I've got to admit that I'm a bit upset by this. I usually understand when the Imagineers feel the need to replace aging attractions in favor of updated ones, and I'm sure the CBJ is suffering the same problems that its' departed Disneyland counterpart was, in that it's just not drawing a crowd anymore. As much as it pains me to say it, that's when the attraction needs to go to Yesterland, and not undergo some cosmetic butchering in a vain attempt to customize it to today's miniscule attention spans. DLR has done the same chopping of the Billy Hill & the Hillbillies show and I was honestly disappointed. Im assumed, however, that it likely had something to do with the fact that BH&tH was performed live each time, and perhaps the actors were needing it abbreviated after years of performing the same routine over and over. Now I wonder if there's some chapter of the Imagineering team in charge of "dumbing down" the Parks' shows. Did they learn nothing from the "Under New Management" debacle in the WDW Tiki Room?
Walt was in full support of making changes in favor of updated technology and more relevant material, but I can't believe that this "botox procedure" is something he would have supported.
Maybe I'm crazy. I love the CBJ, and make a point of seeing every chance I get, but I also understand that not too many people feel that way. Seriously, is there anyone out there who walked out of the CBJ thinking, "That was fun, but it was too darn long!"