But this is all bigger than beer being sold at the parks, this is about keeping true to Walt's vision. Walt created Disneyland as a safe place for families to enjoy together as a place to escape into another world or place in time. He thought about how unfortunate it was that since Disneyland was near several hotels that popped up and a highway, that he couldn't allow his guests to truly escape the real world for his Magic Kingdom. He fixed that problem with his Florida project and made sure there was no trace of the outside world when you reach the front gate. Next time you visit Magic Kingdom, pay attention to where you park, and then either board the monorail or ferry to get to the gate, and then look back and look around you. That's what Walt wanted, that feeling that you are no longer in Central Florida, and I'm sure most of you already knew that and felt that. What I'm trying to say is that after going through Traditions and having them tell me the above history about Walt's Florida project and how he had the blessing of land, and wanted to not have any trace of the outside world, we start walking through Main Street and pass by mentions of DVC, McDonald's fry carts, and soon Starbucks will be making appearances in the parks. Ok, did they just contradict themselves there? I'd say so, but they have a spiffy term they'd like to call synergy.
I enjoy going to the parks, but each and every visit, I'm getting tired of seeing how the company is straying further away from Walt's vision, while manipulating his quotes to justify the reasons why they do what they're doing. As a fan of Walt and his ideas, I'm concerned that the parks will never be anywhere near where Walt intended them to be. I know he would definitely keep with the times and always be changing and updating, but would NEVER change his thoughts on allowing alcohol to be served in the Magic Kingdom.
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