We don't complain. Not really. There's a difference between complaining and constructive criticism. A few people on these boards will complain, but they are the minority. Most of us have only DL in our minds when we talk about change.
Because change is good.
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Change in Disneyland is going to happen regardless of how we Disneyphiles react to it. My hope has always been that any changes are respectful to the theme concepts that Walt Disney established.
As some pro-change fans are fond of quoting as their support, Walt himself said something to the affect that Disneyland is not a museum and it will never be "finished." Change can be a good thing. Walt himself made changes to the park.
Talking about change in Disneyland does not automatically mean that a person doesn't appreciate it in the first place OR that they dislike it.
GDaddy's got it right.
This subject is so tiresome, and all too frequently 'debated'...not that I'm complaining, however.
On the subject of complaining, I got so mad on Valentine's day night this year. It was my dad's girlfriend's birthday on February 15, and we were staying the night from Valentine's Day (Feb. 14) to the fifteenth, right? We're APs, so we go like every week, so just one night was more than enough for us. It was night, DCA had closed, and my sister and I were commenting how awesome it was in the park. Space Mountain was 5 minutes all day!!
My sister and I were in the spa with about 12 other people. Suddenly, we overheard these two ladies talking, complaining about how crowded it was. It was under five minutes for every ride all day, with the exception of Tower of Terror being 13, Splash Mountain being 20, and Indiana Jones being 10!! I was about to snap something back, but I didn't, thinking that she must've NEVER been to Disneyland on Christmas day.
I hate it when people complain and take things for granted like that... It's extremely rare to get 5 minutes in line for Space Mountain (we went 8 times!). Shoot, I'm complaining about people complaining
I am a rabid Disney fan. Possible future Imagineer (already designing rides for it)... I've only been to Disneyland. I'm hoping to go to Disney World this summer for the first time, and TDR might be possible in 3 years.
First DL trip - 1997
First WDW trip - N/A
# of Times I've Been on Tower of Terror (DCA): 68
# of Times I've Been on Finding Nemo Subs: Argonaut - 1 Sea Farer - 1
Also, just because we love Disneyland, that doesn't mean we have to automatically love everything that's done to it, any more than loving The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast means we have to love Home on the Range and The Wild.
Did you want to add something about disneyland to that complaint? Its the new fad.
Maybe thats the thing...you think its a new fad, its not. Complaints about DL are far from new. Animagus really got to the core of it...this place would be REAL boring if we all were zombies to the Disney partyline and voiced nothing but exstatic joy for every single thing done in and to the park.
Sometimes "complaints" are a way of defending something that people love but think is being threatened or harmed due to something else. As several of us said, change can be a good thing, and sometimes "complaints" can be a catalyst to that change.
"Complaint" is just a less kind term for "feed back." One of the big purposes of this website is for Disney fans to have a way to voice their feelings and give feed back on things related to Disney. That and we try to bum Dole Whips and Churros off of each other!