This might have been asked before but why didn't Disney decide to close DCA for a year or so to work on the whole expansion to have it 1) completed without guest interruptions during the day, 2) make it seem like the whole park got refreshed all at once, 3) to have a significant transition between DCA 1.0 to 2.0 and 4) to build anticipation for all the new attractions opening up all at once?
Instead Disney kept DCA operating while opening/removing things step by step in the past 5 years.
Just imagine... after a year of DCA being closed to the public, the June 15th grand reopening debuts two new lands: Buena Vista Street, Cars Land, a new nighttime spectacular: World of Color, A re-imagined Victorian pier with new attractions: Toy Story Mania and Ariel's Undersea Adventure, the removal of bad puns, new dance parties, and many more of the expansion projects.
NOW THAT WOULD BRING CROWDS IN FOR SURE!
I know our whole idea of "project tracking" won't exist if Disney decided to do this in 2007 but wouldn't it be cool to leave DCA 1.0 with the Beach Boys postcard entrance, an industrial-looking Pier, a land filled with Caterpillar tractors, and giant spaceship hamburgers and come back (after being closed) with the whole 5 year expansion completed?
That would definitely give Disney a reason to advertise a *new* park!