I must say after reading through most of Disneyland:The Nickel tour written by the late by Bruce Gordon and David Mumford I have gained a new appreciation for the Disneyland of today.
While looking at pictures taken in the park from opening day 1955 till now, I really appreciate much more at how beautiful our park looks now with all the trees and incredible landscaping etc. I mean up until 1983 Fantasyland looked pretty crappy, like a cheap carnival. Today Fantasyland is just beautiful! The facades to all the attractions are incredibly detailed and wonderfully themed. I think I can honestly say Walt would have been proud to see such a beautiful FantasyLand. Have any of you seen the Canals before story land was really all made up, it was a boat that went through canals with dirt on both sides, nothing to really look at. It is also interesting to see that since day 1 TommorowLand has always had problems with the attractions and theming! Here we are 54years later and still dealing with TommorowLand! Anyways, I know there are tons of things we would like to see happen but I just personally want to remind myself that we really have such a special magical place here in Anaheim, DisneyLand is incredible and it really looks fantastic and I can honestly say that while there were certainly many shops and attractions in the years that have gone by that I wish were still there, I have to stop and remember that from the landscaping and look of the park now we are truly lucky to get to experience such a beautiful park in its current formation. It really is easy to take things for granted but I have a much better perspective after looking at the park evolve from the 1950's till now, I am just so excited about whats to come.
Just wanted to share that with you all.
Perhaps you feel the same way.