A someone who will be visiting the parks with at least one child under 32 inches for the next couple to few years, I appreciate non-height-limit rides that can be ridden as a family.
That being said, I would prefer a dark ride over most of the offerings in Bugs land. However, I do not feel that a 32" height restriction caters to the same audience as a restriction-free ride. There is a need for those types of rides, but they could be more well-done that what's currently offered.
ITTBAB is one of my favorite attractions at DCA, I'd be really sad to see it go.
And remember, I'm not talking about a land about housecats or bobcats or any other kind of cats specifically. I'm talking about about a land solely dedicated to the musical "Cats."
As long as I am a parent with young kids, A Bugs Land is a requirement. It is kist what my four year old loves. Even my soon to be eight year old still loves it not to mention how much he enjoyed it when he was younger.
Think of it from a kids perspective. Everything is outside in light do nothing to be afraid of in the dark. It is all full of brightens colorful things. Bugs are something they know and understand without having to know a story. They can see the entire ride and not be worried about what comes next. Basically it is a worry free area for kids.
Only viewing from an adults perspective diminishes what that part of the park is and does.
I wish they could somehow do a better job of incorporating the 3D movie into the land. Maybe a cool subterranean level to eliviate the bottlenecks
The rides themselves are no worse than Dumbo, the teacups or Astro Orbitor. Everyone is happy with them because they've always been there and are embedded with nostalgia. However, that is not an excuse to keep a Bugs Land. Smaller rides could be build in theme with the rest of the park. But I do think however well themed a spinner attraction was put in, people would still complain about it being cheap yet the same people would scream bloody murder if Dumbo was removed.
There needs to be smaller 'kiddie' rides, but they should fit the theme of the park, Bugs land just sticks out badly. It dosen't have to be exactly California themed, just fit better then a Bugs Life.
A spinner based on the new film Planes could work in Condor Flats possibly. It dosen't even have to be based on the film, just an airplane spinner would work IMO.
According to this it's 28-29 inches:
What Is the Average Height of a One-Year-Old? | eHow
And this says it is also 28-29 inches:
Average Height to Weight Chart - Babies to Teenagers
frollofan, Im not sure how many kids you have but the childrens' offerings at DCA that arent in Bugs Land are very limited. Riding TLM and Monsters and the Golden Zephyrs doesnt make up a very complete day. My kids love Bugs Land and everything in it. And its my favorite kids area in either park because its very well-themed, basically a win-win for all of us.
You guys dont understand that kids rides are very necessary. DL as a whole may be for kids and adults, but that does not apply to every single ride; with that logic, Space, BTMRR, and Screamin would all have to go because they are aimed at taller kids and people not scared of roller coasters. Somehow, nobody complaind about those...a bit selfish towards little children dont ya think?
For every restricitve ride, there is a kiddie ride, with a good balance of family rides in between. I think thats pretty reasonable. But just because the posters on this board (who arent BL's target demographic) dont find any enjoyment in the area certainly doesnt mean its worthless and needs to be removed.