The Results Are In: Disney Is Changing Its Classic Attractions, and Fans Are NOT Happy

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Whether you prefer Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort, if you’re a fan of Disney theme parks, you undoubtedly have a favorite ride.

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If you sat for a few minutes and took a moment to imagine the experience, would you be able to visualize your favorite Disney experience from start to finish? So could we!

The point we’re trying to make is that each Disney ride is recognizable, iconic, and, most of all, memorable, especially for Disney’s biggest fans. So, when changes are made, no matter how minor, Disney fans are almost always going to pick up on it.

That’s why some fans are entirely convinced that some of Disney’s most classic experiences have been altered for the worse.

One Fan Claims to Have Undeniable Proof: Disney Is Changing Certain Rides For the Worse Reasons Imaginable

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An anonymous fan recently visited a Disney Park and noticed something strange about some attractions, so they took to social media to tell their story.

In a social media post on Reddit, the anonymous fan writes:

My girlfriend and I went to Tokyo Disneyland yesterday. This was my first visit to a Disney park since the 90s when my [family regularly] visited Disneyland Paris.

We had a discussion about the Snow White and Pinocchio rides, because we both thought they seemed too fast. The Snow White ride was so fast that you barely had time to look at the props before being taken to a new room. It just felt like we were thrown around.

I was certain that these rides used to be slower. Luckily I had a recording of one of the rides we took in these attractions during the 90s, so I could compare them with my new recording.

I was not wrong. The rides in Paris (which had the same layout) were almost a full minute longer and my father had plenty of time to record all the beautiful details.

Allegedly, the fan has video proof that Disney has been speeding up attractions, giving guests less time to enjoy the hard work Walt Disney Imagineering has put into these beloved experiences.

Considering this is just a personal account, we have no way to actually prove this…But if it turns out true, Disney fans will undoubtedly be furious.

What Reasons Does Disney Have For Altering Its Rides Like This?

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Why would the Walt Disney Company speed up certain attractions? There are a few answers, actually.

For one, a faster ride time means that more guests can experience the attraction in less time, boosting capacity and productivity.

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A faster ride track may also benefit the Walt Disney Company by masking outdated or malfunctioning special effects, giving guests less time to scrutinize animatronics and other ride mechanisms.

But after waiting in a long line (and let’s face it, nearly every line for a Disney attraction is long nowadays), guests deserve the full experience. Instead, they may be rushed along for the sake of the Walt Disney Company’s productivity.

We want to hear from our readers! What do you think about the Walt Disney Company speeding up certain attractions? Let Disney Dining know in the comments below!

Walt Disney World’s Most Popular Attractions and Where to Find Them

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The most popular attractions in Magic Kingdom include the Haunted Mansion, Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Jungle Cruise, “it’s a small world,” and Peter Pan’s Flight.

Over in Animal Kingdom, the most popular attractions are undoubtedly Avatar Flight of Passage, Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain, and Kilimanjaro Safaris.

EPCOT’s most popular attractions include Spaceship Earth, Soarin’ Around the World, Frozen Ever After, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, and Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.

Hollywood Studios’s most popular attractions include the Slinky Dog Dash roller coaster, Toy Story Mania, Star Tours, Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.