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  • [Fun] How would you fix DCA?

    Yes, after well exploring the Mouse's multi-million dollar ploy to spruce up DL's "lesser half" and seeing what people wish to happen to the Florida parks. I've come to realization that MICECHATers deserve a sprinkle of their own personal pixie dust on DCA. Thus, in the same vein of "How would you fix Epcot,HS and/or AK?", comes its Cali cousin for DCA.

    ......But this time there's actual RULES!

    1.You are given a blank slate, you can't merely add-on to what DCA is now.
    2.Grizzly,TOT,Soarin' and Screamin' must stay, though they can exist in altered/different forms.
    3.Attractions planned for the expansion are null and void minus WoC.
    Your DCA must include...
    1.A minimum of 2 attractions recycled from adjacent DL.
    2.A minimum of 2 attractions featuring PIXAR characters.
    3.2 attractions exclusive to the WDW parks.
    4.Replacements for a Bug's Land and Cars Land.
    5.1 attractions featuring Jim Henson brand characters other than Muppetvision.

    And above all else, be creative and descriptive.
    Don't think of a gun as a weapon.
    Think of it as a third arm that magically
    shoots bullets!

  • #2
    Re: How would you fix DCA?

    Originally posted by dead_Mau5 View Post
    MICECHATers deserve a sprinkle of their own personal pixie dust on DCA.

    I think (at least euphemistically) there's enough of that already

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    • #3
      Re: How would you fix DCA?

      California does not look like this:



      California looks like this:





      If they really wanted to make it a "California Adventure" park, they would make it look like California.

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      • #4
        Re: How would you fix DCA?

        Ooo, sounds like fun! But, just how realistic are we supposed to be here? Like, do we have to take into account the available space, or are we doing this sandbox style?

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        • #5
          Re: How would you fix DCA?

          That's because the people who run Disney are all a bunch of carpetbaggers from the east coast who know absolutely nothing what California is all about. Heck they barely know what Disney is about so what can you expect?

          Originally posted by Bob Weaver View Post
          California does not look like this:



          California looks like this:





          If they really wanted to make it a "California Adventure" park, they would make it look like California.

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          • #6
            Re: How would you fix DCA?

            Originally posted by dead_Mau5 View Post
            1.A minimum of 2 attractions recycled from adjacent DL.
            I don't think I'm understanding this one properly . Why would the park next to Disneyland have attractions recycled from Disneyland? Unless you mean a general type like a Fantasyland-style dark ride and not a specific attraction?
            "Happy Working Song" parody for DCA remodel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-TYESfNTP8&feature=plcp

            Retro Rant Review of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame II" (comedy review of direct-to-video
            Disney sequel):
            Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/user/animagus.../1/q1j7FU8QXu0
            Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/user/animagus.../0/sasNTMDRBLU

            Retro Rant Review of "Home on the Range" (comedy review of Disney movie):
            Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7mC-...feature=relmfu
            Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoUie...feature=relmfu
            Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3Vea...feature=relmfu


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            Pratfall the albatross superheroine visits the Carthay Circle Theatre.

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            • #7
              Re: How would you fix DCA?

              Originally posted by Garfieldo View Post
              Ooo, sounds like fun! But, just how realistic are we supposed to be here? Like, do we have to take into account the available space, or are we doing this sandbox style?
              You are limited to the total area DCA currently occupy,this includes the Cars Land expansion and the land Grand Californian takes up(which can be placed outside park boundaries if you wish).

              Originally posted by animagusurreal View Post
              I don't think I'm understanding this one properly . Why would the park next to Disneyland have attractions recycled from Disneyland? Unless you mean a general type like a Fantasyland-style dark ride and not a specific attraction?
              Well think to your self, would CBJ look better at the foot of Grizzly? Would Star Tours fit better among other ascepts of Hollywood or movies in general? That sort of thing.
              Don't think of a gun as a weapon.
              Think of it as a third arm that magically
              shoots bullets!

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              • #8
                Re: How would you fix DCA?

                Originally posted by dead_Mau5 View Post
                You are limited to the total area DCA currently occupy,this includes the Cars Land expansion and the land Grand Californian takes up(which can be placed outside park boundaries if you wish).
                I'm going to modify this a little bit, if you don't mind, and take up the portion of land on the "Resort Block" that disney doesn't already own. That gives the DCA plot an area of 0.16 miles to work with.

                "Fantasy" DCA entrance:

                Taking up a portion of current esplanade, over where the current DCA entrance is and the Soarin' building as well as a portion of the Hollywood pictures backlot area would be The Disneyland Resort Hotel, and would be built in a Mediterranean Revival style.



                image from City of Pasadena

                The hotel and entrance area would rap around a large(main) lagoon to be constructed where the current 'hub cap' plaza area and the It's Tough to be A Bug theater, as well as portions of Grizzly Peak. The first floors of the hotel on the DCA side would contain shops and restaurant locations, with the entire area reminiscent of Catalina Island. A scale recreation of the 'Casino' would be located in this area.



                image from The Official Catalina Island Website

                To the right as one enters the park would be an expanded and relocated version of the Pacific Wharf, Turtle Talk and a smalled version of the Seas from Epcot would be located here, along with the current Tours. Downtown Disney would be located roughly where it is currently, behind this area. The architecture in the area would act as a transition between a 1920's/1930's Mediterranean coastal feel from the entrance plaza and hotel to an 1800's San Francisco motif.

                The Seas facade would be based on the Monterey Bay aquarium:


                From Monterey Bay Aquarium - EHDD - Great Buildings Online

                The San Francisco area would take up the entirety of the area from the RedWood Creek Challenge Trail to the current World of Color viewing area and would rap around the main lagoon. Located here would be a 1906 San Francisco Earthquake attraction, as well as a version of Mystic Manor from Hong Kong Disneyland. "Mystic Manor" would act as a transition to a "Discoveryland" area, located where the current Pacific Wharf/Paradise Pier entrance is, all the way up to the Screamin'/TSMM Area. Located here could be any of the planned Discovery Bay concepts from Disneylands past. Think Steampunk San Francisco, edgy, wild and untamed. The main path through this area would feed guests into the a new Grizzly Peak area, to be built on the current Timon lot, on the opposite side of the main lagoon.


                image from Jim Hill : Let's take a trip to "The Island at the Top of the World"

                The Grizzly roller coaster, also from Hong Kong Disneyland(a rethemed Expedition Everest) would replace Grizzly River Run and would wrap around the new Grizzly Peak. A frontier town would be built at the base, and would include the Country Bear Jamboree from Disneyland.

                As guests continue through the area, they would enter a desert themed area taking up the remaining portions of Timon and the newly acquired hotels located outside the current Disney property. The E-ticket attraction here would be the Salt Flat racers, essentially a scaled down version of Radiator Springs Racers. Soarin would be relocated here as well, and with a more industrial feel, act as a transition to a much smaller Hollywood/Los Angeles area, which would complete the loop back to the the entrance plaza.

                Located here would be the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and Roger Rabbit's Cartoon Spin. Essentially a smaller Sunset Boulevard from DHS with a toon town area. Not sure if there would be room left, but if so, then the Great Muppet Movie Ride would also reside here.

                My estimated cost: 4-5 billion.

                Attraction list:
                Catalina Island entrance:
                Shops and Restaurants
                Launches to Grizzly Peak and San Francisco areas.

                Pacific Wharf:
                The Seas
                Turtle Talk

                San Francisco:
                "Mystic Manor"-rethemed to fit the San Francisco Setting
                San Francisco Earthquake thrill ride
                Launches to Catalina Entrance and Grizzly Peak

                Discoveryland/Bay
                Fireworks Factory darkride(think Toy Story Midway Mania)
                Jules Verne Laboratory 3-D film

                Grizzly Peak:
                Grizzly Coaster
                Country Bear Jamboree

                Desert Area:
                Salt Flat Racers
                Soarin'

                Hollywoodland/Los Angeles
                Roger Rabbit's Cartoon Spin
                The Great Muppet Movie Ride
                Tower of Terror

                Did I meet the requirements?
                2.Grizzly,TOT,Soarin' and Screamin' must stay, though they can exist in altered/different forms.
                -Sorry, Screamin and Paradise Pier had to go.

                1.A minimum of 2 attractions recycled from adjacent DL.
                2.A minimum of 2 attractions featuring PIXAR characters.
                3.2 attractions exclusive to the WDW parks.
                Country Bear Jamboree and Roger Rabbit's Cartoon Spin from DL.
                The Seas Pavilion and Turtle Talk- Pixar.
                Expedition Everest(rethemed) and the Seas are WDW exclusives.

                4.Replacements for a Bug's Land and Cars Land.
                Discovery Bay and Salt Flats area.

                5.1 attractions featuring Jim Henson brand characters other than Muppetvision.
                The Great Muppet Movie Ride.
                Last edited by Theophilus Carter; 11-14-2009, 12:09 PM.

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                • #9
                  Re: How would you fix DCA?

                  ^Thank you Theo,
                  Wasn't thinking of bringing a "Lil' SanFran" area to the park.Ingenious bringing MM though, I suspect it has a "Winchester House" theme.
                  Don't think of a gun as a weapon.
                  Think of it as a third arm that magically
                  shoots bullets!

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                  • #10
                    Re: How would you fix DCA?

                    One thing I have to say I would love to do to DCA, would be to completely alter the Monster's Inc. ride. I adore the movie and have loved it since I was a little girl, however the ride simply doesn't do it justice.
                    I'd change it to a rollercoaster style ride based on the scene of the movie where Sulley, Mike and Boo are racing through the warehouse of doors, as I noticed the track the doors ride along is somewhat similar to a rollercoaster layout.
                    Of course I'd make it a little more extreme than the track in the movie, as it's not really rollercoaster styled, but I do think it'd make a fantastic ride.
                    Oh, and I'd keep Roz at the end of the ride
                    "...Gentlemen, I wash my hands of this weirdness."


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