Oh my goodness. I had forgotten about the absolute insanity around waking Tink. I am pretty sure people threw punches over that.Years ago, it was "the internet is ruining WDW" because of the entitlement syndrome created when people saw things like Miyuki, the Coral Reef menus and diver, the "wake Tinkerbell", etc. that resulted in WDW doing away with them. Too many Veruca Salts.
Do you mean rarely UNoccupied?!Years ago, it was "the internet is ruining WDW" because of the entitlement syndrome created when people saw things like Miyuki, the Coral Reef menus and diver, the "wake Tinkerbell", etc. that resulted in WDW doing away with them. Too many Veruca Salts.
This how now morphed into "social media is ruining WDW." When you do a "my top ten favorite quiet spots in WDW," "the secret trail in Animal Kingdom" or "best bathrooms for pooping" list , they're no longer quiet, secret or rarely occupied!!!
I think I was trying to say that now that the secrets are now public knowledge, those bathrooms are occupied more frequently than pre-social media "here are the best..."Do you mean rarely UNoccupied?!
I'd add Whispering Canyon "antics" to your list. "What should I ask for at Whispering Canyon so Junior will have a good time/not have a meltdown? He's allergic to ketchup and is afraid of horse heads on wooden sticks."
Miyuki was a woman in Epcot/Japan who made animal shaped candy by hand and picked one child to receive whatever she made at the end of her show. It was a really good show. Veruca Salt influenced parents complained that their child was not picked, and eventually WDW ended the show. People were actually reporting exactly where their child stood to get picked. GMAB.I'm unfamiliar with any of these former "treats". What were they?
I did hear that Aladdin and Jasmine used to ride the carpets, but they got rid of that for similar reasons.
Another one bites the dustRemember this one: finding the paintbrushes on Tom Sawyer Island each morning to win a free fastpass?
Not a rant---the opposite, actually---but this reminds me of several moments from a trip a couple of years ago. My current sobriety date is just three days after my birthday. I celebrated my first year sober the same week I turned 50, and happened to score a unicorn last-minute 1BR at Boulder Ridge for that week, so I celebrated it at WDW as a solo guest.Just an example--room upgrades (and yes, I know from speaking with the CM who gave us an upgrade exactly why she did it);
congrats, your progress and bravery are admirableMy first park visit was Epcot*, and I stopped by guest relations to pick up a birthday button. I ended up telling the CM why I was really there that week. She got out a second "I'm Celebrating" button, and wrote "1 year" on it. I wore my birthday button on my actual birthday, but I wore the "1 Year" button the rest of the week.
I occasionally listen to an NPR podcast called "Pop Culture Happy Hour" and they lamented over the second movie saying the songs weren't as good as the first and that Anna's character just continued to exist to support her sister's journey. I didn't agree (on either point) and am glad you shared the article. That scene and song make me tear up every time.
We can't have, er, nice things!More "the internet ruins everything in WDW"...I've seen a number of photos and videos, on various social media platforms, about a structure in Epcot/Morocco that some say is shaped like "male anatomy." Well, now it's reported that the structure is being removed.
They changed the cover art. I think we have the original. That one looks really obvious to me. Morocco, I thought was a bit of a stretch.We can't have, er, nice things!
Remember the controversy when The Little Mermaid poster art came out that King Triton's castle had similarly "suggestive" towers?
Hmmm...I didn't hear they were removing it. I heard they were just installing some shrubbery around the base of the structure to give it a more natural look.More "the internet ruins everything in WDW"...I've seen a number of photos and videos, on various social media platforms, about a structure in Epcot/Morocco that some say is shaped like "male anatomy." Well, now it's reported that the structure is being removed.