Sun 8/19/2007 7:52p
|This topic is for Discussion of: 8/19/07 The Partners Statue...a clarification|
Sun 8/19/2007 7:52p
|I cannot bash a person for their own feelings for something at the parks, but i just wanted to say my feelings about the statue. I like the statue, i think its great. I look at it as if it goes with theme of what main street is suppose to be, which is an interpretation of childhood home of Marceline, and in these small towns you will find in the middle of town down main street is a statue of the founding father of said town. yeah the statue may not be the best, but i look at what i think it is suppose to represent. thank you.|
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Sun 8/19/2007 8:07p
|Hmm. I find it kind of hard to believe that one could actually dislike the statue but here are my thoughts. I really like the statue because of the simple connection between Mickey and Walt, without either of them Disneyland probably wouldn't exist or it would be very different. Perhaps my real love for the statue comes from my love of Mickey. I also see it as a sort of welcoming from both Walt and Mickey. |
Sun 8/19/2007 8:57p
|You don't like the partners statue?!?!?! I LOVE it!!!!!|
Mon 8/20/2007 12:43a
|I love it and have a replica of it on top of my curio cabinet that is filled with Disney collectibles.|
Mon 8/20/2007 1:19a
|I always thought it should have been Walt with his girls...not Mickey. After all he made the park for them.|
Mon 8/20/2007 3:52a
|"Never forget, this all started with a mouse!"|
In my mind, nothing could be more appropriate then that statue. I always saw it as Walt showing Mickey what it all became, what they, together, had created. It has humor and a message. What more could anybody want. The location is perfect and the fact that a flower garden has been displaced because of it is not even mentionable when you consider how many flowers there are around it and near it.
It is perfect as is Roy's in the front. A wonderful tribute to both of them. Without the two of them we would all be going to 6 flags for vacation. Ewwww!
Mon 8/20/2007 6:49a
|I don't doubt that most people love the statue. But here's a question I'd like an answer to (and it's probably unanswerable)...why didn't Roy erect a statue to Walt at Disney World? It certainly must have been discussed.|
My reason for asking isn't to suggest that the fact that Roy didn't include a statue means that having a statue is wrong...I'd just be curious to hear what his logic was.
Mon 8/20/2007 8:17a
|<<I always thought it should have been Walt with his girls>>|
That would be more sentimental, but it would be less marketable.
I like the statue. It never appeared "stiff" to me, and the choice of Mickey, well, he has had so many different looks. On the statue he looks fine to me as well.
Mon 8/20/2007 8:21a
|I would think for Roy, having the whole project renamed Walt Disney World was tribute enough at the time. Besides, Roy only lived a couple of months after the WDW opening. |