I think it was a major mistake to change the colors - now the sign doesn't match the Downtown Disney pallet of Greens and Oranges. The only reason they did it was to draw attention to the entranc.
Absolutely correct. It seems like it's really hard for design to persevere. I go to all sorts of places (hotels, restaurants, shops, etc.) where you can just tell that there was a great, thought out scheme for things and then someone comes in later and makes changes willy-nilly for no good reason.
I for one can not see what everybody has against the resort logo - It's not like the 'Gothic' script logo ever went away - It stayed the whole time, in constant use at Disneyland Park, where it wasrelevant.
The other logo was introduced to refer to the resort in general, and is a much more appropriate logo when you factor DCA, the GCH&S, the PPH and DD into the mix, and I believe it should be still used.
Tokyo Disneyland did exactly the same thing, used in the same contexts, even using the same font and nobody is complaining about it!
A) None of the other logos are over 50 years old.
B) The company tends to drop park logos in favor of resort logos in merch and everywhere when it can. WDW uses it's resort logo in all four parks and everywhere, all over the place. Previously, back when it had the Mickey-Globe resort logo, it was seen mostly outside of the parks while the parks maintained their own identity (long-gone EPCOT Center logo, anyone?) There's a few exceptions like SpectroMagic, but that was about when the "use the resort logo anywhere you can" policy started up anyway.
Originally Posted by mikelan6
Gosh that's a boring sign! Maybe the city of Anaheim has restrictions on signage size? Think about it ... if Disney doesn't want the hotels and restaurants across the street to have huge signs, then Disney has to follow the same rules.
Yep. This is why they tore down the big marquee and later the DLH letters. A height restriction was made, mostly because Disney themselves asked for it as the resort corridor outside the parks started building bigger and higher.