Now that I’m living in Orlando full time, I thought I would take the opportunity to introduce an occasional series offering commentary on Disney World and\or related attractions in the Orlando-Lake Buena Vista area (I was going to spin it into a separate blog, but this will do will for now).
- Impressions de France has been at EPCOT since it opened (1982) and hasn’t had a line longer than 10 people since as far back as I can remember. However, Disneyland Paris is setting ridership records with “Ratatouille: The Adventure” which just happens to be housed in an area that’s approximately the same size with theming very similar to this pavilion.
- Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the new Frozen flume under construction at the Norway pavilion. Look, I have zero problem with a Meet & Greet area, reskinning their cultural museum or even devoting half their store to Frozen merchandise, but World Showcase simply is not the right place for an Arendelle attraction which would be better suited to either MK or DHS (which already has a playground, store, and stage show devoted to this abominable movie).
- Speaking of the Magic Kingdom, they could also put in a special area in Fantasyland (in a new space near Rapunzel’s Tower) to show off their newly announce Tangled: The Musical (on D-Cruise Line). They could probably also expand Merida’s “Fairytale Garden” as it looks like they might have enough room for a small amphitheater, but the theming for a Tangled show is probably better at the Tower/Restroom area.
- Now that For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-a-Long has moved into the former American Idol Theater, they can covert the theater it was using – at the base of San Francisco Street – into a Big Hero 6 show.
- It’s already been established that Disney removed the Studio Backlot Tour and Lights, Action, Motors Extreme Stunts Show for a Radiator Springs themed area (as seen in Disneyland and Disneyland Resort Paris). Now all they need to do is find a new theme for their “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure.” I have no problem with playgrounds (unlike WALT who built Disneyland as an alternative to such places), but this movie premiered (1989) well before most of the parents of the kids this playground is aimed at were even born.