Looking at all the cool retro pics of Disneyland during the 50's and 60's got me to wondering why fencing was not installed around every flowerbed/landscaped area in the park back then. The flowers are SO beautiful to look at unobstructed.
Which leads me to wonder - is it because of the amount of crowds that the park has in more recent times to stop the landscaping from being unintentionally trampled? Or, is it because today's society has become a lot less respectful than back then, and would just trek through the flowers to bypass a crowd or stand for a parade?
As much as I'd like to think it is the former, I can't help but think it is due to the latter, considering some of the behaviors that I have seen at the park in recent years, such as the parents who videotaped their toddler trampling on all the flowers around the flagpost after he had crawled in there. They never stopped to pull him out, and thought it was just "cute" to see him "play" like that. I don't think that kind of behavior would have been acceptable nor tolerated back in the days of yore, so why is it so acceptable and even "cute" now?
What do you all think? I'd love to here different theories and views, especially to those of you who were around the parks in the 50's and 60's. (Note from my regular posting, non-mod self: Please don't make it personal against each other - I'd love to see this thread stay as an interesting discussion.