The It's a Small World ride that has been operating since 1964, is actually having to revamp the little boats and rivers that carry passengers through ride.  Employees — Disney calls them "cast members" — have been aware of the issue of obesity for some time now and so discretely leave empty seats in boats carrying heavy riders. But unfortunately, backups persist, and in some cases no one realizes there's a problem until boats fail to emerge from the ride. Disneyland is putting the ride in drydock for 10 months to make it ship-shape again. The boats will be replaced with more buoyant models, and the new flume will be one inch deeper. Work will begin in January. According to Miceage, the boats routinely bottom out under the weight of super-sized riders, bringing the popular ride to a grinding — literally — halt. This is another case of how Body Warranty, maximizing performance, should become a part of everyone's lives, considering we weigh 25 more pounds than we did in 1964. Sad but true…

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