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  • The Civilized Way to Tour Disneyland

    Walt Disney intended for Disneyland to be the equivalent of a fine restaurant or a fine hotel.

    What can Disneyland do to raise the facilities and services it offers to that level?

    And, what, specifically, do you do to make use of the existing facilities and services Disneyland offers?

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    Re: The Civilized Way to Tour Disneyland

    I do not understand the reason Disney does not offer more comfortable and enclosed lounges to guests. The lobbies of the Disney Animation pavillion at D.C.A. and Disney's Grand Californian Hotel always seem to get use because people like spending time in these spaces.

    Disney could instantly and inexpensively increase its capacity by offering more of these "attractions".

    When I visit Disneyland, I usually stop at as many restaurants as possible and just order a drink. In that way, I can spend time relaxing with the other members of my party and really absorb the experience.
    Last edited by PragmaticIdealist; 01-20-2006, 07:14 PM.

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      Re: The Civilized Way to Tour Disneyland

      The restrooms at Disneyland offer all sorts of opportunities.

      The average Disneyland guest uses restrooms three times during each visit, so there are three chances for Disney to exceed expectations right there.

      Cleanliness is one of the most oft-cited reasons guests visit Disney theme parks, and nowhere is this sanitary environment more important than in the restrooms.

      Guests are, essentially, getting a preview of the conditions in which Disney maintains its hotel facilities, through these lavatories, as well.

      A sponsor of some sort might even be interested in attaching itself to the project so that Disneyland is able to offer the niceties that people expect from hotels and restaurants. Managers of an establishment certainly convey the opinion they have of their patrons through their restrooms.

      Disney needs to also design the restrooms in a more theatrical way so as to better maintain the believability of the areas in which the facilities are situated. Something akin to a Turkish bath would help preserve the convincingness of Adventureland, for example, while a sanitarium might enhance Main Street, U.S.A.

      Unfortunately, most Disneyland lavatories are not "themed" very well, at the moment. Hopefully, this situation may change with the involvement of a sponsor.

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        Re: The Civilized Way to Tour Disneyland

        At one time not that long ago, Disneyland offered complimentary reservations, on Main Street, U.S.A., for specific shows.

        Complimentary show reservations should return in some form.

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          Re: The Civilized Way to Tour Disneyland

          Originally posted by PragmaticIdealist
          The restrooms at Disneyland offer all sorts of opportunities.

          The average Disneyland guest uses restrooms three times during each visit, so there are three chances for Disney to exceed expectations right there.

          Cleanliness is one of the most oft-cited reasons guests visit Disney theme parks, and nowhere is this sanitary environment more important than in the restrooms.

          Guests are, essentially, getting a preview of the conditions in which Disney maintains its hotel facilities, through these lavatories, as well.

          A sponsor of some sort might even be interested in attaching itself to the project so that Disneyland is able to offer the niceties that people expect from hotels and restaurants. Managers of an establishment certainly convey the opinion they have of their patrons through their restrooms.

          Disney needs to also design the restrooms in a more theatrical way so as to better maintain the believability of the areas in which the facilities are situated. Something akin to a Turkish bath would help preserve the convincingness of Adventureland, for example, while a sanitarium might enhance Main Street, U.S.A.

          Unfortunately, most Disneyland lavatories are not "themed" very well, at the moment. Hopefully, this situation may change with the involvement of a sponsor.
          I went to the restrooms in Toontown yesterday (only out of necessity... I try not to go at the park), and it was disgusting. It was very dark, and not ventilated at all, and SMELLLLLLLED.
          Member of the Disney Class of 2005
          Disneyland CM for 4 years.
          May 6, 2005 - present.

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            Re: The Civilized Way to Tour Disneyland

            Originally posted by PragmaticIdealist
            Walt Disney intended for Disneyland to be the equivalent of a fine restaurant or a fine hotel.

            What can Disneyland do to raise the facilities and services it offers to that level?

            And, what, specifically, do you do to make use of the existing facilities and services Disneyland offers?
            That's easy. Raise prices to a level that would price out any riff-raff or others that don't fully appreciate that level of refinement.

            Which makes me question the validity of your opening statement ..... I've heard from several sources that Walt wanted Disneyland for more than just the upper-class ...... why cater to that element (beyond things like Club 33 and special events)?
            "She's taking everything. She's taking the house, she's taking the kid, she's taking the dog. IT'S NOT EVEN HER DOG. IT'S MY DOG! SHE'S TAKING . . . MY DOG!"
            - Ron Livingston, "Band of Brothers"

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            • #7
              "America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between." Oscar Wilde

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