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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby CaptainUnknown » Sat May 30, 2020 10:27 pm

You mean it's not actually a haunted room that's stretching?
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Postby SharkTums » Sun May 31, 2020 11:14 am

I'm really surprised and somewhat impressed that so many of you didn't realize that the WDW version wasn't an actual elevator!!!! Yay for Disney Magic!

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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby DBru » Sun May 31, 2020 11:45 am

^Don’t shame me, woman! I’m a little bit less nerdy than I look. ;-)

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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby KarlaKoaster » Sun May 31, 2020 12:33 pm

The last time I visited WDW they were quite sloppy with making sure the exit doors were closed before the entry doors were open which kind of ruined the illusion!

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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby Haymaker » Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:38 pm

Presented without comment.

https://www.cnn.com/travel/amp/disney-splash-mountain-theme-racist-trnd/index.html

Disney fans say Splash Mountain, a ride inspired by 'Song of the South,' should be re-themed

(CNN) — One of Disney's best-loved rides is based on a film widely considered the studio's most racist.

Splash Mountain, a mainstay at both Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California, stars the animated characters from "Song of the South," the 1946 film long criticized for stereotypes of "spiritual" black men and its seemingly nostalgic view of the antebellum South.

Fans want to keep the ride. But they're asking Disney to scrap all mention of the movie.

A number of suggestions have cropped up urging Disney to retheme the popular ride. The most widely shared one proposes retooling it for "The Princess and the Frog," the first Disney film to introduce a black princess. Some of them have turned into Change.org petitions.

The petitions come at a time when companies -- and the country -- are reckoning with their own biases and, on occasion, racist histories.

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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby southpuddle » Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:46 pm

I’ve been saying for a decade now that it’s only a matter of time before this happens. With today’s climate, I think it’s more likely an ever. Even Disney likes to pretend the movie Splash Mountain is based off of doesn’t exist.

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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby RideWoodenCoasters » Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:25 pm

They could base it on America Sings...oh wait...

And the CBJ? A Stax/Hi Records retheme? Is Rev. Al Green available for a bear voice? Bring some soul to that blessed air conditioning!

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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:26 pm

We live in a world where an online petition with very few signatures gets picked up by a major news network because “Hey, this will make people fight in the comments” and now it’s news.

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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby RideWoodenCoasters » Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:54 pm

Yup. Clickbait. Just read today how "Weeki Wachee was dissolving".

The city (pop. 12), it turns out.

Not the park.

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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby Haymaker » Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:11 pm

coasterbill wrote:We live in a world where an online petition with very few signatures gets picked up by a major news network because “Hey, this will make people fight in the comments” and now it’s news.


Not to mention the short sightedness of the petition to begin with. WDW has the utilidors to maintain thematic integrity. New Orleans/Tiana dont fit into Frontierland. Could move the Country Bears from the Jamboree to re-theme it with if anything.

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