Great summary of the past 4 1/2 years of DCA. Maybe add info
about Grand Californian and Downtown Disney, since they were built
and introduced at the same time.
I'm not going to rehash the DCA comment, your 1st 2 posts did
outlined the problems very well. DCA's problem goes deeper than
the "pick 2 out of 3" and "themed" a roller coaster to a roller coaster.
It's the whole skeleton of DCA, lack of berm, no "magical" entry that
transports to an old fashion mainstreet. It's just a blob.
Downtown Disney is only ok. If you want GREAT, look at "The Grove"
adjacent to Farmer's Market. WOW! that IS what Downtown Disney
SHOULD have been. And the funny thing is that the designers of
"The Grove" used Main Street at DL for an inspiration. In fact,
that's the whole problem with DCA. It just wasn't inspired, there is