...everything that was built during Walt's era and a couple of years later, and you don't care about the rest (or do care but you could live without it?)
I was talking about this with my wife. What was that we really loved about DL.
Even though we think Cars Land is beyond impressive, nobody ever mentioned it. We think the Carthay Circle and Buena Vista street are beautiful, but again, no mention of it. Same thing with... say, Star Tours, Buzz Lightyear, Splash Mountain, ToonTown, etc.
What did we really love?
Walking down Main Street, enjoying the layout of the park and its charming gardens, eating ice cream at the hub, looking at and riding the Matterhorn, admiring our little Castle, Space Mountain, the Subs (yeah!, the subs!), the Golden Horseshoe, Mark Twain, Haunted Mansion, sitting down and watching people on New Orleans Square, and everything about Fantasyland.
Except for Fantasyland (which has somewhat the same attractions, only more modern or shuffled around) - EVERYTHING was built during Walt's lifetime. He personally approved or designed or was somehow involved with it.
We wouldn't mind if Indy disappeared overnight - but we'd stop visiting DL if it's a small world or Pirates of the Caribbean (our all time favorite attractions ever) were removed.
They could flatten Toontown and we wouldn't care. Splash Mountain and Poo could go away. Same thing. We'd still visit.
We finally realized - we are in love with Walt's touch. His vision was pure, crystal clear, forceful and defined. Later CEO's or Presidents or whatever have merely eroded or, at best, mantained what was perfect in the first place.
There's only a single thing we'd miss if it was gone. Fantasmic! We agree - that one is completely fantastic. The rest?
I guess we could perfectly live with Walt's Disneyland.
I wonder if we are alone on this one.