With construction progressing in Paradise Pier and the transformation of Sunshine Plaza into Buena Vista Street lurking, DCA will soon become Disney's Construction Adventure. As we all know, this involves the creation of a temporary park entrance. Disney has been trying to think of a logical location for this entrance; first, considering the unused Stage 17 in HPB and then, planning on the cramped Golden State utility gate in between GCH and Soarin'.
Well, I have my own idea for a temporary entrance, that although may be a bit more costly, it will allow for better flow for guests.
The location would be west of the current entrance, east of the La Brea Cafe and north of Soarin'.
Here's a map of my idea (Note: when you hit the link, the map shows up misaligned, so zoom out and in to get the right placement.):
This new entrance would require the demolition of the wall and shrubbery in the current location. Also, the new entrance corridors will be lightly themed to reflect Condor Flats.
Guests in Line 1 and 2 will be directed to the western corridor while guests in Lines 3 and 4 will be directed to the eastern one. Both corridors lead into Condor Flats.
With the plan, the entrance would still be within the current security check with direct access from the esplanade. If the lines flow past the ticket booths, those booths might have to close just because it would cause cross-traffic.
It might still be a bit crowded but I feel it is better than the plan to use the Golden State utility gate. The Condor Flats theming shouldn't be very costly, unfortunately, it won't make for a very aesthetically pleasing entrance but it will only be for 6-8 months.
Also, I realize it would affect the outdoor Taste Pilots Grill seating area but I don't feel that that is a major loss.
So what do you think?
Won't work very well or is a better choice?
Once again, before you comment, I understand that demolishing the walls and adding the minimal theming required, will cost money as opposed to Disney just opening up a gate and putting turnstiles there. This whole idea was more about crowd control and keeping the current security checks more than a good looking entrance into a park that will be filled with construction walls anyway.