I was trying to search for a thread like this, so forgive me if it is. A thought crossed my mind today while listening to the 50th celebration album. We all know Pirates is know officially changing to be like the movie. Yet I was wondering who is for the change and who is not? My thoughts are kind of in the middle.
While I was working at Disney last summer I had the privilage to meet Julie Andrew. All that was asked was what was her favorite ride and this is what she said, "I would have to say that it would be Pirates, because that was the first ride I ever went on in Disneyland and I got to rode it with Walt. Who was just beaming about it." I have seen enough documentaries, to know Walt put a lot of time and effort into making that ride. The park was his baby, but of all the rides that was his favorite.
I liked the movie but, I thought it was supposed to be parishly taken from the ride. Why change the ride that inspired the movie? Why change what Walt loved? Yet I could argue the fact Walt was always looking towards the future, and change. I'm excited but, at the same time sad. This isn't Walt's park anymore is it?