It's a cute ride but with the amount of space they have, they can definitely do a lot more. I'm no "pooh fan" but I went to the one in Florida and enjoyed the heck out of it. Didn't feel the same with the CA cheapened version. The rooms just felt too big for no good reason at all. They coulda had the ride go up a level or something. Show off more of the pooh characters.
And what's up with eeyore not at his bday part at the end?! It's the essential details that are MISSING that keep me from truly enjoying this ride.
I enjoy the Pooh, but I think Peter Pan, Toad, and Alice are better dark rides. Knowing that Disney could have made a better Pooh attraction if it chose to spend the money has left me somewhat disappointed with what we have, but like you, I love the dream sequence.
Pooh is a critter, and as such he fits in fine with Critter Country.
I enjoy pooh - I did have a bad attitude about it when it first opened because it did replace CBJ. But it's cute. I enjoy it - it is bright and creative. I however find Peter Pan to be the best Dark Ride - closely followed by Alice in Wonderland. I would LOVE to see the Tokyo Pooh! And....I think Pooh belongs in Critter Country - more then he belongs in Fantasyland in my opionion.
We both love Pooh. Granted, I think it could have been polished up a bit more, but it's pretty dang good as is. And I agree, most of those who don't like it don't because it took over from CBJ.
Our revels now are ended. These our actors, As I foretold you, were all spirits and Are melted into air, into thin air: And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff As dreams are made on, and our little life Is rounded with a sleep. mycroft16 on Twitter
I hardly think The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is better than Peter Pan, Mr Toad's Wild Ride, or Pinocchio's Daring Journey. Heck, even Snow White's Scary Adventures is better even though it doesn't make any sense.
You can see a ton of the show lighting in Pooh, the sets aren't as detailed as any of the classic Fantasyland rides, and the animatronics aren't as nearly as developed as they could and probably should be in this day and age. And too many of the show scenes are made out of painted flats, as opposed to more 3-demensional show scenes. Many show scenes in the classic Fantasyland darkrides have more fully-realized 3-D show scenes than Pooh does.
I think the recent Monsters Inc darkride at DCA is a very good competitor against the classic Fantasyland darkrides, but Pooh doesn't hold a candle to any of them.
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