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Dad’s Rants: Hey Disney, you need more rides at Walt Disney World

by Dad
(The Office)

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Now it’s time for the third of Dad’s Three Big End of 2017 Walt Disney World Rants! Are you ready for this? Hey, Disney you need more rides at Walt Disney World!

What do these “lands” have in common?

The Construction Wall at the new Toy Story Land area

Yes, there’s construction going on but not enough – Photo by Rich Ramos

What do Avatar Land (OK, Pandora – The World of AVATAR for you purists), Toy Story Land and Star Wars Land all have in common, anybody know? What do these all have in common?

Yes, I can here you? What did you say? Yes… No… Maybe…

Here’s the answer… Disney is spending hundreds of millions and billions of dollars on these lands to get two rides. Each of these lands only have two rides. Toy Story Land, two rides, Star Wars Land, two rides, Avatar Land (Pandora), two rides, it’s just almost embarrassing that you spend a billion dollars and you only get two rides out of it.

Give us some salad

The Toy Story Land model showing Slinky Dog Dash Roller Coaster and Alien Swirling Saucers

The two rides in Toy Story Land, Slinky Dog Dash Roller Coaster and Alien Swirling Saucers – Photo by Rich Ramos

Avatar Land close to a billion dollars, two rides and one restaurant, two rides and one restaurant. Yeah, the land is beautiful. Yes, the rides are incredible. It’s just sad that you cannot, it’s like this, it’s like going to eat a steak dinner and only getting steak.

You’re not getting the sides. You’re not getting bread. You’re not giving us salad. You’re not giving us even a dessert. All you’re giving us is these big, massive, they’re great, they’re beautiful. It’s a beautiful 30 ounce rib eye, it’s slathered in butter. It’s perfectly medium rare but that’s all I’m getting. I’m not getting a full meal because you’re focused so much on these big huge money rides.

Hey, Disney you need more rides at Walt Disney World!

64 vs 75, 160 versus 24,000

The model of Star Wars area at Walt Disney World

It looks really cool, but, Hey, Disney you need more rides at Walt Disney World! – Photo by Rich Ramos

Really it’s only one money ride kind of a throw away ride in all three of these lands. There’s just not, I did a little, this morning actually I did a count, do you know that there are more rides in Disneyland in Disney California Adventure, that 160 acres in California just 160 acres in California, there are what was it nine more rides at Disneyland and in California Adventure than there are in all of Walt Disney World? Yes, 160 acres and 75 rides and attractions at Disneyland, Disney California Adventure. 24,000 acres and 64 rides and attractions at Walt Disney World, and that includes the two new Avatar rides, if you add the four new ones from Star Wars and Toy Story and you still don’t get to as many rides as there are at Disneyland.

Hey, Disney you need more rides at Walt Disney World! You’ve got 24,000 acres, build some rides. I went to Disneyland a couple years ago and the thing I loved about it was it was not so much the big, monster attractions, but the little rides. You go over to the Bug’s Life area and there are like four cute, little rides. Now these things are chintzy and they’re cute and it’s like at Disney World it’s kind of like the rides over in Chester and Hester’s Dino Rama. It’s kind of like those rides and not even as well defined as those rides.

That’s what is missing at Walt Disney World is there should be, each park it’s down to where in Hollywood Studios there’s only seven rides and attractions now. Then four new, that’ll only bring it up to 11. That’s just sad.

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Dad’s Bottom Line

Disney, think about these cheap rides, won’t cost you much to build them. You can take that half a billion, $500 million that you spent on the last big upgrade you did, the Fantasyland upgrade, that $500 million that you spent there, you can put 50 rides in and just make this really not a problem. It will also help with your crowd problems, trust me it will help with your crowd problems.

Hey, Disney you need more rides at Walt Disney World!

Do you agree with Dad? Do you disagree? Have a comment? Tell us all about down in the comments below!


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Jun 02, 2018 I completely agree
by: Bonnie

OMG, thank you for saying this. I absolutely agree with this 100%. I was actually disappointed when they did Pandora. We went the day they opened and only to see one store, place to eat and two rides, Ugh I mean come on. Also they have all this space like you said. Why can they not add more rides to the parks they have. We don not need more shops or places to eat we need more parks. We are pass holders and go at least twice a month if not more.
We need more of a selection of rides.

Apr 22, 2018 I think I agree
by: Anonymous

Half this article is incoherent.

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