So after reading some of the updates, and based on my experiences as of late, I have several things I need to get off my chest.
MUCH NEEDED REFURBS
I'm really excited about the refurb at Big Thunder, and was pleased with the updates to Matterhorn recently (minus those awful trains). However, Disney has more refurbs that are desperately needed. While I appreciate the recent tiny updates they've been trying to make at Indy, the WHOLE attraction needs a massive refreshment that addresses all the broken effects. A similar update is needed to fix the Animatronics at Splash. What's the point of boasting such a large collection of Animatronics when half of them don't work? Do they need to hire more maintenance personnel?
DCA and Halloweentime
Ok, this concerns me: they have no Halloween offerings slated for DCA. I could understand not doing anything last year, with it being DCA's first Halloween as its new self, but there's no excuse this year. I thought we were beyond the "ignore DCA" stage of things. Couldn't they do spooky music and lighting at Screamin' or maybe even some cute fall overlay on Buena Vista Street? Instead, they're just "enhancing" the Mad T party and probably taking over the Muppet theater with yet another movie preview again. That's another thing: If they're going to close Muppets, they should just close it. I love the show, but it needs to be updated or closed...It will save them some money.
Ok, ok.....So we just got Cars Land, Buena Vista Street, yada, yada yada... But shouldn't Disney be trying to make the Disneyland Resort more competitive? Why is Disney not ANNOUNCING anything? There's all of these potential ideas being thrown around (i.e. Star Wars Land, Iron Man attraction, removing Autopia, Monstropolis), but there's no ACTION. Universal is definitely putting in Harry Potter (which is more relevant to the modern generation than 60 year old Disney films/attractions). It just astounds me that Disney is still gouging their prices, but doesn't bring in anything new. Tomorrowland is definitely in need of a fix, Fantasyland needs some TLC...Heck, we're all waiting for an announcement about the elusive third gate! Disney can't even address the issue of parking!
Come on Disney, let's get it together. Stop focusing on movie-centered attractions and bring in some INNOVATION.
End of my rant...Wow, I feel better now...