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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkbeer
    It is a burnt Coffee smell (they roast beans)... And I HATE that smell....
    it always smells like burnt popcorn to me...whatever it is...it's FUNKY!!

    i do like:

    booze

    wine country trattoria...yummy, yummy, yummy (& there's wine there!)

    soarin'

    booze

    wide open walkways

    the cove bar

    with booze

    screamin

    the pretty king triton's carrousel

    booze

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    Restaurants that are actually open!!! I can't remember the last time I saw Cafe' Orleans (Our favorite DL restaurant besided Blue Bayou) open.

    Wide open walkways!!! With the exception of the area around Grizzly you won't have trouble walking around even on the busiest of days. And I have seen it busy in this park.

    Laid-Back atmosphere!!! DCA has nothing to prove, since most people hate it anyway.

    Stress Free experience!!! Again, even on the busiest of days it's very easy to have a fun day here and experience some of the lesser-visited attractions.

    Great Rides!!! Soarin', ToT, Screamin', Grizzly are amazing. I also like Mullholland Madness and the Ferris Wheel. Throw in Muppets and Bugs (The two best 3d movies EVER) and you are good to go.

    Is DCA without problems? Absolutely not.

    Is DCA a full open to close park? Absolutely not.

    Does DCA need more stuff? Absolutely.

    Is DCA as bad as everybody says it is? No way.

    I still say that DCA is more of an "Adult" park and should be the "Pleasure Island" of the DLR. I have been saying for YEARS that DCA should be open from 2pm until midnight every day!!! Not only because of the booze, but the park looks amazing at night. But sadly, it's never open too much into the night to make a difference.

    DCA is a party park. Feature bands and even steal Pleasure Islands "New Years" celebration every night. I guarantee you just those small changes would cause DCA to improve it's attendance.


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    Yes, I'm an out of towner, but I probably love Disneyland just as
    much or more than alot of you!

    And, yes, I love DCA... No, it isn't Disneyland, Walt didn't have
    anything to do with it, but I still like it for what it is (and I don't
    think Walt would be rolling over in his grave either!):

    The burnt coffee smell! (smelling it here always puts me back "home")
    Mulholland Madness
    Burrrrbank
    Aladdin
    Electrical Parade
    Tough to be a bug! (my 42 year old cousin got scared in it! LOL!)
    Soarin
    Screamin
    Sun Wheel
    The Photo Booth place at the pier
    Sam Andreas Shakes
    Say it with me... "mmmm BEEEEER!" (even tho I'm not a huge drinker!)
    Souvenir 66
    Enginears Toys
    Burgers at Taste Pilots (french toast in the am!)
    The pretty flowers (although you do have these at DL too!)
    And the mist walking by GRR - sometimes catching a rainbow in the mist!
    The theming! (yes, I like it!)
    Bear mountain! (although, unlike the Matterhorn, you can't see it from as
    far away on the freeway!)

    AND - NO LINES!!! (except on Soarin! But get a fast pass and deal!)

    But I do think they should consider lowering the single day price!

    BTW, great idea to make it a Pleasure Island type of place! But they'd
    have to screen people to make sure teen rug rats aren't allowed in!


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    DCA? The animation building is awsome! (I just wish they had a few more places you could go to and a few more scenes in which you could part take in in the Grotto...)

    The muppet show is cool, Cheap 3-D Tricks abound, plus the water ski part is priceless!

    TOT.... while I cried my eyes out first time, it's fun now!

    Soaring is good too.. but man oh man do I wish they could make it less choppy



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    Well, there is a certain CM who work the Sun Wheel and the Carousel... that's a good part of DCA.

    There are quite a few great rides over there. They have been mentioned. And the Animation shop and Muppets and Aladdin (Go DeeDee indeed ). And free food, yeah.

    It's just a different type of Disney experience and there's nothing with that!
    Good morning, son
    In twenty years from now
    Maybe we'll both sit down and have a few beers
    And I can tell you 'bout today
    And how I picked you up and everything changed
    It was pain
    Sunny days and rain
    I knew you'd feel the same things...





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    I dont understand all the hate DCA gets. It's pretty decent. Soarin' and Grizzly are really good rides. Screamin' always puts a smile on my face and dont forget the free tortillas!!

    The only one I can't stand is that damn Sun Wheel. My god, if you even have a slight fear of heights, stay off it! I was in line for it, and TWO people in totally separate groups freaked out and made the ride stop and let them off because they couldnt handle it. I sort of laughed until I got on it and realized for myself the terror of the swinging gondolas.

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    Wide open walkways ... for all those "super crowded times"
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    this is my first buzzed post in the DMCA -- I'm really in this club because I'm a bitch more than anything. I've only had to hit the backspace 4 (oops, make that 5) times in (now 7) in this (now 9) (now 15) in this post! Damn, now I'm up to 18! Our neighbors were (19) (20) making tequilla sunrises. I thought I couldn't do tequilla (22) anymore but (24) this stuff (26) was good! It started (27) with an s



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    Uhm...

    We all know what the esplanade is now because of DCA.
    Well, light travels from the sun. Then, bounces off of our planet, and back into our eyes so we can perceive color. My body can intercept that light and dance around on it!


    -- robotarmada.net --


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    It isn't really a great park, but DCA does have its plusses:
    -Good food
    -Lower crowds
    -A less stressful, more relaxed atsmophere
    -Some nice theming
    -Wide walkways...good amount of space...no cramping

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    -You can sit in the outdoor ampitheater across from Golden Dreams and have the entire place to yourself while you eat lunch.
    -When you're hungry for a snack-- free fresh tortillas and pieces of sourdough bread.
    -Shorter lines for food at DCA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeverNeverland
    Well, there is a certain CM who works the Sun Wheel and the Carousel... that's a good part of DCA.

    he's the BEST part of DCA! the world's best carnie!
    <o>

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    -Room! Smaller crowds and larger walkways goes a long way for enjoying a day

    - ToT. Criminally short, but otherwise one of the best attractions in the Disney repetoire complete with beautiful theming and ride FX that puts WDW to shame.

    -California Screamin'. A decent coaster that is fun and long

    -Soarin' over California. Another great attraction + Patrick Warburton

    -Animation Building. A great place to soak in if you have the time.

    -Muppetvision 3D. A great attraction show, precedded by a pre-show that is almost more entertaining than the attraction itself!

    -Uppity BGM. Whether you like the Beach Boy medleys and other cali bouncy music or not, it really subliminally always enhances my mood and energizes me.

    -The Grizzly Disctrict is beautiful, along with Paradise Pier at night.

    -Orange Stinger and Sunwheel are the Rodney Dangerfield of rides, try them, you will be pleasently suprised.

    -Electric Light Parade (for now)

    -Lack of Innoventions

    -Lady Bug Boogie is a faster spin attraction than Tea Cups and has a fraction of the wait.

    -Cast Lanyards stocked with better pins for trade. Don't why this is true, but always seems to be the case, I think the pin sharks just avoid the park so there are more goodies for everyone else.

    -Decent food. The food and selection is better, I cannot vouch for the restraunts because I am dirt poor, but its what everyone else says.

    -The Alladin Show, it's great- flame me if you want but...you're wrong, it's good.

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    Good food
    Most of the "larger" rides are pretty good (e-ticket type)
    GRR, TOT, Soarin', Screamin, Maliboomer, and Sun Wheel
    Shows - Aladdin and Bug's Life are good (Bug's Life kills HISTA)(Not a big Muppet fan)
    They just need to do some revamping and a little more marketing.
    I'm really looking forward to the Monsters Inc ride. Hopefully they will end up with a quality ride that will help to boost park performance.

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    UGHHHHH Muppet Vision 3-D is SOOOOO BORING. Rode it today and just left halfway through. Yawn.

    But I love the Animation Building for the Tarzan segment on the big screens. And the theming of the Golden Vine Winery area is really really beautiful. And yes, better food than DL any day.
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