Did you not realize that was done to Epcot as well? Epcot was designed for adults with few attractions designed to appeal to young kids. It worked for awhile when adults and kids had separate interests. Once upon a time, adults had separate spaces to enjoy smokes and drinks. They attend cocktail parties and socialize at dinner parties. Think "Mad Men". Disney wanted to capture this market although this culture is going away. Part of the thinking was the rides and attractions aren't the motivating factor to visit Epcot or DCA, which was incorrect. Now that they fixed the attraction and theming issues at DCA, they brought back the wildly successful food, wine, art, and garden festivals. So Disney can go after the traditional Disney audience while also giving parents and single, childless adults an opportunity to indulge in adult drinks and foodie appetizers. Eisner had the right idea, but bad execution. Then there's Trader Sam's.I can never understand this business model, the whole point of DCA was to make Disneyland a resort and encourage longer stays like people do at WDW. If you were doing this why would you go after a completely different clientele?
DCA's theming all point to Disney. It's their park and they're making it all about Disney. They're fixing the weakest part of DCA that was Bug's Land. Soon they'll fix Hollywood Backlot. The result will be good.DCA doesn't even know what it is anymore. Disney seemed to have a plan a few years ago but gave up on it. Now it's just a patchwork of Cars, Marvel and craptastic overlays no one wanted. At least there's booze.