Let's not forget the broken promise of Progress City. I for one actually believed I was going to one day live there. My parents had to drag me away from that big model. The death of optimism, hello bronze paint.
"As usual he's taken over the coolest spot in the house"- Father re: Orville 1963
[QUOTE=innerSpaceman]Sorry to digress, but I found CoP to be a hokey piece of totally outdated theater that I would not like to see revived. I don't object to the concept of moving through past decades to arrive at the future, but the cornball script and the shameless product plugging on behalf of General Electric would have to be left out of any future version of this show if it were to be successful in modern times. Oh, and the fiction of Mother and Father remaining practically ageless, much less still alive, from the 1890's all the way through the 1980's was absurd and a little insulting to the audience's intelligence./QUOTE]
While I understand completely what you are saying, I really didn't mind the corny nature of the show. It's Disneyland and there are a lot of corny things going on there. I found it no more insulting than riding a flying elephant or going down a rabbit hole. My point is this; yes, it's corny, but I like corny.
I went to WDW with several of my fraternity brothers a few years ago and went on CoP. I was HIGHLY underwhelmed. My mom once told me that one day I would get old and everything I thought was really cool as a kid would become out dated... When I went there... that stood out first and formost in my mind. I could see where it would have been cool then but in 2005 there is no feasible way to bring that idea to an audience and make it work.
Innoventions is based on that idea and imho the reason why it doesn't work is BECAUSE it is based on that idea. I believe the new concept that entertainment and WDI is putting into Innoventions will help but... it will always suffer because at its core is a vision of a tomorrow that came 5 years ago...