Tinker Field was an outdoor baseball stadium in Orlando, Florida, United States. Named after Baseball Hall of Famer Joe Tinker, it was located in the West Lakes neighborhoods of Downtown Orlando, adjacent to the Camping World Stadium and one mile west of the Amway Center. In April 2015 the City of Orlando tore down the grandstands and removed all other extant buildings. Constructed in 1914, Tinker Field was the spring training home of the Brooklyn Read More...
Up until May 2012, this ride was in both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, but the Magic Kingdom version closed down amid the new Fantasyland changes.
Jaws was a ride based off the famous movie with the same name that ran from 1990 to 2012 at Universal Studios.
Universal Studios closed Jimmy Neutron’s Nicktoon Blast in 2011 and transformed it into Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem in 2012.
Epcot closed this ride in 2010 and replaced it with Captain EO Tribute.
A view of the the park in 1936 – This early post card shows one of the bridges across a canal as it appeared when Cypress Gardens opened January 2, 1936. Cypress Gardens opened in the Winter Haven area in 1936 and closed in 2009. Although some of the original gardens still exist, it has mostly been replaced by Legoland.
Dixie Stampede sits shuttered Nov. 11, 2008. A deal for Orlando Premium Outlets to buy the property fell through.
Guests at Universal Studios Florida enjoy ‘Back To The Future… The Ride.’ The ride has since been closed to make way for a new ‘Simpsons’-themed attraction.
The Wonders of Life pavilion at Epcot was closed in a cost-cutting move. Guests ride the popular ‘Body Wars’ ride in the pavilion Wednesday, December 10, 2003. The ride closed in 2007.
Earthquake at Universal Studios was closed in 2007 to make way for Disaster! A Major Motion Picture Ride…Starring You!
Tourists still stop by to inquire but Skull Kingdom is closed. Horror house Skull Kingdom on International Drive is closing after many years. Skull Kingdom scared tourists of International Drive for about 10 years before it closed in 2006.
People enjoy the thrills of a twisting water slide on the last day of Water Mania’s operation September 5, 2005. Robert Keane, the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the park said that although tourist attendance was lower than usual for Labor Day, many locals turned up for the last day. He said the park is maintaining a festive atmosphere. After 20 seasons open he said, “We want to leave on a high note.” Read More...
Nickelodeon Studios was a television taping studio as well as an original family attraction at Universal Studios Florida, which opened on June 7, 1990. The studio closed permanently on April 30, 2005. History In November 1988, Nickelodeon joined the Universal Studios Florida team to make its first production studio. In spring 1989, they filmed its first show there, Super Sloppy Double Dare. On June 7, 1990, the studio (along with the park) officially opened. There Read More...
The Living Seas was replaced by The Seas with Nemo & Friends at Epcot in 2005.
A scale replica of the Great Wall of China lies crumbling at the former theme park Splendid China in Kissimmee in November 2007. The park opened in 1993 and closed in 2003.
During Church Street Station’s heyday, the street was closed to motor vehicles each evening and the complex of bars and restaurants became one large street party. But Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando eventually built their own nighttime-entertainment venues, and Church Street Station fell into decline through a series of different owners.
In February 2003, overlooking what should be a green sea of grass at this time of year, the scoreboard at Baseball City in Davenport sits fading in the sun. The Kansas City Royals moved after the 2002 season to Surprise, Ariz.
Kongfrontation, based on “King Kong,” was a ride at Universal Studios from 1990 – 2002.
With more years in along the tourist corridor of US 192 in Kissimmee than anyone seems to remember JungleLand Zoo is closing under a bit of a dark cloud. A local tv station is suggesting that the animals are in poor conditions and health but park owners and emplyees dispute those accusations.
The Mystery Fun House was located on International Drive from 1976 to 2001.
River Country, the first water park at Walt Disney World was closed in 2001.
Universal Studios closed this simulator ride in 2002 to transform it into Jimmy Neutron’s Nicktoon Blast.
David Clevinger, artistic director of Terror on Church Street, arranges a tribute in May 1999 as rising rent and falling attendance scared the ghouls from the attraction at Orange Avenue and Church Street.
Skyway carried guests through the air and across Magic Kingdom until 1999.