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- n. a characteristic that attracts tourists
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China City: Christine Sterling was also responsible for the creation of Olvera Street, an “Old Mexico”–themed tourist attraction that was intended to save the historic Plaza district, the city’s birthplace.
The local kids who know the true tourist attraction to be found at this site refer to it as “Crash Landing”—as if a UFO perhaps missile-guided by some combination of the KGB, CIA, and E.T. at the controls mistakenly fumbled onto this spot and destroyed it, then quickly constructed a Disney house on the lot to cover up the alien error.
Like Ghirardelli Square, the Paseo was also a tourist attraction capitalizing on nostalgia, in this case for the city’s Spanish heritage, which was alluded to in Hugman’s design for the staircases and bridges.
For a decade, China City was a popular tourist attraction and marketplace.
My father had grown up there, and as a grandson of the old earl I'd played there as a child until it held no terrors: but times had changed and the castle itself no longer belonged to the Kinloch family but was the property of Scotland, administered and run as a tourist attraction by one of the conservation organisations.