Tue 9/4/2007 5:53p
|This topic is for Discussion of: 9/3/07 Things Only I Seem To Like: Part 1|
Tue 9/4/2007 5:53p
|I have to agree with Greg on this one. Take away the comparisons to the other parks and to what was there and what's left is a pretty decent dark ride. |
Tue 9/4/2007 7:11p
|I would agree that it's really not that bad either. What I feel like a large part of the problem was is that they spent a TON of money (I think I heard around $30 million) on it, and had it at the front of the year's ad campaign. Of course, that is a lot of promotion for something equivalent to Pinocchio's Daring Journey. Factor in it's location (what it replaced and the number of small children who are just passing through the area) and that's another strike against it. And this is personal, but I really can't see why Pooh is so big to begin with. The movie is just dreadful, which is why I don't get it. The shows on Disney Channel have been better, but still not great. To me, it's more of a symbol of everything I dislike about the Pooh franchise. The attraction itself, I would say is probably about on par with many of the similar darkrides in Fantasyland.|
Tue 9/4/2007 7:35p
|When the only rides you can compare, The Many Adventures of Pooh ride to, are over 50 years old, then you have a problem.|
Tue 9/4/2007 7:42p
|The current Fantasyland rides only go back to 1983. But I think it compares well visually to Buzz and Monsters. Maybe that's just me.|
Tue 9/4/2007 8:05p
|I dont think Pooh is anywhere near as good as the Fantasyland darkrides. It lacks any charm or atmosphere that the fantasyland attractions have. I find that there is really nothing memorable about the Pooh ride at all.|
Pooh is usually always a walk on. Every darkride in fantasyland enjoys longer lines than Pooh.
The problem is they replaced an attraction with an inferior product. Sure they didnt intend too, but it is obvious they thought that the ride would be popular because of the Pooh name and therfore not worry about the quality.
How wrong they were!!!!!
Tue 9/4/2007 10:52p
|I would also compare Roger Rabbit to Pooh, which is from the early 90's. They seem to have similar coloring, but Roger Rabbit still manages to feel full and realistic. There are a ton of 3D props in there, as well as clever use of darkness. Pooh, however, has a bunch of flats, and their dark spots look like where the sets ended, not integrated into them to make the bright spots seem brighter.|
Tue 9/4/2007 11:48p
|To FerretAfros: No doubt that Roger Rabbit is a lot better. In fact, I'd argue that's one of the absolute best that Disney has ever created.|
To bravebrother: I don't have any stats to back it up, but I'd argue that Pooh is a walk-on for two reasons: 1) it's at the very back of the park, the last area for guests to arrive and the first for them to depart; 2) more importantly, the capacity of Pooh is dramatically greater than any of the Fantasyland dark rides. For those two reasons (mainly the latter) the line is always going to seem shorter than the Fantasyland rides.
Wed 9/5/2007 6:48a
|I agree that the Pooh ride is not that great of a ride-especially for the over 6 crowd.|
I would describe it as cute.
However, I also agree with gmaletic that Pooh probably never has a line up because of where it is situated which I have never understood and that it does have a really good capacity which the Fantasyland rides do not.
What I don't understand is the statement that Roger Rabbit is "one of the absolute best that Disney has ever created."
I have never been fond of Roger Rabbit-I find it loud and jarring and the scenes just not that interesting.
I am curious however as to why others like it.
Wed 9/5/2007 7:10a
|>What I don't understand is the statement that Roger Rabbit is "one of the absolute best that Disney has ever created."|
I don't think you're alone in thinking that, which may point the way to my next blog post...