10 Places from My Childhood I’ll Never Be Able to Visit Again

Attempt at trying a Buzzfeed-y type post…For some of these places, only the South Florida 90’s kid generation will know these places best.

1.) 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea – The Ride at Walt Disney World


20,000 Leagues under the sea - the ride


20,000 Leagues under the sea - the ride


20,000 Leagues under the sea - the ride

2.) Funscape

Short lived but so magical. Funscape was located on Cypress Creek road right next to Regal Cinemas. It was like an indoor mall with 2 levels of arcade games, food, golf, bumper cars, and my personal favorite 3-D mini movie rides.

3.) Blockbuster Golf & Games

I had either my 10th or 11th birthday here. It was awesome.

Blockbuster golf and games

4.) Discovery Zone

I miss you so much. We’ll always have that slide. RIP: 1990-1999

Discovery Zone Discovery Zone Cubies  Discovery Zone Slide

5.) Mars Music

Music store in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1999-2002. I took my guitar and singing lessons here. 😦

Mars Music Store

6.) Tower Records

Music chain based out of California from 1960-2006. Had to visit there when I went on vacation to LA, long live music stores.

Tower Records on Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.

7.) Virgin MegaStore

At its peak, there were 23 Megastores in the US. My 2 favorites were the one in Orlando, FL which was the first I had ever been to, last time I was there it was a Lady Diana exhibit and it’s flagship store in Times Square which closed in 2009 and is now occupied by Forever 21.

Virgin MegaStore Orlando FL Virgin MegaStore NYC Times Store

8.) Peaches Records & Tapes:

I fondly remember the Boca Raton, FL location, and bought my first tape here, I’m pretty sure it was Hootie and the Blowfish. There’s still one location of this former chain still around in New Orleans, LA.

Peaches Records and Tapes

9.) Wally World

The only hotel to stay at when you were a kid headed to Disney World. Indoor pool, character dinners, arts and crafts, games, kangaroos, heaven.

Wally World Hotel Orlando

10.) The Factory

I went to so many concerts here in high school. It was probably the best time in my life. It was also next to a porn store, my dad loved dropping me and all my friends off here.

Side note: I also took these photos from their Myspace page. I’m getting old.

The Factory Music Venue Fort Lauderdale


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