It seems that the type of entertainment Disney offers in its parks has varied a bit over time. In Anaheim, it all seemed to have started with very family friendly, happy and, dare I say, simple themes and stories. But during the 90's there was a period when Disney seemed to be working on more in-depth entertainment that clearly had a more adult aproach. After all, kids won't notice a very detailed storyline.
Disneyland Paris ia a very good example of this: Phantom Manor got a very complicated and less kid-friendly plot, Space Mountain was upgraded with a Jules Verne "artistic" bottom line instead of a simple ride in space.
It seemed to have gone further than that though: DAK has quite an elaborate theme. Kali River Rapids is not just exciting but teaches us about the value of the environment. Etc. etc.
Reflections of Earth at Epcot was quite artistic and adult-oriented as well.
But now we're living in 2007. These days, Disney has gone back to their "roots" of simple entertainment: Downgraded ToT's, Nemo rides at Epcot and Disneyland, Buzz Lightyear attractions etc.
Do you think this was a concious decision on Disney's part, or is this just a natural evolvement? I must say that I'm a bit dissapointed, because for me, it is the more in-depth attractions that made me a Disney fan. Is the time of such attractions realy over?