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18 Disneyland Attractions Parades And Fireworks Shows That Closed This Decade

Star Wars Launch Bay
Orange County Register
Brady Macdonald
December 26, 2019
December 28, 2019
Walt Disney famously said that Disneyland would never be complete as long as there was imagination left in the world and that adage held true during the past decade as a host of attractions departed for Yesterland.

Let’s take a chronological look at 18 Disneyland attractions, parades and fireworks shows that closed in the 2010s to make way for new or updated experiences.

2010 — “Honey, I Shrunk the Audience” was a spin-off of the “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” movies starring Rick Moranis. The 3D film was replaced by “Captain EO” starring Michael Jackson, which was brought out of retirement after the pop singer’s death.

2011 — Star Tours was updated with new motion simulators, high-definition 3D video and multiple story lines when it was redubbed Star Tours: The Adventure Continues. The Tomorrowland attraction has been updated a number of times since as new “Star Wars” movies hit theaters.

2014 — The limited-run return of “Captain EO” lasted nearly half the decade, bringing back the story of a misfit spaceship crew battling an evil queen. The Tomorrowland Theater now screens previews of Disney, Marvel and Star Wars movies.

2015 — Innoventions showcased near-future technologies in a trade show setting. Star Wars Launch Bay took over the former America Sings and Carousel of Progress location.

2016 — Big Thunder Ranch was home to Western-themed shows, a petting zoo, seasonal events and a barbecue restaurant. The location was replaced by Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in 2019.

2017 — The long-running Main Street Electrical Parade returned for a limited run after “glowing away forever.” The venerable nighttime parade made another return engagement for a few months in 2019.

2018 — The former Aladdin’s Oasis dinner theater sat mostly unused until it was removed to make way for the Tropical Hideaway eatery in Adventureland.

2018 — The Jedi Training Academy trained novice Jedi Knights in the ways of the Force and basic lightsaber skills before sending them up on stage to go toe-to-toe with a Star Wars villain. Star Wars fans hoped the Jedi Training Academy would move to Galaxy’s Edge, but so far that hasn’t happened. The Tomorrowland Terrace Stage has been used for live music performances and kid-friendly dance parties.

2019 — Mickey’s Soundsational Parade dominated the decade, debuting in 2011. Other parades that made runs during the decade included Celebrate! A Street Party, Pixar Play Parade and Paint the Night. The new Magic Happens parade begins in February.

2019 — The Remember … Dreams Come True fireworks show dominated the decade, debuting in 2010. Other fireworks shows that made runs during the decade included Magical, Fantasy in the Sky, Disneyland Forever, Together Forever and Mickey’s Mix Magic.
Attractions Referenced

America Sings

Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree

Big Thunder Ranch Petting Zoo

Captain EO Tribute

Carousel Of Progress

Honey, I Shrunk The Audience (Magic Eye Theater)


Jedi Training Academy (Tomorrowland Stage)

Star Tours

Star Tours: The Adventures Continue

Star Wars Launch Bay

Tomorrowland Theater

Restaurants Referenced

Aladdin Oasis

Big Thunder Bar-B-Que

Tropical Hideway

Parades Referenced

Celebrate! A Street Party

Magic Happens

Main Street Electrical Light Parade

Mickey's Soundsational Parade

Paint The Night Electrical Parade

Lands Referenced


Star Wars Galaxys Edge


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