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When you wish upon a star...

This was about my fifth trip to Disney World, and the only trip that has been for more than a single day and on which we went to anywhere except the Magic Kingdom. However, I have many fond memories of the Magic Kingdom that always flood back each time we visit. The last time I was there was four or five years ago.

One thing that bugs me a little is how they renamed the Wedway PeopleMover to the Tomorrowland Transit Authority. There's really no reason to have done that, as far as I can tell. It's still the same ride, and leaving its name would just preserve a little more of Walt's original creativity. I wish they'd change it back, but I doubt it'll happen.

I'm glad that the Carousel of Progress hasn't changed much, ironically. I've always enjoyed seeing that show, even though it gets cheesier and cheesier as time goes by.

I miss Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. I miss the Gondola ride across the park. I'm glad Peter Pan's Magical Flight is still around, and that the Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Carribean haven't changed. There's something to be said for keeping old favourites around even if they aren't the park's most popular rides.

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fourcoffees
Apr. 27th, 2003 11:08 am (UTC)
Wedway/Segway possible name/copyright clash pre-emption?
rfreebern
Apr. 27th, 2003 02:40 pm (UTC)
Well, it was named the Wedway when it opened in 1975 and changed in 1994, long before the name Segway was announced or trademarked. So I doubt that was it. Maybe Kamen was subconsciously inspired by the name of the Wedway, though, or something.
evaleia
Apr. 27th, 2003 11:30 am (UTC)
lol...my first trip to Disney was in '96 and I went with my cousin Johnny - who was 4 at the time...lol - he was REALLY REALLY into witches at the time....so he made us go on Haunted Mansion A LOT...lol....we just kept getting off and getting right back on...we went in May so there were really no lines...lol...but I went on it 13 times...he went more....lol - and it was never my favorite ride....but stikll VERY cool and VERY enjoyable....
= P
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