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  • WWWD or What Woulda' Walt Done?

    If he had been able to stop the aging process, what do you think Walt Disney would have done differently with Disneyland (and associated acreage)?
    Charlie :wave:
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    I think I mentioned this in another thread, but here it is again:

    I was thinking that everyone seems to focus on the fact that Walt would be upset at DL's current state because a number of the attractions that he saw are now gone. But I was thinking that maybe Walt would be surprised that so many were still around. Not that I think that would be a good thing, just thinking 'what if?'

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    • #3
      I'm not saying he would be disappointed. Just asking what he might have done differently.
      Charlie :wave:
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      • #4
        Less crap to buy.

        Moichendize - we put the name on everything! Disneyland the breakfast cereal. Disneyland the lunch box. Disneyland the FLAME THROWER!!! The kids love this one.
        Marge: Barnacle Bill's Home Pregnancy Test? Homer, shouldn't we have gone with a better-known brand?
        Homer: But Marge, this one came with a corn-cob pipe!
        Marge: [reading from the test box] "Ahoy, Maties! If the water turns blue, a baby for you! If purple ye see, no baby thar be!"
        Homer: So, which is it? Blue or purple?
        Marge: Pink.
        Homer: D'oh!
        Marge: "If ye test should fail, to a doctor set sail!"

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        • #5
          I think that he would have probably kept (or created) more attractions along the lines of the peoplemover and skyway and small world, even Pirates, These attractions allow you to be entertained while taking a load off your feet. I think Walt was very good at seeing the Park thru an older persons eyes, in that older folks get tired a little sooner than the young'uns, and he made sure there were thing to do besides sitting on a bench. Not that I have anything against benches.... but there are times when you want to be entertained while you're relaxing. I think Walt was very insightful of this, since he sat on a lot of benches at the amusement parks when his daughters were young.
          Charlie :wave:
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          • #6
            What is that HUGE idea that the imagineers had planned it was like frontier land's version of POTC ... I think that would be great
            Originally posted by drunkmom
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            • #7
              Originally posted by MiceMan
              What is that HUGE idea that the imagineers had planned it was like frontier land's version of POTC ... I think that would be great
              Western River Expedition, it was created by Marc Davis the same guy who did the art for Pirates and Mansion
              "We all have sparks, imagination! it's how our minds... create creations!"

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Cuzco-topia
                Less crap to buy.

                Moichendize - we put the name on everything! Disneyland the breakfast cereal. Disneyland the lunch box. Disneyland the FLAME THROWER!!! The kids love this one.
                Oh, I don't know, Disney was pretty agressive in merchandising from the very begining of time (Pun intended, Mickey Mouse watches, remember, kept Timex in business during ye olde great depression?). I also think the Mickey Mouse train also did wonders for Lionel Trains. If my memory is correct, Disney was the among the first to merchandise characters and things from their films (Shirley Temple dolls aside).

                I remember with fondness a Pooh Hunny Pot bank I had as a child, I guess I'll have to hunt that down on ebay some day.

                To your point, however, I'm sure far less plush would be one thing in the area of less crap. Since I've not been to the park in decades, it will be a surprise for me to see what they actually DO sell in the park when I go later this year.

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