1. Journey Into Imagination
The original Journey Into Imagination which included the Dreamfinder character and Figment was located in Epcot. Even though there are videos on YouTube and other sources of this incarnation, I would prefer to experience the original ride for myself.
2. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
The 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea was located in Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland. Disneyland still has the ride format but now has a Finding Nemo overlay and is not the same as the original. My mom tells stories of riding this E-Ticket ride when she was younger, and I would like to experience the original ride complete with musty smell.
3. Riding with the Monorail Pilot
Before 2009, you could ride up front in the Walt Disney World Resort Monorail with the Monorail Pilot, and it was really fun to go all the way around the resort. When I did this in 2003 and 2007, we started at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, where I left my wheelchair, and made the circular trip to all four Monorail stations. After the ride you were given a co-Pilot’s license.
4. Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride
Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride was located in Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland. Although I have ridden this attraction at Disneyland, I wish it still remained at WDW. Who doesn’t want to “take a motorcar to nowhere in particular”?
5. Mickey Mouse Revue
The Mickey Mouse Revue in MK Fantasyland. I would really like to experience this first-hand and not have to watch it on a video.
6. Kitchen Kabaret
Kitchen Kabaret at Epcot’s Future World in The Land Pavilion. I have seen videos of this so many times I would really like to see the kitchen come to life for myself.
7. World of Motion
World of Motion at Epcot was replaced by Test Track. World of Motion was a ride through attraction that took you through the history of transportation.
8. Access to the TTA
My last wish is for the Imagineers to install an elevator for the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover. When I was younger my Dad was able to help me get up to the loading area, but now I am too big and there is no wheelchair access.
(Photo credits: Dreamfinder photo, Mickey Mouse Revue and Monorail co-pilot license ©Disney; Mr. Toad Sign – Ricky Brigante, license; Mr. Toad Ride – Ricky Brigante, license; Kitchen Kabaret – ATIS547, license; World of Motion – auntie rain, license; 20,000 Leagues photo from the personal collection of Kendall Foreman; All other photos are property of author.)
Andrew is a 19-year-old high school graduate from Ohio. He was born with cerebral palsy and gets around in a wheelchair. He has been to both US Disney parks, several D23 events and is a DCL Gold Castaway Club member. If you would like to contact him feel free to e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org or look him up on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/andrew.prince.7161 and on Twitter https://twitter.com/Andrew1arp