On the edge of glory.
Just because they have added POC to the cast does not mean the show doesn't need to be updated.
I don’t understand why you think it hasn’t been updated. About a decade ago, three numbers, including the opening, got a complete overhaul due to a rights issue with the writers of Hoop Dee Doo Polka, resulting in a completely new opening number.
The Davey Crockett pageant sequence has seen several alterations. The Indian scout was recently replaced by the “wilderness scout” and all references to Indians removed. After the Pulse shooting (so coming up on 5 years now), any references to guns were removed, including the rifle that Dolly carried when she played Annie Oakley. Instead of a gun she uses her fists during the “Davey it’s for you” bit with Six Bits.
After the alligator incident, the rhyme for Louisiana during the 50 states song was changed away from “there they sit gator bait.”
For a little while, Six Bits had a few Frozen references that he worked into a scene with Jim, but they’ve since reverted to another bit, which changes depending on who’s playing Six Bits that evening.
There are also cast members who play fast and loose with the script more than others, particularly one Six Bits, for whom the script is a mere suggestion.
To suggest that the show hasn’t been evolving over the years is silly.
Not the same at all. Every attraction in the Magic Kingdom is al al inclusive experience, you can choose to ride them all if you want or none, but you have still paid for admission. You are going out of your way to attend Hoop Dee Doo.
I’m curious what exactly you think needs to be “re-tweaked”?I'm not saying it hasn't evolved. I've been going to the show since 1983. I've never said the show hasn't changed. Don't put words in my mouth.
The entire Davey Crockett ending needs to be re-tweaked. It CAN be tweaked without completely changing the show. As you've stated above, they HAVE made changes over the years but there's room for more.
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