In light of recent threads about nitpicking and such, and in the spirit of the Holidays, I thought I should take this opportunity to start a thread highlighting only the positives of a trip to Disneyland. I encourage everyone to participate by listing a few of their favorite things, and I especially encourage my fellow 'nitpickers' to join in.
I'll go first:
First, I love the scale of the place; how almost everything is slightly 'smaller-than-life'. This gives Disneyland a certain childlike charm and intimacy that the other parks seem to miss out on.
Second, I love the attention paid to color and graphics throughout the resort. Little details like just the right font on just the right sign in just the right spot are a great source of pleasure to a design geek like me. Heck, I even like the themed construction walls.
Third, I love the music. The artistic dedication that goes into picking the right song or piece of music to provide appropriate background for this or that local is astounding. This is something that could be easily overlooked but adds so much to the guest experience.
Fourth, I love the landscaping; the flowers, the plants and the mature trees. An awful lot of time, thought, cost and energy goes into this as well and boy would we miss it if it wasn't there.
Fifth, details, details, details. The Yeti cranking the popcorn popper by the Matterhorn. The Sword in the Stone. The character statues around the Hub. The Indy queue. The themed trashcans. Push. I could go on and on.
Sixth, the Cast Members. Good people make or break the guest experience, and Disneyland has been blessed over the years to have some of the finest people in the industry working there. I salute them all.
Well, those are some of the broad strokes and I didn't even talk about the attractions!
So what do you love about Disneyland?