February 6, 2011

California Adventure at Ten Years: Looking Backward and Forward

On Tuesday, Disney's California Adventure acknowledges its Tenth Anniversary. Notice, I intentionally did not use the word "celebrate", as at its opening, the Walt Disney Company discovered they had a huge financial and creative disaster on their hands. Sure, the park was part of the expansion of Disneyland into a resort and a driving force behind a reason to visit more than one day, but it was also the least successful part of the development.

Come back tomorrow for an entire week devoted to Disney's California Adventure. We'll look at concept art past and present, take a look at he future, and gather some insights along the way. Don't miss it!

(Cover of The Disney Magazine copyright The Walt Disney Company.)

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