Ive just been perusing the Disney rumor sites and Im coming to the very odd conclusion that, after years of doing their own thing, WDW is becoming more like DL instead of DL trying to become more like them.
1. Small World just reopened, with the newly remastered World's Fair soundtrack and facade from DL.
2. Rumor has it that Haunted Mansion is doing a double rehab closure to update the sound system and attraction for HMH later this year and to add the newly installed effects from the DL version of the ride (ie Madam Leota).
3. Another rumor says that they might close down Pirates for rehab (to install a Capt Jack Sparrow figure) and to redesign the unload of the attraction so that the boats now go UP the lift to the load area...like DL! Rumor, but still intersting...
4. Rumor again: The Indiana Jones Adventure MAY replace the Indiana Jones Stunt show...though with a smaller queue then DLs (Finally WDW gets an "inferior" version of a DL ride instead of the reverse Although, Id argue that Space Ranger Spin isnt as good a version of Buzz as Astro Blasters...but thats just cause I love AB and didnt like SRS all that much).
Rumors some of them may be, its interesting how they are so close to the DL versions instead of vise versa. Of course DL always HAS taken better care of their core attractions then WDW did. Last time I was at WDW, Haunted Mansion looked terrible, sounded terrible and I felt like I was riding the 60s version of the attraction where nothing was updated; Small World I could barely hear...Its good that they are finally taking care of this stuff.
What does everyone think?