As is always the case in the face of loss, the WDW community is abuzz with the announcements of more changes to our beloved parks – many of the “say goodnight, Gracie” variety.
I thought, initially, that I might add my voice to the din, because what is a Disney blogger if not an Opinion Factory? But instead…
Oh, who am I kidding. Real quick:
Date-based WDW ticket pricing
I tend to be all or nothing when it comes to Disney ticketing – I’m buying an Annual Pass or I’m busying myself outside the parks entirely. For the time being it doesn’t worry me overmuch, but then I’m unmarried and childless and enjoy the travel flexibility that comes along with that. We’ll have to see how this one plays out over time.
IllumiNations being replaced by a new show
They’re giving us a fair amount of time to say goodbye, and anyway this was never my favorite anyway. I mean, I like it well enough, but it’s no Wishes or Fantasmic. And speaking of Wishes, I was reeeeeeal skeptical when they replaced that, and I ended up frickin’ LOVING Happily Ever After. So I’m cautiously optimistic!
The closing of Rafiki’s Planet Watch/Conservation Station
HEY! I liked this one! But to be absolutely honest, I never made it a priority. Now, if they’re simply going to shut it down and enjoy the added profit margins, fie on Disney! However, if they’ve got a new land in mind, I think it might be a worthwhile trade. Although I will miss my porcupine friend.
But what’s really missing from WDW is…
Anyway, what I was going to say is that Disney is merely distracting us from a much older, greater injustice. They departed the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow at this time approximately four years ago – a piece of Epcot that should NEVER have left us. One that could return at any moment if only the Powers That Be would make the call.
No, I’m not talking about Horizons, or even the original Journey Into Imagination. I’m talking about these guys:
THEY WERE HILARIOUS AND AMAZING AND INTERACTIVE AND EVERY EXPERIENCE WAS DIFFERENT AND EVERY TIME I WALK THROUGH THE UK PAVILION I MISS THEM AND HE GALAHAD AN APPOINTMENT, OKAY???????
Thank you for coming to my TED Talk.
P.S. Nobody loves you………………………
What lost and largely forgotten attraction do you mourn? Are you glad-as knights?
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I just read that Rafiki's Planet Watch is coming back in the spring! So there's that. And the ticket thing doesn't affect me personally because I always have an annual pass, but as a travel agent I 100% anticipate this being a nightmare. Please Disney, make things more confusing!
I just saw that! Yay! Maybe they’ll plus the area somehow.