Please Refurbish this ride – “It’s Tough To Be a Bug” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

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its tough to be a bug

If you’ve been a reader of Chip and Company for a while, you’ll know that I wrote a piece about the show “It’s Tough To Be a Bug!” about 9 months ago.  So why I am writing another about it so soon, you ask?  Because instead of just upgrading it, I’d prefer that we talk about refurbishing the whole space, and get rid of it completely!  That’s how much I don’t like this ride!

BBC America is coming out with a new show, called “Would You Rather…” which is a spin on the fun child’s game that my daughter has.  To that end, here is my own personal Would You Rather moment.  I would rather ride “its a small world” 75 times in a row without stopping than see “It’s Tough To Be a Bug!” once.  It’s that bad for me…

However, what should I replace it with?  It’s a great venue, there’s no doubt about that.  Located inside the Tree of Life at Discovery Island, it could easily become another show in very short order, I think.  I’m not privy to attendance numbers, but I don’t think that “Bug’s Life”, as I call it, is always busy.  I might be wrong, though, so please correct me in the comments if I am.  The more I think about it, the more I come to the conclusion that the Imagineers could create an awesome show attraction in this very spot dedicated to the classic Disney movie, “The Jungle Book.” That is a movie that is very under-represented at Walt Disney World, and it would be great to include that in an attraction, and what better place than Disney’s Animal Kingdom?

So tell me, what do you think?  Would an attraction based on “The Jungle Book” be a good replacement for the “It’s Tough To Be a Bug!” show?  If not, why not?

Heck, they could show the press release talking about “Avatarland” on that screen, and it would be an improvement over what’s currently there!

But you tell me, am I on the right track, or way off base?

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