Of course, when you say "DCA's attendance will pick up once this show opens on the lagoon", I think what we'll see in '09 is a very slight uptick in DCA day ticket sales from the slight increase from '08 when Midway Mania opened. This new ride and a water show won't have day-trippers and locals abandoning Disneyland in favor of DCA. Instead, this will just pull over the AP's and Park Hopper tourists who would have otherwise been camped out in the Hub for fireworks or in front of Pirates for Fantasmic!.
I mention that because I hope Mr. Davison and his executive peers in TDA do not think this water show will help drive lucrative day ticket sales to DCA. Previous executives have fallen into that trap many times before, only to fail with such strategies as; Electrical Parade back from the dead, Rockin' The Bay, Fiesta Latina, Super Soap Weekends, X Games Trailer Trash Revue, Tower of Terror, Flik's Fun Fair, etc., etc.
But DCA desperately needs night entertainment, and this will fit the bill quite nicely and stand up strongly against Fantasmic! and Remember fireworks.
How is Mr. Davison addressing the issue of audience viewing areas? Or is he creating yet another artistic masterpiece that will jam walkways and create gridlock for 8 dollar an hour flashlight wavers to deal with? Does Mr. Davison feel any responsibility in creating a show that works for the venue he has been given?