Letters to the Editor
May 14, 1998
Save Mr. Toad
On Oct. 22, Disney announced plans to close Mr. Toad's Wild Ride at Walt
Disney World in favor of a Winnie-the-Pooh ride. On the day after the
announcement, an official web site was put up in order to fight back.
Every Sunday, groups of supporters protest in front of Toad Hall. With
all this, why would Disney want to diminish one of their true masterpieces
for a Pooh ride?
Walt Disney told us not to be afraid of change. That's what has led to
attractions like Innoventions and Tower of Terror. But, those were not in
Fantasyland is the most "Walt Disney" area of the park. This "world"
symbolizes the true meaning of what people call "Disney Magic." What
magic, you say? The magic of people stepping into their favorite Walt
Disney animated feature films, sequels and T.V. shows.
The Walt Disney theme parks remind us what a magical tradition it is. It
would be a shame to take away some of our history. If Disney want to do
away with this attraction, let them. But not before they consider this:
why not make an upgrade, as has been done to the Disneyland version?
Maybe they could place the Pooh ride somewhere else.
If you are interested in helping to save Toad Hall in Walt Disney World
from closing forever, please pay a visit to http://www.savetoad.com or e-mail me at
Daniel Mart, Mountain View
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