I've heard that argument. To be honest, the original "whole" (that I remember) felt far more piecemeal than it does today. Inspirational/aspirational-wise, I can't say that the three substantial gains in my previous post would be any less...In fact, on the contrary, seeing as they all induce multiple sensory perceptions to get their main points across which, I believe, were generally lacking in what they replaced.You're allowed to have your opinion.
If you'll indulge the counter argument. EPCOT Center was inspirational and aspirational. The whole was greater than the sum of its parts and those parts were stripped down with piecemeal changes that diluted that greater theme.
I haven't had such an experience of a true world's fair...But I'm not sure if noticing the gain or lack of a Kodak sponsorship (or whoever) splashed across a short stand-up panovision movie of Canada would really change anything for me. I don't have any gripes about the old-versus-newer World Showcase...It still feels the same to me as it always did.Ever been to a world's fair? I was at 3 before I went to Epcot (had been to the MK several times before Epcot opened) and Epcot was an ongoing world's fair with the best the world, and corporate sponsorship, could exhibit. It was magical. The 90's were good from what I hear, I didn't get back to Epcot til 2000 and it was a shell of what I knew from the start.