Thursday, May 31, 2012

DCA that is no more Part 4: Picture of the day: Flick Meet and Greet

Here is your pal and mine  Flick from A Bug's Life....meeting and greeting fans when DCA opened and It's Tough to Be a Bug opened .     It's Tough to be a Bug is  still around....But I haven't seen Flick signing autographs for quite some time.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

DCA that is no more Part 3: Picture of the day: Soap Opera Bistro

A picture and a postcard from the Soap Opera Bistro....
When DCA first opened it had a bunch of more expensive restaurant options and not enough visitors to keep them around....The Soap Opera Bistro is now home to  Playhouse Disney.  When the park opened it was a restaurant themed to the sets of Soap Opera's from ABC...The restaurant was actually pretty good the one time I ate there, but with the smaller than expected crowds that hit DCA for the first couple of years it like several other restaurants didn't last.

DCA even had Soap Opera weekends (like Prime Time Preview weekends)  where fans could meet Soap Opera stars.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

DCA that is no more Part 2: Picture of the day: Sam Andreas Shakes

Like many of the shops when DCA opened this little Shake Shop had a California theme.       All I can say is this earthquake themed little snack stand was sure shaking up some real good real milkshakes..... Now gone to make way for Carsland....

Monday, May 28, 2012

Me and the Lllama Getting our Groove on!

Back when the Animation building first opened at DCA The Emperor's New Groove was the big Disney movie....So here is me and the Emperor himself in Llama form

Getting my Groove on!

DCA that is no more Part 1: Picture of the day

With all of the big changes that have happened over the last couple of years I took a moment to reflect and scan in some old pre-digital camera pictures of the DCA that was and is no more.  I'm going to do a DCA that was picture of the day all this week....Showing photos of DCA that are no longer there or have changed as I get ready for what will be a month of DCA and Disney fun.....There are so many new things to look forward to that are opening in a few weeks I thought it was a perfect time to look back at DCA's short history.

Up first this cool view of the train near the old entrance with the Golden Gate in the background.