The Small World's not getting any smaller, we're just getting bigger.

Have fun!: I hope they at least got bigger life vests for us. (image courtesy of macroninja on
Obesity has invaded the Magic Kingdom.

Disneyland is having to revamp some of its boat rides, like the Small World, on account of people being too heavy for the little vessels. Designed and built in 1963, the boats were intended to handle men and women of the average weight at the time (175 and 135 pounds, respectively), but the heavier passengers of today are causing the boats to bottom out and get stuck in the flume.

Oh ho. Ho ho ho.

Disneyland has denied that the rides' refurbishments have any connection to obesity, saying that repairs over the years have caused the channels to become shallower at certain points. That could be true.

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Florina's picture
Florina says:

try to make it more better/1''

posted on Mon, 11/05/2007 - 10:26am
JGordon's picture
JGordon says:


posted on Mon, 11/05/2007 - 12:07pm

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