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  • The Disney's California Adventure that never was

    We all now Disney's California Adventure and concept-arts of the future placemaking gave us an idea of the one to come, but do you know that there is a Disney's California Adventure that never was ?

    All the attractions we know were there in this early concept, but with a different architecture. As the entrance, it was totally different, and the park's icon was a giant spire, a reminiscent of the Westcot legendary project.

    The concept-arts of this Disney's California Adventure that never was are on line on Alain Littaye's Disney and more blog at:
    http://disneyandmore.blogspot.com/2008/ ... never.html

    And all about Westcot with a Tony Baxter presentation is here:
    http://disneyandmore.blogspot.com/20...d-special.html

    Once you're on the page, double-click on each picture to get them in big size.
    Last edited by loaloa; 03-20-2008, 04:15 PM.
    http://disneyandmore.blogspot.com/

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    Whew. That's a great blog! Tons of photos and drawings rarely seen before. Thanks for linking those!

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    • #3
      Re: The Disney's California Adventure that never was

      Wow - excellent art work. Too bad it didn't happen!

      Thanks for the inside look, Alain!

      Photos, news, and commentary every week from Walt Disney's Magic Kingdom!

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        Re: The Disney's California Adventure that never was

        Originally posted by Retrocool View Post
        Whew. That's a great blog! Tons of photos and drawings rarely seen before. Thanks for linking those!
        Yes, there is tons of artwork and other great things - historical pictures, videos, etc... even great magic acts! - on Disney and more.

        As one of my reader once said : "it's not a blog, it's not a web site, it's a gold mine! "

        Scroll down on the right column, wherever you will click, it will be great. Really. And every picture will be in high-res ! Just double-click on each to get them in big size.
        Last edited by loaloa; 03-20-2008, 04:35 PM.
        http://disneyandmore.blogspot.com/

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        • #5
          Re: The Disney's California Adventure that never was

          While I have seen most of the concept art before, that map is new to me, and very fascinating (thanks Alain)! And not just DCA - take a look at Disneyland! - there is the footprint of a big attraction beyond the Thunder Ranch area (just to the left of ToonTown). I wonder what it was? Anyone know?
          Down with the Hat

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          • #6
            Re: The Disney's California Adventure that never was

            I think it was the Geyser Mountain project. Tony Baxter once expect to have it built in this area - where the "festival of fools" was, or near...
            Last edited by loaloa; 03-20-2008, 05:45 PM.
            http://disneyandmore.blogspot.com/

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            • #7
              Re: The Disney's California Adventure that never was

              looking at this stuff really makes me sad. I love the animation building! everything looks soo exciting! I hope the new DCA is just as thriling as these renderings.

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              • #8
                Re: The Disney's California Adventure that never was

                For comparison, in case it interests anyone, here is a map of Westcot:

                I may have been wrong about that DL attraction footprint, since a similar area appears on this map as well, and does not appear to be an attraction...just a tree-lined space.

                Down with the Hat

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                  Re: The Disney's California Adventure that never was

                  The map of westcot looks amazing.
                  Siggy siggy sig sig.

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                    Re: The Disney's California Adventure that never was

                    Originally posted by tasman View Post
                    For comparison, in case it interests anyone, here is a map of Westcot:

                    I may have been wrong about that DL attraction footprint, since a similar area appears on this map as well, and does not appear to be an attraction...just a tree-lined space.
                    I think your original thought was right. That render was pre Toontown, and there's a building placed there. There's a building outline where there's a trash heap and the DD compounds are now. Also look west of Critter county there's an extended space under the berm. Obviously they were areas of potential expansion at one point in the past.

                    If I read that correctly - red coloured buildings are existing, just an outline was proposed.
                    Disney FAQ#275: What is DCA?
                    DCA stands for Disney Construction Area. All the Cast Members are themed with hard hats and steel toed boots.

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                    • #11
                      Re: The Disney's California Adventure that never was

                      Thanks, Alain, that was a great post!
                      Mark

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                      • #12
                        Re: The Disney's California Adventure that never was

                        What is labeled "9" in the Westcot map?
                        The Right Honorable Count Boogie Bonz of Random, at your service.

                        On Track for Weight Loss!

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                        • #13
                          Re: The Disney's California Adventure that never was

                          Probably just a connecting pathway to new parking garages (numbered "10").

                          Originally posted by BassBone View Post
                          What is labeled "9" in the Westcot map?

                          Down with the Hat

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                            Tramway?
                            The Right Honorable Count Boogie Bonz of Random, at your service.

                            On Track for Weight Loss!

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                            • #15
                              Re: The Disney's California Adventure that never was

                              Originally posted by BassBone View Post
                              Tramway?
                              Probably a Tram, i don't think it was a monorail expansion.
                              http://disneyandmore.blogspot.com/

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