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Disneyland Redesigns Rides to Fit Wider Asses [!]

Offbeat  (tags: curious, FATTER customers, food, culture, society )

- 3608 days ago -
Last year, Disneyland revamped its Small World ride to accommodate heavier passengers who were bottoming-out the attraction's boats. Now a source says that the just-completed, 5-week refurbishment of vehicles that carry guests on Peter Pan's Flight: same


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Janet Solomon (231)
Tuesday September 1, 2009, 9:16 am
"Depending who you talk to, it is because guests have gotten bigger, or the wish to increase the number that can be loaded into a boat to increase guest capacity," shared the source. "But a lot of ride operators are saying this is a result from Small World--a trend to accommodate ever-bigger guests. WDI (Imagineering) has been keeping quiet."

To be fair, the post goes on to make a better argument for the cars being widened to allow more family members to ride together, allowing for fewer backups in the line of one of the park's most popular rides.

Farther down, Koenig has other items of interest on: Disney's lack of remorse over state ballot initiatives going down in flames; the quiet return of hourly and salaried cast members who'd been laid off; and changes to food carts at the park that a source ties to the sticky fingers of today's employees, who apparently are not screened as thoroughly as past cast members."


Janet Solomon (231)
Tuesday September 1, 2009, 9:19 am
I just came from the Hunger Site to be greeted by this news, and photo. I wonder if the Euro Disneyland's are doing the same thing...I'd bet NOT!

Simone D (1462)
Tuesday September 1, 2009, 9:22 am
Thank you dear Janet.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 1, 2009, 10:24 am
I'll check in Paris, Janet. They may be... don't know. Thanks for posting.

Annie J (205)
Tuesday September 1, 2009, 12:26 pm
It's a fat world after all...............

MmAway M (520)
Wednesday September 2, 2009, 5:56 am
Ran across this...pretty soon everything will be a bench!!!

Would really like to know about the other Disneylands!!!

Sorry, I know this is a funny matter, actually sad that the boat was bottoming out...but this one got me laughing this morning...needed this laugh. I'll be telling my friends about this one FOR SURE...

Green Star coming for this story, and for making me smile this morning. Thank YOU!!!

MmAway M (520)
Wednesday September 2, 2009, 5:58 am
Just as I was getting ready to hit submit was still smiling and saw the comment above from "BigCatRescue" and geepers, now I am really laughing...instead of it's a small world after all you took it one step more, I will have a smile on my face all day for this article and comments.

MmAway M (520)
Wednesday September 2, 2009, 5:59 am
"You can not send a green star since you have already done so, sorry"
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