Originally Posted by bigwavedave
At present, Disney-MGM is a hodge podge. As originally intended, it was divided into two parts. The front part, themed to the Golden Age Hollywood, was a celebration of the magic of the movies. The back part was a functional extension of Disney Studios, with a backlot tour similar to Universal Hollywood. The Studio idea didn't work out so these unthemed backlot areas were subsequently incongruously integrated with the themed sections out front. See also my post on the previous page about what wasn't built in the 1990s,..these would have made a big difference to the park. Instead there have been some fairly random additions in the last 13 or 14 years...some with little thematic coherence.
For a west coast resident MK probably has little to offer that Disneyland doesn't. However, it's still a nice park despite the decline in quality that it has experienced in the last 14 years or so. And personally, I love Mickey's Philharmagic, which hasn't yet made it out west.