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  • R.i.p. Dca 2.0

    Need I say more?
    An Aspiring Walt Disney Imagineer.

  • #2
    ....Kinda. Don't have a clue what you're talking about.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by LD1984 View Post
      ....Kinda. Don't have a clue what you're talking about.
      I think they’re talking about how the vision for DCA 2.0 laid out in the 2012 redo has been abandoned. With guardians of the galaxy replacing tower of terror, Pixar pier replacing paradise pier etc.
      Favorite Ride: Tower of Terror

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      • #4
        With the exception of the Sun/Fun/Pal-o-round wheel, dining kiosks along the pier and the games/stores of the boardwalk, much of 2.0 changes remain. Cars Land, Buena Vista Street, the little Mermaid, WoC and more.

        There have been some minor alterations(Midway Mania color scheme, Electric Trolley track being modified), but they were not flat out removed.

        And finally, 2 other ideas for DCA 2.0, still came to light, years after the project ended: Condor Flats becoming 'Grizzly airstrip/park' and Mickey's Philharmagic added.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by rld275501 View Post
          Need I say more?
          I don’t think so. The basis of DCA 2.0 was deleting California. Besides Buena Vista Street the redo only eroded that theme, they are just continuing that.

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          • #6
            I think DCA is fine. After Marvel Campus opens and no ones cares about a bunch of shops and restaurants so they redo it with more rides, then it will be fantastic.

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            • #7
              Echoes of a thread from last summer: "Is it just me or is dca worse now???"
              "Disneyland is often called a magic kingdom because
              it combines fantasy and history, adventure and learning,
              together with every variety of recreation and fun,
              designed to appeal to everyone."

              - Walt Disney

              "Disneyland is all about turning movies into rides."
              - Michael Eisner

              "It's very symbiotic."
              - Bob Chapek

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              • #8
                Tower of Terror was DCA's best attraction, with suspense, great pacing, real emotional resonance, etc. They re-skinned it into a much weaker experience.

                The revamped Paradise Pier was a transportive, aesthetically-unified environment. They turned it BACK into a land without a proper sense of "place."

                I've actually stopped visiting DCA, because these changes have made it an unpleasant mess for me... just a few years after it was briefly a solid park.

                Once Phase 2 of Avengers Campus opens (with the major e-ticket, which will likely be quite good), there are a few simple things they can do make DCA a true Disney theme park, and a much more pleasant place to be in:
                • Turn Pixar Pier back into something transportive. Maybe a new dark ride that utilizes one of the several backstage expansion plots there can be the anchor. Even if the Pier is themed to a specific IP, it would be better than a mess of disconnected amusement park rides.
                • Fix the Pier's slghtlines. With the new hotels being built across Katella, the Pier's sightlines are now worse than ever. Even just some steel structures that look like additional roller coaster hills could do the trick. And some trees along the south side of the water that obscure the views of Katella from the north side of the water. It doesn't have to be perfect, it just has to be a little less jarring.
                • Go through with the Hyperion Theater redesign plans. If Hollywood Boulevard is not longer a "movie set," why is there a painted flat at the end of it?

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                • #9
                  DCA is a thematic mess. Sadly Disney doesn't care and now neither do I. There are fun rides, but the thematic vision of 2012 of the 1920s and 30s is dead.

                  I'll enjoy the rides I live at DCA due what they are, but it will never achieve artistic vision and boldness like a Tokyo DisneySea. Chapek is just too vulgar, too base, to understand the aesthetics of beauty. He's a crass product salesman, and as such that's all DCA will ever really ever be. 😔

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                  • #10
                    D C A = has become BRAND - Aid - LAND.......amusement park
                    Last edited by Eagleman; 01-14-2020, 05:48 PM.
                    Soaring like an EAGLE !

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Eagleman View Post
                      D C A = has become BRANDLAND.......amusement park
                      With Pixar and Marvel, I've been calling it AcquisitionLand for a long time.
                      Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

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                      • #12
                        Meanwhile I love DCA.

                        HATED the park when it first opened..,still did nothing for me during the 2.0 transition...now thoroughly enjoy what it has become and is becoming just as much as Disneyland Park.

                        To each their own.

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                        • #13
                          I really like DCA, it's got the best food out of the two, by far. Just drop "California" and call it "Disney Adventure Park" or whatever. Why does everything have to be themed within an inch of its life?

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                          • #14
                            I remember when DCA meant Don't Come Again.
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                            This has been a Filmways presentation dahling.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Theme_Park_Insider View Post
                              I really like DCA, it's got the best food out of the two, by far. Just drop "California" and call it "Disney Adventure Park" or whatever. Why does everything have to be themed within an inch of its life?
                              Oddly enough, Disney had a kid magazine in the 90s-00 called Disney Adventures.

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Quentin View Post

                                I think they’re talking about how the vision for DCA 2.0 laid out in the 2012 redo has been abandoned. With guardians of the galaxy replacing tower of terror, Pixar pier replacing paradise pier etc.
                                yes, you are correct. Pixar Pier honestly reminds me of a DCA 1.0 style fix. I like to call present DCA, DCA 1.5
                                An Aspiring Walt Disney Imagineer.

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                                • #17
                                  Disney California Adventure
                                  Park being use, as Marking tool and a Bill Board !
                                  imo
                                  Soaring like an EAGLE !

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                                  • #18
                                    I have not been since the change to Pixar Pier. What music are they playing now in that area? I really liked the old pier side music. It was like being in Boardwalk Empire but family friendly.

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by brian11811 View Post
                                      I have not been since the change to Pixar Pier. What music are they playing now in that area? I really liked the old pier side music. It was like being in Boardwalk Empire but family friendly.
                                      They are playing music from Pixar films, such as "Touch the Sky" from Brave, and "Down to Earth" from Wall--E, and finally, You've got a friend in me." Those are all I really hear.
                                      An Aspiring Walt Disney Imagineer.

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                                      • #20
                                        While I also loved the concept of the California when Walt arrived, unfortunately people under appreciate the art that was included. That said I love the GotG ride, and can understand that Pixar pier is what kids can comprehend, not a time that is almost 100 years before they were born. I guess I view it as enter the park like how Walt started, (and please keep it that way), but that from there go off into lands of imagination and Storytelling that Walt Disney embodied.

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