There are many ways in which America can be represented symbolically, and Lucinda’s blog expresses how the Disney Logo can showcase the vast and diverse country into a microcosm, with also Disneyland itself incorporating American Culture and values within its theme parks. The blog delves into how Disneyland is a product, and ‘a multinational mass media corporation.’ A place where dreams come true and having visited Disneyland Florida myself, I mainly share the same perspective as Lucinda, seeing it as a place of nostalgia, a birthplace and celebration of childhood memories and a chance to feel like opportunity and adventure awaits around every corner of the park. However, I feel like the blog doesn’t touch on some American values and Ideologies that Disney and Walt, its creator, has incorporated in the product over the years, for example American Exceptionalism, the idea that America is superior and is a land of opportunity. This would make sense as Walt was politically active during his lifetime and the park is impressively visual and stunning to the eye, boasting visual American culture all over the attraction. In addition to this, my visit to the Florida park made me feel like Disneyland wanted to incorporate the ideology of the ‘Nuclear Family’ with hordes of American families cramming into the attraction every single day, basking in the sunshine, proudly taking in what the country has produced, and taking in the opportunities that the park offers. A highly family oriented day. However, the way the blog paints how Disney reflects America is accurate and highly interesting. The mention of other Disneyland theme parks being created around the world such as Paris and Hong Kong is a crucial point to include, as it reflects how much of an influence America is to other countries, and exemplifies Disneyland as a globalized hot spot.
 lucinda851, ‘The Disney Logo as an American Icon’ published February 10th 2014
Accessed 23rd February 2017