Saw your column in today's OC Register and want to point out a disturbing trend. Part of what makes Disneyland special is the one-of-a-kind experience it creates. Until relatively recently, that experience was anchored on Disney-created themes.
The creation and conversion of the Tower of Terror is part of a move to non-Disney themes that threaten to dilute the Disney brand. We had Twilight Zone, soon we will have Marvel as well as Star Wars Land, or whatever it will be called.
California Adventure failed, in part, because guests did not have a sufficient Disney experience. Initially, there was very little to be seen of Mickey, Donald, and the other root characters and that was a major mistake. (I was a cast member as DCA was under construction.)
But instead of learning from that experience, the planners are doubling down, with Marvel and Star Wars just the beginning of the end of an era.Tweet
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