I have been browsing for some Disney merchandise, and the cutest stuff that pops up seems to come from Japan. Does anyone know if Tokyo Disneyland sells better, more unique and quality merchandise?
On another note, I went to The Miniature Time Machine in Tucson, AZ today, and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in that sort of thing. Some of the displays were so amazing, and you could feel the love and imagination radiating off of them. It took my breath away how much detail there was in such small spaces. Seeing all of that intricacy and creativity made me miss Disneyland, and made my heart ache a little. I wish that same imagination, love and attention to detail was felt around the park more today.
What Disney has been adding to the park is certainly nice, don't get me wrong, but much of it still feels like it's missing that lingering spark from the touch of a creators' imagination on fire. When someone loves and cares for what they are creating, it is felt. I hope to feel more of that around the park, and see more care and heart put into the worlds they create. I had been feeling that much of my disappointment was simply aging and losing some of my sense of wonder, but after what I experienced today, I don't think that is necessarily the case.