I can credit this attraction for so much. It got my family and I into the classic Twilight Zone episodes. This, and the HM, gave me ideas for a realistic halloween setup. The music got me into electroswing. I think it's one those rides that represents everything that's right with Disney, up there in the ranks with Indiana Jones in CA, Splash Mountain, etc.I've not once experienced chuckles at the end of that scene. Actually, I really like it the way it is. I grew up watching the TLZ late at night after Star Trek DS9 so the first time I rode it in 98 I was blown away. Still 20 years later I enjoy it just as much as I did that first ride. It's a classic. Bobs should just leave it alone. Maybe if more folks these days actually watched the show, they would appreciate the effects and enjoy the attraction instead of laughing at it as you suggest is happening..
M:B was a rush job with no heart (in my headstrong opinion), as is Pixar Pier and everything else Chapek is bringing to the table.