I'm currently trying to find it but there was a really good thread on here a while back that mentioned the difference in layout between Disneyland and DCA. Data did a nice line diagram that showed the paths of the two parks. The overall consensus was that it doesn't just seem longer to get from point A to point B in DCA, it actually takes longer. So, considering so much is being spent on the actual park, is there a plan to address this?
A wonderful example is trying to get from Paradise Pier to Pacific Wharf, or vice versa. They're what... 20 or 30ft apart (along with an elevation difference) but you need to go over 2 bridges to get from one to the other. What about Bugsland to Tower of Terror? Thats a fun walk all the way around. I know with Carsland a tunnel will likely be built but are there any actual plans on the table?
One that can't easily be corrected is the decision to link Grizzly Peak with the Winery. The Matterhorn is pretty good sized, but you can walk on either side of it. Grizzly is a good size, Winery adds to it... pretty soon you are walking well out of your way just to get from one side to the other. I don't know the actual layout of Grizzly and I doubt a tunnel is possible... but it's another example of a bad layout.
People will likely begin to refer to the Hub and Spoke layout of Disneyland. If I rememeber correctly the different lands initially did not have connecting paths. In order to enter a different land you had to backtrack and exit the land you were in. Eventually they figured "that's a long walk" and started connecting things. Again, not sure if it's true, just think it's interesting that no one who planned it thought about it. So... this isn't a "DCA was built on the cheap let's bash it" thread. I am wondering if there are any plans for additional paths that will make it easier to navigate DCA.