View Poll Results: Sunshine Plaza or 1920s Los Angeles?

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  • Sunshine Plaza? Yuck, give me 1920s Los Angeles.

    139 84.76%
  • I love Sunshine Plaza, DCA would not be the same without it!

    15 9.15%
  • I dislike both Sunshine Plaza and the 1920s Los Angeles concept.

    10 6.10%
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    Re: Sunshine Plaza or 1920s Los Angeles?

    1920's la would be great.

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    Re: Sunshine Plaza or 1920s Los Angeles?

    Sunshine Plaza is one of the ugliest entrances in any Disney park. There is nothing special about it. It's a big concrete plaza that is un-inspired and serves as the worst first impression of any Disney Park. Walt Disney Studios Paris' entrance is nicer than Sunshine Plaza. Everything screams cheap, ugly, and un-inspired. The post-card entrance is one of the worst concepts. It may have sounded cool, but the fact that you can see an icon from almost all the parks lands proves how transparent it really is. There is nothing dimensional about the entrance. It is industrial at best. The mural, the letters, the droopy bridge, the speakers, the flat circular layout, the buildings, the sightlines, the concrete planters. Everything should be torn out and re-thought.

    The anticipation you see from the train station mounted atop a lush train platform serves a much better sightline. The low sightlines of the tile mural and CALIFORNIA letters lack the vibe Disneyland's entrance gives off. I always thought the entrance to DCA gave its power away. Everything in the park follows the same formula as the entrace- one dimensional and un-inspiring. When you think about it, all the great Disney theme parks have the same entrance formula. The impressively mask the adventures that hide within the gates.
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    Re: Sunshine Plaza or 1920s Los Angeles?

    love the 1920's idea!!!

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    Re: Sunshine Plaza or 1920s Los Angeles?

    I think that nostalgia has taken over and people are thinking about the Sunshine Plaza differently today than they did 7 years ago. After the 1920's LA gets installed people will long for the days of Sunshine Plaza (myself included), but I think that after enough time goes by and we start to get emotionally attached to it, we'll wonder how we ever liked Sunshine Plaza in the first place.

    I don't think it's going to be an exact replica of Los Angeles in the 1920's, it will be "Disneyfied" and given that upbeat, reality-that-never-was feel that is so prevalent in Disneyland. If there is one thing Disney is good at (or once , it's taking reality and transforming it into fantasy without losing touch with the reality.

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    Re: Sunshine Plaza or 1920s Los Angeles?

    I think that I'd really enjoy the 1920s version LA in the entrance plaza. I do like Sunshine Plaza. It makes me happy, and it hides how fun the rest of the park is (YES.I'll admit it. I love DCA.). It's nice, and while I wouldn't choose it over Disneyland, I do enjoy going there.

    I think it'd be nifty if they did it in grey scale. Just like, an old film? It'd be unique, for sure!

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    Re: Sunshine Plaza or 1920s Los Angeles?

    "Do you want Sunshine Plaza or a 1920s Los Angeles-themed area?"

    "Do you want ground beef or filet mignon?"



    This is a no-contest question. 1920s Los Angeles, please. I actually want my Disney theme parks to have a theme, not a tacky abstraction of the feeling of California lined with neon and concrete.

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    Re: Sunshine Plaza or 1920s Los Angeles?

    Al's description of the DCA makeover sounds great to me! 1920's LA...? YES!
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    Re: Sunshine Plaza or 1920s Los Angeles?

    while were at it why don't we all talk like the 1920's style for like: Hiya toots.

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    Re: Sunshine Plaza or 1920s Los Angeles?

    Quote Originally Posted by rex22 View Post
    while were at it why don't we all talk like the 1920's style for like: Hiya toots.
    Howya doin, Rex?
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    Re: Sunshine Plaza or 1920s Los Angeles?

    I'm not convinced that the 20's style will really fix anything. They are making a first impression, and that impression is a style and theme that would then have to be backed up by the park. I really think that the 20's theme will paint them back into the corner that California painted them in to begin with.

    The Main entrance to Disneyland for example is very conservative. You have are presented with a themed planter and old train depot. It is only AFTER you go through the tunnel that the magic of the many lands begin to take effect. That conservative approach IMO allows them to transport you to the many differently themed lands because they DIDN'T leave an opening impression. DCA was designed so openly that the initial presentation is already lost so you initial impression would then need to be backed up in land after land!
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    Re: Sunshine Plaza or 1920s Los Angeles?

    Quote Originally Posted by MasterGracey View Post
    "Do you want Sunshine Plaza or a 1920s Los Angeles-themed area?"

    "Do you want ground beef or filet mignon?"



    This is a no-contest question. 1920s Los Angeles, please. I actually want my Disney theme parks to have a theme, not a tacky abstraction of the feeling of California lined with neon and concrete.
    My thoughts exactly.

    Quote Originally Posted by techskip View Post
    I'm not convinced that the 20's style will really fix anything. They are making a first impression, and that impression is a style and theme that would then have to be backed up by the park. I really think that the 20's theme will paint them back into the corner that California painted them in to begin with.

    The Main entrance to Disneyland for example is very conservative. You have are presented with a themed planter and old train depot. It is only AFTER you go through the tunnel that the magic of the many lands begin to take effect. That conservative approach IMO allows them to transport you to the many differently themed lands because they DIDN'T leave an opening impression. DCA was designed so openly that the initial presentation is already lost so you initial impression would then need to be backed up in land after land!
    You are right on. I have the same opinion.

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    Re: Sunshine Plaza or 1920s Los Angeles?

    I still think a 20s greyscale theme would be spiffy.

    Or is the entrance area ACTUALLY right before the golden gate bridge? The golden gate bridge could be like, a barrier?

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    Re: Sunshine Plaza or 1920s Los Angeles?

    i love the 1920's & i LOVE Disneyland, so this will definitely be an amazing combination!
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    Re: Sunshine Plaza or 1920s Los Angeles?

    When I think of the 20's, the following come to mind:

    Flappers, gangsters, prohibition, bootlegging, The Charleston,
    the Egytian and Chinese theaters were built in Hollywood(land),
    Betty Boop, Vaudeville, Zeilgfeld Follies, Charlie Chaplin, Al Jolson,
    the major studios in Hollywood were founded in the 1910' and 20's,

    And then you could have all the songs from the 20's with the
    ol' Victrola sound: Ma! Yes, We Have No Bananas, Chicago
    That Toddling Town, California Here I Come (The only song that
    can be salvaged from the current line up) , Puttin' on the Ritz,
    Ain't We Got Fun, The Varsity Drag, Ain't Misbehavin, Rhapsody in
    Blue, If you Knew Susie, Birth of the Blues, the Sheik of Araby, and
    who could forget "Does the Spearmint lose it's flavor on the Bedpost
    Overnight?", Makin' Whoopee,



    FACTS about this decade.
    106,521,537 people in the United States
    2,132,000 unemployed, Unemployment 5.2%
    Life expectancy: Male 53.6, Female 54.6
    343.000 in military (down from 1,172,601 in 1919)
    Average annual earnings $1236; Teacher's salary $970
    Dow Jones High 100 Low 67
    Illiteracy rate reached a new low of 6% of the population.
    Gangland crime included murder, swindles, racketeering
    It took 13 days to reach California from New York There were 387,000 miles of paved road.

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    Re: Sunshine Plaza or 1920s Los Angeles?

    Quote Originally Posted by codelyokorox View Post
    Howya doin, Rex?
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    Thats more like it lol.

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