Tuesday, November 21, 2006


Ah, yes. Those quality-striving folks in Disneyland management are at it again and there's talk of 're-theming' Tom Saywer's Island.

Since most kids today haven't ever picked up a book, Disneyland has decided to follow instead of lead.

Well, being a fan of Walt Disney's theory of consistent theming, I think they should re-christen the Rivers of America...er, make that Waters of Tortuga vessels with new monickers...

I mean, fer cryin' out loud, what blockbuster film franchise can a kid relate the first American trans-global schooner or a Mississippi river boat too? There needs to be a change....

So, let's get crackin! Get out your crowbars and bronze colored paint cans and get to work swabbies! We wouldn't want to send a mixed signal to our increasingly illiterate and historically ignorant, consumer youth now, would we?

Walt wouldn't have it any other way............I think.


Blogger Amazon Belle said...

Great Commentary Mr. Pickle! We wouldn't want to confuse the kids now would we now Jim lad.

Regarding the second photo – OH MY GOSH THAT’S AMAZING! The only way those two ships could rest next to each other would be to derail the Columbia and bring her along side... unless there was another spur line that has since been removed (pre-1986). Anyone know about this? I’m looking forward to the Frontierland Yacht Club review in photos.

10:08 AM  
Blogger thepicklebarrel said...

well, they're testing the future broadside combat that will soon be coming to the Waters of Tortuga!

thanks amazon...i believe the spur line was removed to make room for the Fantasmic extention on Tom Sawyer's Island.

its funny how the cramped conditions at the park ate into those spurs such as the rivers and the railroads...hmmm.

10:13 AM  
Blogger Dominic said...

It should be re-christened Hippie Island in honor of its use as a popular haven for the discrete pot-smoking visitors of the 60's and 70s.

5:11 PM  
Blogger Matterhorn1959 said...

Hey d_orlando- I think the Yippies tried to do that in the 1970s and failed.

Jordan- the image of the two boats next to each other is phenomonal. Thanks for sharing.

8:31 PM  
Blogger the goat's head said...

H A P P Y T H A N K S G I V I N G !

8:13 AM  
Blogger Amazon Belle said...

Mr. Perky,

Thanks for explanation... broadside combat will indeed raise the bar for other Theme Parks! “Pound ‘em lads, pound ‘em!” I just hope stray cannon fire doesn’t’ find it’s way to a pin cart or churro wagon. But then again with so many of them around I don’t see how a Cast Member of two won’t loose their life in this “Combat Spectacular!”

12:22 PM  

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