20,000 Leagues Under the Sea was a Magic Kingdom opening-day attraction and one of the most unique rides that ever graced an amusement park. A cousin to Disneyland’s Voyage Through Liquid Space, whose script seems to have been largely based off of sections of Jules Verne’s book about Captain Nemo’s voyages anyway, wisely relocated the attraction from Tomorrowland to Fantasyland. After waiting in a line that regularly took an hour or more, park guests descended into the ...
“Coming Soon: Muppet Studios” That’s what the sign on the construction wall said that was visible from the Backlot Tour Trams. Disney and Jim Henson were in talks to transfer the rights to the Muppets and despite the lack of a contract, construction was in full swing. For any kid growing up in the ’70s and ’80s this was an exciting idea as we grew up in love with both companies. The idea of them working together was full of promise.