I've seen it once. Being made to sit through it again would require serious dollar negotiation.
Personally I love Golden Dreams. It actually has been known to bring a tear to my eye. If it's a choice between a FL Dark Ride, BTM and Golden Dreams, GD wins.
To me, Disney is fantastic in the Edutainment department (and Epcot is one of my favorite places on the globe). To that end I love GD. The Circle of Hands AA show would have been my preference, but fwiw, I feel a great sense of pride as the great great grandson of an italian immigrant that came through the Golden Gate in his quest for gold. The rest as they say is history.
:thumbup: Long live Golden Dreams!
I personally don't think Golden Dreams is that bad. In fact, I enjoy seeing it when I go to Disney's California Adventure if I have time (usually I go only to the Resort for one day and I'm sometimes Park Hop and let's just say you don't have time for everything).
It's a good show, with a really good ending. Now, could it be a lot better? Absolutely. I like the premise of the show, it just could be so much better.
Just an idea...
I think they should move Golden Dreams up to the front of the park in a smaller theater and have a new film/new actress (with the Califia idea - I like the idea of a goddess ruling over California [kind of adds a backbone to the park]) in it.
But also actually have a grand entrance into the theater itself. Have a lobby displaying the history of California/the States, very much like the lobby at the Opera Hall displays Disneyland's History, before going into the film area itself.
I also think dance performances could happen somewhere around the vacinity as well that relate to California.
Just my two cents. Golden Dreams, in my opinion, has a lot of potential to be great.
I saw the movie for the first time last april. It was okay. I wont miss it. But how about this for a replacement:
That bug in your sig is EVIL
I saw Golden Dreams and felt even though in some ways it was warm and fuzzy.
It was, at the same time, very patronizing, condescending, and made me feel guilty for history's mistakes real or perceived.