This isn’t new news, but it is crazy news. From calorielab.com:
In the original Anaheim Disneyland it may be a Small World after all, but that world’s inhabitants are getting bigger and heavier almost by the day, so much so that some of the rides may have to be re-engineered. The problem, quite simply, is that the flume that the boats ride in, and the boats themselves, were designed and built in 1963 on the assumption that the male adult riders would average 175 pounds and the women about 135, which they pretty much did at the time. The ride now must accommodate adults who frequently weigh north of 200 pounds, which it often cannot do. Increasingly, overweighted boats get to certain points in the ride and bottom out, becoming stuck in the flume.
I just got back from my Disney trip with my boyfriend and his family—his brother, his brother’s wife, and his 7-year-old niece, AB. I must admit I was a little nervous about spending so much time around a kid, because although I act like a kid and work around kidstuff all day, the actual amount of contact I have with actual children is very low.
We all got along great, though, and had a great time. I had been told how shy AB was, but she warmed up to me quickly. I attribute this to the fact I played Rock, Paper, Scissors with her for about seven hours straight, “secret” hand motions included, went down the slide with her at the Polynesian about 20 times, and allowed her to play with my iPhone.
so I’m taking a YouTube ride on Expedition Everest to make myself feel better. That’s me saying “Wooooooo!”
She hasn't been there with a child since she was one. (And even then, she swore. A LOT.)
I know I just returned from Disney World, but in true Lauren form, I’m on my way back again at the beginning of June. (Lucky me!) This time will be different, though. This time, Mom won’t be there. My boyfriend (whom for legal reasons shall be referred to as NEIL from this moment forward) and I are meeting up with Neil’s brother, his sister-in-law, and his seven-year-old niece.
Word on the street is, with the Magic Kingdom renovation comes another set of flying Dumbos. And this is a genius idea. The Dumbo Ride is iconic for many reasons–it’s been around since 1971, it takes you soaring over theMagicKingdom, and since there are no height requirements, it’s good for everyone. If you wanted a photo opp, this might be the ride you’d want to be seen on.
Oh no! It's a troll!
author’s note: my family, in an attempt to say the word “sucks” less, has adopted the word “unfortunate” for use in its place. And so, in this blog, if we say that something is “unfortunate”, what we mean is that “it sucks”.
The movie at the end of Maelstrom , the ride in the Norway Pavillion at EPCOT is extremely unfortunate – and it has always been unfortunate. The first time I disembarked from my Viking boat and entered the theater, I seated myself obediently and I gave it a chance – I won’t make that mistake twice. Continue reading
Lauren If someone asked me to create a 13-minute ride showing the advancements in human communications from the origins of prehistoric man to now (and even a bit into the future), I’d throw up my hands in defeat. How do you explain how we got from killing wooly mammoths to the world wide web? But after you walk off Spaceship Earth, you get it. It all makes sense. And you realize (and this seems to be the theme of EPCOT) what an amazing thing the world is. Continue reading
Lauren When I tell people I love Disney World but have never been to Universal Studios, which is merely miles away, they often say, “Why don’t you go to Universal? The rides are way scarier.”