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    Cool Re: What Area Of California Is Missing In California Adventure In Your Opinion?

    Quote Originally Posted by WDWizard View Post
    The area of California missing is San Fransisco.

    Yeah, they have The Bay Area and the Golden Gate Bridge at the entrance but this does not do San Fransisco justice...Too bad that its looking like the golden gate bridge will be removed and The Bay Area will be downsized and not expanded in favor of more Paradise Pier.

    They should expand the bay area to take over the Route 66 area of PP, and make a golden gate bridge replica there. It would be nice to see different areas of San Fransisco represented in a larger San Fran themed area.

    Yes, did you see the post above about a new San Francisco themed area for part of the Timon Parking lot, behind the Wharf? I think your two ideas merged together would be good.

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    Re: What Area Of California Is Missing In California Adventure In Your Opinion?

    Some E-ticket attractions that are not thrill rides. Perhaps a trip through California's history or the gold rush, ala Pirates of the Carribean. More animatronic-based rides. That's what separates Disney from the pack. No more attractions that are versions of a movie screen.

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    Re: What Area Of California Is Missing In California Adventure In Your Opinion?

    I think the part really missing in DCA is California's history.

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    Re: What Area Of California Is Missing In California Adventure In Your Opinion?

    Quote Originally Posted by Disney Wrassler View Post
    I think the part really missing in DCA is California's history.
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    Re: What Area Of California Is Missing In California Adventure In Your Opinion?

    Want a more realistic California-themed park? Here's some ideas:

    -Little Saigon/Garden Grove bumper cars. All the cars feature a permanently blinking left turn signal.

    -The Baker Oasis. Staffed by toothless, unwashed cast members, visitors have their choice of eating at the Bun Boy, using the restroom at the Bun Boy, or staring blankly up at the World's Largest Digital Thermometer (adjacent to the Bun Boy).

    -All of the water in Disneyland will be drained out and used to water what little grass and plantlife there is in DCA. Sprinklers and garden hoses will be left on to "water" the cement during the rest of the day.

    -Flick's County Fair and Gizzly Falls will be paved over and covered by additional parking structures, Gap Clothing stores, and Jamba Juices.

    -The Hollywood Backlot refurbishment will include staffing every inch of the street and sidewalk with costumed "face characters" of prostitutes, drug dealers, deranged homeless people howling at light fixtures and pushing shopping carts filled with random oddities.

    -The inane, repetitive "dum-dum-dum" rhythm of Latino folk music will blare over the speakers in nearly every inch of the park, that is when the godforsaken Red Hot Chili Peppers aren't playing over the radio.

    Oh yeah, the whole Boudin Bakery and Mission Tortilla factory area is San Francisco. Intended to look like the famed pier area, the greenish-blue bridge that guests cross is fashioned after the Bay Bridge. While the vertical town homes and Whoopie Goldberg theater are on the other side of the bridge, the pier is meant to be SF just as well. Which makes sense since the Winery restaurant (embodying Napa) is adjacent from the real SF.

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    Re: What Area Of California Is Missing In California Adventure In Your Opinion?

    Actually, the bakery and Mission Tortilla are supposed to be Monterey, not SFO.

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    Re: What Area Of California Is Missing In California Adventure In Your Opinion?

    How about an Indian Reservation with a Casino.

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    Re: What Area Of California Is Missing In California Adventure In Your Opinion?

    Channel Islands? Death Valley? Yosemite? Berkeley? Humbolt county? Caliveras County? Move Crush to an Aquarium in Monterey area? Catalina? Balboa Peninsula/Island? Mono Lake?

    So many places... one of the problems is that so many things in CA are HUGE, and could not be portrayed effectively. Odd, to choose it as the theme of a small, land-locked second gate.....

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    Re: What Area Of California Is Missing In California Adventure In Your Opinion?

    I'd like to see more of the missions & Zorro represented, something very "Santa Barbara" in feel, perhaps a darkride in a stagecoach veihicle where Zorro is escorting the stagecoach but bandits create chaos...perhaps bring in some of the technology behind the Spiderman ride veihicles in IOA in Florida, the final scene could end in a courtyard a la Blue Bayou with a high quality Mexican restaurant.

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    Re: What Area Of California Is Missing In California Adventure In Your Opinion?

    The one area I have not seen in the park or mentioned here (though I haven't read every post) is the area where I live - the Central Coast. We don't even get soared over by Soarin'! :P

    The "Bug's Life" flower beds could be turned into the town where I grew up, Lompoc, which was once the flower seed capital of the world (though I don't think it is, anymore.) I recently read a post where someone said that that part of the park was really lifeless, which would fit Lompoc as well In the area, you could put in a thrill ride about going to K-Mart, which was the most "thrilling" thing to do in town.

    As I've mentioned before, the Little Mermaid ride could go in the "Danish village" of Solvang. There's actually a park and a shopping plaza in the real town named for Hans Christian Andersen.

    You could also have a Buellton section and put in "Sideways: The Ride" - a flume ride in which guests ride in giant wine bottles down flumes filled with wine (don't worry budget people, we'll use the cheap supermarket stuff), following the ups and downs of Miles and Jack's central coast vacation from the movie.

    Maybe Captain EO could find a new home in a miniature version of Santa Ynez Valley's Neverland Ranch - which would exit into a replica of the Santa Maria Courthouse...

    The Santa Maria Airport would house The Rocketeer Ride - parts of it were filmed there.

    A Santa Barbara section would lead to a recreation of Oprah's Montecito mansion, which houses Oprah's Book Club: The Ride, in which an animatronic Oprah is our guide through scenes from her favorite book club selections.

    Seriously though, Oprah ride notwithstanding, I could see there being some kind of representation of Santa Barbara in DCA, though I don't know if any attractions would fit - maybe a shop or restaurant.

    And I would really like to see the San Francisco section done up right. As I've said before, I think it could be DCA's NOS. And I'd like to see some representation of the beach/surf culture. You could have a composite of all of California's little beach towns (of which we have several here on the Central Coast) I have a watery stand-up rollercoaster themed to surfing in mind...

    EDIT: I don't know if I didn't see that Santa Barbara post above, or if we were posting at the same time . But yeah, put out another new Zorro movie and get him in there. It's a Disney-related entertainment property that takes place in California!
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    Re: What Area Of California Is Missing In California Adventure In Your Opinion?

    The original WESTCOT Center proposal showed the hotel district all themed to the Santa Barbara Mission style. It looked really pretty in the art they released.

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    Re: What Area Of California Is Missing In California Adventure In Your Opinion?

    Pft. Maybe the capital? Sacramento? Ha. Even though there isn't anything there.

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    Re: What Area Of California Is Missing In California Adventure In Your Opinion?

    Quote Originally Posted by warmonthesand View Post
    Pft. Maybe the capital? Sacramento? Ha. Even though there isn't anything there.
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    Re: What Area Of California Is Missing In California Adventure In Your Opinion?

    Quote Originally Posted by Disney Wrassler View Post
    I think the part really missing in DCA is California's history.
    Actually you are quite right. Even Disneyland has a place where you can see Disneyland history. DCA doesn't have any of that charm. There's no city hall. There's no fire station. There's no sense of order or time or place. It's just a mall with a few rides.

    DCA needs one major e-ticket like Haunted or Pirates or Spaceship Earth that showcases the many milestones in CA history. The queue could be filled with even more statistics and facts that the actual attraction doesn't have time to go through. Make it interesting, make it fun. Make it updateable so people WILL want to go on it everytime and not skip it everytime (hi, golden dreams!).


    If DCA could do that for me, they could do anything want with the surrounding lands. I don't care.


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    Re: What Area Of California Is Missing In California Adventure In Your Opinion?

    Quote Originally Posted by JosephTNielsen View Post
    I wish that Lake Tahoe was represented somewhere in the park. A really cool snow covered Tahoe would be amazing complete with a ski lift type ride.
    Theme it to the Sports Goofy cartoon the Art of Skiing. since Walt was MC at the Squaw Valley Olympics and LA hosted the summer games, how about an Olympics themed area? I wonder if the IOC would allow it?

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