Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Kill Refurb Marry: Extinction Attractions

Ah, another round of Kill Refurb Marry one of my favorite blogging games from Mouse on the Mind and This Happy Place blog.

Kill: This was hard. I wanted to keep it in Animal Kingdom as much as I could. And I was going to kill one thing that is now extinct (seems kind of redundant but what can I say?) from the Animal Kingdom, it would be Tarzan Rocks. That show was just plain awful. Loud, obnoxious and inexplicably featuring roller skates (this is the jungle after all), I give it a big thumbs down. In fact, I think it was the worst thing ever at Animal Kingdom, with the possible exception of Bamboo and V the Velociraptor.

why did they get rid of this for Tarzan Rocks? 


Refurb:  I picked the Discovery River boats at DAK. This one is more missed opportunity than anything else. The original idea included an encounter with a kraken, a unicorn along the shore and a dragon cave with a dragon coming out to attack your boat. Instead, all the cool stuff was cut from the budget and all we got was a boat that slowly went in circles. A boat you could easily out walk. If we got the ride we were supposed to, it would have been so great, so refurb it and resurrect that idea.




Marry: Its time to leave the Animal Kingdom. And lets march on over to World Showcase. After yesterday's announcement, I know this will likely be a popular pick but I'm picking it anways. Maelstrom. My beloved Maelstrom. I still can't believe they are replacing it with a ridiculous Frozen attraction completely destroying the World Showcase's theme. Argh. I will miss Odin's Eye, that bizarrely proportioned polar bear, and the trolls. Cool trolls not those Frozen ones.  And that quaint little fishing village at the end. Oh well, I will miss thee.  And the protests....

By Safari Mike

3 comments:

  1. I have to say I prefer Tarzan Rocks to the Nemo Musical. Yes, Nemo is popular and everyone likes it, but Tarzan is one of my favourite movies, and I LOVE the music. When I saw the Nemo musical, it was the first year it opened and it was long and it felt like there was a reprise of the same song four times in a row. I have not seen it since and I think I read somewhere that it was shortened a bit from the original, so maybe some of it has been improved, but I wasn't a huge fan. I think I would refurb Rafiki's planet watch. I think it needs some updating and it would be nice to see some new exhibits and give people more reasons to go out there.

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  2. I have to say I prefer Tarzan Rocks to the Nemo Musical. Yes, Nemo is popular and everyone likes it, but Tarzan is one of my favourite movies, and I LOVE the music. When I saw the Nemo musical, it was the first year it opened and it was long and it felt like there was a reprise of the same song four times in a row. I have not seen it since and I think I read somewhere that it was shortened a bit from the original, so maybe some of it has been improved, but I wasn't a huge fan. I think I would refurb Rafiki's planet watch. I think it needs some updating and it would be nice to see some new exhibits and give people more reasons to go out there.

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  3. Great choices! Maelstrom was also my Marry pick. I never experienced Tarzan but it sounds like I didn't miss much!

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