I have been thinking about this for awhile. In ways I miss the 'older' Disneyland then the presnt-day one. It use to be better- better shops, better atmosphere, just it was overally better.
Disneyland to me sort of feels like it has stopped 'growing.' Fantasmic! continues to be stuck in its 1992 setup, with actually less then what was there in the beginning years of the show. All the rides basically remain the same. They have taken out more than adding. Take Country Bears and Skyway for example- what took its place? Nothing, well I count Pooh as a 'nothing' attraction.
The cool 'One-of-a-Kind' shop in New Orleans is gone. All the shops no longer have anything really cool in them, except for the Disneyana store. Its like basically stuff you can find at any mall. I just don't know...I no longer get such a great vibe from the place anymore- so therefore I am losing my obsession greatly every day.
I just wish Disney would 'do' more with the Resort. Maybe I expect too much, but I think that all the attractions should be updated with current technology and such. Make Fantasmic! better and add back in some of the really unique stores.
That is what has greatly affected me the most, they have taken out so much of the cool little things that use to be at Disneyland- like the Big Thunder Mountain Ranch with those great ribs and the cool shops and Rocket Jets and the old cool Space Mountain. I don't know, I just feel like every year, Disney loses more and more detail.
Do you of you guys feel the same way that Disney has lost some of its appeal over the years?