By now, almost every Disney geek out there has heard about the beautiful Court of Angels becoming a holding area for patrons of Disneyland's expensive Club 33. In the past, when Imagineers created these spaces for public usage as part of layering on theme elements, artist and legend Herb Ryman delivered an absolutely stunning pieces to sell the concept. Now, its just in the process of becoming available only to those guests in the upper echelon of tax brackets and social connections. Pretty appalling.
For more discussion of the Disneyland of old and Imagineering's heyday, go to the discussion boards of WDWMagic and look for the thread started by former Imagineer Eddie Sotto. Fascinating stuff.
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