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    The demise of the Disney Gallery

    So, the new Disneyana opened and from first impression it looks like the Disney Gallery is going the way of the Dodo bird.
    I for one think it's a lousy idea to get rid of another small attraction where one could see the so-called genesis of Disneyland attractions and since moving from NOS it has gotten smaller and smaller. What is everybody's take on the apparent ouster of the Gallery?
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    Re: The demise of the Disney Gallery

    In all honesty, this in particular doesn't bother me too much.
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    Re: The demise of the Disney Gallery

    I actually never have stepped foot in any version of the Disney Gallery,
    So I can't really express my opinion or feelings on this topic.

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    Re: The demise of the Disney Gallery

    If you want to honor how it all started then you must appreciate the Art that made it possible and the great talent of then and now, if anything it should be much bigger and promote the Artist of today.
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    Re: The demise of the Disney Gallery

    The most exciting exhibits at the Disney Gallery go in the Blue Sky Cellar now, so as long as that doesn't go away I'm good.

    Since they vacated their previous 'Disney Dream Suite' location above POTC for Main Street, 'The Disney Gallery' we knew and loved, is dead.

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    Re: The demise of the Disney Gallery

    I am most pissed off about the fact that the last downgrade of the Disney Gallery came at the hands of starbucks moving into Disneyland, which pushed Disneyana to the bank and in turn pushed the Gallery to the lobby of the Theatre. SO LAME. Disneyana belongs on Main Street, the Disney Gallery belongs in a bigger, more prominent venue, and starbucks belongs OUT of the parks!

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    Re: The demise of the Disney Gallery

    Quote Originally Posted by CaliforniaAdventurer View Post
    The most exciting exhibits at the Disney Gallery go in the Blue Sky Cellar now, so as long as that doesn't go away I'm good.

    Since they vacated their previous 'Disney Dream Suite' location above POTC for Main Street, 'The Disney Gallery' we knew and loved, is dead.
    You bring up a good idea, they should just merge Blue Sky Cellar and the Gallery together would be a great compromise if they ever do try to get rid of the Gallery.


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    Re: The demise of the Disney Gallery

    Quote Originally Posted by CaliforniaAdventurer View Post
    Since they vacated their previous 'Disney Dream Suite' location above POTC for Main Street, 'The Disney Gallery' we knew and loved, is dead.
    Truest statement yet. Unfortunately this was by design of management. It never returned enough profit to keep it open, so quietly choke it to death while no one notices...







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    Re: The demise of the Disney Gallery

    I am completely saddened by the slow death of the Disney Gallery. While I saw the gallery in its original form when I was young, the Disney Gallery I recall most fondly to was surprisingly the location on Main Street where the bank previously stood. A simple idea; showcase art of the Disneyland Resort based around a specific theme, and it turned out to be absolutely fantastic. I am even more saddened by the fact that the Enchanted Tiki Room gets such a small exhibit. It really deserves a bigger space, in my opinion.

    The only thing that I don't get is why must the Gallery's life depend on profits? Maybe I don't understand because I am a bit naive, but what's wrong with just being an exhibit? It can't honestly be that much to just keep the up-keep up a room with paintings on the wall, especially compared to how much money the Disney Co. has in profits themselves. Unless your for-profit gallery is sought after by people with big wallets, which its not, your gallery will slowly choke itself out.



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    Re: The demise of the Disney Gallery

    Quote Originally Posted by CaliforniaAdventurer View Post
    Since they vacated their previous 'Disney Dream Suite' location above POTC for Main Street, 'The Disney Gallery' we knew and loved, is dead.
    This. Unfortunately, this.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mondo Mouse View Post
    I am most pissed off about the fact that the last downgrade of the Disney Gallery came at the hands of starbucks moving into Disneyland, which pushed Disneyana to the bank and in turn pushed the Gallery to the lobby of the Theatre. SO LAME. Disneyana belongs on Main Street, the Disney Gallery belongs in a bigger, more prominent venue, and starbucks belongs OUT of the parks!
    So let’s keep the crappy coffee, right? I’d rather have the Disneyana space go back to the Market House where it belongs so there can be a place to get a decent cup of coffee.
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    Re: The demise of the Disney Gallery

    Quote Originally Posted by Mondo Mouse View Post
    I am most pissed off about the fact that the last downgrade of the Disney Gallery came at the hands of starbucks moving into Disneyland, which pushed Disneyana to the bank and in turn pushed the Gallery to the lobby of the Theatre. SO LAME. Disneyana belongs on Main Street, the Disney Gallery belongs in a bigger, more prominent venue, and starbucks belongs OUT of the parks!
    Completely agree.
    Do people really need their Starbucks fix while inside DL...?

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    Re: The demise of the Disney Gallery

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    Completely agree.
    Do people really need their Starbucks fix while inside DL...?
    Yes. What they serve now sucks.
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    Re: The demise of the Disney Gallery

    What they served then sucked. It wasn't even real coffee. IMO, the Starbucks deal is just the same as any other attraction sponsorship. I'm not going to think any differently of Starbucks than any other sponsored attraction at Disneyland. That's just how the ball rolls. They even did that when Walt was still around.

    Yeah, what they had didn't make much. If you sell lemonade and you're not selling anything, I'd suggest you stop serving lemonade. We must move on. I'm fine with it.
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    Re: The demise of the Disney Gallery

    The Disney Gallery died when they closed it for the Dream Suite. You can't blame Starbucks because corporate sponsors have been part of the park since Day 1 and Disneyland wouldn't be possible if it wasn't for them.

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    Re: The demise of the Disney Gallery

    I absolutely miss the original incarnation of the gallery -- the one above POTC -- not so much the most recent one. Since the move it's just become a glorified kiosk for purchasing reproductions, with limited space dedicated to original artwork. It was definitely designed as a store vs. gallery.

    I don't mind them having a commercial location dedicated to selling artwork and reproductions, but it's a shame that there isn't someplace on property for curated exhibits of Disney art.

    I kind of love the idea of partnering it with the Blue Sky Cellar...to be able to look back as well as forward would be fantastic, a great way to give big picture visual context to emerging ideas.

    As for Starbucks...honestly, I can't work up much steam about it. It's no more crass commercialism than any of the food vendors in the parks. Heck, Coke is all over the place, and no one talks about the pineapple whip without mentioning Dole. I understand the fear of the franchise "slippery slope"...but frankly, if it improves the quality of the product (which, in this case, it can't help but do with coffee in the parks), I think it can be a positive evolution.

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