Following Mr. Lore's example over in the Disneyland Resort forum, here is my view of the last twelve months at the Walt Disney World Resort; the good, the bad, and the ones which you can decide on yourself for.
Soarin' - the best thing to come out of California since Splash Mountain.
HalloWishes and Holiday Wishes - and I thought Wishes couldn't be improved. Be dazzled by the first fireworks at the Magic Kingdom which surround you.
"it's a small world" refurb - you really cannot explain the changes to this attraction on a scale that is deserving. You have to experience it for yourself.
The Return of Tomorrowland - well, the planets are orbiting again:P. Not part of 2005, but Space Mountain should soon be going Disneyland-style...
New and Improved Streets of America - again, I see them in a new light.
Cinderella Castle's decorations - yes, some see them as nice, but the mirror is humongous and frankly, I preferred the concept art. Who is fifty years old anyway?
Lucky the Dinosaur - this is the HCOE's contribution to DAK? No, Expedition: Everest is, but that opens in 2006. Amazing technology, but yawn yawn.
Hundred Acre Playground - is this really a sufficient replacement for the Submarine Voyage?
Lights, Motors, Action! - of course WDW must have the best attraction from the worst Disney park in the world!
Cinderellabration - a beautiful show, but not for those who have seen Tokyo Disneyland's version. Could it have been better?
Disney's Magical Express - convenient, but worth it?
Happiest Celebration on Earth - yes, without it we wouldn't have Soarin' etc., but with it, we have Cinderella Castle's bling bling and a marketing storm like nothing ever before (yes even the Millenium Celebration is humbled)
Living Seas rehab - well, updated - but is it for the best?
Siemens sponsership - maybe we need a sponser who is more willing to update Spaceship Earth.
Rising attendance - yes of course you would automatically think great, more people are coming and enjoying the parks, that means more money to spend on the parks, but, I liked a quiet stroll around the Studios once upon a time...
Lets all wish the Walt Disney World Resort an even better 2006, which hopefully will bring new attractions, less litter, and a new Space Mountain!