I put complete faith that it will be beautiful!!! BTW-what was the advantage of switching placement of Frontierland and Adventureland in DLRP and now DLRS?
Originally Posted by icepenguin77
In Disneyland Paris, the one reason was to create a better transition from Adventureland to Fantasyland (Pirates of the Caribbean and Peter Pan are right next to each other).
I think there is no real reason, just aesthetics.
There are actually two reasons, one is the transition icepenguin mentioned and the other one was the connection between Frontierland, Main Street and Discoveryland, which can be seen in both the Liberty Arcade and the Discovery Arcade.
I want to voice my opinion as to why I think WDI should DITCH Main Street USA in Shanghai Disneyland.
I know a lot of you are saying how Main Street USA is the opening to the story... blah blah blah...
But the reason why this resonates with most of you, is because this resonates with us culturally. We have been raised with the idea of a main street in small town america. These images were in our text books, in our grand parents homes etc.
For the Chinese, turn of the Century America means very little to them... It doesn't represent really anything but a unique architectural style.
I have been very supportive of WDI's attempts to completely rethink the Main Street USA concept for Shanghai.
But for me personally that is the appeal of a Disneyland/Magic Kingdom type park. Its Disney's brand of Americana that appeals to so many people and I'm not even American. Anyone can build a theme park in China but no one can build a Disneyland/Magic Kingdom style park but Disney. I'm all for updates to the base theme's like what was achieved with DLP. But if you just think of Main Street USA as a theme then there is no reason why it shouldn't be there as much as Adventureland/Fantasyland/Tomorrowland/Frontierland etc etc
(I've never visited Disneyland Resort, Tokyo Disney Resort, Disneyland Resort Paris, nor Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, so don't be fooled when I pretend to know what I'm talking about. [But I'm pretty good with the information, if I do say so myself. And you can hit me all you want with Walt Disney World.])