I was thinking about different "Disney" touches that could be added to Disney's California Adventure to bring a sense of class to the park. I think Buena Vista Street, Hollywoodland and the new atmosphere to Paradise Pier is solid step in that direction, but I think there can be more. Especially at "A Bug's Land".
First of all, I would change the name of the area from "A Bug's Land" to something that represents California farming. Possibly "Bountiful Valley Farm", but I feel that there could be a better name... I would push the "A Bug's Land" sign back to where the "Flik's Fun Fair" sign currently sits. If the bug fair theme needs to be pushed, then there can be fair posters inside the Cowboy Crunchie's box to boost that story.
Current "A Bug's Land" sign as you enter the farming area
Current "Flik's Fun Fair" sign in the back of farming area
Now that we have a flat, farming area as our backdrop, I thought it would be visually pleasing as well as a clever Disney throwback. I would want the rickety, old mill from the Disney short "The Old Mill" to stand to the right of the "Bug's Land" entrance.
I know this was and has been created at a ferris wheel type ride, but I think it would work best as a visual or maybe a short walk-through.
From the Disney Silly Symphony "The Old Mill"
"Old Mill" miniature on Storybookland Canal Boat
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMwa3ZwTwyA"]YouTube- The Old Mill[/ame]
So what do you think? Does Disney's California Adventure need more visually appealing and, more importantly, classic Disney throwbacks.