I just had a thought. When Tom Sawyer Island had its Pirates makeover, there was quite a bit of outrage (including from myself) at the destruction of a "classic" just to make it more marketable today. But I haven't heard (or personally feel) much outrage at all about the Submarines being Nemo-ized. Essentially the same thing happened with both attractions. Two old chestnuts were given shiny new movie-themed clothes to appeal to a newer audience. So I was wondering... could this difference in reception be due to the fact that the Subs were closed for so long before anything was done with them, so we are happy to see anything finally open? Maybe the amount of time they were closed gave us ample time to grieve their loss and we are ready to welcome something new, whereas the TSI takeover happened so quickly? While I still do, and always will, have a soft spot for the subs and am very sorry to see them go (it was a favorite as a kid), I somehow don't feel that it was such a travesty to turn it into Nemo as I do feel about Pirates on the island. And I never really cared all that much about the island in the first place, while I did love the subs (though why they didn't turn the Subs into The Little Mermaid I will never understand ).
Please, a churro for your thoughts.