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    Just an FYI, as of today fold-up maps are a thing of the past. All new WDW park maps will be single fold. (in other words, they don't fold upwards, simply outwards 5 panels across) Disneyland has been using single folds for ages, so it is about time we got them in WDW. I'd like to know who's doing the new descriptions for these though. For example, the description for "it's a small world" has been reduced to "Musical indoor boat ride." Dumbo is now "Flying outside ride." and Snow White's Scary Adventures is now "Ride inside through the dark." I'll try and get some scans to show you. TTFN.

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    Re: Little Park Maps

    Well that's stupid. Not the news that the map has been shrunk since I noticed you have to fight the wind quite a bit if there is one to have one unfolded, but certainly those descriptions are just lazy.

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    • #3
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      I'd rather just have no descriptions.
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      • #4
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        Descriptions are important. The last thing someone wants to do is run across Epcot for "the outer space ride" and find out it's something they can't/won't do.

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        • #5
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          Disneyland manages without it.
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          • #6
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            Actually, the continued cheapening of Disneyland's free park guides are one of my biggest complaints about the place as time rolled on.

            My old 1990 (and I think 92?) maps were thick multi-page booklets with descriptions not just for rides, but for restaurants as well, with miniature maps for each land. When I arrived for Indy in 95, we suddently got this oversized piece of fold-out paper. Bah! I kept it as a souvenir anyway, but it was disappointing.

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            • #7
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              Yeah I must admit that sounds cool. The Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea maps are just like that actually.
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              October 2001 - Walt Disney World Resort
              April 2002 - Disneyland Resort Paris
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              October 2007 - Walt Disney World Resort
              December 2008 - Walt Disney World Resort
              July 2009 - Disneyland Resort Paris
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Speedway
                I'd rather just have no descriptions.
                Descriptions, including height requirements, show duration, and how early you need to arrive are VERY necessary. In fact, the change scares me. Hope to see the scans soon Bill.

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                • #9
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                  most people now adays can get that info from lots of different sources. like birmbaun's and AAA and such. and last year our maps folded open as well. is this something new in the past few months? also those large maps can tear easily and how many people really keep all of them? I see tons of them on the ground when we leave the parks

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                  • #10
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                    I'm not sure how I feel about this. I definitely don't like the huge fold out maps. They tear very easily and are almost impossible to manage walking through the park, so for that I like the smaller single fold idea better.

                    However, I don't like the descriptions are being skimped on like that. That said, I do have somewhere in a box at one of my parents houses one of the old park maps from many years ago that was the large booklet someone mentioned. I haven't seen it in a long time and I'd love to find it again. I really wish Disney would go back to something like that.

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                    • #11
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                      Not happy, I like my WDW maps as they are.

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                      • #12
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                        I like the 'old' (well they are old now!) WDW maps, but I'm dying to see what the new maps look like.
                        BACKPACKING REALNESS

                        DISNEY TRIPS
                        October 2000 - Walt Disney World Resort
                        October 2001 - Walt Disney World Resort
                        April 2002 - Disneyland Resort Paris
                        October 2003 - Walt Disney World Resort
                        October 2004 - Walt Disney World Resort
                        October 2005 - Walt Disney World Resort
                        October 2007 - Walt Disney World Resort
                        December 2008 - Walt Disney World Resort
                        July 2009 - Disneyland Resort Paris
                        July 2011 - Disneyland Resort California
                        July 2012-13 - UK Cultural Representative Cast Member at Epcot
                        February 2013 - Disneyland Resort California
                        February 2013 -Tokyo Disney Resort

                        (VERY OLD!)
                        TRIP REPORTS

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                        • #13
                          Re: Little Park Maps

                          Originally posted by Cmash95
                          is this something new in the past few months?
                          They are new as of this week. AK was the first to get them because of the Everest opening, MK got it today.

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                          • #14
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                            I meant at DLR. I know it's new for WDW.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Little Park Maps

                              I think DLR has had them for while?
                              BACKPACKING REALNESS

                              DISNEY TRIPS
                              October 2000 - Walt Disney World Resort
                              October 2001 - Walt Disney World Resort
                              April 2002 - Disneyland Resort Paris
                              October 2003 - Walt Disney World Resort
                              October 2004 - Walt Disney World Resort
                              October 2005 - Walt Disney World Resort
                              October 2007 - Walt Disney World Resort
                              December 2008 - Walt Disney World Resort
                              July 2009 - Disneyland Resort Paris
                              July 2011 - Disneyland Resort California
                              July 2012-13 - UK Cultural Representative Cast Member at Epcot
                              February 2013 - Disneyland Resort California
                              February 2013 -Tokyo Disney Resort

                              (VERY OLD!)
                              TRIP REPORTS

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