Disneys California Adventure 1.1 bililon$ refurbishment.

gypsy4 Profile Photogypsy4 Profile Photo
gypsy4
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/07
Broadway Legend
joined:
8/14/07
is anyone on here excited about the 1.1 billion$ make over Disney California Adventure is getting it should look cool when its all done.

Updated On: 11/3/07 at 05:10 PM
COOOOLkid
Broadway Legend
joined:8/15/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
8/15/05
re: DCA 1.1 bililon$ make over#2
Posted: 11/3/07 at 5:21pm
This isn't a Disney message board so I doubt many people would know that DCA stands for Disney's California Adventure.

Also, please use punctuation in correct places.
"Hey, you! You're the worst thing to happen to musical theatre since Andrew Lloyd Webber!" -Family Guy
gypsy4 Profile Photogypsy4 Profile Photo
gypsy4
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/07
Broadway Legend
joined:
8/14/07
re: DCA 1.1 bililon$ make over#2
Posted: 11/3/07 at 5:27pm
"and you don't need to tell me how to type".
n69n Profile Photon69n Profile Photo
n69n
Broadway Legend
joined:4/30/06
Broadway Legend
joined:
4/30/06
re: DCA 1.1 bililon$ make over#3
Posted: 11/3/07 at 6:47pm
i think this is the first time ive ever heard anyone talk about CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE in a positive way.
i want to make thngs that count
- George, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
Mamie Profile PhotoMamie Profile Photo
Mamie
Broadway Legend
joined:3/26/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
3/26/04
re: DCA 1.1 bililon$ make over#4
Posted: 11/3/07 at 7:33pm
I've never heard of this. Around here DCA is the airport code for Reagan National Airport. They put millions into enlarging and redesigning that place and your post made me think they were dumping even more $$$ there!
www.thebreastcancersite.com
A click for life.
mamie4 5/14/03
DG
Broadway Legend
joined:11/2/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
11/2/05
re: DCA 1.1 bililon$ make over#5
Posted: 11/3/07 at 7:38pm
Norn - we love DCA - we have from the beginning. It's been a little disheartening that to draw in the crowds, they've moved away from the original concept to basically become just an adjunct to Disneyland.

The only Disney t-shirt that I've actually agreed to pay the high price for was one celebrating 'Soarin' Over California' - one of my favorite rides. And we LOVE 'Screamin', the rollercoaster.
gypsy4 Profile Photogypsy4 Profile Photo
gypsy4
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/07
Broadway Legend
joined:
8/14/07
re: DCA 1.1 bililon$ make over#6
Posted: 11/3/07 at 8:22pm
here is what the are refurbishing
the parks entrance, they are getting rid of all the golden gate
stuff and replacing it with a 1920s HollyWood L.A look and there is going to be a replica of the carthay theatre wer snow white premired.
They are geting rid of the golden dreams theatre and replacing it with a little mermaid ride.they will also be adding a nighttime spectacular show that is sort of like fantasmic it's called Disneys world of color. The Grand California Hotel will be rceiving an additonal 250 rooms many new resturants will be
added the maholand madness roler coaster will be rethemed.The
sun on the ferris wheel will be replaced by mickeys face.Disney will allso be getting rid of the maliboomer.A new land will allso be added its called Cars land It will be 12 acres
and a new ride which will be called Toy story Mania will open
this summer.the audience area for the night time spectacular will be able to hold 9,000 people.disney has estimated this to
be 1.1 billion Dollars and should be finished by 2011.A place in
the park will open this summer the atraction show art and model designs of the new atractions and park design.



best12bars Profile Photobest12bars Profile Photo
best12bars
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
6/29/05
re: DCA 1.1 bililon$ make over#7
Posted: 11/3/07 at 8:30pm
Good god.

I think they're actually making it worse.

They're going from "California Adventure" in... CALIFORNIA... which is like having a fake sunset right next to a real one...

...to Disneyland II, The Extension Across the Parking Lot.

Their original plan was to make this another Epcot, but on the West Coast. Such a shame they didn't.
"Jaws is the Citizen Kane of movies."
blocked: logan2, Diamonds3, Hamilton22
gypsy4 Profile Photogypsy4 Profile Photo
gypsy4
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/07
Broadway Legend
joined:
8/14/07
re: DCA 1.1 bililon$ make over#8
Posted: 11/3/07 at 8:37pm
they feel that there is not enough walt Disney in the park.the entrance is supposed to be like Main Street USA.
best12bars Profile Photobest12bars Profile Photo
best12bars
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
6/29/05
re: DCA 1.1 bililon$ make over#9
Posted: 11/3/07 at 8:40pm
I just think they're turning it into the bastard stepchild of Disneyland, instead of giving it its own "theme."

It will now have more of an identity crisis than ever.

They should change its name to "Disney's California Confusion."

...with the slogan: "We don't know what we are, but come have fun anyway!"
"Jaws is the Citizen Kane of movies."
blocked: logan2, Diamonds3, Hamilton22
Updated On: 11/3/07 at 08:40 PM
gypsy4 Profile Photogypsy4 Profile Photo
gypsy4
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/07
Broadway Legend
joined:
8/14/07
re: DCA 1.1 bililon$ make over#10
Posted: 11/3/07 at 8:46pm
well at least they are not adding a castle.but it should be seperate from disneyland. like all the other parks at WDW they
don't all represent the Magic Kingdom
FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
Broadway Legend
joined:
7/22/03
re: DCA 1.1 bililon$ make over#11
Posted: 11/3/07 at 8:54pm
But there already is a Main Street USA, right across the way.

I'm glad I saw it when I did.
Can you hear me now? Twitter: @NamoInExile
DG
Broadway Legend
joined:11/2/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
11/2/05
re: DCA 1.1 bililon$ make over#12
Posted: 11/3/07 at 9:25pm
I just honestly almost threw up.
smartpenguin78 Profile Photosmartpenguin78 Profile Photo
smartpenguin78
Broadway Legend
joined:4/5/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
4/5/05
re: DCA 1.1 bililon$ make over#13
Posted: 11/3/07 at 9:45pm
I liked the park when I went this summer (mostly because it was not very crowded, which I am sure is not a positive for Disney) but these changes sound deplorable.
I stand corrected, you are as vapid as they say.
best12bars Profile Photobest12bars Profile Photo
best12bars
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
6/29/05
re: DCA 1.1 bililon$ make over#14
Posted: 11/4/07 at 8:04am
They're spending over a billion dollars only to give us MORE of what's wrong with it already.
"Jaws is the Citizen Kane of movies."
blocked: logan2, Diamonds3, Hamilton22
DG
Broadway Legend
joined:11/2/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
11/2/05
re: DCA 1.1 bililon$ make over#15
Posted: 11/4/07 at 8:18am
Gypsy - where are you getting this info from?
gypsy4 Profile Photogypsy4 Profile Photo
gypsy4
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/07
Broadway Legend
joined:
8/14/07
re: DCA 1.1 bililon$ make over#16
Posted: 11/4/07 at 11:21am
heres a link
LaughingPlace.com/News-ID10027880.asp
Updated On: 11/4/07 at 11:21 AM
erikaamato
Broadway Legend
joined:8/12/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
8/12/04
re: DCA 1.1 bililon$ make over#17
Posted: 11/4/07 at 11:29am
I love DCA, and the changes (which I'd already heard about) sound horrible. I love the Sun Wheel!!!! As a SUN WHEEL, not a "Mickey Wheel." *sigh*

And DG, Jeff and I also love Soarin' and CA Screamin'. Awesome rides)

It was so nice to be able to go to a park WITHOUT tons of kiddie crap. Now I have to stare at Mickey's face? No Golden Gate Bridge? And they're getting rid of the giant letters, too, by the way. There will be no "California" at the entrance. So, what's the theme, exactly? Just as other have said, "Disneyland Lite."

Grrrrrrrrrr.
Brave Sir Robin2 Profile PhotoBrave Sir Robin2 Profile Photo
Brave Sir Robin2
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/07
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/20/07
re: DCA 1.1 bililon$ make over#18
Posted: 11/4/07 at 11:31am
^You never posted the link.

Here's an easier to read rundown:
FRONT AREA:
-New entrance plaza to have Carthay Circle Theatre, showing a film about Walt Disney.

HOLLYWOOD:
-Mickey's Philharmagic replaces MuppetVision 3D.
-Hyperion Theatre to remodel side wait lines.
-Tower of Terror to remove some walls to add an entrance to...

CARS LAND
-A new 12-acre land new rides include a ride based on Test Track from Epcot, a ride with moving tires, and another ride. Not sure about A BUG'S LAND, but I hope it goes.

GOLDEN STATE
-New dining and shopping oppurtunities.
-Removal of Golden Dreams.

PARADISE PIER
-New Victorian seaside pier theme.
-New Little Mermaid ride using the OmniMover technology from the Haunted Mansion.
-Removal of Maliboomer and Orange Stinger.
-Re-theming of Mullholland Madness to Goofy's Flying School.
-Removal of Mickey ears from California Screamin'.
-Addition of other Mickey ears to Sun Wheel; to be named Mickey's Fun Wheel.
-New non-firework nightime spectacular for lagoon called "Disney's Wonderful World Of Color." A 9,000 seat area for the water show.

And of course, always more to come.
"I saw Pavarotti play Rodolfo on stage and with his girth I thought he was about to eat the whole table at the Cafe Momus." - Dollypop
erikaamato
Broadway Legend
joined:8/12/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
8/12/04
re: DCA 1.1 bililon$ make over#19
Posted: 11/4/07 at 11:33am
Again, I say, "Blech."
Brave Sir Robin2 Profile PhotoBrave Sir Robin2 Profile Photo
Brave Sir Robin2
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/07
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/20/07
re: DCA 1.1 bililon$ make over#20
Posted: 11/4/07 at 11:33am
They're getting rido of the letters? Dammit! I really wish they can keep a California theme while playing Mickey's Philharmagic and a Little Mermaid ride. But then again, how is A BUG'S LAND Californian?
"I saw Pavarotti play Rodolfo on stage and with his girth I thought he was about to eat the whole table at the Cafe Momus." - Dollypop
FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
Broadway Legend
joined:
7/22/03
re: DCA 1.1 bililon$ make over#21
Posted: 11/4/07 at 11:38am
I think part of the semi-awesomeness of California Adventure was the very fact that it was like a painting of a sunset right next to the real sunset. It was so post-modern. It was almost making a commentary on itself, and theme parks in general.

Clearly they're on their way to dropping California from the thing completely. A Victorian era pier? I'm really glad I got my photos of the Sun Wheel, which was really beautiful in that incarnation.
Can you hear me now? Twitter: @NamoInExile
DG
Broadway Legend
joined:11/2/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
11/2/05
re: DCA 1.1 bililon$ make over#22
Posted: 11/4/07 at 12:16pm
"how is A BUG'S LAND Californian?"

The original concept, when the park first opened, was that this area showcased the California agriculture industry. They still have a little of the gardens, but most of the educational aspect has been stripped away (it was actually one of the first things in the park to be abandoned.)

As for the ride part of 'Bug's Land', it was one of two areas specifically geared toward small children. It's also where some of the greatest 'Imagineering' took place.
TheatreDiva90016 Profile PhotoTheatreDiva90016 Profile Photo
TheatreDiva90016
Broadway Legend
joined:4/10/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
4/10/04
re: DCA 1.1 bililon$ make over#23
Posted: 11/4/07 at 1:27pm
What makes me the most upset about all of this is the fact they they can't get this park right and they STILL plan on building a third park in the area, AND in the process are throwing around all sorts of lawsuits about keeping out low cost housing in the area.
"TheatreDiva90016 - another good reason to frequent these boards less."<<>> I hesitate to give this line of discussion the validation it so desperately craves by perpetuating it, but the light from logic is getting further and further away with your every successive post. <<>> -whatever2
JustChillin8908
Broadway Legend
joined:1/31/06
Broadway Legend
joined:
1/31/06
re: DCA 1.1 bililon$ make over#24
Posted: 11/4/07 at 10:30pm
"-Removal of Mickey ears from California Screamin'."

What's the point of removing the ears from California Screamin'?