Yesterworld: The Disastrous History of Disney’s California Adventure - Part 1
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 Published On Jan 21, 2021

Explore the troubled history of Disney’s California Adventure. From the Burbank Disney Park, its origins as Westcot, to the original abandoned plans for the Disneyland Result, and what led to one of Disney’s Worst Theme Parks.



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Music sourced from MusicVine.com:

Adi Goldstein - Mysterious Thoughts

https://musicvine.com/track/adi-goldstein/mysterious-thoughts


Thanks to Davelandweb for digging up the amazingly detailed initial conceptual rendering of the original California Adventure.


INFORMATION SOURCES:

Yesterworld: The Disastrous History of Disney’s California Adventure - Part 1


https://www.themeparktourist.com/features/20180603/33914/declassified-disaster-disneys-california-adventure-part-2

https://disneyandmore.blogspot.com/2008/03/disney-california-adventure-that-never.html

http://angryap.blogspot.com/2013/03/disneys-california-adventure-concept.html

https://www.yesterland.com/dcapreview.html

https://davelandblog.blogspot.com/2009/01/dca-what-happened_03.html

https://alchetron.com/WestCOT

https://www.themeparktourist.com/features/20151212/31106/california-mis-adventure-how-disneylands-second-gate-crashed-burned-and-was?page=3

https://www.sfgate.com/offbeat/article/superstar-limo-california-adventure-monsters-inc-15465342.php

https://jimhillmedia.com/editor_in_chief1/b/jim_hill/archive/2001/01/01/278.aspx

https://www.mouseplanet.com/12123/The_Burbank_DisneyMGM_Studios_That_Never_Was

http://jimhillmedia.com/editor_in_chief1/b/jim_hill/archive/2007/08/24/why-for-didn-t-the-walt-disney-company-go-forward-with-construction-of-the-port-disney-project.aspx

http://progresscityusa.com/2009/04/29/neverworlds-bicentennial-special-port-disney/

http://samlanddisney.blogspot.com/2009/09/plausible-impossible-westcot-center-and_21.html

https://www.yesterland.com/westcot1.html


VIDEO SOURCES:


“The Imagineering Story: The Midas touch”

“The Imagineering Story: Hit Or Miss”

Disney Decade News - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVPO8ZegCi8

ProgressCityPublicTV - Disney-MGM Backlot Presentation 1987 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?

v=BHoHFQFUkNs

ProgressCityPublicTV - Mickey’s Birthdayland 1988 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTuHLgskCxY

Resort TV1 - 1993 WDW Vacation Planner - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKCfudEgns8

Sam’s Disney Diary - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWS1G0sd1eM

ProgressCityPublicTV - Grand Opening of Euro Disney - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgcBk8CeUQQ

DisneyParkVideos - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gUcKp20LQs

Fantasy on Skis - GrassRoots Community Network - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5hjRXIawkQ&t=186s

The Disneyland Story - DisneyParkVideos - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBZe2kbkCGU

RetroWDW - WDW Concept Art from Imagineering - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-5DCTQgNek

David Oneal - 1998 Disneyland Tomorrowland Press video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crjDBj4wMNg

Disneyland 40th Anniversary - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgGRJGrWOa0&t=7s

Resort 1TV - Backstage magic - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RW5zon2XFT8

Disney’s California Adventure Teaser Promotional Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5f_5TBntbJM

MouseSteps / JWL Media - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RByhjVxesTA&t=102s

ozzyray - Re-Dedication of Disneyland's New Tomorrowland in 1998 Rocket Rods - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YesabifxyAs&t=6s

Laughingplace - Main Street Electrical Parade Farewell - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDl21d8cyEc

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