Maybe the ride was not operating correctly? I remember them being used a couple of times throughout the ride when we went. Apparently elements sometimes do not work because the first trip in May, Roz didn't talk, so I didn't even realize she was supposed to and was happily surprised by her commentary on this last trip. We loved Bugs Land, but then again we had an 18 month old! I can see how it would not be exciting when you are with an older child who you would think would like the attractions aimed at an older audience. The themeing was fantastic in that area, although yeah, the attractions themselves are nothing spectacular. Glad DD ended up enjoying RSR!