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Ten years ago today, Pooh's Hunny Hunt opened...
The Disney parks all have had dark rides based on classic properties, but up until now none of those attractions were ever deemed worthy of theming and investing in enough to make them E-Tickets.
This attraction based on the silly ole' bear cost over a hundred million dollars and every penny shows brilliantly as you experience each show scene. The irony is that the plans for the elaborate ride were originally proposed for Disneyland, but He Who Will Not Be Named shot down the idea as too expensive. Now, imagine if this had been built here the lines it would have seen. The sad little ride that opened where the Country Bear Jamboree was doesn't even get the number of guest that the former attraction used to get. Hunny Hunt would have drawn them in like bees to honey. The Pooh attraction is the number one ride in Tokyo Disneyland and if you'd experienced it you'd know why.
But there is hope that some of the technology will make it into Disneyland (and later WDW & HKDL) someday during one of the refurbs. After all, there is a new film coming out next summer and if it's a huge hit it might get the Suits to justify an upgrade to some of the ride. John Lasseter might be able to get them to tie it in to the advertising/marketing campaign if everything went the right way. Tony Baxter has been plussing attractions throughout the park over the last couple years, why not the 100 acre woods?
Time will tell...
For more info on Pooh's Hunny Hunt, check out Joe in Japan's Pooh's 10th page.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Ten Years Of Pooh...
Posted by Honor Hunter at 7:52 AM
Labels: 10th, Anniversary, Attractions, Pooh's Hunny Hunt, TDL, TDR, Theming, WDI
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This ride is a wonderful thing. I wish Disneyland's was half as good. I also hope they'll do something for the new Pooh film. I don't expect them to put in everything, but maybe make some of the characters AA's? A little more detail on the show rooms? That would certainly help.
Let's also hope that the rumors of the Country Bear Jamboree being rebuilt at DCA come into fruition sooner than later as well.
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