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Topic: LP Lotion: Magic Kingdom Update

Thu 11/15/2012 1:02p
This topic is for Discussion of LP Lotion: Magic Kingdom Update
Recent pictures from the Magic Kingdom including Christmas decor and the latest on New Fantasyland.
Thu 11/15/2012 3:28p
It's bizarre that WDW's Magic Kingdom still only decorates Main Street and the Hub/Castle for Christmas.

Disneyland goes all out in ALL the lands (except Tomorrowland for mysterious reasons), and decorates every land in theme-appropriate decor for Christmas. And that parkwide Christmas concept has spread to DCA too, decorating not just Buena Vista Street but also Cars Land, Bugs Land, Paradise Pier, and now Mad T Party.

What do they have against decorating the entire park at WDW???

And one other question... why the heck is there a model of a circa 1968 Turboliner train on the Christmas tree at the circa 1905 train station?

The 1960's decoration on the 1905 tree...

The inspiration for it???...
Thu 11/15/2012 3:30p
Also, do we like that they keep decorating it EXACTLY the same every year?

Tokyo Disney Resort changes its decorations and they are AMAZING. The Japanese do Christmas decorating so much better.

I think the WDW Xmas Department are either lazy or underpaid - you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.
Thu 11/15/2012 3:46p
Megara, I had wondered that too. The WDW decorations are the same and bare minimum required year after year.

But I wasn't going to mention it, as I thought I was already being quite critical in my first post. ;-)

There's a giant chasm of difference in the way WDW decorates their parks for Christmas compared to Disneyland and Tokyo Disneyland. Very odd how that works.
Thu 11/15/2012 4:40p
My theory about the decorations always being the same: I once heard that on any given day, the majority of people at the Magic Kingdom in FL are first-time visitors. The percentage I heard was huge. So that's why many thigs remain unchanged. They don't need to (new Fantasyland area aside). Parks in places like CA and Tokyo have many more repeat visitors day to day, so they have to change things more frequently and in a bigger way to keep people excited.
Thu 11/15/2012 4:53p
That can be an easy excuse to trot out to try and explain the lowered standards on display at WDW parks this time of year.

But it's not a good enough excuse.

That excuse basically states that people living east of the Rockies are less sophisticated and dumber, with lower standards for beauty and design, than their counterpart Disney fans on the West Coast or in Japan. That excuse just doesn't fly with me.
Dr Hans Reinhardt
Thu 11/15/2012 5:32p
"That excuse basically states that people living east of the Rockies are less sophisticated and dumber."

Well... :)

Or maybe they just don't care. Seriously, outside the handful obsessed with monitoring every minute detail most people probably just don't notice these kinds of things. Frankly I wouldn't know the difference between the decorations at any given Disney park from one year to the next and I'm a die-hard Disney park fan.
Thu 11/15/2012 7:01p
They've actually cut stuff the Lights of Winter at EPCOT and the Country Bear Christmas Show at MK.
Fri 11/16/2012 2:58a
Hans, there is a Christmas tree decoration that looks like a circa 1968 Penn Central Railroad Turboliner being displayed at a theme park train station circa 1905!!! Don't tell me that didn't leap right out at you as a major historical inaccuracy and that you aren't completely indignant about it!?!

I know there are Billions of people on this planet that are worried about their next meal and living to see tomorrow, but my God man, if you can't get worked up over inaccurate Christmas tree decorations in a corny theme park in a Florida swamp, why even bother getting up in the morning?!?

Oh, on second thought.... ;-)
Fri 11/16/2012 6:50a
I read "It's beging to Look... and I just had to finnishe by singing the song.
thanks for the Christmas updates, the mine train is looking big, I cant' wait til it is all finnised.

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