End of the Road, Toad
Thursday, Septmber 3, 1998
Fans are hopping mad over Disney World's resolve to shut down Mr. Toad's
Wild Ride after Monday. The much-loved attraction, based on the 1949
movie, opened with the park in 1971. Protesters have staged "toad-ins" at
the park and hired a plane to fly over with a "Save Mr. Toad's Wild Ride"
banner. They even have a web site (www.savetoad.com). But it hasn't swayed
Disney, which plans a Winnie the Pooh attraction for the site. One
consolation: Mr. Toad lives on (at least for now) at Disneyland in
The article included a photo of people exiting the right side of The Ride,
with the caption: "Oh, Pooh! Mr. Toad's ride is out; Winnie the Pooh is
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