I found this piece of concept art: http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7oizlJN641r9q4gno1_500.png
It can be seen in the 'Brief History of Oswald' trailer for EM2. What's odd is that this scene NEVER APPEARS IN THE GAME. Let's whittle it down:
Could it be Mean Street? No, because there are too many green plants around.
Therefore, one may assume that it is Ventureland. But no, because it is too bright, and Ventureland looks nothing like that at all.
It's clearly not Bog Easy or OsTown either. That doesn't even need mentioning.
So again, we can assume that the game was cut. I can't deny it. But this screenshot, I feel, warrants deeper inspection.
I have a theory. We all know that Wasteland is a decrepit version of Disneyland Park. In EM2, you were originally going to be able to visit the Wasteland version of California Adventure, the other CA Disney park. Of course, it was planned for the first game, as an area called WasteCot, as DCA's original name was WestCot, ie the Western version of the Epcot park in Disney World. You probably think I'm mad, but let's look at this a bit:
- The area greatly resembles Buena Vista Street, the opening area of DCA. Note the tram tracks on the floor to the left, which bear a striking resemblance to the Red Car trams you can ride there.
- Buena Vista Street has lots of green plants and palm trees, so that would explain their presence in the picture.
- Look where Oswald sitting. He is sat on a pile of suitcases, near the tramtracks. In DCA, there is a statue of Mickey standing on suitcases, near the tramtracks. It can be seen here: http://www.originald.com/matt/updates/2012-09-12/DCA/Large/IMG_0251.jpg
Here's a slightly more comprehensive image of the real scene I'm talking about: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/disney-358752-street-walt.html