Monday, July 18, 2011

Nothing Says Adventure Like An Auditorium

"DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE"

Disney California Adventure entrance, July 17, 2011

10 comments:

Major Pepperidge said...

Five times a day, this will burn down, just like the original did.

TokyoMagic! said...

How does the Major come up with this stuff? Too funny! Too bad it isn't true...that could be even more exciting than the burning cabin.

So from your post title, I take it you don't care for the new entrance??? I saw it last night all lit up. It didn't look too bad, but at 12 am sharp, all the lights on it were shut off, leaving it in total darkness. Weird.

MIKE COZART said...

I do like the new entry, however I'm concerned/confussed as to how the BUENA VISTA STREET is really gonna be pulled off. The theme intent is the 1920's "when Walt first arrived in California".....yet already there are many structures in the design that are 1930's or even 1940's (like the yet-to-be-constructed service station etc)or the Pan Pacific Auditorium entry. Even at a Disneyland costume presentation -the designers displayed the concepts for Buena Vista Street --and the designers admitted the costumes were more 1940's as "They were easier to work with than the 1920's" - when the Street is to take place in !!???!!!! Well, it would have been easier to put cast members in OP cords and LEE Jeans in 1977 than make themed futuristic Tomorrowland jumpsuits-----but the designers then did it anyhow.

Progressland said...

Aside from being a Florida import I'm OK with the new entrance. My title was directed at the fact that the Park's theme has changed quite a bit in the past ten years but that the Park name has stayed the same.

TokyoMagic! said...

I do not understand why they are keeping that name! I know, I know, they dropped the "s"!

Unfortunately, theme seems to be thrown out the window these days. "Cars" took place on Route 66, but in the state of Arizona, so what does that have to do with California?

Lizzy Tex Borden said...

That always brings me back. I have great memories of going to the Pan Pacific Auditorium with my parents when I was younger... Great design...

Eric Scales said...

They should have gone with my name: Disney's Golden State. Course that would have gotten a lot more media attention for being so ironic when the Park was doing badly.

Top Secret said...
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Top Secret said...

An LA Union Station facade would have been much more appropriate (although like the PPA it opened in the 1930s).

Does anyone else feel like the proportions of the entrance are off? The original Pan-Pacific had much more substantial columns and much taller flags.

http://laist.com/2009/05/02/laistory_the_pan_pacific_auditorium.php

JG said...

I approve of the new entry, as I sit looking at my poster of the PPA on the wall of my office.

What a shame to have lost that building, this is not a substitute, but a good reminder.

JG