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What follows is an account of Walt Disney World‘s most legendary ride, from its glory days as it enthralled generations of kids through its slow, painful demise until it met its unbecoming end. This is the story of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
The ride opened in 1971, and as you can imagine, it was mind-blowingly awesome to Disney visitors back in the day. It took up a whopping 25% of Fantasyland…and that was only a fraction of what the original blueprints called for it to be. Riders were invited ...