the $99,000 questions has to be... why???
My guess is because it's cheaper NOT to have the AA parrot.
I really hope that this is not true...
Disney going cheap by getting rid of the parrot
The biggest "minus" as far as I'm concerned was the re-do of Tomorrowland that occurred somewhere between the 70's and the 2000's. I loved the blue-and-white theme of the original Tomorrowland, with the light blue waterfalls marking the entrance, and the original white star-jets that looked like real Apollo rockets, that you would see when walking down the main path into Tomorrowland. It reminded me of my favorite cartoon of the time, The Jetsons.
When they did the replacement with the darker colors and the planetarium-type structures, they made it look like something out of an antiquated '50's comic book. I was so disappointed when I made my first trip to the "new" Tomorrowland and felt like instead of walking into the future, I was walking into an old comic book.
Widen Your World - The Polynesian Village Resort Hotel
I think the 12th paragraph talks about the cruise you mentioned.
Thanks anyway for the link you posted - I have actually visited that site before, but it's been a while, and it's always great to relive those memories of the Polynesian. I've been to the World a total of 6 times from 1976 to 2001, and have never stayed anywhere else while at Disney.
Excellent link MMDGP! I never heard of that boat before. My first trip to disney was in '76 but I was only 8 and we stayed off property.
What really got me about the wand was... ok i get it... it was ok for the millennium. it was ok that they wanted to do something like that for the y2k... but then they took off the 2000 and replaced it with "Epcot". does anyone here actually think Disney listened to the fans... most people could not stand the wand, but for the sake that "hey it'll only be up for a year... i can live with it till then," they dealt with it... but magically (or not) the wand was still up 5 yrs. later... only after they heard the backlash against the wand did they even think about taking it down...
whew... sorry i have a real hatred for that wand... and i get a little excited when i think about it...
At least it wasn't the "Pink-Birthday-Caking" of the Cinderella Castle. I remember even Lou - who never has a bad word to say about Disney, EVER - railing against that one!