Tuesday, October 19, 2004 2:24 AM
My apologies if this is old news, but...
Our local CBS affiliate just reported that Disney will be making changes to two attractions at Disneyland:
1] Jungle Cruise guides will begin using guns again to fend of the hippos.
2] The Tea Cups will be loosened, allowing guests to spin them faster.
If true, its nice to see those two knee-jerk policies revoked and both rides brought back to their original glory.
Tuesday, October 19, 2004 2:30 AM
That's very exciting news Matthew! I always liked the gun part on Jungle Cruise and thought them stopping it was a little silly. I look forward to getting to Disney sometime in 2005 (thanks to Silver Bullet and Xcelerator helping me get out there, hopefully for Solstice ;)). Thanks for reporting.
Tuesday, October 19, 2004 2:35 AM
Maybe I'll actually ride those next time Matt... ;)
Awesome news... props to Disney.
"Victory means exit strategy, and it's important for the President to explain to us what the exit strategy
is." --Texas Governor George W. Bush, April 9, 1999, on the US intervention in Kosovo
Tuesday, October 19, 2004 3:00 AM
Scott - We should definitely hit up Disney and DCA again soon. Our day spent walking between the two parks was awesome but it would be fun to take a more leisurely approach. It would be nice to have some time to do some of the attractions neither of us have done or the rides we often skip when lines are long.
Have fun in Tulsa ;)
Tuesday, October 19, 2004 8:23 AM
As a former Jungle Cruise Skipper I can say that I am thrilled with the news.
I have boycotted that ride since they took away the guns. I guess my boycott finally paid off!!!
Now, if they would just get rid of the lady skippers we'd be in business.
Tuesday, October 19, 2004 9:10 AM
Seems like a lot of knee-jerk reactions had negative impacts on the Disney parks in California... good to see that cooler heads are finally beginning to prevail.
Tuesday, October 19, 2004 10:13 AM
I remember when we were out there for Solace last year that the *tightening* of the 'Cups was ALL over the nightly news in SoCal....along with the protestors.
To me, that is *precisely* the kind of INTERACTIVE ride being discussed on the flyers thread(s)...allow guests to decide how intense they want their ride to be, don't just STOP the fun altogether...
For me, the Jungle Cruise might be better if *everyone* got a laser pistol and there were targets on the hippos...KIDDING!
bill, whose SOLE memory of getting sick (throwing UP, Tina!) on ANY amusement ride...was the teacups at WDW as a small kid....older brothers suck! ;)
Tuesday, October 19, 2004 10:15 AM
So you suggest turning Jungle Cruise into a Sally-style darkride, Bill? ;)
Tuesday, October 19, 2004 10:21 AM
LOL Rob, I say that about EVERY park.
...then again, after Buzz Lightyear (lamest.interactive.EVER.) Maybe Disney COULD use some of that Sally-Brand (TM) magic....;)
Tuesday, October 19, 2004 10:25 AM
No, if you're going to change a Disney ride into a Sally-style dark ride, don't do it to Jungle Cruise, do it to it's a small world!
--Dave Althoff, Jr.
Tuesday, October 19, 2004 10:36 AM
That's the idea, Dave!
When experiencing the Pirates of the Carribbean game at Disneyquest, where you ride around on a boat shooting cannons, I thought "Hmm, this is fun but it'd be a blockbuster if they loaded in a Small World program"
"I've been born again my whole life." -SAVED
Tuesday, October 19, 2004 10:36 AM
Just launch the train...and nobody will get hurt!
Tuesday, October 19, 2004 10:44 AM
Idea of the Year, Dave!
Tuesday, October 19, 2004 10:48 AM
One question though Dave.....when ya shoot 'em, do they at least STOP singing that ultra-annoying chorus? Talk about a rewarding good marksmanship! :)
Tuesday, October 19, 2004 11:02 AM
Each successful hit should silence one singer. The goal would be to silence everyone on each continent!
Tuesday, October 19, 2004 11:10 AM
...and force a democracy in countries that don't have one ;)
Tuesday, October 19, 2004 11:13 AM
That'd be a great selling point for Sally... Darkrides contribute to the fall of communism!
Tuesday, October 19, 2004 11:22 AM
Damn...now there be some really good ideas! ;)
"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza
Tuesday, October 19, 2004 11:30 AM
If they make Small World a shooting gallery we should be allowed to have real guns so we can stop that annoying music once and for all!
They're loosening up the tea cups. I can feel may stomach churning already.
Tuesday, October 19, 2004 11:31 AM
Sally could design a "down the communists" ride... kinda like Ghost Hunt but with "reds" instead. Call it "McCarthy's Revenge" or something like that.
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