We like old vintage knick knacks in our home decor and in our theme parks, but we want our cities to look new and sleek and modern. It is an odd dichotomy.
Well, obsolescence is the father of nostalgia, and Disneyland is in large part based on nostalgia. How can we miss something if it never goes away? Then there is the "meta-nostalgia" that many of us feel for the way things used to be at Disneyland itself.
I think it's kind of funny that the type of motel sign on the left was deemed
"tacky" and destroyed as part of Disney's operation "Katella Clean Up", and
then later, another motel sign was deliberately re-created!
For sure, the Cozy Cone sign is much more cute and appealing, and I "get"
the whole route 66 retro thing. I actually love it! But I still find the
dichotomy deliciously ironic.
Great post, Werner! just missing some birds on the wire on the photo on the right.
And just how much Paradise Pier was SO MUCH tackier than anything on Katella, prior to DCA! HAHAHAHA!
Now Katella has a view of a huget tacky looking roller coaster.
Old is always new.....don't throw out or destroy anything because one day it will come back in style!
So true. And I have a closet full of clothes just waiting!
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