Today, at JimHillMedia.com, they are "replaying" the article that was originally posted here at MousePlanet a couple of years ago.
California Misadventure: Part 3 - JimHillMedia.com/MousePlanet.comImagine if there was an announcement in your local paper that a major company intended to build a world class restaurant, right in your home town. Their plans called for the restaurant to be housed in an elegant building surrounded by beautiful gardens. Inside, they'd serve delicious food while live bands performed.
Wouldn't you be excited if you heard that a place like that was coming to your town?
Conversely, wouldn't you be disappointed if you were to learn that -- after years of hype -- the same company had decided not to construct the elegant restaurant, but were opting instead to build a McDonalds on that site?
One might argue that a restaurant is a restaurant. Food is food. It doesn't much matter if an elegant restaurant is replaced by a fast food place. You still have somewhere to eat.
This is why Disneyana buffs are so upset. In their minds, they were promised the beautiful restaurant (Westcot) but ended up with McDonald's (DCA).