You think you've got a tough job?
My first day back in the office after two weeks off, and what do they do?
They send me to an amusement park for a few hours.
Well, not exactly an amusement park -- Disney's California Adventure.
Ha, here come the jokes already.
Except that California Adventure isn't very amusing. Least of all, apparently, to the Disney management team.
The Times reported Wednesday that the company will put $1.1 billion into remaking the sister park to Disneyland, a concession that the original grand design wasn't so grand.
If I were a certain kind of person, I could say I told you so. In February 2001, I visited the park and was so moved I wrote a few months later: "I took a stroll through Disney's California Adventure and immediately consigned it to the dustbin of amusement parks. Not enough fun stuff to do and too expensive -- $43 -- to do it."
I strolled it again Wednesday, my first visit back since 2001, and noticed a big change: The price now is $66.