Park Ride History26 Videos

The Evolution of The Haunted Mansion

Just how exactly did Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion go from a walkthrough attraction into an omnimover dark ride in a little over 12 years? In this video, we’ll be figuring that out, by exploring it’s history and seeing how each element of the mansion evolved into what it is today. • [NEW] Fathers of the Mansion […]

Strange Shows | Keep Epcot Weird Ep. 4

Pull up a seat, everyone. Because today we’re looking at some of the strangest shows ever hosted at Epcot. Including the Skyleidescope, Daredevil Circus, Splashtacular and even Magical World of Barbie. • Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/parkridehistory • Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ParkRideHistory • Twitter: https://twitter.com/ParkRideHistory • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/parkridehistory/ Music Used: • Epcot Entrance Area Music – Complete Loop (1982): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJrB4x8w4Nw […]

The Evolution of Space Mountain

Today, we’re taking a look at the very first ‘Space Mountain’ attraction Disney opened. We’ll be tracing the story back to it’s origins as a Disneyland dark-ride all the way to it’s final version as The Magic Kingdom’s first thrill ride that opened in 1975. • Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/parkridehistory • Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ParkRideHistory • Twitter: https://twitter.com/ParkRideHistory • […]

Kitchen Kabaret and Food Rocks | Keep Epcot Weird Ep. 3

In this episode of Keep Epcot Weird we’ll be taking a bite out of Kitchen Kabaret, an opening day animatronic stage show at Epcot. This show was later replaced by a similar one named Food Rocks, both of which were educational in nature but still very, very strange… • Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/parkridehistory • Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ParkRideHistory • […]

The Robots of EPCOT Center | Keep Epcot Weird Ep. 2

In the second installment of Keep Epcot Weird, we’ll be checking out the many different robots that could be found at the park, from the walkaround characters to ones you could only see inside attractions. We’ll also be discussing what all happened to some of the ones who were removed as well. And if you […]

The Millenium Celebration | Keep Epcot Weird Ep. 1

In this first installment of “Keep Epcot Weird” we’ll be taking a look at The Millennium Celebration, a 15 month long event hosted at Epcot. The event that brought us Leave a Legacy, the Epcot Wand, The Tapestry of Nations parade, Millennium Village and Illuminations: Reflections of Earth. • Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/parkridehistory • Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ParkRideHistory • […]

The History of & Changes to The Hall of Presidents | Magic Kingdom

In this video, we’ll be taking a look at Disney’s “Hall of Presidents”. An attraction originally slated as part of their cancelled “Liberty Street” expansion for Disneyland in the late 1960’s. We’ll also be following how exactly the attraction was changed to fit The Magic Kingdom and what all was altered in the years after […]

The Differences Between: Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean

Out of the many version’s of “Pirates of the Caribbean”, the version at the Magic Kingdom has always stood out to me as one of the stranger examples of a cloned Disney attraction. Specifically, the lack of similarities those two attractions have despite being made within a few years of one another. In this video […]

PRH 2019 Update [READ DESC]

Hey kids, Jack again. Apologies in advance for another “blog post” instead of just talking for the update video. Honestly, typing this all out is just a lot quicker than going through the whole rigamaroo of recording and editing a video. Especially since I’m just explaining a few things. Don’t worry, I’ll try and keep […]

The History of The Phantom Manor | Disneyland Paris

Our final look at The Haunted Mansion takes us all the way out to Paris, Disneyland Paris that is. To a unique version of the attraction called “The Phantom Manor”. The manor presents an entirely new storyline throughout it. One that we’ll be diving into with this video… Also a very big thanks to everyone […]