A while back I started a thread asking if Disneyland was a Museum. This explores that thought a little further. We all in some ways dwell in nostalgia, the wonderful memories of childhood. For each generation certain attractions and experiences are deemed "priceless". Losing them is hard. There are countless threads on here, some of them mine, in remembrance of things like; Mine Train, Adventures through Inner Space, People Mover, Country Bear Jamboree, Hook's Pirate Ship... and many many more. We all in some way long for them to return, either in their original form, or simply in theme and spirit as a new attraction. Thinking about this I wonder if it is possible to move forward without looking back. Is it possible to make something truly original that does not in some way resemble something from the past?... AND... If it does resemble something from the past is it really original, or is it borrowing off the memory of what was there before?
IMO I would love to see the return of things like People Mover and Mine Train, but I'm not sure how people would receive them. Nemo is a wonderful example of this. People were distraught when the old Sub's closed. Now we have them back... in a different form... and some are even more upset! What if People Mover, or Mine Train were to have a similar fate? Would they be accepted, or dismissed as being a mere shadow of their former selves? This also deals with another argument. People want Disney to be original, to break new ground, but they long for the things they remember. Can a balance be found to please both camps?