I agree with you to a point. Not sure the noise thing is a big deal, but it's been mentioned by a few folks now. I mean, I hear drums from Japan while standing in Mexico or I hear (or heard) bagpipes from Canada while standing in Germany. I mean, noise pollution is all over the World Showcase. But I agree about the pontoon boat usage being out of place, in the daytime especially. They already use them for fireworks cruises but don't really go beyond the English Channel .