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Walt Disney World (WDW) Rumors Discuss Changes to Small World? in the News & Rumors forums; ok so i saw this on tmz which is certainly not a reliable website by any means...however, i was wondering if anyone had heard of additions to IASW? tmz claims ...
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    Changes to Small World?

    ok so i saw this on tmz which is certainly not a reliable website by any means...however, i was wondering if anyone had heard of additions to IASW? tmz claims they are adding abu to the middle eastern room and stitch to the polynesian room...not sure if it's at DL or WDW...just wondering if anyone had heard of something like this happening?
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    The only updates I've heard about IASW was about the one in Disney Land in Cali; and that was that they were making the ride deeper so that the boats wouldn't scrape the bottom. Guess we all put on a few lbs over the years!

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    I've heard that they are adding characters (I think Abu, Nemo, and Stitch) to the one at Disneyland. Personally, I hope they stay in Disneyland but I haven't heard anything about the changes coming to WDW.
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    I wish this wouldn't happen to such a cherished attraction as It's a Small World. This attraction is loved by everybody just as it is, and it should be kept as it is. It just wouldn't be the same with these additions.
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    mattj:
    Abu and Stitch aren't Pixar characters.
    That doesn't make much sense to add these characters to the ride--it's certainly not going to bring in any more people. Besides, Small World is already a cult attraction; there shouldn't be any need to bring them in.

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    God I hope they NEVER do this. I will stop riding it. I am of the mind set that certain attractions, namely the ones Walt Disney himself imagineered, or had a part in imagineering, should remain as he intended them too. Sure, upgrade for better technology for a better experience...Walt would have done that...but dont change or add things on the whims of trends....Like the God awful travesty that is now the Pirates of the Carribean
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    Quote Originally Posted by DisGrad View Post
    mattj:
    Abu and Stitch aren't Pixar characters.
    That doesn't make much sense to add these characters to the ride--it's certainly not going to bring in any more people. Besides, Small World is already a cult attraction; there shouldn't be any need to bring them in.
    I know. But Nemo is. I was just venting . I get it, Disney has "Found" Nemo. Now let's hide him again!

    And I TOTALLY 100% Agree about the PotC!
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    Yup, I read this as well, though not on TMZ. The change will supposedly be at Disneyland. I read about it, and the reaction from the Blair family, at Re-Imagineering . :[

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    Don't listen to MiceAge, Re-Imagineering, etc. The character-related changes at IaSW are only RUMORS, so please chill out.

    Disney characters are only going to be included in Hong Kong Disneyland's version of the attraction, which opens next month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrotherHuet View Post
    God I hope they NEVER do this. I will stop riding it. I am of the mind set that certain attractions, namely the ones Walt Disney himself imagineered, or had a part in imagineering, should remain as he intended them too. Sure, upgrade for better technology for a better experience...Walt would have done that...but dont change or add things on the whims of trends....Like the God awful travesty that is now the Pirates of the Carribean
    I'm going to have to disagree with you on the Pirates additions--I think they plussed the attraction and made it better. Besides, the ride is pretty much still the same as it always was.

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    I would think Stitch in IASW would be...odd, to say the least. I guess we'll have to wait and see what happens with this. Of course, I'm also leery about most things having to do with Stitch. I was a huge fan of Alien Encounter, and I think Stitch's Great Escape is...well, nothing at all to write home about.

    I'm not too crazy about the new (or "updated") Pirates myself. It's ok, but just ok (to me).

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    Since were on a Pirate tirade:
    I would be completely ok (just ok) with the "upgraded" PotC if it wasn't for the last scene. I loved the old scene with the gunfighting and all. Now it's kind of dull with Jack in it. Also, to me, it seems like they took out some little things through out the attraction. I could just be thinking that, but I really do thing they did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattj4226 View Post
    Since were on a Pirate tirade:
    I would be completely ok (just ok) with the "upgraded" PotC if it wasn't for the last scene. I loved the old scene with the gunfighting and all. Now it's kind of dull with Jack in it. Also, to me, it seems like they took out some little things through out the attraction. I could just be thinking that, but I really do thing they did.

    The jolly roger just before the drop comes to mind "Best to hold on tight mates, there be squalls ahead" I'm sure there's more, but that's one thing I first noticed besides the Davy Jones waterfall after the redo.

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    Yeah I remember that now. Good, somebody else remembers so I guess I'm not completely crazy. At least the hairly leg is still there!
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