It is truly a confoundment when newly adorn attractions, themed-lands and/or entertainment offerings are pitched.
Especially, of course, along with the concept art that accompanies with.
It reveals "what will be".
instead, expresses "what could have been."
Specifically, many still hold on to the belief that some of those
"never-built" notions will come into fruition. Such as Beastly Kingdom for
Animal Kingdom, Discovery Bay for Disneyland or the
Western River Expedition intended for the Magic Kingdom.
These conceptions have yet to be brought to life, but many
still hold on with great desire that they will be. In some form or another.
And, yet again, here is just another "reason" to hold on...
The above image showcases the climatic ending of a re-designed
Pirates of the Caribbean attraction. In which would have resided
in a pirate themed sub-land branching off of Adventureland that
was proposed for the expansion of Hong Kong Disneyland.
And, unfortunately, was "nixed".
This discussion is to re-literate as to why many of us can never seem
to let go of specific attractions or themed areas that were acknowledged
to the world but never came to be.
There is something that binds us to these never built conceptions.
But what is it that makes it special and why can it never be let go of?