There has been some discussion on the DCA project tracker about this. Since this isn't a DCA project I think it needs its own thread, here it is:
Discovery Bay was Tony Baxter led project designed to go on the backside of the rivers of america up behind thunder mountain. It is basically a land placed during the steam era of the industrial revolution and can best be described as a sort of Jules Verne Frontierland.
And here is some concept art from Disney and More:
The concept was shelved for disneyland but some of the ideas in Baxter's concept art migrated to Tim Delaney's Discoveryland attractions at DLP.
So the question I am asking is this? If disney was to add DB would you care if it was in DCA? Would the chinatown setting tie into the California Adventure 'theme'? Would imagineering need to rename the project to something like "Eureka" to better suite the Golden State setting? Or could it only be done right if it was done in Disneyland?
Personally I think it could only work in Disneyland. Disneyland has the mature vegetation to give the land a sense of age and permanence. Disneyland has the space back behind BTMRR and the aesthetic transition between Frontierland and DB would not be as jarring as say DB to carsland.
Your Thoughts Please?