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Old 01-30-2013, 02:15 PM   #61
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Aladdin's Magic Carpets. It's fun to ride, but there are plenty of other spinners in the parks, and it's a major traffic-clogger in Adventureland.
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:17 PM   #62
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Biggest waste of space? Easy. The last cave on Expedition Everest. It's like you rode a time machine and ended up at Studio 54 in 1977.
I don't understand why people have such a huge problem. Yes the yeti no longer works like it intended, does that make the ride any worse? no.

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For me, this one's easy. Dinoland in AK!

I remember my very first visit to AK, and stumbling on this area of the park and thinking "Why the heck did they decide to drop a carni in the middle of AK???" Soooo out of place, and doesn't fit with the AK theme at all!

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I don't think the carnival area is that great (but I do like Primeval Whirl), especially since it's always pretty deserted but I like the dino idea (even though I loathe Dinosaur the ride).
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:22 PM   #63
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I'd say:

Waste of Space, Should be Replaced:

Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse
Tomorrowland Speedway
Tom Sawyer Island
Stitch's Great Escape

Wonders of Life Pavilion
Odyssey Restaurant
Imagination Pavilion 2nd Floor
Captain EO

Backlot Tour
Sounds Dangerous theater

Hester and Chester's DinoRama area

Needs Updates

Carousel of Progress: Should be updated to 1920, 1950, 1980, and 2025 future rather than the current 1910, 1930, 1950, 2005 version.

Ellen's Energy Adventure: There are some changes in energy technology since 1990 that might be worth mentioning?

Adventures into Imagination: You can't completely get rid of a classic, but redo it to make it good again. My personal favorite idea is redoing it incorporating Figment and Meet the Robinsons, and bringing back a focus on invention and creativity.

Innoventions: The kiddy directed corporate demos are just kind of sad. I remember when Innoventions was fun, back when Sega sponsored a huge chunk of it.

Indiana Jones Stunt Show: Stunt shows are fun, but this is outdated.
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:39 PM   #64
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I don't understand why people have such a huge problem. Yes the yeti no longer works like it intended, does that make the ride any worse? no.
The problem isn't that the Yeti doesn't work. The problem is that Disney tried to hide the fact the Yeti doesn't work by putting a strobe light in the cave so it "looks" like the Yeti moves - Mr. Roboto-style

The cover up is always worse than the crime. Disney should just make the cave bright again so we can see how awesome the Yeti looks. An immovable yeti in a lighted cave is better than "disco yeti" any day of the week.

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Old 01-30-2013, 02:41 PM   #65
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Any empty building is obviously the biggest waste! But I have to put in another vote for speedway. I'm wondering if something will happen to it once cars land happens (hopefully!)

And I would be very sad to see carousel of progress go, but I'd love to see it updated.

Swiss family treehouse, it wasn't fun until we watched the movie, then we got the attraction a little more. But, I would venture to say the majority of visitors never have and never will see it these days.
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:44 PM   #66
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Aladdin's Magic Carpets. It's fun to ride, but there are plenty of other spinners in the parks, and it's a major traffic-clogger in Adventureland.
I think this is the best answer so far. Aladdin's carpets is probably the only attraction whose removal would make the parks better. Empty space would be better than the carpets.

All other attractions aren't "in the way" like the carpets are.
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:45 PM   #67
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I think this is the best answer so far. Aladdin's carpets is probably the only attraction whose removal would make the parks better. Empty space would be better than the carpets.

All other attractions aren't "in the way" like the carpets are.
I don't know, my daughter gets a special joy out of maneuvering the carpet so the camel will hopefully spit in my face...

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Old 01-30-2013, 03:13 PM   #68
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My kids have never seen The Swiss Family Robinson (neither have I) and have not a clue who Tom Sawyer is, but they both loved the Treehouse and Tom Sawyer Island. A huge treehouse? An island with a fort with secret passages? Those were big time parties for my young kids.

I'll agree that Camp Minnie-Mickey itself is a waste of space. It's a lot of square footage dedicated to a meet & greet area.

On our first trip in 2011, we didn't even step foot in Tomorrowland--there was nothing we were interested in trying. On our second trip last year, we tried a few attractions (Space Mountain and Buzz) and I was suprised at how much just barren, open, nonshaded concrete there is in that area. I definitely think the whole land could use a refurb.
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:19 PM   #69
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The Avatar expansion to AK.

...oh wait that isn't built yet?

Yes, let's build a whole section based on a movie with almost no plotline but amazing effects that people have already forgotten about.

Ok so the movie was alright but a whole AK section? No thanks. Let's build a section based on mythical creatures or animals from parts of the world that arn't in Africa or Asia.
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:30 PM   #70
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DEFINITELY Journey into Imagination - unless they bring back the original, in which case it would return to being one of our faves.....
I'd love to see it get returned to it's former glory or like a previous poster said and include Meet the Robinsons, along with Figment, somehow. Reopening the top floor would be nice too. I'll never understand why they trashed the original concept and got rid of Dreamfinder.

The big combo ride for all the classic characters doesn't exactly work. How do you combine Peter Pan, Dumbo, Pooh, Snow White, and Mr. Toad?

I don't think that many of the above mentioned rides/attractions are big wastes of space. Except for Captain EO, Stitch, American Idol, and the Tomorrowland Speedway. I agree that those can go.

A lot of the rides should be updated, that much can be said. I'd like it if Disney did something similar to the Sorcerer's Workshop (I believe that's what it's called) at DCA, only they placed it in New Fantasyland (Where Tommorowland Speedway sits) or Innoventions. That'd be an excellent way to include a few of Disney's lesser known characters, and to include them in a sort of interactive experience.
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:24 PM   #71
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The old 20,000 Leagues ride would be a great spot for something.

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The old 20,000 Leagues ride would be a great spot for something.

It's already been replaced...
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:02 PM   #73
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The problem isn't that the Yeti doesn't work. The problem is that Disney tried to hide the fact the Yeti doesn't work by putting a strobe light in the cave so it "looks" like the Yeti moves - Mr. Roboto-style

The cover up is always worse than the crime. Disney should just make the cave bright again so we can see how awesome the Yeti looks. An immovable yeti in a lighted cave is better than "disco yeti" any day of the week.

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What more than a strobe would you expect at Disney?
And on top of that, they're still using footage of a working Yeti to promote the ride.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:10 PM   #74
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The big combo ride for all the classic characters doesn't exactly work. How do you combine Peter Pan, Dumbo, Pooh, Snow White, and Mr. Toad?
We won WWII and sent a man to the moon...I think Imagineers can solve this one.

Just set up a ride track and move through different sets, with video/audio and the latest technology and effects. Disney is good at transitions through various lands, so why would this be a problem for such a ride? The vehicle could be neutral or reflect all the represented themes or characters.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:14 PM   #75
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What about EPCOT -- both Odyssey and Wonders of Life?
This is exactly what I was going to say, as these spaces are only very rarely used on holidays and for festivals in the case of Wonders of Life.
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