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I Remember... Lost Attractions of WDW & More Discuss Old "The Land" in the I Remember... forums; Does anyone miss old Land, I mean before Soarin? I know it wasn't an attraction, but it was just a foodcourt. When I used to go into it, it would ...
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    Old "The Land"

    Does anyone miss old Land, I mean before Soarin? I know it wasn't an attraction, but it was just a foodcourt.

    When I used to go into it, it would be a nice place with nice decorations and after you ate you could take a small boat ride. When I went in it last year it was shoulder-to-shoulder, loud, and reminded me of a mall.

    Now don't get me wrong, Soarin is a great idea, but I think it should have had it's own entrance.

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    i miss it too....i liked the relaxed feel and the fountain! the fountain was great...i know they want it to go with the look of soarin' but i liked it better when it was more of a farmer's market feel...i think it went better with the overall message of The Land..
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    i agree!! I miss the market type atmosphere!! I also miss food rocks and think that was so much better than soarin!! It takes time for me to get used to change in Disney World!
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    i have a question about the old land!! When i was food rocks i remember the room you waited till the actual show started and once those doors opened you walked down a small hallway to enter the actual room. Now that soarin is there i feel like there is so much space leading up to the ride. What was in that place when food rocks was there. I dont remember there being that much space. Does anyone else feel that way?!

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    there was probably some trees and grass... I believe they built everything you are talking about... All that is left from food rocks is the queue for soarin
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    There were many more restaurants...I think there are only two there now right? If I remember correctly, there may have been more than 10.

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    also, i think that kitchen kabaret and food rocks probably had a lot of staging and electronics that were hidden...so we don't know how much space that stuff took up either
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    Soarin was an addition to The Land pavilion. They built the big screens and then built the building around it. So a lot of the Soarin' waiting area and the theatres is new areas of the Land. It didn't always used to be there.
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    I do miss Kitchen Cabaret or Food Rocks or whatever it died as but what I do miss more was the fact that they had good food at the "market." I went to eat at The Land for lunch on one of my past trips only to discover that not looked even remotely appetizing on the menu so I went to eat where I always eat......the Terriyaki House
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    the food court was just more warm and welcoming...i know the point is for it to look like an airport but many people travel through airports to get to disney, why would you want to relax and eat in one? couldn't they have come up with something more creative...since soarin takes place over a ski resort and parks maybe they could have themed along those lines....like a national park or picnic setting...that would have incorporated more of what The Land pavillion stands for...
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    Is the 'Listen to the Land ' ride still there? It was closed last year when we were there but I thought they were just refurbing it?
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    yes but they took the tour guides off and they took the song living with the land out of the ride.
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    I have some audio of the old Food Rocks Show and the old interior music loop of the Land on episode 8 of my podcast:
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    I really liked the old Land Pavillion too. I loved the fountain and how the balloons slowly raised and lowered. The new design really ties together the "Land" and the "Air" of Soarin' though (i.e. the look of the lights and decore are very airplane-like). I do like the flow of the path through the eating area much better now... much better than walking around people as the eat. What I'm not fond of is the fact that since Soarin' was built on the left, everyone enters on that side and it causes a cluster in the stair/escalator area on that side.

    Quote Originally Posted by peterpanflight View Post
    i have a question about the old land!! When i was food rocks i remember the room you waited till the actual show started and once those doors opened you walked down a small hallway to enter the actual room. Now that soarin is there i feel like there is so much space leading up to the ride. What was in that place when food rocks was there. I dont remember there being that much space. Does anyone else feel that way?!
    As someone else said... pretty much trees and grass. The building that Soarin is in along with the majority of the queue were all built seperately from the actual land pavillion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gonesouthin View Post
    yes but they took the tour guides off and they took the song living with the land out of the ride.
    Really? I went multiple times between the time the new pavillion opened and end of February '06 and the CMs were still on the boats and the song was still playing. When did the change happen?
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