So yesterday Tammy and I went to the passholder preview of Winnie the Pooh.

I gotta say, I was a little let down. Cardboard flats and figures with such limited movement that they can’t even qualify as AAs seem to be the new trend in Disney dark rides. Pooh replaces the 30-year old Country Bear Jamboree, and I would have thought they’d at least try to salvage some of those old animatronics for use in the new show. Looks like that didn’t happen though.

Still, it’s nice to see a new attraction going up (DL’s first since the Rocket Rods 5 years ago – which itself closed permanently two years ago), even if it was done on the cheap. It’s themed nicely to the area, and gives people a reason to walk to the extreme west side of the park, other than to ride Splash Mountain.

When we got home I watched about 15 seconds of the Cher concert. The audience was about 90% flamboyant men, and 10% old white women. Everybody seemed to be having a super time, even though Cher shows up in the “total crap” section of your music store.

Why don’t they broadcast more concerts on TV? I’m sure it got good ratings, and there are people a lot more talented than Cher that could make a good show out of it.

Then this morning I woke up to American soldiers toppling a statue of Saddam. That was kind of cool, except for the part where one of our troops put an American flag over his face.

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