So I've been reading the DCA Tracker thread and some of the comments about Walt Disney not approving of the 'idea of' Paradise Pier(Ferris Wheel, Carnny games, etc). It made me think: When Walt built Disneyland, nothing like it existed. These days theme parks are common place in vacation planning, and Disneyland is part of public concious whether or not the individual has actually stepped foot on property.
Basically, a lot has changed in the theme park world since then. We now have SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, Universal. So to me it actually makes since for Disney to pull the rug out from everyone and go back to the basics that intially gave Walt the inspiration to create the theme park. And reinvent what may not conceivably work to those that don't normally picture Ferris Wheels and carrny games when they think of Disney.
I see it as in the same vein of Disney Studios calling Disneyland 'Walt's Folly' but since it was done right, the audience caught on and continued to come back to see Walt's Folly again and again and that opened the Studio's eyes, making believers out of them.
Now, I will agree the original execution of DCA was very sub-par when placed within stones throw of Disneyland proper. And in the original carnation, there wan't much to base my(this topic's) argument on. And now with the changes and upgrades being made, and the time, sweat, money and man power being invested into improving not only the image but overall quality of DCA, I think Walt would approve of the idea of Paradise Pier. Only he would've done it right the first time....