Friday, October 07, 2011

Disneyland Construction: Old School

This first somewhat blurry (and previously published) photo from September 1965 shows the Town Square Fire Department. I'm just setting the stage with this shot, which is followed by one taken one month later showing a bit of construction going on. It appears that the pavement is being repaired or replaced. Interesting to see how back in the day, ropes and a few barricades were sufficient. No need to worry about guests getting hurt or any kind of liability.

Zooming in for some fun details; oh that open gate is so tempting! If only I'd been there that day...

Today, any kind of construction at Disneyland means that temporary walls that are at least 7 feet tall must be erected to block out what's going on behind them. Is it secrecy, or is it liability? Here's a recent shot of the same area with a bit of refurb going on.

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JG said...

Looks like they put in a trolley track.

I think now that the walls are as much about secrecy as security. If the walls were open fences, traffic would bog down with people gawking.

Imagine that "corridor" in DCA with a crowd of sidewalk superintendents.


Ha, todays captcha is "dapers"

Connie Moreno said...

Unfortunately, there are a lot more morons out there today, just looking for an accident to happen so they can sue because let's face it, if you fall on your face because you weren't watching where you were going, it's not your fault. Makes me sick.

Major Pepperidge said...

I've never seen an image with that kind of work being done. Most people probably wouldn't have snapped a photo of it!

Lizzy Tex Borden said...

Ah yes... Simple rope barriers... The good old days if you ask me.