Episode 4 of Coffee with Kurtti features two lifelong Disneyland enthusiasts reminiscing about their earliest memories of the park. Jeff and I also touch upon the nature of change, and share our respective views on the Starbucks invasion. While I don’t feel particularly strongly about it, I was forced to confess one specific Disneyland invasion that really chapped my hide. Below is a paraphrased excerpt from our conversation.
Jeff: People kind of want their Disneyland to stay the way it is. Which is funny because the whole notion of Disneyland in Walt’s mind was that it was fluid.
Jeff: What do you remember from your childhood trips?
Keith: Being able to get an “orange-flavored Dole Whip” on Main Street.
Jeff: I remember they had a sherbet, a soft-serve sherbet at the Sunkist place.
Keith: Adventures Thru Inner Space. Magnification. I remember when you had to take an escalator to ride Space Mountain. Mission to Mars. I remember when Critter Country was Bear Country.
Jeff: And that’s part of that whole idea. The whole “Disneyland will never be completed.”
We go on to discuss how there’s been more than one “corporate coffee house” on Main Street in the past, and of course, the one invasion that resulted in me initiating a boycott – Listen to the podcast below for the rest of this fun conversation:
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