Every few weeks our writers get together and answer a Disney related question. Here is this week’s question and answer!
Question of the Week: Name one attraction that you want to be around forever, one that you want to receive an update and one that you think Disney should get rid of. Answers can be from any park.
Cassie – I want Splash Mountain to be around for ever, and it never needs to change! For me, it’s the only ride that makes me scream with joy EVERY time I ride it. I think It’s a Small World needs more renovations than any other. I hate that you can see the dirty carpet and the ceiling. I notice it every time I ride it. I think they can get rid of the kiddy roller coaster in Toontown. I don’t even know its official name, that’s how little I care if this ride stays or goes.
Melissa – I want the teacups to stay around forever. I think it is so iconic and fills me with giggles every time I am on it! I think that the Matterhorn needs some updates. I think it could be even better than it is with a different track and maybe new toboggans because it is a very painful ride to go in…but it is also so great! And I would get ride of Mission Space. The idea of it is interesting, but I’m not a big fan of those kinds of simulations.
Andrew – Keep: I was going to choose Splash Mountain as well but Cassie stole it as I was writing this… So I’ll go with Animal Kingdom’s Kilimanjaro Safaris as my pick for never-changing. Small adjustments to the plot are fine but the overall idea and the animals should never go unchanged.
Update: I would update Spaceship Earth in Epcot. I think this is a classic attraction with a very poor ending and in need of updated narration. This could help return it to the ride’s former glory.
Get Rid Of: I would be very happy if they got rid of the entire Bug’s Land. It’s wasted space and the most unpleasant spot to spend any time in.
Leslie – Keep: Haunted Mansion. This ride is one of my families go to rides. One of our first rides and one of our last. The joy and memories we have keep us coming back year after year whether at Disneyland or Disney World. It is also one of few attractions we will quote year round and in casual conversation.
Update: The Jungle Cruise needs an update in my opinion. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a girl who loves a good pun, but I don’t want to have the script memorized and it feels like I do. Some fresh scenes to see would be nice too. There is the Jingle Cruise which does a nice job of spicing things up but that is only during Christmas time.
Get Rid Of: I struggled to think of what to put here cause my two least favorite rides already got the axe (looking at you Stitch and Ellen) but the final decision was Kali River Rapids. I get it. The moral high ground is the route this ride takes, but I feel the whole park does a great job of explaining the dangers animals face without shoving it down our throat, then making light of it by making you forget the “carnage our waste and poaching does” by soaking you and getting you off the ride seconds later. Now removing it may be a bit extreme but it definitely needs a story overhaul for sure.
Now it’s your turn to answer! Let us know what you think in the comments, along with any Disney related questions you might have.
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