The Greetings From California and Engine Ears Toys stores closed for the last time yesterday and with that, the entrance way to DCA and its Sunshine Plaza are now gone to be replaced next summer by Buena Vista St. and all its wonderful new architecture and features. A temporary entrance now directs you on a path behind the Soarin' Over California building avoiding the construction zone.
Gone are the tiled murals, the faux Golden Gate Bridge, the "postcard" facades to the stores, the Zephyr train, the Sun Fountain. Before it all gets moved to yesteryear, here are some pictures from the past and a place that will never be again.
Many people have walked under the span of the bridge over the last 10 years. Most of them can't wait to see what's coming next.