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I’m excited that the ranch is going away, not thrilled about the different routes for the DLRR and the RoA. I’m biased against the Ranch though because when I went to the park with my HS band we had to miss out on watching Fantasmic in favor of watching a corny and boring (especially compared to Fantasmic) awards ceremony that was in the “Festival Arena” so I have been championing its closure since May 2010. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMKJ079sS4k when I went the awards were at night after the fireworks and during Fantasmic as opposed to in the afternoon and we weren’t given the option of electing to go to the awards, we were forced to… believe me I was coming up with every possible way out and none worked (pretending I was on a ride that broke down, trying to sneak away by “using the restroom”, etc
So because you were forced to go to an awards ceremony instead of Fantastic you are happy the ranch is going away? SMH
Change may be good, but I think the “immersive environment” is such a radical shift, it will end up virtually wiping out Walt’s original park. What if Tomorrowland suddenly becomes just Disneyland’s version of Universal Orlando’s Marvel Superhero Island? The nice this about Disneyland is that it had a bit of something for everyone. Heck, several of the attractions were not even originally to any film or TV show: Pirates of the Caribbean, Space Mountain, Haunted Mansion, Jungle Cruise, Enchanted Tiki Room, Matterhorn, PeopleMover, Adventures thru Inner Space, CircleVision, even Main Street USA. Disney properties were mixed in (Fantasyland aside). But these new total environments, like Cars Land in DCA, will change the face of the parks from intimate to immersive, eliminating the one clear advantage Disneyland had — precious little jewel.
so much same.
Big Thunder Ranch and the Barbecue have been a big part of my family. Every birthday, we’d go to the Barbecue, and it truly has the best food of the whole Resort! The bathroom there is also the best and always without any lines, lol, so I’ll be super sad to see that bathroom go haha!
I am a huge Star Wars fan so of course I’m excited to see all the new stuff. But I am sad to see the Park that I do know, and the Park I’ve grown up with, leave. Who knows what it’ll look like, and lord knows how crazy busy it’ll be now that SW Land is coming. Tom Sawyer Island is another staple for me, and a part of what Disneyland is to me. I’m incredibly sad to see it change, but like Walt said, Disneyland will never be completed, and so I am going to be excited to see what the changes bring and what new adventures are in store in SW Land.
The Disneyland I grew up with is gone forever! I remember watching the fireworks show from our front yard until the tree grew too high. Disneyland will never be the same! Why couldn’t they build SWL IN DCA?
I’m glad that this BBQ ranch is going away, mostly because I saw how the animals were sad being trap in there. Instead of having all Star Wars theme lands and ride, I wish they come up with ideas of how to explode all the amazing films they already have, like that show they use to have from Huntchback of ND. But I still love DISNEYLAND LOL.
Nice share. Thanks for this information. I was not aware of it. The Disneyland I grew up with is gone. I wish they come up with new ideas.
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