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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Theme Park Thursdays: 15 Years of Disney California Adventure Part 3

As Disney began planning out its second park in Anaheim, it would come up with different ideas for each themed area. For example, the park's Boardwalk area was originally called "Surf City".

The area that would become Condor Flats originally had more of a 1940's look.

The Disney Animation Building was originally more toony than Hollywood-esque.

Even the neighboring Downtown Disney district went through changes, like this version that had interesting water features.

The man-made lake that would adjoin Downtown Disney was eliminated, as was the nearby hotel.

The project would undergo many changes before it opened in 2001.