I'm thinking near the Tijuana border on the US side.
From 11/9 update
Park fans may want to take in the sight of that gaudy purple marquee out on Harbor Blvd. soon. While it certainly doesn’t have the charm and mod cachet that the original versions of the Disneyland sign had back in the 20th century, it’s the last vestige of the original layout of the park when thousands of arriving cars streamed off the Santa Ana Freeway every morning and drove directly into the Disneyland parking lot off of Harbor Blvd. With the DCA expansion taking out the last of the surface parking back in ’09, that marquee no longer serves a purpose and only confuses tourists who think that still must be the park entrance.
Now that they’ve plopped a hulking electronic traffic sign out there surrounded by a sea of orange cones and tacky signs and staffed it with glum parking attendants in ugly safety vests waving off confused tourists, it certainly drains the intersection of any glamour or sense of place that it was once supposed to have. That marquee will be torn down after the holidays and replaced with non-descript landscaping, and the last gasp of Disneyland’s traditional automotive welcome on Harbor Blvd. will come to a whimpering end.
The letters are just so god-awful ugly, they can put them anywhere just as long as its off Disney property.
haha, so much hate for the letters?
I'm actually a fan of them as pretty much the only part of the origional entrance that works.
Alot of the entrance areas to the DLR are kinda bland in my opinion so it'd be nice to see something decorate at elast a few off corners.
That street corner is a good canidate as is a few areas around the parking garage and whatnot. If they want to recycle a few elements I think they could do a great job with it.
They also created traffic problems at the entrance for the park as people try to get their pictures taken in front of their fav letter.
Another reason I hate the letters is because they are just cement, its such a dry, hot, ugly way to welcome you into a theme park. Im so glad they are leaving, GOOD RIDDANCE!
Here's a good spot for the letters!
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I vote John Wayne Airport.
I vote the beach, either newport or somewhere between Santa Monica and Malibu. Heck maybe they could be moved to the Santa Monica Pier.
How about along the Mickey and Friends Tram Route? Like the grassy area where the Halloween Goofy display is?
Seems like DCA's turnstyles were comparatively bland but that the letters made up for it. I almost suspect the letters were once supposed to be part of the entrance gates then pushed back when they realized that people would want to photo with them.
I've never really seen any traffic problems with them unless this is a recent thing now that the park is more popular?
As far as the cement goes, I thought they were pretty smart building the letters that way as it makes them durable in cases were guests climb all over them, I can't really say that they're dry or bland sicne they always have the color facing out from them. Only time I've viewed them as bland is when I see them from behind.
As for the California Letters, I think they'd do well off to the side on the walkways approaching DCA, like that street corner they're supposed to be altering or some other corner facing the hotels or something. I think they could find a nice scenic place to set them up that could keep the area nice and interesting.
I really find most of the entry arches to the resort kinda boring, wish we got more fountains and decorative stuff like Hong Kong seems to have.
speaking of fountains i really really REALLY hope that the next thing on the chopping block is the ugly orange fountain at the entrance of DTD. That ugly mall fountain needs to go and replaced with a true Disney property fountain similar to the ones found at the asian resorts