Omnicron wrote:Ken Jennings wrote:Ride/attraction: you've got to be kidding.
Why? I didn't know or care, but after reading that explanation it makes sense. That kind of distinction is typical of trivia detailing.
It's not that it's beneath notice...you're right, it is sort of an interesting fact. ("Officially, what's the only 'ride' at Disneyland?") But it's not a factual issue. I don't care if I have corporate Disney's approval to call any of their attractions "rides" or "entertainments" or "beguilements" or "delectations." It's not really up to them. Modern English has determined that theme park diversions can commonly called be "rides," end of story. Disney theme parks call their ticket takers Cast Members (TM) too, but that doesn't mean it's factually inaccurate for a journalist to call them "ticket takers" in a generic sense.