The Castle reference was referring to them placing it there for the purpose of drawing people farther into the park. Similar to the Mountain rides that can be seen from far away. I was saying that the idea of reducing the statue to simply being too reliant on another park, is as absurd as the idea that without the castle people wouldn't travel beyond Main st. Just because they serve one purpose does not mean that's their only attribute. It is still its own attraction, with its own identity. The statues having a tie to each other brings the two parks together. It is the same resort after all. Telling Walt's story this way, seeing as he has such a strong tie to California, not only reinforces the original theme of the park, but perfects the idea they had when it opened 10 years. It is its own thing for this very reason. The second you base a park on anything real, there's going to be historical element involved. You're free to not like the concept as a whole, but it certainly doesn't weaken the experience or the parks merits as an independent creation. This leading guest to Hollywood, Condor Flats, Carsland etc, is actually one of the most clear and cohesive stories they've told with a park design. One that certainly stands on its own.