Last year, when Disney's California Adventure turned ten years old, I posted a week's worth of articles about the creation of the park, included my many trip reports, and added in my popular posts on the creation of the park and Disney Imagineers' former Bargain Basement Imagineering of the place.
We're on the brink of a new era for the park, so on it's 11th birthday, here is a look backwards using those articles. Cars Land and Buena Vista Street are quickly on their way, but may we and the Imagineers and suits never forget the disaster created with "cheap" becomes synonymous with the Disney experience. Enjoy!
(Photograph copyright Mark Taft.)