The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

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The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is an attraction located in Fantasyland.

Attraction History

The idea of a dark ride based on Disney's Winnie the Pooh franchise began in the late 1970s. Following the popularity of the Winnie the Pooh movies, Imagineers began to make plans for a Winnie the Pooh attraction to be added to Disneyland's Fantasyland. Fantasyland was going to go under a significant renovation soon, and it was assumed that the Winnie the Pooh dark ride would be added then. When Disneyland's Fantasyland re-opened in 1983 however, there was no Winnie the Pooh ride present.

Although the attraction was not built, the idea of a Winnie the Pooh dark ride was not dead. In 1988 Imagineers once again began making plans for a Disneyland Pooh ride. This time the attraction was going to be located in Disneyland's Toontown Fair. The new Winnie the Pooh rid would have allowed guests to travel through what were deemed the three best scenes in the movies. The ride vehicle that they rode in, would be a spinable honey pot. Once again however, the attraction never came to fruition.

Winnie the Pooh Replaces Mr. Toad

Seven years after the last attempt at a Winnie the Pooh dark ride, Imagineers once again pitched the idea. This time, they wanted to build the attraction in Walt Disney World. Although Walt Disney World's Fantasyland had enough space to build the new attraction, it was eventually decided to replace the current Mr. Toad's Wild Ride attraction. Despite Mr. Toad fan protests, and bad publicity, Disney closed Mr. Toad's Wild Ride on September 7, 1998. Mr. Toad's show building and ride structure were reused, and on June 4, 1999 The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh officially opened.