Once again, I'm writing a research paper on Disneyland for an anthro class. Not the big one (thesis)... but it's still a lot of work. Anyway, I've been trying to figure out how to narrow down my topic a bit, and I'd appreciate some help.
The class is about heritage & tourism, and I've decided to look at how nostalgia applies to Disneyland. Some categories came to mind: theme park design (Main Street, Frontierland, etc.), marketing (e.g. 50th anniversary year and the "Let the Memories Begin" campaign), visitors' experiences, and merchandise (e.g. "retro"-style merch). I haven't decided whether I should do an overview of each of these categories (and how they connect), select one, or take a completely different direction.
My head is spinning, and I'm tired from all the other coursework I have to do!
So, if you would... please answer this question:
What does nostalgia in Disneyland mean to you?
Please and thank you!!!