Like the Wand, the Hat, Timekeeper, The Living Seas, and Journey into Imagination, many objects within the parks have come to symbolise that park for many of us.
People currently don't seem to be respecting that others have their own symbols. They appear to claim that symbols not their own could ever mean anything. In this light, I want to bring all our symbols together, so that we can share what really tells us "This is Epcot", or "This is the Magic Kingdom", or even the level of "This is Tomorrowland".
I strongly want to emphasize this: Do NOT pots anything saying how horrible one's symbol is. That is emotional insult and you could just as well be insulting their mother. And do NOT post about a symbol of how things have gone wrong. Only post those things that are positive in your eye. In covering all the bases, do NOT post how a removal of something is positive.
This is the time to remember what exists that is great, and what to us really makes Walt Disney World worth living for.
Symbols can be anything from a ride, a place, a theme, music, food, or anything else that just makes you immediately think "This is Disney World"
You are not limited to posting symbols that have been removed, although they are probably the ones that mean the most to us. As well, try to think of symbols that are already with you now but you do not think of them as such.
To start with, my symbols for Epcot have always been the animated yellow poles with the moving colored circles rectangles. The fountain has also had significance, but somehow those yellow poles have been more of a symbol as to what Epcot is for me.
The music for "Ellen's Energy Adventure" is also a strong symbol for me. The music just seems to be absolutely perfect for what Epcot is to me: Upbeat, excitement, full of life, strong pulses with smooth following tones... That is the best I can explain, until someone invents adjectives that can be applied to the emotional control of music.
The Living Seas had a strong attachment to my childhood, as I thought it the coolest thing in the world. Even though on some level I knew it wasn't a real undersea base, I still remember that sudden freezing of thoughts and the small amount of "Oh..." when I first saw the outside as someone left using the exit doors, rather than taking the hydrolater.