Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Since you asked...

A few of you left comments or sent emails requesting more info about this statement..."

This is the "It's a Small World" ride, that was politically NOT correct on so many levels. Adeline loved it though with all the lights, moving dolls and music playing.

...from this post.

First, let me say that much of the ride was well done.  Here is one of the pictures to illustrate that point.  There was music and singing dolls.  There were lights and moving parts.  It was perfect for small children.

But because what you REALLY want to know is what was NOT politically correct and therefore highly entertaining for the adults, let me share my three favorite examples...unfortunately, I only have a picture of the last one.

1.  Germany was portrayed by a beer garden...yep, giant cans of beer with flowing beer fountains.  Tavern and all.

2.  The USA...you know this must be good...we are represented by a field of football players and some cowboys on a hill.

3.  I just know THIS is what you think of when you think of Africa...
Scary people with bulging eyes and spears standing in palm trees.  That pretty much sums up the culture there right?


Kristen said...

Thanks for sharing. Interesting to see their take on all the different places. I wonder who helped them create it??

Just Mom said...


You know, that completely escaped me when I went on the Disneyland ride as a little girl -- a long, long, long, long time ago.

Tropical Mexican said...

yep, thats all I see when I'm driving around the USA.

Dave and Jenni said...

It just so happens, there are some cowboys and football players in the field behind our house right now!

And seriously, beer was the Germans' great contribution to society anyway, so I think it only appropriate that it was the focus of a ride for kids.

That is funny and wrong all at the same time!

krista said...

I was appalled by the American stereotypes we faced while in Central America. Thankfully we had some prepping and knew what "innocent" behaviors to avoid, like making eye contact with men.

They thought all American women are like the blond (sorry blonds out there) loose bimbo's they see in the movies and soaps.


Sad, sad, sad.

Mary@notbefore7 said...

While that is all so totally "wrong", sometimes I wish our country was not so PC and our "It's a small world" had a little more "edge" to it.


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