I just came from Disneyland today and finished with the 50th show with Steve Martin. In the lobby are early drawings and photos from the Jungle Cruise showing lions holding bloody zebra parts in their mouths! Of course there was also the burning cabin and the settler with the "arrow shirt" and other hints of historical and natural violence throughout Disneyland. Has Disney gone soft? I sometimes feel I'm not getting the "Director's Cut" of Disneyland these days.
Even more important than the violence is sex. Now I know our European brothers will say Americans have a serious problem with sex, but there was no evidence of that in the Steve Martin film which features the Mermaids, Saloon Girls (The only reason to visit the old west according the Mr. Martin), and of course, the Hula Dancers! What a cruel taunt that movie is, showing how good the park *use* to be. Even Steve Martin's favorite store on Main Street, the corset shop is gone!
Hopefully Disneyland will stop with the infintile stuff and get adult friendly again. That said, I was very pleased tonight to see even more stuff fixed, working, and looking great! Fairly light crowds today as well.