Can't read it? Here:
"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, its 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
So let me take this opportunity to give an address for the new DCA in 2012. Let's just pretend that I'm giving that rechristening speech when Cars Land is opened and Phase One has officially ended:
"To all those that love the Disney name, what it represents and the meaning it has to California... welcome! Disney California Adventure represents to the world that Walt Disney saw when he stepped off that train to begin building his dreams. From the seaside of a Golden State that had already faded to the place where our company's first animated feature premiered, you will see and live those dreams. From the golden era of Hollywood, where this company's foundations were set to the great mountains of Yosemite, the myths of its native peoples, and the dreams that they brought forth. From historic Route 66 through which the path to California was not only a destination, but a world through which Walt let everyone experience the magic. The wonders that this land offered our founder helped us create this great company: the films, the parks and the experiences that it fostered. California offered to us a platform to construct a world; one which no longer exist, never was or someday might be. But one that could be dreamed. And when you walk through these gates, you will become entranced by it. Not only our past or present, but our future."
Temporary CEO for a day
Walt Disney Company
Ok, so it's a first draft, but it's better than the limp attempt that Michael tried to pass off as something even remotely interesting...