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    AMC Theater finally getting a replacement at Downtown Disney

    Thank you! I shouldn't have used past tense, as indeed the bells themselves are still there, even though Robinson's is long gone from SoCal. Fashion Island, as the centerpiece of Newport Center, is a treasure trove of later Mid-Century Modern design. Newport Center was master planned in the mid...
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    Happy Thanksgiving to my WDW Magic Friends

    Gelson's is great. Pricy, but great, especially for big holiday meals when you want to make it memorable. Top-notch customer service and very high quality. I've got to tell this story here for @DrAlice 's sake, as she railed in the other thread about homemade cranberry sauce. I zoomed down the...
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    AMC Theater finally getting a replacement at Downtown Disney

    Absolute. Perfection. 😍 Thank you so much @FerretAfros for not forgetting Martha Schwartz and the laughs you and I and many others all had twenty years ago at her expense on that other website! The only thing I can add looking back on it now, Ms. Schwartz' hiring was the first clear example...
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    AMC Theater finally getting a replacement at Downtown Disney

    They had a decent run of updates and freshening around 2015-18 there, especially with dining. Earl's, Salt&Straw, Black Tap, Ballast Point, the updates to existing Patina restaurants, etc. Although they stumbled a bit with that Splitsville place that just isn't a good fit for SoCal. I have to...
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    AMC Theater finally getting a replacement at Downtown Disney

    Yeah, you're probably right. It's more Googie. But what it certainly is not, along with other 1950's-60's modern architecture, is "multi-cultural".
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    AMC Theater finally getting a replacement at Downtown Disney

    I dunno... I don't think they would willingly put up a building in front of the Disneyland Hotel's Adventure Tower. That tower has the only real "park view" rooms in the entire hotel, and adding another mall building right next to that tower won't help that, or help with room rates. I think...
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    AMC Theater finally getting a replacement at Downtown Disney

    I noticed that too! I was actually hoping for those little fish that give you a pedicure by nibbling on your feet, like they have at Sea World.
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    AMC Theater finally getting a replacement at Downtown Disney

    What also fascinates me is that they added "multi-cultural design" into the mix of this complex that allegedly also uses "Southern California mid-century modern" architecture. As we can see from their sketch, it looks only vaguely mid-century. And if it weren't for the two amoeba shaped...
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    AMC Theater finally getting a replacement at Downtown Disney

    There are steps leading to/from the main structure, with wheelchair ADA ramps on either side. I also assume the steps and graded ramps are because the lawn area will be elevated and/or graded, as a way to prevent people from entering the secure area. The wall/fence doesn't really show up in the...
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    AMC Theater finally getting a replacement at Downtown Disney

    No where. But if it looks like security screening and acts like security screening and quacks like security screening... Well, it's probably security screening. I don't know that I "want" anything out of this rather meaningless concept. It's just a boxy strip mall. But I don't know why they...
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    Happy Thanksgiving to my WDW Magic Friends

    Your cheese board is hysterical! Bravo! My interstate family is assembling at the old family beach house in La Jolla. My culinary task is merely to pick up two pre-ordered pies from the Gelson's in Del Mar as I drive down there. ;) Happy Thanksgiving one and all! 🦃
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    AMC Theater finally getting a replacement at Downtown Disney

    Oh, my. You're being saucy! The Ocean Spray cranberry farm in Massachussetts is a fun place to visit if you ever get there. They have a nice visitors center and a little tour of the place. The process of farming cranberries in bogs is really quite interesting.
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    AMC Theater finally getting a replacement at Downtown Disney

    I'm not 100% positive, none of us are since we're just using a purposely vague sketch of a "stunning lifestyle space", but... I'm 98% positive that's the Adventure Tower of the Disneyland Hotel. And what you've just spotted is a not-yet-announced sprucing up of the original Disneyland Hotel...
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    News "it's a small world" Holiday Will Not Open on Schedule Due to Incident

    Well, that's gotta hurt. 2,500 riders per hour goes poof! during one of the busiest weeks of the year. And not just 2,500 riders per hour, but 2,500 riders on a Christmas themed ride during the kickoff to the Christmas season. Double Ouch.
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    AMC Theater finally getting a replacement at Downtown Disney

    No dear, that's not what happened at all. I'm open to the possibility that the blocky tower at the right of the sketch is not actually the Adventure Tower. But what is it? Why would a multi-level building be built there? Are they recreating the old Plaza Complex shopping center? Yes kids, this...
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