And space at DCA at least.
No excuse at WDW with how humongous the queue is.
Money is not an excuse either. Plenty of money was spent on The Little Mermaid.Space is not an excuse. Go take a look at Secret Life of Pets at Universal, the building is about 2/3 the size of Mermaids building and uses an omnimover ride system very similar to Mermaid, yet Universal was to fit a very detailed ride with a similar ride length and one of the best theme park queues into that very limited space.
Disney could have made Mermaids building taller like Universal did to fit more ride but they didn't want to spend the money to do so.
You aren't alone. We enjoy this ride for the same reasons. For better or worse, sometimes positive opinions get drowned out on this board.I am honestly shocked. I thought I was the only one on this board that likes the ride this much. The whole thing is just so much fun. It's not an E ticket, but it's not trying to be. It's simple and joyful and I like it.
The new hair doesn't sit right with me - it genuinely looks like she has a ponytail and it's odd. The Dole Whip hair was weird, but my ideal solution would've been to have fish circling her hair so it has a reason to be perpetually twisted, not nuking it.I liked it better when she had the Dole Whip hair.
We enjoy the ride so I said yes. Is it perfect, no. I will say that the WDW version is better purely because of the queue.
But the queue at WDW is still better regardless.The WDW queue is a thing only because they insist on adding Fastpass to everything out there and clogging up a 2,000 riders per hour Omnimover with 90 Day Advance reservations. I'm not sure who is more idiotic; the TDO brain trust who thinks that's a good idea or the Midwest tourists who actually buy into it and do it.
At DCA it's a 5 minute wait and the queue is basic and short. Because it's a barely-better-than-crappy Omnimover that presents a Cliff's Notes version of the movie. For babies and little girls. Or people with a fetish for robot seagulls.
And whatever happened to that lady Imagineer who built this thing and was trotted out endlessly by her corporate media machine? She disappeared. We've never heard from her again. Funny how that works if your big budget expensive ride is crappy.
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