It’s a Small World Photos from Hong Kong Disneyland
Now I thought this was pretty cool because I just last month I wrote my Disney column (coming soon!) about changes at the Disney parks, especially with regards to the latest hubbabaloo surrounding the idea that Disney wants to introduce some of its “classic characters” into the It’s a Small World attraction. This has a whole mess of people up in arms who say that It’s a Small World is a timeless classic that should be left alone, being one of the original attractions that Walt himself worked on for the 1964 New York World’s Fair and all.
Well, apparently they just added It’s a Small World to Hong Kong Disneyland, with all of the new character placements in tact, and judging by the pictures, it looks like this was a whole lot of fuss over nothing. I don’t know what people expected – just blatant, glossy animated figures towering over all of the dolls in each land like giants – but come on, give the Imagineers a little more credit than that! All of the characters have been painted to blend right in with all of the other dolls – if anything, it looks like it’ll be fun to try to pick out all of your favorite characters from each of the scenes – I think I like the Aladdin and Bambi ones the best, myself. As far as I’m concerned, they can just go ahead and skip Disneyland and come update our version here in Florida first… 🙂
Ha! I like Stitch the best, heheh. And yeah, the new stuff doesn’t stick out, really – some bits, maybe, but today’s generation of kids is probably going to go through that ride going ‘how the hell is this Disney again – and these singing children terrify me’, so it’s really not such a bad idea.