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Old 08-20-2013, 10:48 AM   #16
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My kids enjoyed playing in there when we went in May but son has no idea what the movie is. I think it would work well for Bug's Life.
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:58 PM   #17
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Sept 3- nov 19, right? We are going to be at HS on Nov 18 and my kids loved the playground more than anything in HS last time we visited. Does Disney ever finish these refurbs early or do they typically run long?
Hey, we will be at HS on November 18th too! See you there.

My boys loved that park, I was a little bummed to see it out of commission this time, but I haven't been to Disney since September 2010 and we had a lot more down for rehab that time. We didn't even see the Star Wars stuff, it was closed. Almost didn't go back to HS since it was our least favorite park, but I really want to see Fantasmic this time - I didn't get to see it last time.
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Old 08-26-2013, 01:09 PM   #18
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My kids enjoyed playing in there when we went in May but son has no idea what the movie is.
I feel like this is a pretty common theme with the next gen of Disney kids... Same reason they rethemed Robinson treehouse to Tarzan?
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Old 08-26-2013, 02:08 PM   #19
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The playground was a huge hit with my kids last fall - ages 3, 5, 8, 10 at the time. I knew we'd be stopping by to pay the place a visit so I did this amazing thing a couple weeks before our trip... I showed them the movie Honey, I Shrunk the Kids!! Seriously, not rocket science. I'm sure we're not alone in doping the kids up on Disney movies before a WDW trip. The HISTK movie is easy to come by. Target regularly has if for sale for $5 and Netflix has it too.

They loved the movie and they got a kick out of the playground.
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I feel like this is a pretty common theme with the next gen of Disney kids... Same reason they rethemed Robinson treehouse to Tarzan?
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The playground was a huge hit with my kids last fall - ages 3, 5, 8, 10 at the time. I knew we'd be stopping by to pay the place a visit so I did this amazing thing a couple weeks before our trip... I showed them the movie Honey, I Shrunk the Kids!! Seriously, not rocket science. I'm sure we're not alone in doping the kids up on Disney movies before a WDW trip. The HISTK movie is easy to come by. Target regularly has if for sale for $5 and Netflix has it too.

They loved the movie and they got a kick out of the playground.
While I agree with both of these sentiments, I think Robinson's is certainly more of a classic film than Honey. I'd put Bugs Life ahead of Honey as well. Of course, I'm upset I missed Honey I Shrunk the Audience.
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Old 08-26-2013, 06:41 PM   #21
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Always cracks me up on how little respect HIStKs get, that movie handedly beat the Little Mermaid at the box office which was also released in the same year. But everyone thinks all the Honey properties need to be updated to another slightly less obsolete movie which is a Bugs Life.
My kids love the playground, heck I even love the playground. They've only watched the movie a couple times but they like it and it's a good family movie.
FYI, they love Swiss Family and have watched that movie multiple times until Netflix took it away. More times than Tarzan (HISK and Bugs Life too I guess)...
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Always cracks me up on how little respect HIStKs get, that movie handedly beat the Little Mermaid at the box office which was also released in the same year. But everyone thinks all the Honey properties need to be updated to another slightly less obsolete movie which is a Bugs Life.
My kids love the playground, heck I even love the playground. They've only watched the movie a couple times but they like it and it's a good family movie.
FYI, they love Swiss Family and have watched that movie multiple times until Netflix took it away. More times than Tarzan (HISK and Bugs Life too I guess)...
Ok...

But that movie realistically hasn't been given a second thought for 20 years...

It was fine for its given day... A cute movie they became a successful family franchise... But that time has passed.

Coincidentally... Full House was the number #1 rated show on TV around that era...

Anyone brought that up lately?
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The playground was a huge hit with my kids last fall - ages 3, 5, 8, 10 at the time. I knew we'd be stopping by to pay the place a visit so I did this amazing thing a couple weeks before our trip... I showed them the movie Honey, I Shrunk the Kids!! Seriously, not rocket science. I'm sure we're not alone in doping the kids up on Disney movies before a WDW trip. The HISTK movie is easy to come by. Target regularly has if for sale for $5 and Netflix has it too.

They loved the movie and they got a kick out of the playground.
Ok. I could show my kids the movie and, while they would get the concept, they still wouldn't know what a roll of film was or understand other props without explanation. The movie is dated. It was firmly planted in a certain time period. It is not a classic. In my opinion, it's not even good. So why hang on to it for the purpose of a playground for the youngest Disney fans?
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Ok...

But that movie realistically hasn't been given a second thought for 20 years...

It was fine for its given day... A cute movie they became a successful family franchise... But that time has passed.

Coincidentally... Full House was the number #1 rated show on TV around that era...

Anyone brought that up lately?
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Ok. I could show my kids the movie and, while they would get the concept, they still wouldn't know what a roll of film was or understand other props without explanation. The movie is dated. It was firmly planted in a certain time period. It is not a classic. In my opinion, it's not even good. So why hang on to it for the purpose of a playground for the youngest Disney fans?
Both of these. Being successful at the box office isn't an especially good indicator of sustained relevance.

The Wizard of Oz, for example, was not a success at the box office on initial release, but it most certainly remains relevant as a classic film.

The Little Mermaid was the first film of Disney's Rennaissance and as such did not perform like the films that followed. It has, however, become a revered favorite. If it had been released after Beauty and the Beast, it might have done better initially at the box office, but one of these films had to be first.

If we're to talk about Disney properties that deserve a place in the park, how about a contemporary of HISTK: Roger Rabbit.
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I feel like this is a pretty common theme with the next gen of Disney kids... Same reason they rethemed Robinson treehouse to Tarzan?
They did? Oops, that won't make sense to my kids, we have read the Swiss Family Robinson, they don't know Tarzan at all.
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The playground was a huge hit with my kids last fall - ages 3, 5, 8, 10 at the time. I knew we'd be stopping by to pay the place a visit so I did this amazing thing a couple weeks before our trip... I showed them the movie Honey, I Shrunk the Kids!! Seriously, not rocket science. I'm sure we're not alone in doping the kids up on Disney movies before a WDW trip. The HISTK movie is easy to come by. Target regularly has if for sale for $5 and Netflix has it too.

They loved the movie and they got a kick out of the playground.
Yep, I have an entire movie schedule ready for the next couple of months. We re-watched The Little Mermaid today.
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If we're to talk about Disney properties that deserve a place in the park, how about a contemporary of HISTK: Roger Rabbit.
Ick, one of my first dates was to see Roger Rabbit, I didn't see much of the movie because the guy was constantly trying to make out with me. NO ROGER RABBIT!
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Ick, one of my first dates was to see Roger Rabbit, I didn't see much of the movie because the guy was constantly trying to make out with me. NO ROGER RABBIT!
Let's be honest. That wasn't Roger's fault. He's loyal to Jessica.
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Let's be honest. That wasn't Roger's fault. He's loyal to Jessica.
OK, I guess I shouldn't blame poor Roger.
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Jessica was the one playing patty-cake with other people.
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