If they're truly going to attempt to have this park be more like Disneyland, I'd expect something more than just changing the facades on buildings to only "appear" to be themed.
Originally Posted by Coheteboy
I'll agree with this somewhat, but as it stands other than TOT there's nothing else in the area that fits the theme. Surely something in a land themed to Hollywood of the 1940's should actually fit that theme. Is that really such a crazy thing to expect?
The design will be of a time period, but I don't think we can fairly ask DCA to stay in that time period with every attraction.
And I personally don't think that's a bad idea at all. If they're trying to tie the park (And specifically this section of the park) to Walt Disney, maybe they should actually feature the animation he produced in his lifetime. Just a thought.
The Disney animation building especially would only have characters from Mickey Mouse to I dunno.. Mr. Toad or something.
Why not build an omnimover attraction that takes us through a recreation of part of the Hyperion or Burbank Studios...show how they did it in the old days, and then have something at the end about how they do it today, with all of the modern Disney/Pixar characters you could shake a stick at. A compromise of period theming for all of those kids who must be entertained by cartoons that are "relevant".
Again, I don't think it's the facades that matter. I think that what's inside the buildings matters a whole lot too, especially in a themed period environment. Why would a theater in 1940's Hollywood put on a musical of Toy Story?
Toy Story is very modern but I think it really is dependent on the outside of the theater. If it looks like we're in a theater from the 1940s, that's all I really care about as the production we're watching will always change.
Not a lick, but I always forget that's there in the first place. Add that to the list.
There was also the Disney Channel live concert area... how 1940s is that? You tell me.
Maybe I'm jumping the gun, but I don't think the executives in charge of this have the heart to pull the plug on Monsters Inc. Maybe by the time this "Phase 2" comes to fruition they'll have the stomach to actually tear down what they've built and create something that's actually the caliber of a Disney Park.
I think right now it is much too early to discuss what fits in and what won't. It's quite literally a long way from now and who knows, maybe Monsters Inc is done for? Maybe Muppets gets redone?