I don’t understand either. They don’t like Magic Mountains sea of coasters and I don’t think they really remember tower or screamin’ with how little they’ve done theme/amusement parks in the past. I’m the only one in the group that still calls them by the original names on accident. I had to backspace “tower” in my last commentI think it's really interesting your friends like DCA over Disneyland because of 2 re-skinned rides (and RSR, but who's complaining about that? ).
The other two attractions don't hold a candle, IMO, to thrill attractions like BTMRR, Space, IJA, Splash, Matterhorn, (and perhaps now in the future, RotR and Smuggler's Run.) I think DCA struggles to capture the magic of Disneyland E-tickets.
One thing is for sure, someone would have to pay me to spend a full day, open to close, in DCA.