20 Things That Have Vanished From Walt Disney World

The Time Keeper

Given the recent passing of Robin Williams, this is a tough one. The Time Keeper was a film that premiered at the Magic Kingdom in 1994 and lasted until 2006. It was a Circle-Vision 360 film that featured Williams as the titular character as he and the guest traveled through time. This classic attraction has since been replaced by the Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor.

Powdered Soap

Up until 2001, each Walt Disney World bathroom was equipped with Borax powdered soap. It’s iconic pink coloring made memories, even in the bathroom! The soap was easier for the custodial crew to clean up and didn’t streak the floors the way liquid soap did. Shortly after the anthrax scare, however, Disney shifted from the powder to the liquid soap.


This horror themed attraction has been long gone for quite some time now. Replaced with a Lilo And Stitch themed simulation, ExtraTERRORestrial was one of the scariest rides at all of the Disney theme parks. Located in Tomorrowland, the Alien themed attraction got a makeover in 2006 when Disney realized it didn’t really mesh with their family themed mission statement.

Discovery Island

A lot of rumors and speculation surround this now-abandoned island. It was once home to a vast array of wildlife as Disney had originally opened it as a zoo. Guests would travel to the island via boat to due to it being in the middle of Bay Lake. When the island closed down in 1999, most of the animals were transported to their new home at Animal Kingdom. At one point, it was rumored that the island would be transformed into one large interatcive theme park.