Mary Poppins The Ride: Never Built Disneyland

Never Built Disneyland

Mary Poppins and Bert Signing Autographs in Disneyland

Mary Poppins is one of the most iconic Disney films of all time, but it has had a very limited presence in the Disney Parks. But this wasn't always the plan, and there was a ride developed based on the film for various Disney Parks over the years that never got off the ground.

The ride was one of the first projects worked on by Imagineer Tony Baxter, and it helped him get his job at Imagineering.

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The ride would have been a dark ride in the style of the original Fantasyland attractions based on the Jolly Holiday segment of the film. It would take you inside the animated world of the film on the back of a carousel inspired ride vehicle.

The ride would have created a musical journey through one of the most iconic scenes in film history, and it's a shame it never got built. It almost got built at various times in both Disneyland and Epcot, but no plans ever made it to construction, leaving Walt Disney's most iconic live-action film without a ride in the parks.

A different ride was later developed for Epcot, and even announced. But following the COVID19 pandemic, it looks like this ride may have been canceled, adding another chapter to the long list of reasons why a Mary Poppins ride was never built.

It is unclear what this ride would have been, outside of featuring Cherry Tree Lane as its facade. Rumors placed it as everything from an indoor carousel to a small dark ride before it was put on hold.

Mary Poppins Character Passing Astro Orbiter In Disneyland

Be sure to check out the rest of the Never Built Disneyland series here. Also, make sure you come back next week for the next entry in the series, Disneyland's never-built Wizard of Oz attraction.