Top 15 Attractions That Closed In 2017, Part 1 – State Of The Parks

Some Jerk With A Camera begins his two-part countdown of all the best and worst Disney and Universal attractions that have closed their doors for the very last time since January 2017.

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Join Some Jerk With A Camera on location at Disneyland, California (and occasionally other theme parks!) for a series of whacked-out, irreverently irrelevant digress-alicious trips through some of the best and worst attractions and paraphernalia theme parks have to offer!


  1. Number one had better be the Great Movie Ride. It DID need a revamp, but not a closing. Such a shame the attraction closed, it was the most original ride ever made.

  2. Crossover Princess

    You’re right 2017 sucked! I had such high hopes for that year… then my mom’s cancer got worse and spread to her liver… and then she wasn’t able to treat it as Chemo was making her suffer even more… I had to watch her slowly lose herself as her liver failed… Because of her death I ended up homeless for a month thankfully I had my brother, one of his friends and a family friend let me couch surf during that time. I couldn’t find anywhere I could afford in the Bay Area (I lived in San Francisco for most of life… and I lived on the east coast as a toddler) so I had to move to Sacramento so I could still meet up with my friends especially. I was even planning on going to Disneyland during the fall… BUT due to everything I had to cancel it… I would have only paid for food if I went. I’m not going to jinx this year.

    Anyways… here’s my experiences with the rides:

    Stich’s Great Escape:Yes I went on… to be honest if I had gone to Disney World when Alien Encounter was there I would have hated it. I love Thrill Rides but I’m a huge scaredy cat when it comes to horror. So it was okay… I’m with out in the minority

    Circle of Life: An Environmental Fable: Skipped it, hey I had more important things to do when I went to Epcot… I’m not kidding, I had a fast pass for Soarin followed by a reservation for lunch at the Coral Reef Restaurant then a Fast Pass for The Seas (I was unaware I didn’t need it… but who cares).

    Shrek 4d At Hollywood: I never went to Universal Hollywood… and I didn’t see it when I went to Florida… so don’t care.

    Dragon Challenge: I did ride it. I had the opposite problem as you in that I was too fat for Forbidden Journey, but skinny enough for this one… but sadly it was after they off the Dueling aspect. I wish it was during that time… but alas… it lost some of it’s charm when that happened. Also just out of curiosity… did you test the blue seat or the green seat… because it is important…

    Tokyo Tommowland Attractions: I’m lumping them together because well… same land. I was uninterested in both of them when I went to Tokyo Disneyland. I was more interested in riding other things and exploring elsewhere. Yeah, good thing they didn’t spend that money to upgrade the jets, because Tokyo DisneySea is awesome!

    Flights of Wonder: Didn’t see it… busy exploring elsewhere in Animal Kingdom… So yeah…

  3. That dragon roller coaster looks awesome! I wish I got the chance to ride it. I hate when awesome, fast rides get replaced by slow, lame ones because people are pansies.

    Is that bit about Donald Trump true? If so, may his presidency be short-lived so we can go back to said drilling being banned in those parks. That Lion King attraction sounded lame though. I’ve never been to Disney World, only Disneyland, so I never saw it, but eh. Actually, that’s kind of what I’m feeling about everything else mentioned so far to be honest, aside from that dragon ride.

    I’ve been to Japan but never went to Tokyo Disneyland. Why are those ads for Tokyo Disneyland more full of white people than Saskatchewan? I did go to Disneyland Paris once and found it somewhat disappointing as you can see everything there in a day, but I’m glad I did check it out…even though I do wish I had done other stuff in my short time in Paris instead, hence why I didn’t go to Disneyland when I went to Japan.

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