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08/25/14 at 08:35am in Planet Snoopy (Latest Edit: 08/25/14 at 08:48am by Joe.)
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As a "junior" fan, I can say Planet Snoopy is the best children's area I have ever been in outside of Florida. Landscaping and theming is pretty top-notch for a children's area.

That said, to me Peanuts kind of evoke those memories I have as a little one watching the Halloween and Christmas specials. Still, I can agree that though there is a "nostalgic touch" to children, Peanuts are more out-of-touch than other characters (like Nickelodeon).

My biggest gripe is the removal of Yogi's Cave. But perhaps that was inevitable.

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08/25/14 at 09:02am in Planet Snoopy (Latest Edit: 08/25/14 at 09:06am by Jonquil.)
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^ Sometimes out-of-touch is good, especially where children are concerned. There's a lot about the world you don't want your children to be in touch with, at least for a while. Theme parks are made to be out-of-touch with life, by design. Smiling
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08/25/14 at 10:37am in Planet Snoopy (Latest Edit: 08/25/14 at 10:38am by MAZ.)
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Planet Snoopy is my daughters favorite place in the world. I agree there is nothing better around for kids. I just dont agree with Peanuts being cool. I much prefer the characters I grew up with. The Hanna Barbera cartoons were riddled with adult humor and exciting story lines. Have a look at this list of their works from the 50's thru the 90's. I especially love the ones from the 60's and 70's.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wor...roductions

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08/27/14 at 12:47pm in Planet Snoopy
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You guys DO realize that most of the HB cartoons that came out in the 60s-70s were just Scooby Doo or Flintstones ripoffs right?

Yeah there were a few good shows here and there (The Flintstones/Jetsons, Yogi Bear, Scooby Doo, etc - basically the company's flagship products), but once you take those out of the equation, you have mostly low-budget, poorly animated ripoffs of your most popular franchises.

So that leaves Peanuts. I grew up with Peanuts as a kid and enjoyed it (both the comics and specials). I still enjoy reading the comics and watching the specials now. Even if the jokes and gags are reused over and over again, to be fair, the Schultz wrote 50 years worth of comics, so a few jokes were bound to be reused at least 10 times or so.

Maybe its just me, but I could go either way with the HB or Peanuts theming. Today the only part of those that kids are exposed to are the TV specials for Peanuts and Scooby Doo/Flintstones for HB anyway. The Nick license is pretty much the only thing that would appeal to kids the most and even then, KD never really went all out with it (it was pretty much just the Rugrats car ride, the Space Surfer, and the slime/water maze).

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09/14/14 at 09:21am in Planet Snoopy
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Apparently the pond for the Planet Snoopy waterfall used to be painted brown, instead of light blue. It looked much more natural that way.
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02/16/15 at 02:41pm in Planet Snoopy
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I grew up with Peanuts, both the comics and the specials on TV. Since they are getting a theatrically released movie late this year, I don't see them falling into irrelevancy anytime soon.

As for Planet Snoopy, this is one of the best themed areas in the park altogether. Not to mention the new rides here are 1,000 times better than the old Hanna-Barbera/Kidzville rides which looked rather run down.

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02/16/15 at 02:43pm in Planet Snoopy
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Hey! Watch what you say about the Scooby Doo coaster and Yogi's Cave.

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02/16/15 at 02:55pm in Planet Snoopy
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I was talking about the old flat rides, not those two. Technically, Yogi's Cave lost it's wonderful, fantastical charm when Kidzville took over and I remember going in there at it's final year (before Snoopy's Junction took it's place) and it really wasn't in the best shape.

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02/17/15 at 02:29pm in Planet Snoopy
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I have never liked Peanuts. I find it to be the same 4 jokes over and over. Perhaps it was better for the Yuppie generation then mine.
Regardless while the new flats are better than the old, I prefer Hanna-Barbara

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06/16/17 at 01:31pm in Planet Snoopy
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Finally! They have opened up a path from PS to Dominator!


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06/16/17 at 11:14pm in Planet Snoopy
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Did a genie just grant my secret wish? I've always wondered why there wasn't a pathway there to begin with.

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