But what is, except for the original landmark itself? I've been to WDW twice - and my favorite park there is the Magic Kingdom. I enjoy AK, MGM and Epcot, but none of them are the MK. And, the MK is not Disneyland. The same is true for DCA. It is not Disneyland. But it is very nice in its own right. And is a wonderful addition to the new "Disneyland Resort." By it's own, I agree, at this point in time, I don't believe I would visit it as my sole destination. But I also don't think I would just visit WDW for Ak, MGM or Epcot by themselves. What makes WDW work is the fact that you have 4 very complimentary parks working together. Plus, Downtown Disney and beautiful themed Disney hotels. The fun is being there in the midst of all that magic. Hopping between parks, hotels, shopping, etc. On my last trip, we went to MGM each and every day, but except for the first day, only rode 2 rides, the Rock N Roller Coaster and Tower of Terror. I think what they have created with the new Disneyland Resort is well on its way to what Florida has. Now that I have the 2 park hopper, I look forward to taking it all in. Starting out early at DCA, going on Soarin' over California. Hitting a few rides and then hopping over to Disneyland. After that, hanging out at the new Downtown Disney. I think one of the best additions is all the new eateries. I was really impressed with all of the new food additions. That's about it.I've only visited DCA once, but I liked it. Didn't love it, but I think I may in time. Just some thoughts.