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Mickey's too polite of a mouse to tell you, but I'm not (neither polite nor a mouse) so I'm going to tell you for him: people, you're fat, and those of you visiting Disneyland have caused the It's a Small World After All ride to be shut down temporarily to accomodate your expanding rear ends. At least, that's the rumor that Disney won't confirm. The ride opened in 1964 (when overweight people were virtually unheard of) but lately the boats have been getting stuck and even scraping the bottom of the canals because they can't support the growing weight of portly parents and their kids.
I say, weight restrictions!!! This is pathetic when a nation can't control its appetite so badly it forces a Disneyland ride to be upgraded!
I'm surprised that people still visit this attraction; it's soooo outdated. If you want your kids to get exposed to other nationalities, all you have to do is send them to school...or take them to your local 24-hour mart! I think Disney should scrap the ride altogether and replace it with Willy Wonka's Chocolate Riverboat Ride of Horrors to show what happens to people when they eat too much junk. They could put a figure of Augustus Gloop stuck inside a plastic pipe, drowned by chocolate sauce. That'll scare the kids skinny!
I'm trying something a little different before we get back to the retro-related posts, and I hope my readers will hear me out and rea...