Published: October 24, 2011 at 6:00 PMNice write up! I agree that Disney Theme Parks try to preserve things that would otherwise be lost to the obsession with "newer" things. I'm not saying that attractions should never change, but new doesn't always equal better. Stitch's Not-So-Great Escape comes to mind.
Published: October 24, 2011 at 9:13 PMGreat Story!
I think the theme of Disney is that many attractions have an educational aspect.
Published: October 25, 2011 at 4:52 PMIslands of Adventure is kind of like a museum, too! The curved palm trees in Seuss Landing were actually curved by Hurricane Andrew, and one of the broomsticks in the Three Broomsticks sign was actually from one of the HP movies.
Published: October 25, 2011 at 5:34 PMThat's not much for Universal. They have the Lucy tribute, which is nice but could be bigger. there are a few things in the Horror Make up Show lobby.
None of that is to the extent that Disney does. Disney has historical items everywhere from the petrified wood stump, to Chinese exhibits etc.
Published: October 27, 2011 at 2:24 PMAwesome stuff. Everyonce in a while i need somthing to remind me of the extra charm that Disney has. What gives depth to the parks are things like these details or the exhibits that you can see on repeat visits. It gives us time to relax, slow down and cool in a long hectic trip.
Not to bash, but Universal really deosn't have this. Or six flags, or ceder fair etc,
Published: October 27, 2011 at 6:13 PMTo be fair, Universal Studios Hollywood blows away Disney on the quantity of museum-quality sights and memorabilia, being a nearly 100-year-old working movie studio. So I wouldn't automatically elevate Disney above that park.
Published: October 28, 2011 at 5:01 PMDisney is all about the little things and museum quality artifacts are part of the experience.