I have lived in Orange County my whole life and I hadn't been to Universal Studios since I was about 4 years old. I recently made the 30 minute drive up the 5 freeway to check things out and I think that I have figured out how the Disney brass might have wrongly figured that DCA would work. Universal has a "cheap" feel to it just like DCA. There isn't a lot of theming but there are a whole lot of shops. The food is expensive and bland. The park is NOWHERE NEAR Disneyland quality but it is very much DCA quality. Universal is also very close to Eisner and the bigwigs at the Burbank offices of Disney, actually much closer than DL is. I wonder if, instead of using their own successful park as a model, they used Universal as a model for DCA? My wife's first comment walking into Universal was "Wow....it looks like California Adventure." It was no compliment. Maybe the Disney designers need to spend more time at DL and not at second rate parks. Roy P.S. The Citywalk (their version of Downtown Disney) is much better than DL's version, though....I guess they got the shopping right.