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Isafari
17-10-2009, 11:15 PM
What would you like to see return to WDW?

It could be an attraction / show / parade....what would you like to make a come back?

foreverducky
17-10-2009, 11:17 PM
I miss the masquerade show Italy! I would have loved to attend a masquerade and this was as close as I have ever been.

uscwest
18-10-2009, 02:14 AM
Mr. Toad's Wild Ride in MK

Tink
18-10-2009, 02:47 AM
The Great Millenium Walk with the Sage of Time.

Johnie
18-10-2009, 02:49 AM
As we were in the Wonders of Life pavillion tasting yucky Argentinian wine, I really miss everything in that pavillion.

BigThunder
18-10-2009, 08:09 PM
Horizons

Beccaberry
18-10-2009, 09:17 PM
(In no order of importance of preference)
*Diamond Horseshoe Saloon Revue
*Cranium Command
*Four For a Dollar
*The Statues in Italy

Awww. Nostalgia.

*Bambi-Belle*
18-10-2009, 10:10 PM
I really liked Tarzan Rocks lolo

BigThunder
18-10-2009, 10:25 PM
(In no order of importance of preference)
*Diamond Horseshoe Saloon Revue
*Cranium Command
*Four For a Dollar
*The Statues in Italy

Awww. Nostalgia.


Four For a Dollar, what was that?

The statues in Italy, was that the people who danced with the masks? If so, I thought they were still doing that.

Johnie
19-10-2009, 12:02 AM
no the statues in Italy were the living statues. THey were awesome

Four for a Dollar were an awesome acapella group that performed before the Beauty and Beast show

BigThunder
19-10-2009, 01:21 AM
no the statues in Italy were the living statues. THey were awesome

Four for a Dollar were an awesome acapella group that performed before the Beauty and Beast show

thanks Johnie. I must have managed to miss those somehow. Actually I've never seen the Beauty & the Beast show. Yep, in 18 vacations I've never once watched it. Crazy I know.

Tink
19-10-2009, 02:12 AM
No it's not crazy. I don't know how many times I've been to WDW, and I've never seen it either. :shrug:

gwennie81
19-10-2009, 03:06 AM
Would Captain EO be too creepy now? I never got to see it. :(
I also miss Mr. Toad's Wild Ride.
And the old version of Snow White.

Johnie
19-10-2009, 02:26 PM
I never saw Captain EO either.

I tell everyone who asks me why I go to Disney so often that I see something new EVERYTIME I go.

piglet
19-10-2009, 02:48 PM
What about the parade in Epcot. I can't remember it's name but thought it was absolutely fantastic.

Johnie
19-10-2009, 02:52 PM
Tapestry of Nations>?
I never got to see that one

catrancher
19-10-2009, 03:10 PM
Four for a Dollar were an awesome acapella group that performed before the Beauty and Beast show

Actually, "Four for a Dollar" was only their "Disney" name. To the rest of the world, they're known as "Return 2 Zero". Their website is here:

Return 2 Zero (http://www.return2zero.net/)

Awesome vocalists! :yes:

Tom (:macwave:... mike check, 1, 2...)

BigThunder
19-10-2009, 05:44 PM
Tapestry of Nations>?
I never got to see that one

Oh I loved Tapestry of Nations & the dream catcher..is that what he was called? You were supposed to write down your dream or wish or something like that & as he came through in the parade you dropped it in his bag. So cute for the kids. Was just an awesome parade really & this is coming from someone who is not a parade or show gal. I miss it & am not sure why they haven't added another.

Also, did not realize there was an 'original' version of Snow White. Interesting.

Love Mr. Toads. It was a toss to me whether to vote for Horizons or Mr. Toads.

djdigitald
23-10-2009, 03:06 PM
Any of the original Epcot Worlds: -

Horizons
World of Motion
Captain EO
Spaceship Earth (Yes i know it is still there but not as good as when it was first opened)

Epcot doesn't seem to be as Cutting Edge as it used to be. a 30 year old park that hasn't really been updated in ages and is getting very dated. However, we always go there when we go to Florida and always will :worship:

Tink
23-10-2009, 03:48 PM
That was Tapestry of Dreams, Cristine. It came after Tapestry of Nations. :yes: Much the same but with more focus on the dreams than on the nations.

I really loved that parade. I preferred the original with the Sage of Time. It was called the Great Millenium Walk when it first came out. Then, when they took out the Sage, it went to Tapestry of Nations, then was reworked to Tapestry of Dreams.

I heard, but don't know how true it is, that it was ended because the "costumes" were murder on the CMs backs and WDW was racking up major workman's comp claims. :sigh:

If you remember, you'd see a manager type, just before the parade, going around the WS with a little wind speed o mometer (whatever it's properly called). If the wind speed was too high, they'd cancel the parade. :sigh:

It was lovely though. Keep in mind that I'm not a traditional parade sort of person. :D

Have to agree about EPCOT not being quite as cutting edge. I remember things like the solar lawn mower, and the like. It seemed like there was always some wicked cool thing. The last seriously cool thing was the Segway, I guess. :shrug:

I'd like to see EPCOT be a real showcase for new, better, faster technology driven "things." :yes: Even dreamt up things, from the Imagineers. That would be cool. It could be a real haven for inventors!

I'd like to see the World Showcase be refurbished and focus more on the culture of each country instead of the Americanized versions of the cultures. :sigh: Particularly the food items.

djdigitald
23-10-2009, 04:14 PM
I'd like to see EPCOT be a real showcase for new, better, faster technology driven "things." :yes: Even dreamt up things, from the Imagineers. That would be cool. It could be a real haven for inventors!

I'd like to see the World Showcase be refurbished and focus more on the culture of each country instead of the Americanized versions of the cultures. :sigh: Particularly the food items.


Have to agree with you there Tink as the whole ethos of EPCOT when it was dreamt up by Walt was that it would be the viewpoint of tomorrow and to be honest there isn't anything there at the moment that is that!!!!

What i would really like to see return when i think about it is River Country!!!! Only managed to go there the once and at the time it was the best water park around!

Tink
23-10-2009, 04:22 PM
You won't see River Country come back, I'm afraid. It's gone for good. The water there was from the lake, and that poses all sorts of health risks in Florida.

The bacteria levels are terribly hard to control, and if the water temp gets above 80 degrees (for a period of time) it allows a certain amoeba to grow that if it enters your body (through the nose, usually) it can have deadly consequences. We've had children lost because of this. :(

So, all that unpleasantness to say, River Country won't be returning as a lake fed park anyway.

Mari
23-10-2009, 04:24 PM
Four for a Dollar were an awesome acapella group that performed before the Beauty and Beast show

theyre gone???? :sorry:



I miss all the entertainment in Epcot... it was really nice to just walk from country to country and not kjnow what you would find.... this trip I have to admit to finding the world showcase a bit boring.... :unsure:

djdigitald
23-10-2009, 04:28 PM
You won't see River Country come back, I'm afraid. It's gone for good. The water there was from the lake, and that poses all sorts of health risks in Florida.

The bacteria levels are terribly hard to control, and if the water temp gets above 80 degrees (for a period of time) it allows a certain amoeba to grow that if it enters your body (through the nose, usually) it can have deadly consequences. We've had children lost because of this. :(

So, all that unpleasantness to say, River Country won't be returning as a lake fed park anyway.

Yeah i knew all about that, it was just a shame that they could have done something to rectify the issue rather than just shutting the park down and now leaving it to rot. It wouldn't have been to hard or costly for Disney to convert it to a conventionally fed water park.

Mari
23-10-2009, 04:30 PM
oh!!

does anyone remember a purplish/pinkish robot in Epcot??? I cannot for the life of me remember his name, but I do remember sitting around in a circle and he would turn around and answer the kids questions

now.. this was back in 1986, I was 10, didnt speak English and therefore NEVER got to ask my many questions.... hahahaha.... He was gone next time I went :(

I believe he was in first pavillion to the left... then again, my memory could fail me...

Tink
23-10-2009, 04:32 PM
I never saw that one, Mari but they did have one several years ago. It was in the building that holds Fountain View Cafe... that was fun!

Dawn
23-10-2009, 04:47 PM
Tapestry of Nations and the original Imagination ride.

BigThunder
24-10-2009, 04:12 PM
I wish I had experienced River Country AND Discovery Island (i think that's what it was called) as they were both still in operation my first few years of visiting WDW but at the time I had no reason to think they were going bye-bye. Also wish I had stayed in the original Treehouse Villas. I am glad they are reopening them but wish I could have seen how they originally were inside.