Which state is the most aggressively and self-consciously themed, Texas or Florida?
My youngest, when we visited Florida two years ago, observed that everything in Florida seemed to be Florida-themed, in other words, there were constant reminders everywhere that you were in FLORIDA, as if you might forget while you were there. She also said, on an earlier visit to Texas, that the problem with Texas was all the Texans. There's something about being someplace where the people seem compelled to remind you, almost constantly, that that is where you are.
I hadn't even made it to the baggage claim tonight after landing when I saw a souvenir shop called "LONE STAR". Nice strong start. They lost theme points almost immediately, however, by having an Au Bon Pain right next to it. Plus I haven't heard any gunfire or shouts of "WOOOO HOOOO" or "YEEE HAWWW" in the past couple hours.
I say Florida wins this round.