View Poll Results: Is Disneyland better now than it has ever been?

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  • Yes, it is better than ever!

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    Is Disneyland better now than it has ever been?

    I've always loved Disneyland, but there are of course some things that I wish were the "way they used to be". That being said, I think the park is still better than ever!

    (I'm just talking about Disneyland proper, not the whole resort.)
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    Re: Is Disneyland better now than it has ever been?

    In spite of all the missteps along the way, yes it is a better place.
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    Re: Is Disneyland better now than it has ever been?

    The Disneyland of the late '60s and early '70s looks like a marvelous place. That said, I've only experienced the Disneyland of the later half of the '90s until now, so I can't realistically compare them. But I do think that the Disneyland of the '90s, although very similar to the current park, was a little bit better. No Jack Sparrow on Pirates, CBJ instead of Winnie the Pooh, no pirates on Tom Sawyer's Island, and Swiss Family Robison Treehouse instead of Tarzan's Treehouse.

    However, DCA is definitely better than it's ever been.
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    Re: Is Disneyland better now than it has ever been?

    Are we talking Disneyland itself or the resort as a whole?
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    Re: Is Disneyland better now than it has ever been?

    Quote Originally Posted by Disneymike View Post
    Are we talking Disneyland itself or the resort as a whole?
    That's precisely why I voted NO.

    If it said DLR I'd say yes. But Disneyland alone has just been left to idle, getting older all the time while DCA was vastly improved.

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    Re: Is Disneyland better now than it has ever been?

    Quote Originally Posted by Disneymike View Post
    Are we talking Disneyland itself or the resort as a whole?
    Disneyland, not Disneyland Resort.

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    Re: Is Disneyland better now than it has ever been?

    i would say its a tie
    1967 and now
    but ive never went to the parks then

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    Re: Is Disneyland better now than it has ever been?

    I'm sure there will be plenty of people chiming in with all the ways the park has declined since Walt's day (which with every passing day becomes a smaller and smaller portion of the park's existence), but I vote that it's better than ever.

    Probably the best measurement is that more people are enjoying Disneyland today than ever before. Even if the park doesn't live up to some past glory, it is remarkable that it continues to serve more and more entertainment to more and more guests every year in a charming, safe and high quality setting - and that's what it's all about. Well, that and making money, which it also is doing better than ever.

    I can hear the complaints already, that everything done to bring in all those guests and make all that money is what makes the park worse now than at some point in the past. Oh well. Hopefully someday the complainers will get the chance to take a time machine back to those long lost glory days and write a trip report for us.

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    Re: Is Disneyland better now than it has ever been?

    I only long for days without wall to wall people. I remember spending 8 am to midnight with the kids and riding everything without a problem. The People Mover, The Rocket Rods and America Sings. The Plazza Inn when it was a sit down restaurant (how long ago was that)?

    We now have DCA, with Sorin, Cars, Screaming and the Hyperion Theater with Grand Kids.

    Better? I guess so, I just remember when..............................

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    Re: Is Disneyland better now than it has ever been?

    For Disneyland specifically, I believe that it could be at its greatest point if Tomorrowland was completely revamped and Frontierland was expanded.

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    Re: Is Disneyland better now than it has ever been?

    Give me Disneyland from between 1978 - 1985. I want the PeopleMovers, America Sings, Adventure Through Inner Space, Skyway through the Matterhorn and the Country Bear Jamboree.
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    Re: Is Disneyland better now than it has ever been?

    the DLR as a whole is the best is ever been!.. but disneyland park has seen better days

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    Re: Is Disneyland better now than it has ever been?

    Quote Originally Posted by junkin jay View Post
    Give me Disneyland from between 1978 - 1985. I want the PeopleMovers, America Sings, Adventure Through Inner Space, Skyway through the Matterhorn and the Country Bear Jamboree.

    yeah me too. i would like to visit that time

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    Re: Is Disneyland better now than it has ever been?

    I say no purely based on TL. My favorite times at Disneyland were in the 90s because I was in high school for the first part and got to experience TL 98 which I loved for the first couple years when everything was new.

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    Re: Is Disneyland better now than it has ever been?

    The only conclusion I can draw for anyone thinking Disneyland today is better than ever is simply ignorance.

    I would say 1983-1984 is without a doubt the high point. Tomorrowland has not been ruined, new Fantasyland is completed, Big Thunder Mountain and Space Mountain have opened. Electrical Parade is up and running, and there is not yet an invasion of movie based attractions

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