A lot of our discussions here tend to revolve around theme, themed builds and decorating, rides and their places within, etc.
I'm curious as to the opinion of the new trend to "micro theme". Areas developed with an intense but VERY specific theme - Carsland is a good example, Wizarding World (and USH's upcoming Springfield) would also qualify locally in the upcoming future, that sort of thing.
Are they good for the future of theme parks?
Arguably, part of the genius of Disneyland is the flexibility the "macro" themes give them. Fantasy. Tomorrow. Adventure. American Frontier. All very generalized themes with a fairly general take on the themes themselves - which could be argued gives the themes greater longevity and potentially even greater appeal, giving the area a "timeless" nature that doesn't rely on knowledge of a given brand or story.
I wonder about the future of things like Carsland, Springfield and such. How long are these going to be fixtures of the cultural landscape? How do you expand an area that's been heavily locked down to a specific brand theme if the brand goes dormant?