Honey I Shrunk the Kids refurbishment

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  1. Disco

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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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  3. lockedoutlogic

    lockedoutlogic DIS Veteran

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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?
     
  4. World Showcaser

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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?
     
  5. Spacedog1975

    Spacedog1975 Mouseketeer

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    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.
     
  6. Sheilby

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    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.
     
  7. Sheilby

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    Yep, I have an entire movie schedule ready for the next couple of months. We re-watched The Little Mermaid today.
     
  8. Sheilby

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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! ;)
     
  9. Spacedog1975

    Spacedog1975 Mouseketeer

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    Let's be honest. That wasn't Roger's fault. He's loyal to Jessica.
     
  10. Sheilby

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    :lmao: OK, I guess I shouldn't blame poor Roger.
     
  11. emilily88

    emilily88 So fetch.

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    Jessica was the one playing patty-cake with other people. :sad2:
     
  12. txaggie94gigem

    txaggie94gigem <font color="green">Cruisin' with Disney<br><font

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    to keep these areas current, Disney should remake some of the old classics like honey I shrunk the kids and the old movies MK was themed around....like they used to with the sunday night movies...but remake them for the Disney channel and tie the attraction to it...kinda like prates but much lower budget....that would help a new generation appreciate the old attractions...plus if you look at the movies these days everyone is redoing old classics!!!
     
  13. Son of Gadsden

    Son of Gadsden Sometimes you're the hammer, sometimes you're the

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    Remake a movie to rejuvenate a playground?

    Talk about cost effective.
     
  14. jsebsirois

    jsebsirois DIS Veteran

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    Totally agree!!!
     
  15. SueM in MN

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    The WDW treehouse is still Swiss Family Robinson.

    The Disneyland one was re-themed to Tarzan.
     
  16. mama2emi

    mama2emi Earning My Ears

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    Am I the only one who sees honey turning into Andy's room from the toys perspective?
     
  17. newdeal

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    they already have space ranger spin and toy story mania, there are so many other movies to chose from I cant see them making another area toy story themed
     
  18. leannak

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    Any news in which day this is reopening? We are scheduled to be there on the 18th and I think it's supposed to be in refurb for another day or two past that. We're hoping for an early reopen.
     

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