According to the EXtinct Attractions dvd, which has interviews with Disney legends, the COP was initially moved over to WDW intact, but after a short time the GE execs did not like the theme song anymore, they thought it was outdated, so in stepped the Sherman brothers and they wrote Now Is the Time song. Again, after a number of years, they reverted back to the original theme song of It's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow and yes the show elements are different from the original.
The current voice ofthe dad is horrible, in my opinion and does not come even close to the voice of Rex Allen, the original father in the show.
On a side note, i used to own the mini poster of the COP attraction and then I sold it to another Disney collector. Now I can kick myself in the rear for doing that, because it cannot be found anywhere.
Been to both! I think I liked the older, original finale better than the current one. Actually I know I liked it much better! The whole virtual reality game that the grandma and the kid play is just too "yesterday". There's got to be something more futuristic than that! Plus I hate the Turkey on fire...
It is a lot of fun to visit if you're ever in FLA. I'm glad they keep it going, hope they update it again soon.