Questions of the Week

Question of the Week (3/21/17)

Every few weeks our writers get together and answer a Disney related question.  Here is this week’s question and answers!

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Question of the Week: Trying to take nostalgia out of the picture, are you more drawn to the theme of a traditional castle park (like Disneyland and Magic Kingdom) or a park with a more original/less classic theme?

Andrew – I think both styles of parks have their positives and negatives. Castle Parks have a more whimsical feel and can integrate different types of architecture seamlessly because of that whimsy. I also think Castle Parks can flow from land to land easier. With that being said, I’m drawn to the less traditional parks. I’m always curious to discover if these truly follow their theme. For example, I like walking around California Adventure and figuring out what part of California they are mimicking. Epcot is also an innovative and ambitious idea that the Imagineers got right for many years. I enjoy exploring the different thematic ideas slightly more, but it’s a close call.

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Melissa – I would have to say yes, I am more drawn to the traditional castle park. While it’s hard for me to take nostalgia out of it, I still think it would be on top. For me I feel that it is the quintessential essence that is a Disney park. No matter how much I enjoy the themes and ideas of the non traditional parks, I’m always drawn back to the fantasy that emanates from and around the castle. I truly feel like a princess and I’ve entered my kingdom as soon as I enter through the gates!

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Leslie – Cheater answer. I am drawn to both for different reasons. The castle for me screams Disney and it screams home. It is the first thing I want to see when I arrive and the last thing I want to see when I leave.

When it comes to where I want to spend my time, I know I personally spend more time in the original parks. Epcot and Hollywood Studios are my parks of choice for theming and overall atmosphere. I can spend so much time simply enjoying the area let alone the attractions found there. This leaves me excited for once with Animal Kingdom now that Pandora is nearing completion.

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  1. I prefer a nature theme – like Animal Kingdom. Not a castle theme but it still has a theme and a sense of purpose going for it. It’s almost like going out in the wild but instead it’s a totally safe environment with rides and lots of food options.

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