With the announcement of the new placemaking project at DCA, I thought a thread would be appropriate to bring back memories of the creation of DCA. I'm not talking about the changes over the years, I'm talking about your memories of that tent overlooking the construction area that had paintings of what DCA would become, or your memories of the first time you entered the new park.
Whether you loved it or hated it, think back to 2001 and before, to what you thought when the new park was announced, what you remember of the construction in the former parking lot and your first trip between those letters!
For me, I remember very clearly visiting the tent set up on the edge of the former parking lot. There was nothing on the other side of the fence except for a lot of orange dirt, but I remember being extremely excited that there would be even more Disney magic happening in the future. I actually still have a pressed quarter with Grizzly Peak on it that I got from a machine there. It wasn't until my first visit about a month and a half after the Grand Opening that I was able to really put those pictures together with reality.