Monday, April 10, 2006

The Yeti Answer

Well, the imaginative visionaries of the "Imagineering Group" at the Walt Disney company have done it again. I imagine the meeting went something like this:

"We need a new ride at Walt Disney World," a Disney executive said. "The people are getting frustrated with paying so much, but I don't have the energy to come up with a new ride."

"Well, we don't have the Matterhorn in Florida," an intelligent suit replied. "Why don't we just duplicate that ride and stick it in WDW?"

"We don't have any room in the Magic Kingdom park, though," the first exec complained.

"We'll stick it in the Animal Kingdom park and make it a sort of animal-nature-learning-thingie," he said, waving a hand carelessly.

And so was developed the newest Disney attraction: Expedition EVEREST. They even recycled the Abominable Snowman's roar from the Matterhorn ride.

Call me a Disney Purist of Disney Traditionalist, but gone are the days of creative thinking at Walt Disney. Now it's recycled movies, recycled TV shows, and recycled attractions.

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