From the new Wall Street Journal article on DCA's remake:
>>Jay Rasulo, who inherited California Adventure when he became president of the parks in 2002, says the park has had some success in extending the time visitors spend at the resort as a whole and does have some popular rides. But he concedes: "Guests have told us that when they stand in California Adventure, they don't have an emotional connection to it." Mr. Rasulo declined to comment on the investment Disney is making.<<
For all the wanna-be MBA-holes out there, who often argue the "rational" reasons for low quality and bottom-line creative expression - - and mock those with an emotional connection to the Disney material - - I have have often asserted that Disney is IN the business of "emotion" and that is what sells to the general public, not just to fans - - and only artists can provide that kind of product in the Walt Disney tradition.
Here, even Jay Rasulo concides the point, not a minor issue at the Walt Disney Company.