I was a little shocked to see that no one had mentioned this yet.....
But the DCA is 7 years old today. (February 8th)
What is your best memory and worst memory of the park?
Worst Memory -- Finding out that my brand new digital camera which I had bought for our trip and had taken about 150 pictures, including some really great ones, ate all of the pictures on the memory card by itself. The next day, the camera would totally die. Luckily, Best Buy was great about replacing it, but they obviously couldn't get those pictures back.
Best Memory -- Knowing that our group tickets were Park Hopper tickets, so we only had to spend minimal time there.
I'll be honest -- I love Disneyland as a park, but California Adventure has fallen totally flat to me. I don't like the 'revised' version of Tower of Terror at all, the carny rides do nothing for me, California Screamin' was down the day that I was there but didn't look spectacular, Bugs Land was cute but I don't have kids, I've already seen the Muppets before, and I just don't get the appeal of Soarin' at all. My wife and I agreed that the best part of DCA was easily the tortilla factory because it was the only place in a Disney park where you could get free food. In fact, the Tortilla factory is the only thing that kept it from being my least favorite park ever.
Until major *major* changes occur, I don't care to ever return (Toy Story Mania is not enough to entice me at all, nor Monsters, nor just about any other proposed addition right now) -- not when I could just spend the day at Disneyland instead.
My best memory of DCA is undoubtedly the return of Disney's Electrical Parade in 2001 and it couldn't have come at a worst time of my life. My partner passed away days before and I was not up to par emotionally so I just had to see this again in memory of him.
The worst memory of DCA would be......the short lived Steps In Time Show and Superstar Limo.
>>But the DCA is 7 years old today. (February 8th). What is your best memory and worst memory of the park?<<
I remember the cold, dark preview night, the shock of experiencing that initial Hyperion showbiz show, Superstar Limo and the uncut version of Golden Dreams - - then seeing Michael Eisner escorting Art Linkletter around this deserted, hapzarardly designed, ill concieved park as if he were Walt and wondering just what Art must have been thinking...