Just sad to me. Was the old sign too scary for kids? Like seriously, seems like a major visual downgrade. It also sort of blends in and makes the shop harder to find. Just not a fan of the sign redesign.
Looks more.. I don’t know.. progressive? Not the right word but it’s what Disney seems to be going for lately. More not in your face kind of changes. I also prefer the old sign but that’s just me being nostalgic I guess.Just sad to me. Was the old sign too scary for kids? Like seriously, seems like a major visual downgrade. It also sort of blends in and makes the shop harder to find. Just not a fan of the sign redesign.
Agree completely. Basically all the new/refurbed stuff looks generic and not very "Disney"...at least not the Disney I grew up with. The Wilderness Lodge room refurb, the new tower at CS, the CB lobby, almost everything at Disney Springs...even Riviera. They all just seem so uninspiring to me. I don't like this trend. And it's not just Disney. Pretty much every chain of restaurant, store, etc is going to that "nice, but meh" look. Nothing feels unique any more. Which is whatever for every other company. But I expect more from Disney.From whimsical to .....generic.
Not a trend i like to see, especially at a place like WDW.
The 'fun' has seemingly been slowly sucked out of several things looking even remotely unique, playful, or creatively fun around property over the last few years.
Are we becoming such a boring, jaded society now that Disney feels a need to 'generalize' and 'homogenize' things to appeal to today's Guests who visit?
It's almost as if creativity is looked down upon today as a 'negative' instead of the 'positive' thing that used to be exploited.
Some examples i can think of off the top of my head....
The Disney 'EarPort' shops at MCO.
Once whimsical and fun, now kinda meh...
World of Disney at Disney Springs.
Once unique and playful, now looks like a generic wood grain hotel lobby.
Disney Springs as a whole entity now.
Used to be unique with fun elements / decor, now it's pretty much like any other fancy outdoor shopping center in the warm States....but with 'water elements'.
All Star Resorts room refurbs / redesigns.
Once again, fun and playful room decor before....now utterly indistingushable inside from any other generic motel room across the country.
It was cute and whimsical...even fun...and yes, it did make you want to poke your head in out of curiosity... All of the "Disney Style" whimsy continues to be stripped from Disney Springs and all of the Hotels... What will WDW look like in 20 years? I guess a lot like any other mall and chain hotels... The "Disney Difference" and "Special" seem to be out of fashion right now which is so sad.
Unfortunately we won't see a real change for a long time, at least I think. It was kinda cool at first to see modern stuff, but I really think "Disney" Springs should just be renamed to The Springs at this point. There's barely any presence of Disney for most of it, except for like the marketplace area and the World of Disney.
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