It's A World Of Tears...
I'm sure some of you by now are aware of the current refurbishment of It's A Small World at Disneyland... you know, how they have to deepen the canals in order to accomodate the obesity of today's American?
In case you didn't hear... the boats were getting stuck because people are too fat, and they kept sinking too low and hitting the bottom.
Anyway, there's a new story out there about the refurb, which all Disney fans should be considerably shocked and appalled about; that is, the addition of Disney characters to the ride, and the taking out of the rainforest scene in order to put in a new "Hooray for USA" piece.
The original meaning of the ride, that of world peace and unity, will be taken over by blatant commercialism and a need to sell plushies. And don't even get me started on the irony of tearing down the rainforest in order to accomodate America.
And here I'd had faith in the new post-Eisner regime, what with their plans to overhaul DCA, and their ending of the sacrilege of sequelizing the classics (although I did enjoy "Cinderella III," in which Cinderella traveled to Afghanistan to rescue her Fairy Godmother from the evil clutches of Communist Russia)... not anymore, I can tell you.
Fucking bastards. Nothing is sacred.
The original story can be found here.