When Walt first opened the park a Animated Attraction was only found in Fantasyland. (I.E. Snow White, MTWR, Peter Pan, Dumbo, Casey Jr, Storybook boats and Tea Cups.) Any of the other lands had a historical value. Diane Disney Miller once said:
Is Disneyland losing this value? In order to get more folks in the park. Do they have to theme a new attraction after the latest Animated Film? Can a Attraction have a historical value? Or does WDI have to keep stamping Attractions after Nemo, the Incredibles, Chicken little or The Chronicles of Narnia. Where is the "Imagine" in Imagineering? Have people today found historical stuff "Boring"?Dad felt very, very truly that he had something to give education. He believed that you could deucate and entertain at the same time. They don't have to be two separate things and that education can be a pleasant, entertaining, enlightening experience. He believed they went hand in hand.
Last night we went to Minnie's Moonlight Madness and some of the clues took us to places in Adventureland and FantasyLand. You get to look close at all the Attractions. The event last night was for OCHSA (CalArts). This was something that Walt really believed in. Roy E. Disney said:
Everyone does a little armchair imagineering, with all this knowledge they have access to, would it be too easy from them to create a attraction after a Animated Fim? What I mean is should DLR have to see another Attraction based on some Animated Film? Just to get more people in the gate, I mean guys like Walt were always willing to take a risk.I've always thought he considered the Studio and WED prototypes for CalArts. He wanted to create a school where everybody's rubbing off on everybody else and where one type of artist is codependent on every other type.