One of the things I like to do when I want to unwind is watch videos about theme park attractions. From POV videos to quick history lessons about a rides evolution, I enjoy watching them. They’re fun to watch and are filled with some interesting facts. It’s also probably the only way I will experience these rides. If you’re on the Discord, y’all know this is my shit.
Anyway, I thought I would bring this over to the forums and share some of my favorite videos and discuss some of our favorite theme park rides and attractions.
Defunctland is an ongoing series about the history of extinct rides, as well as covering the general history of some parks including Action Park and Disneyland Paris. They’re now in their second season and are regularly uploading episodes. You can check out their YouTube channel here.
One of the rides I keep coming back to is the Haunted Mansion and the many iterations that exist around the world. While most videos are about 10 to 15 minutes long, one video stands out from the rest. It’s a one hour long video of the Walt Disney World version of the ride. After watching the first 10 minutes, you can tell that the folks behind this video wanted to capture every animatronic, every detail, and get every possible angle that they could get. If you can watch it, it’s worth it. You can tell a lot of love and passion went into this project.