Much has been made of the additional 1.2 Billion dollars being poured into the park during an accelerated timeframe, and executives right up to CEO Bob Iger have had to publicly admit it’s all an attempt to fix a park that never met expectations.
Anyone have a link to this? either to a news article, interview, video clip?
For me, going on vacation to San Francisco would not be complete without a trip to Ghirardelli. That says vacation and fun much more that tortillas. It is a great move, especially if they make the building as attractive and inviting as the original. That is a great trade off over factory storage takes. I am already looking forward to a chocolate shake there.
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The other thing I'm sad about is that my next trip is on the 31st and it will have been shut down so I can't have one last trip to the Tortilla Factory before it leaves.
It was already shut down yesterday, the 30th too A sign in the front said so. I wasn't even able to video the "attraction" before it was too late. There was already moving equipment inside. The exit door, however, was open so I snuck in for some last pictures.
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Steve Jobs is fond of talking about brand deposits and brand withdrawals. Any time you do something mediocre with your brand, that's a withdrawal. California Adventure was a brand withdrawal...We all concluded that the only way we would improve returns on that park is if we made it better and we made it bigger. And we decided to put what is now [around] $1 billion into that.
I have been to the soda shops in Monterey and SF, they are pretty awesome (although the chocolate isn't the best). I wonder how opening a soda fountain in DCA will work with the ice cream shop that's already there, however. Are there plans to get rid of Bur-r-Bank*?
*I freely admit I'm not sure if there are more R's.
Moving, somewhere in time...but mostly stuck in SoCal in the County of Orange
Re: 5/30: How Sweet it is...
I don't know, the building itself will look great, but I don't think should be where the tortilla factory was formerly. In "theme", it should have gone to where the first location of Lucky Fortune Cookery instead, (closer to the water and a perfect transition from the Fishermen's Wharf to Paradise Pier & Park.) That way, you can still enter Cars Land, get your free tortillas and your free chocolate, (keep the new location of LFC.) Well, it's sadly too late to change their minds.
Now the Tower of Sauron has fallen
Also, this picture and my Avatar was taken with a Nintendo DSi System and Nyko Magnification Lens & Case for DSi.