One of the bigger complaints about early DCA that I've heard is that it is a relatively small park owing to its location on the former Disneyland 100-acre parking lot. Now if a third park would ever be constructed at the Disneyland resort, where should it be built to avoid that particular criticism? My idea is radical, and most likely impossible, but I think it would ensure that any future park (not a small, exclusive boutique park) would have plenty of room for an efficient layout with plenty of attractions.
My idea is this: Take over the entire Anaheim Convention Center property, including all the hotels and the few blocks of housing at from West St. along Orangewood Ave. to Eugene St. In essence, this is all the land inside the borders of Harbor Blvd., West St. and Orangewood Ave. In this plan, the stretch of Katella Ave. that goes between the backside of DCA and the convention center would be buried in a new tunnel beneath the new facility.
In order to connect the new park with the existing Disneyland Resort Complex there are several options. The monorail could be expanded to the new park's entrance plaza (possibly above the Katella tunnel), or a new peoplemover-style transport could be built around the resort, taking you to the existing hotels, the two existing parks, the parking areas and the new third park. Of course you'd need new parking areas to handle the increased capacity that a new park would bring, but where to build it? How about underground under the new park?
I know this is impossible and it would never happen, but I think that this is the only way that a third gate would even be feasible in the crowded Anaheim area? What do you think? Would anywhere else in Anaheim work for a third gate that's not a tiny, expensive, exclusive park? Let me know what you think!