It's really fascinating to see the drawings for this park before it opened. Conceptual drawings are often slightly different from how they end up looking, so while it's cool to look at how the park is the same, it's even more so to see how it changed. DCA suffered from a severe lack of funding, so cuts were inevitable, but one can't help but wonder how much better the park would have done if only planned or implemented better. Go ahead and check out the article (with lots of pictures) HERE.
I'm young enough that I only know the Disneyland Resort as it is now, and my earliest remembered trips to Disneyland always included DCA. I don't remember ever having been to Disneyland with a big parking lot right outside the gates, but rather the long tram ride to the gates from the large parking structure at the end of Downtown Disney. Whether I missed out on experiencing the original DLR, it's still great to be reminded from time to time of how things were as we look forward to how things will soon become.
P.S. I hope you're having a better day with you read this, Sis.