Hi All... finally completing my tour of Disney Resorts (except DLR, sorry CA crew) I finally had the chance to visit the newly opened "Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast" attraction at DLP. While there, I had a few hours to walk around WDSP and DLP and take in as much as possible in only 6 hours. DLP would close at 8pm and I arrived there at 3pm. The Disney Village sports a new look... which I found to be uninspired and simply silly, if not odd. The old canopy of lights have been replaced with balloon lights.. and the whole place looks like someone else's bad birthday party gone mad.
Over at WDSP... some not so interesting changes.. most notably that HUGE "Cars" billboard in front of the Soundstage building. TOT construction continues as is a new small coaster being built across Aladdin's flying carpets.
Over at DLP... well... the good and bad collide. I find it interesting how well DLP manages to be the prettiest and dirties DL on Earth at once. While there are improvements on the way and some refurbishing going ons.. there are also parts of the park that simply look run down and in desperate need for repairs.. most notably in Frontierland and Adventureland. The Hub's gardens look lovely. Discoveryland looks a bit disjointed now with the addition of Laser Blast which alters the unified look of that land. Over at Space Mountain: Mission 2... the soundtrack on my coaster was out and the ride feels bumpier than ever.
I also witnessed the customary lack of smoking policy. Seems like smoking is encouraged all over the park since most trash bins DO have built in ashtrays all over... There is no escaping the stink of cigarrete smoking in this kingdom. Also, I had some issues with food vending carts and how some food items are being displayed without protections from such hazzards as flying insects and guests' hands... Not good in my honest to goodness opinion...
But all in all... DLP is still a great place to enjoy.. IF and only IF you don't care how clean or filthy your Disney experience can be, or if you don't mind a bit of disarray and chaos in the way business is conducted. Reason why I have to refer to DLP as the "Anti-Disneyland". No problem getting you beer with your hamburger at Pinnochio's Haus restaurant... Not an idea Walt would probablyt approuve. Oh well... he is dead so his opinions or lagacy do not count anymore.
Check out the photos and see what I mean....