Disney’s Hollywood Studios is currently in the early stages of a massive redesign that will include the addition of new lands themed to “Star Wars” and “Toy Story.” However, before work can begin in earnest some offerings inside the park are being discontinued to make room for these new ones. Unfortunately for fans of the popular Disney Channel series “Phineas and Ferb,” one of the latest of these closures is a meet and greet with the show’s title characters.
Located next to “Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano,” this corner of the Streets of America was themed to a movie set recreation of Phineas and Ferb’s backyard. It seems the industrious step brothers had come to Disney’s Hollywood Studios to complete their latest big idea: filming a movie fittingly dubbed “We’re Making A Movie: The Movie.” Since every movie set needs props, the boys have littered this one with various objects the accumulated over their eventful summer. Among these were a poster and some paperwork related to the improbably massive thrill ride that started it all.
In “Rollercoaster,” the show’s pilot episode, Phineas decides he doesn’t want to waste his summer vacation, so he decides to construct what he later refers to as “The Coolest Coaster Ever.” Although “Rollercoaster” introduces many of the characters and running gags that would appear over the course of the series, there were some “Phineas and Ferb” mainstays that weren’t established yet. One notable example is that it is the only episode of the series to lack a musical number. The show’s creative team decided to rectify this a few years later by remaking the 11 minute cartoon as a hilariously self-aware half-hour long musical episode titled “Rollercoaster: The Musical.”
Given the fact that “Phineas and Ferb” aired its final episode last year, it’s not too big of a surprise to see them starting to disappear from the park just as other popular television characters like Darkwing Duck and Kim Possible have before them. However, just because they’ve left Disney’s Hollywood Studios doesn’t mean they’ve completely vanished from Walt Disney World yet. Fans of the show can still take part in the “Phineas and Ferb Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure” at Epcot and see Phineas and Ferb perform in “Move It! Shake it! Dance and Play It! Street Party” at Magic Kingdom for the time being. While there are a lot of new and exciting attractions planned for Disney’s Hollywood Studios, unfortunately Phineas and Ferb’s “Coolest Coaster Ever” is not one of them.