The easy part to answer is that California Adventure is right across the promenade from Disneyland. You can walk right out the front gate, go about 100 yards (??? I’m terrible at distances) and go into California Adventure.
The original Disney take was to represent different areas of California.
San Francisco, the Redwoods/Yosemite, etc., Hollywood… and then a Victorian Era boardwalk. Oh, and A Bug’s Land. Because why not? Everything else was kind of a mishmash… and seemed to be done on the cheap.
And the execution was such a disaster that it’s currently undergoing a billion-dollar revamp.
It seems to be keeping the name… but they seem to be barely trying for California, adding Cars Land and a Little Mermaid ride. Still, everything they’ve been doing seems to be a huge improvement.
I honestly think it just needs a new name!
So with that history… the idea of a “California” resort just strikes me as odd. :laugh:
And as for “what is California”… it looks like from the bit Chris posted that California = “really expensive beach towns”. :laugh: There’s some Spanish-feel architecture in some of the places they list… but also just generally “expensive real estate”.[/QUOTE]
Ah OK I see that now, and especially the last part with the Spanish style architecture and all. Thanks for explaining.