Aaahhhh, the joy of a California Adventure disscussion.
Yes, we know you despise it's paltry attractions and themeing with all of your heart and from the bottom of your soul.
Yes, we know you feel like you're the only one on this board who loves it and are tired of the sour grapes that trash it.
I think it is time, however, that we all acknowledge that DCA is in the middle of a major identity crisis. Pieces of new themes (mostly movie-based) have been scattered admist the original California theme and have severely diluted it. Something must be done. A decision must be made.
The winds of change are blowing south of Disneyland, with words and whispers floating down from TDA and predictions of a new theme as soon as the end of the decade. So what should DCA become?
A shift in theme and concept. Change the name to something sun related. "Sunshine Kingdom" perhaps? That name doesn't entirely sit right with me but it will do as a place holder. With the main focus being on sunshine, the theme chages to, really, anything under the sun.
Beautiful places, sunny paradises and that kind of thing. This describes many of the "districts" of DCA (Paradise Pier, Grizzly Peak, Bountiful Valley Farm, etc.)
The whole point is a shift in concept from California-based to California-influenced. This leaves room for many other ideas and themes that don't neccesarily fit the park as it stands now (a bug's land, etc.)
Of course, the C A L I F O R N I A letters at the gate would have to be changed, and the most likely the Golden Gate Bridge as well. A much more attractive and complicated sun fountain/sculpture would have to be made to become the icon of the park. What about replacing the large mosiac with mountain sculptures? This way the forced perspective design with the sun in the background will still be effective, but not California-based.
Anyway, I'm going too much in to what I want to see. I'd love to know what your ideas are. Share them! Share them all!