Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Queue Madness - Winnie the Pooh

As you've probably heard, Walt Disney World is upping their game.  They don't want people to feel like they're wasting their trips standing in line.  So, in addition to Fast Passes, they're improving the wait lines.  At Space Mountain, they've added a 90 second video game (which people now complain holds up the line!), Haunted Mansion has removed the famous tombstones and is about to open their new, interactive queues, and, my personal favorite (so far): The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh ride in Fantasyland.

I never thought too much about the ride.  It took over for Mr. Toads, but, I really don't know who Mr. Toad is. I'm not sure what his story is, so while I liked the ride, I was indifferent to the change.  And, when I heard much ado about the progress on the stand-by queue, I didn't think much about it.

I didn't think much of it, that is, until we walked up.
As always, I didn't take enough pictures.  But, I loved these!  The vegetable garden - all drums!  How creative?  Some of the areas weren't working, but hopefully Melissa will take some more pictures of Piper playing there next week, so we can see more in use!

These big screens were amazing.  Just like reading a Winnie the Pooh storybook, these giant pages were filled with overflowing pots of honey (big tv screens!) and thanks to Noah touching everything, we realized that you can make designs in the honey AND, if you move enough, you'll see Winnie the Pooh and his friends hiding underneath!

Also in the line - kids (or adults!) could move the bumblebees all around the loops, from honeycomb to honeycomb.  Unfortunately, the only picture I took had a random child in it, and I didn't want to put him online without permission!

Have you checked out these new lines yet?  What are you favorite updates?  I'm hoping Peter Pan really is next.  That line is always insane, but I love that ride...

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. I loved the "no gophers" signs, with the pads you jumped on to get the gophers to pop up.