Hi everyone. My post is all about the title "Am I The ONLY Person That LIKES Disney's California Adventure??? And I'm looking for an answer to that question.
I moved to the LA area this past Spring and purchased an Annual Pass and I'm 31. I have visited Disneyland Park dozens of times before Disney's California Adventure opened and before I moved here. I have a special place in my heart for Disneyland, its like visiting the Mecca of the Disney World, it is where it all began and I love it. But, since I have moved here and have had the priviledge of having an Annual Pass, I feel the need to say, I LIKE DISNEY'S CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE!
In addition, Im really getting tired of hearing how BAD it is. Yes, I realize and understand that it has been a large miscalculation by the TDA and its former self. And, YES, I realize that the 'numbers' are bad every day, every weekend and every year. But you know what? I don't care.
I really enjoy that park. It reminds me a lot of EPCOT and of course Disney (MGM) Studios. I like Tower of Tower and the differences it has from the one in Florida. I like the "Golden State" area. Grizzle River Rapids is a wonderful raft ride, probably the BEST I have ever ridden and I have been to many parks across the continent. The movie Golden Dreams is amazing. The could not have chosen a more perfect host for that film than Woopi Goldberg. I am a single white man and I must say that that film really opened my eyes to many things. That 'white' men didnt create or build the state and that 'equality' comes in many different colors, creeds and beliefs. I wish many many more people would take the few minutes to see that film. It is well done and has a very powerful message. I'm a big man, with friends and family and I'm not afraid to say that the first time I saw it, it moved me to tears. It is a MUST see. And, when I look across the lake to the Paradise Pier area, I don't see many people on the rides or walking around but you know, it is a beautiful site, that is hard to find in the Los Angeles area. I know the California Screamin' is closed and that the park is REALLY struggling. But, I wish more people would go, enjoy the attractions, enjoy the lack of people (its a wonderful feeling to walk down an empty corridor and just relax and take my time, enjoying the sites), and take it in for what it is worth. I didn't even mention "Soarin'" which is an amazing attraction in itself. And, each time I go on it, people are verbally amazed at its size, ability and visual intensity. Also, if you havent been this summer because you dont like the park it didnt think it was worth you time...check out the Block Party Bash, it really does perk you up and makes you feel good.
Ok, so most of you will think I'm crazy and that is understandable and fine, I respect your feelings. But, PLEASE enjoy it for what it is. It has potential and its a great way to relax and beat the MASSIVE 50th crowds at Disneyland.
Ok, please leave your comments. I hope I have opened some folks minds to walking across the esplanade and giving it another chance.
P.S. I don't care if Monster's is going to be a silly childs dark ride, I CAN"T WAIT! (And, I thought that is what makes Disney great, making us ALL feel like kids again.)
I really hope I'm not the ONLY person who likes the park as it is...but I'm ready to be the only won and NOT be ashamed.