the cost to repair was too expensive. Disney thought to put the money towards the new ride “Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye”. The skyway officially closed on November 9, 1994.
Flight to the Moon
This ride took guests on a trip to the moon. Opening on July 22, 1955, his ride is based in 1986 where space travel is possible. This 10 min simulation took guests to outer space, around the moon, and back to earth.

The rocket out front was visible from the freeway and most parts of the park, it was even taller than the sleeping beauty castle. Now there is a smaller version of the spacecraft in front of what is now “Pizza Port”. After the Apollo moon landing in ’69 the ride was renamed “Flight to the Moon”. The ride officially closed in 1975 and was replaced by “Mission to Mars”, then replaced with “Pizza Port”.

Motorboat Cruise
This ride will take you around fantasyland and Tomorrowland. This ride opened in June, 1957, it allowed you to sit in a motorboat that fit four people and were moved and steered on a hidden track under the water. You got to get scenic views of fantasyland and Tomorrowland. This was generally a relaxing ride. But in 1991 it was renamed “Motorboat Cruise to Gummi Glen”.The ride operated from 1957 to 1993 and officially closed on January 11, 1993. It closed to move operating costs for the opening of “Mickey’s Toontown”.

Space Station x-1
The ride used to give you a view of earth from space. Opened on July 17, 1955. When you enter this attraction you are supposedly in the space station. It was one of the only attractions located in Tomorrowland at the time.

The letdown about the attraction is that the view of earth was actually a painting. It would have done way better if it was a video-like illusion, the reason some say though it was a temporary attraction. This ride eventually closed on February 17, 1960.