Hey, I just coined this phrase in another thread, but I especially like it. Maybe it'll stick!
It describes the Walt Disney World style tacky 80's-90's postmodern icon architecture often cheaply erected with sculpted stucco and airbushed paint. The kind of icky building that makes you want to "Share the Magic!"
Things like the Sorcerer Hat at Disney/MGM, the big wand at EPCOT, the All-Star Resort Hotels, the ESPN club in Anaheim, the Hat outside Disneyland Hotel, the DL cone and lamppost tram center, the Team Disney buildings, the Hat animation building at the Studio, Disney Studios Paris, etc.
It seems to be someone's idea of "fanciful" cheap architecture for the masses, a lowbrow spin-off of postmodern architects like the one Eisner used all the time. It's not the same as 50's roadside kitsch, it's totally 80's.
What are your examples of "Cracker Pop"?