Ive been thinking this for awhile now:
Imagine if Disney announced they were removing the Arthurs Carousel, Tea Cups and Dumbo. People would go crazy with complaints. Now imagine if they announced they were taking out the Golden Zephyr and King Tritons Carousel. People would be quite happy for them to go.
So why do really basic rides like the Tea Cups work, but not other things like the Zephyr. You can see Tea Cup rides in just about any theme park in the world. Theres no amazing theming or thrilling element of the Disneyland Tea Cups.
The Tea Cups are a basic carnival ride. People complain all the time that DCA is full of carnival rides. Its the same thing
Now before I get hung, I would be devasted if they took out Arthurs Carousel, Dumbo and the Tea Cups. And if they took out the Zephyr and Tritons Carousel I'd be quite pleased.
I personally think that its just what youve grown up with. Even now I'm not too keen on seeing Jack Sparrrow around the place. I'd probably cry if they build a ride based on the film version of Pirates of the Carribean, yet if they build a Mary Poppins ride id be really happy. I think its because Jack Sparrow is new and I feel he is intruding into the park. Same goes with Carsland
I wonder what would have been said on Micechat, if it existed, when Mary and Bert started making appearances around the park.
Sorry for the long read