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Postscript – Requiem for a Toad

I somehow forgot to include this in the previous story – almost as if my subconscious was blocking it out. This was the sight in Fantasyland on the morning of September 8, 1998. They didn’t waste any time – it was almost as if they’d been planning to close it or something, eh?

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Semper Absurda, 1971-1998

Hey now, be fair. Everyone wants Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride. – Jason Lee, Mallrats (1995)

Ten years ago yesterday, on a drizzly and humid Orlando morning, Disney fans gathered in Florida’s Magic Kingdom to bid farewell to one of the park’s original and most beloved attractions. Scores of fans and protesters, many with matching [...]