(photo courtesy of girrrtacos)
Ensign: "Cap'n Baxter, we're nose down and helm's not responding."
Cap'n: "Engage the Emergency Thematic Support System, ensign."
Ensign: "Beggin' your pardon, Cap'n, we don't have one. We got the hydrophone instead, sir. Remember? You approved it."
Cap'n: "By God, what was I thinking? In that case, it has been an honor serving with such a distinguished crew, and may God have mercy on our Souls."
Ensign: "We are only in six feet of water, Cap'n..."
Cap'n: "Shut up, ensign."
In the months since the Nemo frenzy, I have noticed the vague (and sometimes not so vague) disappointment many MCers feel in the FNSV 'final' product, after all the hype has worn off.
Some of Nemo's fiercest defenders (and staunch advocates) seem to be viewing Nemo with a more skeptical eye--even the pineapple queen had this to say:
"Nemo by no means surpasses the original Submarine Voyage, IMO. I'd take the plastic fish pasted to the "coral" over what we have now any day."
Apologies to Her Majesty for the coarse use of quotation in this matter; I use it only to illustrate how, sometimes, "the worm turns" (so to speak) when there is little thematic support to an attraction.
My question to you is this: Is Nemo failing to live up to: A). It's own hype; B). The original Submarine Voyage Attraction; C). Guest expectations; or D). All or a combination of those preceding elements? Or is it 'smooth sailing', and doing just fine, thank you very much?
Without strong thematic support, Nemo has little to fall back on when the newness wears off, IMO; as, I believe, we are starting to see now. Can new additions to the attraction help it survive? Without any real connnection to Tomorrowland, it appears to inspire a creative disconnect with Guests. Comparisons to watching the Nemo movie have been a steady criticism of the attraction.
Are constant (relatively speaking) additions going to be needed to keep this attraction popular? It seems it is giving most a poor showing in its current incarnation. Some were happy that "movement" was back in the lagoon, regardless of the quality of the attraction installed. Do they still feel that way? Is 'something' truly better than 'nothing' in this case?
The poll is a simplistic look at Nemo's currnet situation, and I encourage all to expand on their votes with postings that reflect their true, unvarnished opinions of FNSV, its theme, its support of the Land it resides in, and its future (if any).
edited to add for clarity: I HAVE NOT ridden Nemo, and am merely commenting on a trend I have noticed lately regarding disappointment in Nemo from unlikely sources.