I think that’s the point though. All of these places that are being renovated just feel dated. Personally I’m a huge fan of them looking reminiscent of an old ice cream parlor rather than a 100% reproduction. If I wanted an authentic 1950’s ice cream parlor I’d go to a historical village like Greenfield Village in Detroit.My issue is that some of Disney's resorts (most) are meant to look like another time. This place was supposed to look like a '50s soda fountain where guests were being transported back to that time. New Disney is very clearly set in 2019. So locations are no longer themed to look like they are from the past and guests are being transported back to that time. They are being decorated to kind of, sort of look reminiscent of old design elements.
So it's kind of like a Denny's.
I go to Disney for the fantasy and erasure of the real world. I want something that’s clean, timeless, and doesn’t feel stuck in a certain time. The last time I was at the Beach Club the whole resort felt dated and aged. My friends and myself are all drawn to these newly refreshed areas. We like the modern twist as opposed to something that frankly felt like a Johnny Rockets the last time I was in.
Another unpopular opinion on here but everyone in my friend group absolutely loves the renovation to the Poly lobby. It’s the same situation here. Prior to it was dated, dark, and stuck in time. Now it’s open, fresh, modern and clean.
It really could be that I feel like most of these spaces were previously over-designed. And I really appreciate the minimalist approach they’re taking here. I don’t think I’m the only one in my demographic who feels this way either.