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It's a small, small world, and you're too fat for it

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[FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=+1]"It's a small, small world, and you're too fat for it." - Disney shuts down legendary ride.[/SIZE][/FONT]
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BIG ATTRACTION: Disneyland says fat visitors aren’t the reason it plans to deepen the channel and make the boats more buoyant at its “Small World” ride on “It’s a Small World.”
Disneyland insists fat tourists aren't to blame, but the park's upgrade of its 41-year-old attraction will include deepening the waterway and making its boats more buoyant.
The annoyingly catchy song at Disneyland's "It's a Small World" attraction reminds riders that "the oceans are wide."

Whether they're deep enough is another story.



Forty-one years after the whimsical ride debuted at the Anaheim park,Disneyland plans to shutter the attraction in January to give it a much-needed face-lift -- and deal with the delicate problem of bottoming-out boats.

Heavier-than-anticipated loads have been causing the boats to come to a standstill in two different spots, allowing for an extra-long gander at the Canadian Mounties and the Scandinavian geese, said Al Lutz, whose website MiceAge first reported the refurbishment plans.

"If these boats get stuck . . . they have to send someone back in there to lighten the load on the boat," said Lutz, who has been on the ride when a guest or two was asked to disembark.
"They've even built a platform next to that [Mounties] curve because they've had so many problems."

Disneyland plans to add an inch of depth to the water channel and design more-buoyant boats, Lutz said.
Perhaps in an effort to protect visitors' egos, the park insists that fat tourists aren't to blame.
The boats get stuck because "layers and layers" of fiberglass have built up where maintenance teams have patched and re-patched problem areas, said Disneyland Resort spokesman Bob Tucker.

"The only thing that's true is that we are going down in January and it's for 10 months and it's to replace the flumes," Tucker said.

But Disneyland is well aware of America's expanding waistlines.

In recent years, the park has redesigned many of its costumes and started stocking them in larger sizes to accommodate ever-expanding waistlines. Adult men and women are about 25 pounds heavier than they were in 1960, and 65% are considered overweight, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. The average weight for men jumped from 166 pounds in 1960 to 191 pounds in 2002; women average 164 pounds instead of 140.

Of course, this is a world of fantasy and the perfect place to forget about that diet for a few hours. So when somebody gets booted from the boat, Lutz said, Disneyland ride operators make sure the guests don't leave disappointed: They hand them a food ticket.

Churro, anyone?

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I think this has to be my favourite part

Of course, this is a world of fantasy and the perfect place to forget about that diet for a few hours. So when somebody gets booted from the boat, Lutz said, Disneyland ride operators make sure the guests don't leave disappointed: They hand them a food ticket.

Churro, anyone?

LMAO
 
Now if the airlines would do something about all the fatties on the planes. I think they should pay for two or three seats since some of them literally take up that much space. I'm tired of fatties causing insurance and medical care costs to skyrocket, moving slow in public, taking up more space than they paid for on airliners, and now bottoming out the boats on the Small World rides at Disney. Get it together and address your eating or glandular disorder and get back into shape! :cmad: If you're fat (and by fat I mean OBESE, not a few extra pounds) and don't like what I have to say, then lose weight.

jag
 
Now if the airlines would do something about all the fatties on the planes. I think they should pay for two or three seats since some of them literally take up that much space. I'm tired of fatties causing insurance and medical care costs to skyrocket, moving slow in public, taking up more space than they paid for on airliners, and now bottoming out the boats on the Small World rides at Disney. Get it together and address your eating or glandular disorder and get back into shape! :cmad: If you're fat (and by fat I mean OBESE, not a few extra pounds) and don't like what I have to say, then lose weight.

jag

*Hug*
 
Now if the airlines would do something about all the fatties on the planes. I think they should pay for two or three seats since some of them literally take up that much space. I'm tired of fatties causing insurance and medical care costs to skyrocket, moving slow in public, taking up more space than they paid for on airliners, and now bottoming out the boats on the Small World rides at Disney. Get it together and address your eating or glandular disorder and get back into shape! :cmad: If you're fat (and by fat I mean OBESE, not a few extra pounds) and don't like what I have to say, then lose weight.

jag


YEAH!!!!!!!!! :cmad:

Stupid Fatties.
 
Disney makes me laugh, and unfortunatly 90% of the time its unintentional.
 
High time Disney took care of the fatties in Disneyland. Anyone been to the park lately? Half the tourists there could have easily played Ursula from The Little Mermaid.
 
Now if the airlines would do something about all the fatties on the planes. I think they should pay for two or three seats since some of them literally take up that much space.

I thought they DID have to pay for two or three seats
 
Now if the airlines would do something about all the fatties on the planes. I think they should pay for two or three seats since some of them literally take up that much space. I'm tired of fatties causing insurance and medical care costs to skyrocket, moving slow in public, taking up more space than they paid for on airliners, and now bottoming out the boats on the Small World rides at Disney. Get it together and address your eating or glandular disorder and get back into shape! :cmad: If you're fat (and by fat I mean OBESE, not a few extra pounds) and don't like what I have to say, then lose weight.

jag
I once couldn't go down an aisle in WalMart because the person in it was too fat -- true story.
 
its happened to me in Disney World, since most of Americas populous is now fat, the majority of riders when i was on it where fat.

thus slowing down the boats, we got stuck on it for about an hour, think of being on that ride for an hour and 20 mins listening to that god dam song.


i was close to jumping off and going out the emergency exit, but my dad told me i better sit my ass back down.

he won.
 
maybe they could put some rockets on the boat that'd make it more fun.
 
jag wants to put fat people in camps. That racist. Like.. fat ...camps or something.
 
At least the small world ride is slow. Back when the Tower of Terror used to have one lap bar for the whole row instead of individual seat belts, if there was a big person in the row the bar couldn't come far enough down to keep the rest of us safe. That was scary. :wow:
 
jag wants to put fat people in camps. That racist. Like.. fat ...camps or something.

Sounds to me like you want to do another five laps around the track, tubby! :cmad:

jag
 
you really see how fat America is getting if you go to any sporting or pro wrestling event.....you will never see so many fat people in one place at one time....it smells weird and you'd think a Hometown Buffet opened up nearby somewhere
 
Now all the Hypesters that are morbidly obese or have morbidly obese family members are like, "shut up, Jag." :cmad: :p
 

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