That's cool. Since I've never been to Disneyland, it would be interesting to see what kind of park they'd have, i.e. one like Disney's Animal Kingdom, Disney-MGM Studios, or Epcot, or something entirely new. It seems like Disneyland Park, Disneyland Paris, and Magic Kingdom are relatively similar.
Why don't they try to make DCA a semi-decent park first? Right now it stinks, and the admission price is absolutely ridiculous for it. Forget a stinking third park and finish your second one first. Oh, and while you're at it, why not fix the first one up to it's original condition insteaad of all the maintainance disasters and other things falling apart to.
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Well Sir Willow obviously has a chip on his shoulder! Maybe you should just stick to amusement parks instead of trashing Disney. Does anyone realize that CA opened with exactly the same number of attractions as Disneyland had on it's opening day? This is true. For people on a coaster website looking for more out of Disney, it's not gonna happen folks. But for sheer entertainment, CA is terrific just like ANY Disney park is. The rides they DO HAVE are fun and it's silly to think that the park should be bigger right from the get go. How much capital do you think that a corporation can sink into something at once?? The park will grow in time so stop complaining and go to SFMM. On a side note, I noticed while visitng recently that there were more green fences around some additional propeties adjacent to and near the proposed site (which is currently a strawberry farm). The only major obstacle left on that block is the Radisson. Looks like they may be trying to buy up some more property.
DCA is a sorry atempt at a theme park, if you really even want to call it that. I mean half the park is filled with carnival rides. I guess Disney thinks they can get away with cheap rides due to their notability. It may be fun if your a 5 year old going to Disney for the first time, but if you've been to any other theme parks DCA really seems pathetic. Also, it doesn't matter if it has the same amount of rides that Disneyland had when it opened. That was like 40 years ago. Also they had a ton more money to work with on this new park than the original Disneyland. Honestly IMO I'm tired of Disney parks considering all these new pathetic rides their coming out with, and I will be sure not to waste $60 on their next Cali park.
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IOARules, ditto to you what VOLLEYGUY said. A lot were disappointed in Animal Kingdom but did anyone realize that the land was completely flat with nothing before they started. All the trees, plants, and yes, those animals aren't native Floridian had the be payed money and nicely placed and designed to get to where it is today. And their rides and shows are among the greatest quality out there. It's a theme park not a amusement park. They can't easily buy lots of big rides and coasters and just place them anywhere(*cough*, CP, *cough*). They have the theme the ride and they do a very good job of doing that. It's something extra and makes the ride much better IMO. But like someone once told me, you can decorate a pile of dog crap all you want, but in the end it's still a decorated pile of dog crap. That's not the case at Disney parks. Besides the point(no pun intended), some parks don't even decorate their dog crap. Obviously their not about quantity. California Screamin', Soarin' Over Cali, Tough to Be a Bug, and Grizzly Falls are all very deep in quality. In time, it will be a great park like all the WDW and DL parks are now. Anyone expecting SFMM will come back disappointed. I am kind of pissed about the new carnival crap at Animal Kingdom. The Reverchon Dueling Wild Mice should be an excellent addition though. I know I'm excited about that.
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i hate disney, they try to blame not having a great attendance on their costumers. there is practically nothing to do there and it costs so much. i live 30 min away and have gone only once. it just gets boring. i understand that all that theming costs a lot but y wud they expect a lot of people when they only have two enjoyable attractions. and before they get a new park they shud get maybe 2 more coasters and 3 other e ticket rides. and yes for them to compare with dland they need 5 more e-ticket attractions. they dont have the room for the smaller attractions.
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We all know that Koaster King has a real hatred for Cedar Point. I respect that, it's his opinion. I just with he wouldn't take every possible opportunity to bash a very popular amusement park that also happend to be my personal favorite. I know I'm getting mighty tired of hearing about it. After you get past his CP bashing, I agree with his post.
Walter Elias is rolling in his grave (well actually, he was cremated) from both the idea for a third park and all of your comments. ------------- www.angelfire.com/oh4/tk173 An unnerving stillness in the woods of southern Indiana beckons for you on May 11th.....
"Rolling in his grave," because of what his company has become. They have lost his vision! You may say that it's just a money making business, but it's not. There is so much more to it than money. I can only hope the Disney Co. will find good caring leaders.
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Since when has Disney had poor attendance? Over 50 million guests at WDW alone each year is anything but poor attendance. Don't they control the top 5 or 6 most visited parks in the World? Maybe their 3rd park will(hopefully) be along the line on thrills and IOA. They've always been about family and just lately realized that teens are big in the family too and don't just want Country Bear Jamboree. They're getting there. I thought Cali Screamin, Maliboomer, TZToT, and RnRC were all excellent. They're getting there. Just it takes a little time. And CP or any non-themed park can put a ride anywhere. They don't need to theme it to an area or a certain type. I don't think that's CP bashing at all. Especially, WHEN I LOVE CP!!!
------------- PKI-Wooden, Helix, and Kiddie Coaster Capital of the World! The First and Only Gigabuzzer bigger than Millie, rising Faster than Maggie, and pulls more BS than MS ever will!!! And I love CP so Get Up Out of My Ass About It! :)
First off, Disney is a company, not a charity. They build stuff to make money. DCA fills a need in the marketplace. Just because you don't enjoy it doesn't mean that others don't either. Ditto for Animal Kingdom. This ridiculous mentality that a park is nothing without a dozen coasters misses the point entirely.
Second, you better believe Magic Mountain cares about what Disney is doing, far more than any park east. Between DCA opening and the fact that Knott's was already drawing more people last year, they needed a shot in the arm, thus Goliath and the other new coasters. The only fault I can find in that logic is that they are too solidly going after a teen audience, not a family audience (where the multiple tickets, hot dogs and souvenirs come in).
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