I'm Happy to see the return to good service at Disneyland and the refurb. Yes it is a wait, But look at the results!! "Fresh Paint", and rides that will work more dependable. This year gives me hope that they are returning some of the glory that is Disneyland!! Hail Matt Ouimet!! And hail those involved withthis years excitement.
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Three cheers for Matt Ouimet! And to all Staff and CM's bringing back the magic.
I am giddy with excitement about seeing the park in May. I have six whole days to savor it all. I am sure I will be moved to tears.
Disneyland is THE Happiest Place on Earth. It may be one of only a few other magical places left on the earth and I am truly happy that CM Matt seems to be returning it to all it's glory. I believe that the days of "corporatization" are over and we can truly look to the future for Disneyland and all it's philosophies of magic and fantasy are already on their way back. I went at the beginning of March after the longest drought of not going of 1 1/2 yrs as I moved from California to Wisconsin and the magic was still there...tarps, paint, walls, closed rides, no parades or fireworks and all. It is alive in the heart of every one of us that has found it in DL and carried it in our hearts all these years. It is the original and I look forward to going in September with my husband and seeing his reaction for being there the first time and bringing out in his heart what we have felt in ours since the very first time we stepped through that tunnel into the world of yesterday, tomorrow and fantasy. "'nuff said!"
Optimism - I honestly believe the Iger will do decent to spectacular things with the company for a bit. Hopefully he can do what Eisner did in his first 10 years and avoid the mistakes of Eisner's 2nd 10 years.
Honestly, I've been reading Al Lutz for many years, and I don't think he's ever been more optimistic. I don't think we have all that much to complain about at all at the moment. I for one am going to go a little crazy here and say that I think DCA has enormous potential to be a great park once it's had some time to come into its own.
Just the fact that all of us MiceChatters are still here, can't stop talking about it, thinking about it, getting exciting for it, and loving it just as much, if not more, than ever!
“In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.” -Michael Jackson
Uncle Walt envisioned Disneyland as a place where children and adults could play together...and it is certainly a wonderful place to play. But, there is something more: an X-factor...a magic...that is unique to Disneyland. Testament to the true genius of Walt Disney is the fact that he built his creation on a foundation of optimism. I believe he was an inveterate optimist. Main Street USA presents a vision of yesterday and the optimism of those who worked hard to build our young country. Frontierland highlights the optimism of the pioneers who endured hardships to carve out an existence in the wilderness. Adventureland is optimistic that we will remain curious and respectful of the strange and exotic. Fantasyland is optimistic about our ability to dream, create and fantasize. Tomorrowland is optimistic about the possibilities of the future.
As Disneyland celebrates its first 50 years, there is further cause for optimism. The stewardship of CM Matt and crew yields optimism that there are those who care about preserving and improving something that has become a part of our American Heritage. There is even a whiff of optimism coming from Mr. Iger's recent corporate restructuring.
I have been chided for being a perpetual optimist. If so, then it puts me in good company. I truly believe the sentiment in the signature below...
"Yesterday, a man walked up to me and said, 'Isn't it a shame that Walt Disney couldn't be here to see this?' and I said, "He did see this, that's why it's here."
-Art Linkletter July 17, 2005-
I'm optimistic about DCA now. The Block Party Bash looks like it will be alot of fun and with Mosters Inc. going in there I think they are starting to move the park in the right direction. Who knows what the future will bring behind TOT, but I think they will come up with something amazing.
Now as for Disneyland.... All the new paint and T.L.C. going into the park is awesome. Something that has needed to have been done for a long time comming. I have had the pleasure of meeting cast member Matt and he is truely a great guy. I appreciate his love for Disney and for bringing the park back to it's old days of glory. Cast member moral is obviously at it's peek again. They are bringing back the magic, the way they used to. Thank you cast member Matt!!