Manny Barron

Published: May 24, 2010 at 1:08 PM

Wow I had no idea that my hometown river, the Rio Grande, was represented at Disneyland.

Published: May 24, 2010 at 1:34 PM

My husband and I were there last week and we made it a point to ride on the Columbia (my personal favorite) and the changes looked great although the transistion from area to area wasn't as clear in the spiel and it would be great to hear the "discussion" in Mike Fink's cabin. Another point to the rivers chosen; they all had a major part to play in American history and hit the major points on the compass. Sure all the rivers in America had some part to play in history but anyone can identifiy these as US rivers.
James Rao

Published: May 24, 2010 at 7:14 PM

Great stuff, Robert. It is this type of attention to detail even on non-headliner attractions that really sets Disney apart from the rest.

I would also love to hear some of the details about the changes that were scrapped from the Imagineer's plans. Apparently Mr. Baxter had much bigger ideas for this refurb many of which were victim to budgetary restrictions and other cost cutting measures. Did you happen to glean any insights in that regard, Mr. Niles?