So what of the WDW one then, I wonder? That ride looked really neat, and I hate how the lake and pretty much the entire ride (minus the subs) just sits there. You'd think they'd do something with that area, or at least hide it a little better. I'm speaking from when I was last there in 2004, so forgive me if things have changed since that time.
Yeah I'm pretty sure the entire sub lagoon at WDW is gone. They filled it in and built some Pooh's Play Place or something like that in its place. Its really sad they just got rid of it like that, but such is life I guess.
The sub lagoon at WDW is now a really big grassy field. (Lots of room for something interesting some day!) An aerial shot was posted over at wdwmagic. Pooh's playground is a really tiny corner of the site.
Brian - I saw photos of that...it was nuts, but apparently it was an unrelated sewer backup.
Re WDW: halltd is correct the subs will never come back to FL, and apparently Imagineers have 2 or 3 ultra high-budget E-tickets that could go there. But, they've been waiting 10 years+ to get one approved. (Of course, it's now been almost 15 years since the Magic Kindom saw an E-ticket built)
They're the same exact subs refurbished. The old WDW ones were larger, I believe, though.
They had to use the old ones or it could never work. By using the old ones they don't have to conform to ADA regulations, as they were first used in 1959. Had they built new subs there would be no realistic and affordable way to make them ADA compliant. *** Edited 1/9/2007 9:12:41 PM UTC by Peabody***
Agreed....but man does it need upkeep and repair! Compared to it's Anaheim counterpart (not to mention the jaw-dropping Tokyo one) many attractions/shows/buildings are in dire need of TLC. DL and WDW have gone through a bit of a roll reversal in the last 5 years in terms of the shape the parks are in. Yes, I'm a Disney geek :)
Peabody, dont be embarassed, embrace it ;). Im one too, so much of one in fact that Im going to be there on the 4th (well actually the 3rd but Ill be at the MK which will show their patiotic fireworks show that night and be open as long, and I expect will be as crowded as the fourth.)
Every year, wow you are hard core. This is going to be my first visit since 2004 and fourth visit ever, but I check Disney sites everyday. I cant wait, the MK will be open until 3 am one night Im there, which is insane! While Ill miss the E-Ride nights, I look forward to late nights at MGM, MK and Epcot this trip (I wont do AK though, since I refuse to sacrifice a night and miss a Disney night show at the other three parks.) This will of course be preceed by a three night stay at the Hard Rock Hotel and unlimited FOL access :). But every year, dont think I could do that (the place would loose its magic) congrads you two both win.