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    Re: California Adventure? What did they do right?

    Animation building is my favorite and there is so much to do in there!
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    Soarin'
    Monsters Inc
    Hemlich's chew chew train
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    Re: California Adventure? What did they do right?

    Quite a bit, actually.

    Soarin' Over California
    Grizzly River Run
    Tower of Terror
    Sun Wheel
    California Screamin'
    It's Tough To Be A Bug
    Electrical Parade returns
    Catch A Flave - I LOVE THOSE BUTTER PECAN SWIRLS! YUMMY!
    Santa Rosa Corn Chowder - Hey, I'm from Santa Rosa! I love it!
    Hyperion Theatre

    The list goes on and on. I think really the only beef a lot of people have with this park isn't really the rides themselves, persay, but the themeing of each area. Just my guess.

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    Re: California Adventure? What did they do right?

    I like "Golden Dreams" and "Tower of Terror."
    The Screamin' ride and Soarin' are fun too but they're too lightly themed.
    GRR needs AA animals, since the first time I went on it, I asked "Where are the Grizzlies?"

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    Re: California Adventure? What did they do right?

    Other than the sublime Soarin' (which would have been a fine addition to Tomorrowland) nothing at DCA stands out as an essential, beyond-expectation Disneyland-worthy experience - - though I do like the Animation exhibit, especially the lobby and the karaoke.

    Other than that, Tower of Terror and Turtle Talk are pleasant/okay. One Man's Dream was great (sans MDE), but belongs at Disneyland.

    Screamin' isn't all that great a coaster, somehow. It's not very dramatic in its drops and turns. Monsters Inc is cute at best, but sort of a missed opportunity. The Aladdin show is okay and Blast! was great. Muppets is stale. Bugs doesn't grab me. BugLand is cheap. Golden Dreams is painful. Rapids I don't go on because it's too wet. The carnival rides - - are carnival rides. That's about it, right? SuperStar Limo and other past mistakes are best forgotten.

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    Re: California Adventure? What did they do right?

    My sister had made a good point one time, she had said that if DCA was anywhere else in this state that it would be considered fantastic, but when you are next door to DL then it is going to be a little tough to be juged on your own. I agree with her if it was in Sacramento (where we are from) then we would be there every weekend.

    Sorin, ToT, GRR, CS, and I love the bug's land

    I also loved a themed food that was next to the Hyperion theater. They had pizza, hamburgers and other kinds of foods there, but you were seated in areas that looked like old hollywood resturants that are now gone.

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    Re: California Adventure? What did they do right?

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    Sorry to break it to ya, but isn't that food court closed?

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    Re: California Adventure? What did they do right?

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    Sorry to break it to ya, but isn't that food court closed?
    Yeah That is why I said loved. That is so weird to me that they would closed it down.

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    Re: California Adventure? What did they do right?

    I'd have to say...

    Muppet Vision 3-D: It's a children's attraction and they just don't have enough at DCA. I still laugh whenever I see this show with the bunny and the bee's and butterflies.

    Monsters Inc.: An AWESOME attraction. A very enjoyable dark ride for the whole family.

    Hollywood Tower of Terror: I love this attraction. It's nothing like WDW's, but I still love it!

    Animation Studio: I love this place with Turtle Talk and doing the voice overs for character and finding out what Disney character I am.

    Playhouse Disney: I actually like this show. Just seeing little kids watching and playing along with all the characters says that this is a very enjoyable attraction Seeing Bear, Stanley, Jojo and the gang is SO fun!

    Soarin' Over California: A-W-E-S-O-M-E. Nothing can compare to this ride. It's absolutely amazing everytime I go on.

    Grizzly River Run: A different experience everytime and it's fun on a hot day.

    It's Tough to Be a Bug: I love this show. Even though it does scare the little ones. It is alot of fun and very entertaining.

    Fliks' (Fun) Fair: This is sort of like a mini fantasy land. Fun for the family and I enjoy Francis' Ladybug Boogey.

    Mission Tortilla Factory and Bread Factory: I enjoy this if I was bored and want to learn something. Either then that. FREE FOOD!!!

    Golden Dreams: Never been on it.

    Golden Zephyr: This is a fun relaxing kind of ride. It is fun knowing that this is what people enjoyed in the old boardwalk's. I enjoy it.

    Jumpin' Jellyfish: A mini ToT or Maliboomer for the kids. I never realized how highh you go until I got on it. My sisters love this ride and this is an OK attraction for me.

    Mulholland Madness: I LOVE this ride. The sharp turns are soo fun and my sisters and I love this ride!

    S.S (T)rustworthy: I got DRENCHED on that Fireman game. I guess this is a mini version of Donald's Boat. It's fun, but not for big people.

    Orange Stinger: My sisters and I love this ride! It's alot of fun for the whole family. I love seeing my sisters faces when we start flying.

    Maliboomer: This ride is fun when you blast off with your legs and arms sticking out it front of you. I enjoy this attraction.

    California Screamin': This ride is the best!! need I say more?

    so yeah... I pretty much love everything in DCA


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    Re: California Adventure? What did they do right?

    I love the entrance. It looks like a postcard. It would look betetr without people in the way, but what can you do?


    I really like most of california adventure. The two areas that need approving is the area between GRR and pier area where those little beacj type houses are, but the only thing in one is a bathroom....and the back lot area. there's just nothign really going on there.

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    Re: California Adventure? What did they do right?

    Quote Originally Posted by SCUBAbe View Post
    I love the entrance. It looks like a postcard. It would look betetr without people in the way, but what can you do?
    wait til the parks close? Would the lights still be on? I can't remember.


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    Re: California Adventure? What did they do right?

    Quote Originally Posted by KrItTeR View Post
    wait til the parks close? Would the lights still be on? I can't remember.
    I know, but I'm rarely there that long. I get tired and I have a long drive home.

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    Re: California Adventure? What did they do right?

    Grizzly River Run & Calif. Screamin' are right.
    Not that the other stuff if 'wrong'....but there is so much 'walking space' between stuff.........I hardly get out to those things anymore......they need to have something drop you off down there - like a trolly or something....a train.....you know?

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    Re: California Adventure? What did they do right?

    Quote Originally Posted by SCUBAbe View Post
    I love the entrance. It looks like a postcard. It would look betetr without people in the way, but what can you do?
    California would look better without so many people in the way!

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    Re: California Adventure? What did they do right?

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    California would look better without so many people in the way!
    the entrance would or at least the picture would...

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    Re: California Adventure? What did they do right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Disneyland Daddy View Post
    Grizzly River Run & Calif. Screamin' are right.
    Not that the other stuff if 'wrong'....but there is so much 'walking space' between stuff.........I hardly get out to those things anymore......they need to have something drop you off down there - like a trolly or something....a train.....you know?

    Yah I agree with that. One time I went to DCA and walked all the way back to CA Screamin. And... it closed right as we got there. So then we were like... "ok what else are we gonna do?" It was too cold for GRR (though I'm always down for it no matter what) and Soarin' is only fun if you have the right seats (plus it's quite a wait) so we headed to Tower of Terror, which was the only other closest attraction (everything else in Paradise Pier are NOT attractions... they're rides.)

    It's like I started at the entrance of Disneyland, walked all the way to Toon Town, and then walked all the way to Indiana Jones. And there ain't a whole lot in between that journey in DCA; just Bug's Land. Except for the 3D movie, there are no attractions in there either... just rides.


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