Top 10 Worst Disney Attraction Refurbishments

The Top Ten

1 Journey Into Imagination converted to Journey Into YOUR Imagination

The original Journey Into Imagination was absolutely amazing. Journey Into YOUR Imagination was horrible. The public hated it so much that Disney closed the ride just TWO YEARS after its opening. - railfan99

2 Maelstrom converted to Frozen Ever After

What a great idea, Disney. Get one of your best rides and turn it into something based on one of the most overrated movies in history. - railfan99

3 Horizons converted to Mission: SPACE

From a beloved timeless Epcot gem to a deadly space mountain ripoff

Disney, why would you replace Horizons with a ride that has INJURED HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE?! - railfan99

You don't have to reply twice you know... plus, here's why I put this here: From June 2005 to June 2006, paramedics treated 194 Mission: Space riders. The most common complaints were dizziness, nausea and vomiting. Of those 194 guests: 25 people passed out, 26 suffered difficulty breathing and 16 reported chest pains or irregular heartbeats - railfan99

4 Twilight Zone Tower of Terror converted to Guardians of the Galaxy Mission: Breakout!

I agree that they shouldn't have closed Tower of Terror, but Mission Breakout is still pretty fun.

Surprised this ain't at #1 yet.

Again, replacing an iconic ride to get more money from people. SMH, Disney

5 Peoplemover converted to Rocket Rods

They could’ve just demolished the entire track and rebuild the tracks from scratch and add new track effects to make it fast?!

What happens when you have a high speed ride on an older structure? It damages it, and frequently breaks down. Rocket Rods was extremely unreliable, and broke down at least once a day. - railfan99

6 Space Mountain (1975 Version)  converted to Space Mountain (2009 Version)

Greg, it's 2009 version not 2019 version... but yeah the 2019 version is terrible, and the face screens are from the 2009 version. - Maddox121

This yer they removed the moving walkway and all the screens that you see your face on.
You know some people have trouble walking due to things like diabetes or MS, but now they will have to suffer and only make everything worse. - Gregory

Too dark, you can't see anything. - railfan99

They just refurbished the lighting again, but all you can really see are tiny stars and barely anything else. - Gregory

7 Journey Into YOUR Imagination converted to Journey Into Imagination With Figment

Journey Into Imagination With Figment is better than its predecessor, but nowhere near the 80s version. - railfan99

8 The Great Movie Ride converted to Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway

Once again, closing a great ride and turning it into something based on two of the most annoying characters in anime history. - railfan99

This ride seems is going to insult Mickey and Minnie Mouse, the most beloved characters in Disney. - Gregory

9 Ellen's Energy Adventure converted to Guardians of the Galaxy Ride

Doing it to get more money. Cough. Cough - railfan99

10 Test Track 1.0 converted to Test Track 2.0

Obviously, this is not a problem since Epcot is about the Future.

I'm neutral to "Tron Track" - Maddox121

I myself don't hate this refurb anymore, but there are a lot of people who do. - railfan99

The Contenders

11 Paradise Pier converted to Pixar Pier

That’s stupid.

They should’ve kept it Paradise Pier instead of changing it to Pixar Pier

12 California Screamin’ converted to Incredicoaster

Awful. Really shows how Disney doesn't care about the CA parks.

This is part of the Pixar Pier refurb. - railfan99

Why did they close this ride? Wasn’t this everyone’s favorite ride before the Pixar Pier retheme

13 The Extraterrorestrial Alien Encounter converted to Stitch's Great Escape

Worst Disney move, they turned one of the best Attractions into the worst.

UGH This was the WORST! They turned a great attraction and turned it into garbage.

That was horrible

14 Rock N’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith converted to Iron Man Ride

I’d prefer a band replacement instead of iron man. A band like Panic at the Disco or Twenty One Pilots or AC/DC

This is for Disneyland Paris, though I heard rumors that Disney’s gonna turn Disney World’s version into Monsters Inc. door factory.

15 Space Mountain converted to Hyperspace Mountain

That’s enough Star Wars, disney!

16 Disney's California Adventure converted to Disney California Adventure Park
17 Imageworks (1982) converted to Imageworks: The What-If Labs (1999)
18 Snow White's Scary Adventures converted to Meet and Greet

Terrible, do I need to say more? - Maddox121

19 Space Mountain: De la Terre a la Lune converted to Space Mountain: Mission 2

And they made it even worse when it became Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain.
Greedy Disney with all the Star Wars stuff. - Gregory

20 The Barnstormer at Goofy’s Wiseacre Farm converted to The Barnstormer ft. The Great Goofini

I used to ride this a long time ago, it was when it was original and classic, and we crashed through a barn, and now, Disney changed it to fit with the new Storybook Circus after closing down Toontown Fair.
Apparently, you don’t crash through a barn anymore, but a billboard.
I don’t get why it’s still called the Barnstormer.
They ruined a wonderful ride.

21 Universe of Energy converted into Ellen's Energy Adventure
22 Adding Jack Sparrow to Pirates of The Caribbean ride
23 Tiki room to Tiki Room Under New Management
24 Constance Hatchaway added in The Haunted Mansion
25 The Living Seas converted into The Seas with Nemo and Friends
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