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    Re: hurray for winnie the pooh!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by winder*wonder View Post
    Okay, I have thought about this for good long while...probably longer than I should of but now i can not help but share my thoughts.

    I have seen many a thread complaing about the many adventures of winnie the pooh attraction. and i cant help but think why?

    Once I read was because of the lack of story, there is too many story lines strung together...the ride is called the many adventures of winnie the pooh. They took the most memorable shorts from the cartoons/books and strung them together seemless with music.

    It seems to me that most of the story is taken from "Winnie-the-Pooh and the Blustery Day" with a couple minor elements from "...and the Hunny Tree" (Pooh looking for hunny, Pooh in the hunny tree eating lots of hunny.) The thing is that they re-arranged the story so it makes less sense. If I remember correctly from a YouTube video, in the WDW version, it follows the plot of the movie "Blustery Day". First, Windsday, then the intro of Tigger, then the heffalumps and woozles dream, and then Pooh wakes up to the Floody Place as the exciting climax. DL's puts the Floody Place earlier and uses the heffalump scene as a climax - which is just a dud to me. WDW's heaffalump scene looks better. Don't even get me started on how much better Tokyo's looks .

    Then DL's ends with Pooh waking up from the dream to a birthday party. Was just the Heffalumps and Woozles part the dream? Was the whole thing a dream? Actually, I don't remember how the other rides ended, but in the movie, the party was a "hero party" celebrating Pooh for saving Piglet and Piglet for giving his house to Owl.


    Next I have read because of the colors and lighting. The ride is just following the rest of the fantasy ride by being a dark ride. And the 100 acre woods were a bright and colorful place.
    I'm not sure about the colors and the lighting, but the characters just feel too hard, slick and plasticky to me. These are supoosed to be cuddly stuffed animals. The Tigger they have on the ride is the stiffest, unbounciest Tigger I've ever seen, including retail toys.


    I think Winnie the Pooh has a certain charm to it that makes me want to stand up for it. This childrens tale has lasted over the years and still is amung the top of them. I was thrilled to see it made and would be very disapointed to see it go.
    I love Winnie-the-Pooh in general, and I don't have a problem with there being a Pooh ride in DL. Just not the way it was done .

    Other key points:

    A) Winnie-the-Pooh represents a change in focus, away from environments, atmosphere, and focus on you the rider having an adventure, and onto the characters who are being sold in plush form in the gift shop at the end. I recall seeing Peter Pan twice on his ride. Pooh is in every scene except the "bounce along with tigger scene" (where he doesn't seem very bouncy and you don't bounce along with him). Tigger is in every scene except the "Pooh floats into his dream" scene.

    B) As someone (I think it was Techskip?) said in another thread, Country Bears and Splash Mountain fit together because of the folksy, backwoods feel they both had. Pooh, although it involves animal characters (most of whom are actually supposed to be stuffed animals) does not have a folksy, backwoods feel. It has an entirely different kind of storybook charm. Also, Pooh left his hunny pots all over Critter Country (it's not called Litter Country, Pooh Bear ).

    C) When I first rode it, I was not on MiceChat, knew little WDW's version and nothing of Tokyo's, and I still felt this way.

    D) Those darn barn doors. Seriously, they just look weird, with one in front, and the other one several feel behind it. Can you imagine if the doors on Indy's Chamber of Destiny looked like that?
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    Re: hurray for winnie the pooh!!!!!

    I love this ride. I don't know why, I just do. The very first time I rode it was in 2005 with my nieces and nephew. We went on it five times in a row (abosultely no line). We all loved it. I like the fact that it's not in Fantasyland because it doesn't even feel the same as the other dark rides from Fantasyland. The AA's even look different from that of the Fantasyland dark rides. I think it's a fun ride for what it is. It even has that easter egg of the three heads over one of the rooms. The first time I saw those i jump. I wasn't expecting them.

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    Re: hurray for winnie the pooh!!!!!

    My boys LOVED the Winnie the Pooh ride and it was a must everytime we went. But I had nothing to compare it too and I don't think it is fair that a far cooler Pooh ride would be at DL Tokyo! But now that I know about it... I'm off to check out the YouTube video of it and forever be ruined of riding the DL one I am sure! LOL. Thanks.
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    Re: hurray for winnie the pooh!!!!!

    Update:

    Yup. I'll never look/ride at/on the DL Anaheim Winnie the Pooh the same way again. Doesn't make sense to me as to why they would make the same ride at both parks and make the Anaheim one soooo cheap looking comparatively... sad.
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    Re: hurray for winnie the pooh!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kadea View Post
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    Yup. I'll never look/ride at/on the DL Anaheim Winnie the Pooh the same way again. Doesn't make sense to me as to why they would make the same ride at both parks and make the Anaheim one soooo cheap looking comparatively... sad.
    because pooh is hot pooh is now and pooh sells crap to kids,, lets rip out that ol country bears jamboree , the movie of it was so bad it needs to go,,, now pooh..hes hot....lets do a ride in DLR , .whats that you say? theres not enough room or time? dont back talk me man just do it..leave those heads from the jamboree in there i dont care get it done.... and thats how we got our 3rd rate winnie the pooh ride...

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