Wow, Brilliantly putThe problem is that people in California know those icons... but the vast majority of those icons are completely irrelevant to anyone from outside of the state. We recognize the Golden Gate bridge and big sequoias and a few others, but that's it. We don't know all the beach names and looks, or what piers are where. We know you've got beaches and piers and that's about where it ends. We don't know all the little building names that are famous, but we know the general style of buildings in California, and that's where it stops. Broad is exactly where Disney should be on this. They have to capture the essence of the IDEA of California. Wharfs, seaside parks/piers, cars and deserts, mountains, wineries... they can't go for specific. Yes, that works for locals, but Disneyland has a much larger audience than that and those things wouldn't make any difference to them.
Similar to Main Street. Is it historically accurate? Nope... but they weren't trying to be. They had to capture that idea of a Main Street USA. You pick out the idealized bits and you play them up to their biggest, boldest and best advantage and you drop out the extraneous bits that you can't generalize on.