[QUOTE]Originally posted by HB Tigger Fan
"Disneyland is a family park with almost all rides designed for families to ride together. I love dark rides. I love Alice, Peter Pan and Snow White. Those are rides designed for children, yet don't insult adults intelligence. Their ride vehicles are also designed with adults in mind. The cars on Pooh are so cramped, even in the front seat, where there is a little more leg room there wasn't enough for 2 average adults to sit comfortably."
You should have seen the dark rides in the 50's - now those ride vehicles were two- seater- cramped- thingys. People had to sit on top of each- other's lap the vehicles were so small. With Winnie the Pooh, I think they spent all their money on themeing those ugly behive cars rather than designing for comfort.
"It is extremely poor marketing to design a ride strictly for children. This ride is aimed at really young children at that. Parents go on the rides with their children and would like to enjoy the ride and not have their intelligence insulted or knees bruised."
You are correct, I agree with you, Disneyland as described by Walt Disney himself is a place where parents and children can enjoy fun together. However, this Pooh has the same problem that Space Mountain did when it opened: children and adults couldn't ride them together. Space Mountain, in 1977, had a height requirement, which Walt Disney didn't want in his parks. He wanted families to ride together. Winnie the Pooh is aimed too much for younger children, and I agree, they should fix that.
I am so sorry if I've insulted you're intelligence in any way, and if I did, I really didn't mean it. I am very careful, I try to be nice and kind. If I have hurt you in any way, I am trully sorry.
"Disneyland hasn't had a successful "E" ticket since Indy. Yes, I would like to see a new one eight years later. It would be nice. And no, I don't buy the "well we got a whole new park" excuse for us not getting a new "E" ticket in DL nor do I count the "E" tickets in DCA. I am talking strictly Disneyland.
A ride doesn't need to be a thrill ride to be an "E" ticket. Tokyo Pooh is an "E" ticket, and is in no way a thrill ride. It caters to both children and adults. I would gladly wait 2-3 hours for the TDL Pooh and unhappily wait 5-10 minutes MAX for the DL Pooh ride.
This isn't the 1950s and special effects are a part of our every day lives. Cardboard cut outs just don't cut it anymore on new attractions.
OLC has set a new standard for dark rides, and I think that the Disney company here in the states needs to start meeting and exceeding their standard. Disney used to be the best of the best, always setting new standards. It needs to start doing that again, and soon or the Disney name that brought so many will lose its creditability."