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  • [Idea] New California Adventure Entrance Turnstyles

    I don't know if it's just me, but I don't really care for the replica of the Pacific Pan Auditorium turnstyles that are planned for the the revamped entrance to California Adventure. It don't like having a copy of MGM's entrance, I think it would be better to have something unique. I think something more of a mission revival or spanish style would be more fitting. The turnstyles could have flowers and vines sweeping down the sides. Idk i might make a drawing to be more clear.What do you guys think. Does anyone have any other ideas?? The following links would be along the lines of the styling.

    http://www.frees-style.net/WM/images/mission_inn_01.jpg

    http://www.learncalifornia.org/GoDoc...ission-inn.jpg
    http://s93883215.onlinehome.us/adamj...006-741989.jpg
    http://www.you-are-here.com/building/door.jpg


    http://l.yimg.com/g/images/spaceball.gif

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    Re: New California Adventure Entrance Turnstyles

    Originally posted by hawk671 View Post
    I don't know if it's just me, but I don't really care for the replica of the Pacific Pan Auditorium turnstyles that are planned for the the revamped entrance to California Adventure. It don't like having a copy of MGM's entrance, I think it would be better to have something unique. I think something more of a mission revival or spanish style would be more fitting. The turnstyles could have flowers and vines sweeping down the sides. Idk i might make a drawing to be more clear.What do you guys think. Does anyone have any other ideas??
    I like your ideas. However, that's kind of the style of entrance that Knott's Berry Farm has, which may make Disney reluctant to have the same style entrance as the theme park "down the street."

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      Re: New California Adventure Entrance Turnstyles

      Isn't what's proposed significantly better than what's there now? The design issue is to find a structure that works with multiple entry ways, yet retains it's own architectural character. Grauman's Chinese wouldn't work, as it has just one narrow entry door. Perhaps something reminiscent of the Los Angeles Colisseum.
      Last edited by Goof@Heart; 01-22-2009, 10:27 AM. Reason: spelling

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      • #4
        Re: New California Adventure Entrance Turnstyles

        i just dont like this proposed mgm entrance beacause it's a copy and the bright blue color and architecture look horrible with the spanish stye of buena vista street which is to follow

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        • #5
          Re: New California Adventure Entrance Turnstyles

          Originally posted by Goof@Heart View Post
          Perhaps something reminiscent of the Los Angeles Colisseum.
          Now that would be something. Go USC! :sc:

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            Re: New California Adventure Entrance Turnstyles

            idk. i think the coliseum is too mild
            Last edited by hawk671; 01-22-2009, 02:26 PM.

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            • #7
              Re: New California Adventure Entrance Turnstyles

              The 2nd link's pic looks like it would look really good and match the theme perfectly!!

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              • #8
                Re: New California Adventure Entrance Turnstyles

                I think the second link looks great too. I see what you're saying. I hated those new entry turnstyles from the beginning!
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                • #9
                  Re: New California Adventure Entrance Turnstyles

                  I think it would look much to like Knotts Western entrance. (Not western themed. The entrance over by the bumper cars)
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                  • #10
                    Re: New California Adventure Entrance Turnstyles

                    Too much like knotts and very plain. I'd rather have the colorful blue and red turnstiles of DHS than of Knotts. plus knotts is down da street and DHS is on the other coast!

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                    • #11
                      Re: New California Adventure Entrance Turnstyles

                      Originally posted by DannyB View Post
                      I like your ideas. However, that's kind of the style of entrance that Knott's Berry Farm has, which may make Disney reluctant to have the same style entrance as the theme park "down the street."
                      I was just going to mention this reminds me of Knott's. As the op was describing it, I had a picture of Knott's main gate in my mind -- something I don't think Disney wants the guests to be reminded of when entering one of their parks.

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                      • #12
                        Re: New California Adventure Entrance Turnstyles

                        Basically what is happening is DCA is becoming a mash-up of DHS and Epcot whichreally isnt all that bad... but with the addition of Carsland and even Bugsland DCA is losing the CA feel... But I like the Idea of doing a CA Mission style entrance, especially since there is no mention of Missions anywhere in the park.

                        What DCA is missing:
                        Asian architecture
                        CA Missions

                        Also I think the Hyperion and Hollywood and Dine wshould be made into The Great Movie Ride
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                          Re: New California Adventure Entrance Turnstyles

                          ^That would be amazing and appropriate. Something really should be done with Hollywood & Dine. I'm willing to bet something will happen to it either during or after the renovation. That part of the park is just so empty and lifeless. I really hope the renovation changes that. Add some real facades instead of that tacky Monsters Inc. Carnival funhouse-style facade, add another solid attraction or even another show or restauant into Hollywood & Dine with a nice facade for good measure. They're going in the right direction with they Hyperion facade redo, now just complete it, get rid of the whole "half-set backlot" theme.


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                            Re: New California Adventure Entrance Turnstyles

                            i just had a quick thought of a possible entrance style. it could be a building reminiscent of Los Angeles City Hall (which opened in 1928). similar architecture with base part of the building(the turnstyles area) and a centered tower-ish part. the turstyles are under archways that lead "into" the building although the bottom will be open-air. the building will really only be about 40 feet wide (a bit further than walking thru Disneyland's tunnels). the small interior of the building will be similar to Los Angeles's Union Station interior with the center tower-ish area having a high ceiling. the opposite side of the building would be similar with arches.

                            you might not completely get the same picture that I am trying to describe. if you think oh it's just going to be an LA city hall replica or union station replica, you're wrong. I kinda of think of this as DCA's anwser to Dland's Main Street Station.

                            EDIT:
                            These aren't great representations of my ideas but
                            here is the entrance to LA city hall:
                            http://www.jgminc.com/Images/Civic/C...Ity%20Hall.jpg
                            here is LA city hall:
                            http://www.you-are-here.com/downtown..._city_hall.jpg
                            here is the interior of LA union station:
                            http://photos.igougo.com/images/p148...on_Station.jpg
                            Last edited by FutureImagineer; 01-23-2009, 12:48 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Re: New California Adventure Entrance Turnstyles

                              any feedback on my idea?

                              I think my idea acts as both a mental and physical entrance to California Adventure.
                              Yes, you actually step foot thru the building, mentally I want it to make guests feel like there stepping out of a train station (like Walt arriving to California) and feel like they're actually going on a, well, California Adventure. Just like the Disneyland tunnels bring you into a new world, I wanted my entrance idea to transport you to a new destination (albeit you were in California beforehand, but I mean more of a time period and that time's mentality).

                              the building, just like the Main Street Train Station, pulls you in, but once you step past that, you find greater wonders to explore.

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