So let's take a trip in the time machine and visit the park pre-construction, to have a look at the plaque situated in front of the Sunshine Plaza (and you know how DF'82 loves plaques in the different Disney Parks!).
To all who believe in the power of dreams...welcome!
Disney's California Adventure opens its golden gates to you.
Here we pay tribute to the dreamers of the past...the native people, explorers, immigrants, aviators, entrepreneurs and entertainers who built the Golden State.
And we salute a new generation of dreamers who are creating the wonders of tomorrow...from the silver screen to the computer screen... from the fertile farmlands to the far reaches of space. Disney's California Adventure celebrates the richness and diversity of California... its land, it's people, its spirit and, above all, the dreams that it continues to inspire.
Michael D. Eisner
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
The Walt Disney Company
February 8, 2001