Disney Theme Park Rival Retires Popular Ride

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Rarely, a popular theme park ride closes permanently, which disappoints fans.

Universal Studios Florida and Hollywood opened Back to the Future in 1991 and 1993, respectively.

In March 2007 in Florida and September 2007 in Hollywood, the rollercoaster closed to make room for The Simpsons.

Maelstrom, which debuted in July 1988 at Epcot's Norway Pavilion, closed in October 2014 to make room for Frozen Ever After.

The Skyway gondola at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., opened in 1956, a year after the park opened, closed in 1957 for the Matterhorn, then reopened in 1959 until closing for good in 1994.

A piece of metal from the Top Thrill Dragster attraction hit a woman in the head on Aug. 15, 2021, inflicting a brain damage.

The Ohio Department of Agriculture, which oversees amusement attractions, examined the event and "discovered loose bolts, evidence of wear, deformation, and

contact marks on train carriages and portions of track over the place where a metal plate broke and dropped."

Cedar Fair, which intends to close California Great America in Santa Clara, Calif. by 2033 after selling the site to a developer, may transport Psycho Mouse to

Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. This is part of Cedar Point's larger plan to establish a Boardwalk-themed area by 2023.

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