Captain EO was great! Much better than HISTA ever was. I remember when I was quite young, that they were giving out Captain EO watches. It was the best...even though they were cheapy plastic watches. I loved that watch!
Marge: Barnacle Bill's Home Pregnancy Test? Homer, shouldn't we have gone with a better-known brand?
Homer: But Marge, this one came with a corn-cob pipe!
Marge: [reading from the test box] "Ahoy, Maties! If the water turns blue, a baby for you! If purple ye see, no baby thar be!"
Homer: So, which is it? Blue or purple?
Marge: "If ye test should fail, to a doctor set sail!"
Of all of them, I'd have to say the People Mover. The track is just sitting there with nothing on it. It's the most predominant feature at TL that's not being used. The Submarine Voyage lake passes for a lake without subs, the track above your head serves no purpose at all without cars.
I miss this ride more than anything. Mostly, I suppose, because I never got to ride through it; I only found out about it well after it had been removed. Frontierland is so much at a loss without the desert, the mule pack, the caverns and the wilderness area.
And with the strong franchise that Big Thunder Mountain Railroad has in the various Disney parks, they'd never rip it out to put the Mine Train back in.
"Say, uh, ever hear of the devil's paint pots? Real mystery of the desert. Bubblin' pots of mud in all kinds of colors."
That's a good question. It would be a great ride for the kiddies. The last time I rode it, it was Gummi Glen for the Disney Afternoon celebration...
I totally remember the Disney Afternoon event... that feels so long ago :-P As for the Motor Boats closing, I always figured it had something to do with Toontown, because both happened around the same time. At least that's what I remember.
The Country Bears. Why, oh why, did they rip that out? (Probably because they couldn't sell enough related merchandise, and the movie deservedly bombed). The Pooh ride is exactly that--Poo. If you're going to walk that far into the park, there should be more than the massive queue for Splash Mountain, that lame ride, and a candy/souveneir store.
I love the PeopleMover as much as the next Guest, but am I the only one forgeting Monsanto's Adventure Thru Innerspace? Great attraction.
As for PeopleMover, Capt. EO, and Country Bears (and quite possably CircleVision).... I think it's more disapointing looking at the replacement attractions. Or the great attractions that got replaced for something "off-the-wall" (ie. Mission to Mars for the Pizza Port, America Sings/Carousel of Progress for Innoventions, The Misadventure of Winnie the Pooh, Tarzan Treehouse, etc.) or the attractions that got replaced with nothing (PeopleMover/RocketRods, Submarine Lagoon, Motorboat Cruise). I just guess you grow-up with these rides and attractions.
I forgot the point I was making but I can't wait untill they "re-theme" the Treehouse back to the Swiss Family Robinson when they re-release the movie on Disney Double Disc DVD. (or re-theme it to another suitable advertising ploy, my favorite is the Mary Poppins' Teahouse Treehouse featuring Crazy Uncle Albert.)
I rode Pooh this weekend and it broke down about 10 feet from the exit. We all had to be evac'ed and walked out of the ride (which, IMHO made it much more interesting than if we had an uninterrupted ride!).
We had a great time later that evening recounting the tale of when we all got "stuck in Poo ". Oh man, what a great time we had!
"I could never convince the financiers that Disneyland was feasible because dreams offer too little collateral"