Amusement Parks

Bygone Disneyland Rides, Ranked By Most Missed  

Erin Maxwell
138 votes 26 voters 15 items

List Rules Vote up the Disneyland rides you miss the most.

Find yourself missing the Mickey’s Toontown Jolly Trolley? Did you get a chance to ride the Rocket Rods before they were removed? Vote up a favorite extinct attraction from yesteryear. 

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Skyway is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Bygone Disneyland Rides, Ranked By Most Missed
Skyway

Opening on June 23, 1956, this gondola lift attraction took guests sky high from Fantasyland to Tomorrowland, through the Matterhorn Bobsleds.  After almost 40 years, the skyway transit was officially closed on November 9, 1994.

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PeopleMover is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Bygone Disneyland Rides, Ranked By Most Missed

The Tomorrowland attraction debuted at Disneyland on July 2, 1967. A gentle ride that took guests on a leisure tour of the park, the vehicle moved its last group of people on August 21, 1995.

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Adventure Thru Inner Space is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Bygone Disneyland Rides, Ranked By Most Missed
Adventure Thru Inner Space

"Have I reached the universe of the molecule?" Opening on August 5, 1967 in Tomorrowland, this science-based attraction would "shrink" guests to the size of molecule. The ride closed in 1985.

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Carousel of Progress is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Bygone Disneyland Rides, Ranked By Most Missed
Carousel of Progress

Originally debuted at the 1965 New York World’s Fair, the Carousel of Progress would later open in Tomorrowland on July 2, 1967. It was eventually moved to Disney World on Sept. 9, 1973.

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Submarine Voyage is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Bygone Disneyland Rides, Ranked By Most Missed

Before Nemo and his gang took it over, the original Submarine Voyage featured seadragons, mermaids, and sunkern treasure galore. Original opened in June 14, 1959, the sub ride took guests under the sea for almost 40 years.

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Rainbow Caverns Mine Train is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Bygone Disneyland Rides, Ranked By Most Missed
Rainbow Caverns Mine Train

The little train took you through the small mining town of Rainbow Ridge. Opening in 1956, it was redesigned to become the Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland before it closed in 1977.

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Mike Fink Keel Boats is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Bygone Disneyland Rides, Ranked By Most Missed
Mike Fink Keel Boats

Debuting on Christmas 1955, the adorable little boats took guests up and down the Rivers of America for almost 40 years. 

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Astro-Jets is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Bygone Disneyland Rides, Ranked By Most Missed
Astro-Jets

The pride and joy of Tomorrowland originally opened in 1956. Astro-Jets was the first version of the "circling jets" attractions, which include the Rocket Jets and the current Astro Orbitor.

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The Jolly Trolley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Bygone Disneyland Rides, Ranked By Most Missed
The Jolly Trolley

The Jolly Trolley was an attraction that opened in Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland on January 24, 1993. Because of inconvience to large crowds, the ride was retired in 2011.

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Disneyland Flying Saucers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Bygone Disneyland Rides, Ranked By Most Missed
Flying Saucers

The Tomorrowland attraction debuted in 1961 as a type of futuristic bumper car. Unfortunately, technical issues coupled with the ride's low capacity for loading guests contributed to its demise in 1966.

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America Sings is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Bygone Disneyland Rides, Ranked By Most Missed

After the Carousel of Progress left Tomorrowland, this bicentennial-themed tribute to American music entertained guests from 1974 to 1988. The rotating show featured Sam the Eagle, voiced by Burl Ives. 

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Pack Mules Through Nature’s Wo... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Bygone Disneyland Rides, Ranked By Most Missed
Pack Mules Through Nature’s Wonderland

Take a slow, lumbering ride on a malodorus mule in the hot, summer sun. Opening on June 10, 1960, the mule ride lasted 13 years before it was decided to pack it in. 

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Rocket Rods is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Bygone Disneyland Rides, Ranked By Most Missed
Rocket Rods

The Rocket Rods replaced the beloved PeopleMover in 1998 only to offer guests long lines and constant breakdowns. Technical issues plagued the ride from the start, and after two years, it was official closed. 

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Motor Boat Cruise is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Bygone Disneyland Rides, Ranked By Most Missed
Motor Boat Cruise

The Motor Boat Cruise was a boat version of Autopia that originally opened in 1955. The attraction was rebranded the Motor Boat Cruise to Gummi Glen before the ride was retired in 1993. 

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Rainbow Mountain Stage Coaches is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Bygone Disneyland Rides, Ranked By Most Missed
Rainbow Mountain Stage Coaches

Starting from the Rivers of America, the stagecoach ride in Disneyland provided families a unique chance to see Disney's vision of the Old West. The attraction closed in 1959 and was replaced by the Mine Train.