The irony of this story is almost too much to handle: Apparently, the Small World ride at Disneyland can’t handle the big world that we currently live in.
The ride was built in 1963, and was designed to hold male riders that averaged 175 pounds, and female riders that averaged 135 pounds.
Unfortunately, as we all know, those averages are no longer true, and the boats are starting to bottom out under all of the extra weight.
To combat this problem, ride operators are leaving empty seats, but even this doesn’t seem to prevent the bottoming out, so the ride is going to have to be reengineered to handle the extra pounds.
I guess it’s not such a small world after all.
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