Thursday, February 21, 2013

True California Adventure

Coming up in May: The California Preservation Conference, in Orange County...which is almost Los Angeles, right?

(I figure if I see no undeveloped areas while traveling from one place to another, I'm still in LA.)

The conference is May 1-3; the title is True California Adventure: Preservation's Wild Ride (clearly developing a Disneyland tie-in) and the four conference tracks sound suspiciously like early drawing-board ideas for Disney's different areas:

  1. Nuts & Bolts, Gadgets & Gizmos: Balancing Traditional Materials and New Technologies

  2. Destination Travel: Economic Development through Heritage Tourism

  3. Futurama: Yesterday’s World of Tomorrow Today

  4. Carousel of Progress: Harnessing Future Trends in Preservation (Sing it with me: 

It's a great big beautiful tomorrow,
Shining at the end of every day!
It's a great big beautiful tomorrow,
And tomorrow is just a dream away....)

I don't blame the Imagineers for dropping that first item; sounds dull. And clearly the second became Adventureland.

Anyway, here's the Conference Website.  As with most conferences, the fun stuff will be all over the community: Old Town Orange, the Crystal Cathedral, Modjeska Canyon, etc. I do not see Disneyland or Knott's on the agenda, though. Now those are the places to go to for private soirees!

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