What's new on the discussion board: Rainy days and fun days
The Theme Park Insider Discussion Board
is the place to ask your questions about planning theme park vacations. And to share the advice you've learned from previous trips. Here are this week's top new threads:
Mary Nikisher asks, on a Rainy day - which park is best? (By the way, don't forget to read our tips for enjoying a theme park in the rain.)
Lauren Hayhurst is coming to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter from the UK and asks Do you recommend a weekend or weekday?
Speaking of Harry Potter, Andy Milio wants to know Is the Forbidden Journey Bad For Roller Coaster Haters?
Claire French is planning a two-week visit to Orlando and wants to know Have I covered everything?
Terri Pierce is thinking ahead to summer and is looking for information about attraction closures due to Disney Construction.
And finally, today is the 10th anniversary of the official opening of Disney California Adventure, the theme park that bombed so badly at first that Disney's now spending $1 billion-plus to re-Imagineer it. Frankly, I'm much more interested in anticipating what looks like an exciting next 10 years for DCA than remembering the past 10 years of that park's history.
Perhaps I was seeing it on its upswing (2005), but I actually really enjoyed DCA the first and second (2010) time I have been there. Its great to have this site to see differing opinions, but this is the one park that I always felt that TPI slammed too much. Then again, its everybody's opinion and thats great!
Before the additions of Aladdin, Tower of Terror and Monsters, Inc., I thought this a truly terrible park - one that substituted corporate cynicism for Disney magic. (I always thought Soarin' and Screamin' overrated, FWIW.)
I actually loved Golden Dreams...
If they do bring the Country Bears to DCA, it needs to be a shooting gallery attraction, a la Buzz Lightyear.
I've always really enjoyed DCA. The park has gotten better every year. Once Cars land is opened and everything else is also done than DCA should be my second favorite Disney theme park in the country(behind Disneyland). Its attraction line-up would be impressive:
Can't beleive thats 10 years already.
On a rainy day and a thunderstrom is great for a theme park guest. Because the outside rides will have no lines and the indoor lame rides will be more crowded. Just don't go to a water park because they don't like rain and will shut down the park for some stupid safety reasons.
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