It's very interesting to be in the park, and see something for the first time. It's probably not exactly what you're thinking. I'm talking about seeing the Golden Gate Bridge before you've actually stood in front of it. Or seeing Fisherman's Wharf even before stepping foot on the actual land. I've done this several times in the past few years. I've been to places only in Disney, and then seen them after in real life. Disney pays a great tribute to all the scenic and historical landmarks in California. Of course, the real thing is nothing compared to a copy, but Disney does a great job.