Disney Must Cease Homogenizing Its Parks

With bulletins lately about new sights and lands coming to varied Disney Parks around the globe, questions have arisen relating to the evident homogenization of them, significantly the concept Disneyland and Walt Disney World have gotten increasingly like one another, and extra just like the parks in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Paris. The workforce on the DIS Unplugged has additionally mentioned this matter at occasions, forcing everybody listening and watching to reckon with the idea of park homogenization for themselves.

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Disney has been releasing increasingly particulars concerning the extremely anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge lands coming to Disneyland Park in Anaheim and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, however it seems that the land goes to be precisely the identical in each parks. It could be completely acceptable for the land to be principally the identical on each coasts, however there ought to be some variations — one attraction that isn’t the identical, or eating areas providing completely different selections. One of the best concept could be for Disney to make two lands themed round completely different areas within the Star Wars galaxy in order that they provide fully completely different experiences, however it’s clear that won’t be occurring due to the expense of designing one land and the great value the corporate would have needed to undertake to be able to concurrently make two lands which might be related in idea however completely different in execution.


The Ratatouille attraction at Disneyland Paris that has been closely praised for its theming, revolutionary use of latest expertise, and general experience expertise has additionally been introduced to be going into the France pavilion at Epcot within the close to future. The problem with the introduction of this experience to Epcot isn’t the experience itself, however slightly the truth that it’s being introduced right here from Paris to be able to give American guests one thing new with out really having to go about making one thing that has not been seen earlier than. In an analogous approach, the Tron coaster being put in in Tomorrowland is a replica of the one in Shanghai and appears to be the very same expertise for visitors. These two rides are very talked-about of their dwelling theme parks abroad, so Disney is banking on the sights sustaining their ranges of recognition with the American viewers; these sights are most likely a whole lot of enjoyable to experience, however the level is that Disney has refused to innovate in its theme parks as a lot because it has been capable of for the final a number of years due to the concentrate on cost-cutting.

Critics will say that it is vital for folks to have the ability to expertise sights at home parks that originated abroad as a result of many individuals merely won’t ever have the ability to afford a visit to Europe or Asia to have the ability to experience the originals. The identical folks, I’d argue, are usually not prone to assist an entire overhaul of Disneyland to switch Pinocchio’s Daring Journey and Snow White’s Scary Adventures with Mickey’s PhilharMagic in order that individuals who go to both park can have the identical expertise. It is for that reason that sure sights ought to be left the place they’re and never duplicated all around the world.

Now, this isn’t to say that a common experience or present in a single park ought to by no means be added to a different park, simply that it ought to occur much less steadily in order that the main target might be on innovating and creating distinctive experiences in any respect parks for folks around the globe to take pleasure in. As an example, the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise has grow to be a giant hit and is getting into the parks in numerous methods. At Disney California Journey, the previous Tower of Terror has been changed by Guardians of the Galaxy–Mission: BREAKOUT! in an elevator-type experience for which its predecessor turned well-known. At Epcot, nonetheless, the previous Universe of Vitality with Ellen’s Vitality Journey is being become a Guardians curler coaster. This new experience could have the identical characters and themes because the attraction in Anaheim, however the expertise shall be completely completely different. It is a prime instance of how Disney can develop its mental properties to many parks however do it in a approach that creates new magic at each flip with sights that aren’t actual replicas of common rides in different parks.


Disney’s first objective as a enterprise entity is to maximise revenue, and it feels as if reducing prices to construct new sights by copying current ones is one of the simplest ways to try this; nonetheless, it’s potential that if the parks are completely different sufficient whereas nonetheless all sustaining the identical stage of magical Disney ambiance, folks will save as much as go to completely different parks to have the ability to expertise different sights, thus giving extra money to the company consequently. Disney mustn’t proceed to homogenize its parks, lest it lead to just about the identical expertise for visitors on both coast or anyplace around the globe.

A part of what makes the Disney Parks so particular is that they every have their very own attraction, issues that set them aside from the remainder of the parks. If each park has the identical rides and the identical lands, it might spell catastrophe for household leisure as we all know it. Disney has proven that it could possibly create a number of sights based mostly on the identical theme, and the Imagineers ought to be left alone to create no matter they need to be able to maximize new and thrilling experiences for all folks visiting parks on each coasts and a number of other continents.

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