Friday, July 17, 2020

Disneyland 65th Anniversary at the First Aid Station



Did I make it? I think I just squeaked in on both coasts! Happy 65th Anniversary, Disneyland! Hard to believe the most famous Park in the world has been closed for a number of months, with its future shrouded in uncertainty. The image for today is from January 1968 and shows a family near Central Plaza. Normally, I wouldn’t care about this shot, except for what’s in the background. It’s not too often that guests would take a shot of the First Aid station at Disneyland…


…unless you’re a completist dork like me. Like the rest of the Park, my how you’ve grown!


Somehow I would imagine that the First Aid station better be prepared for all kinds of stuff when the Park does reopen. I am most curious to see how it will occur; like any other business, if capacity is reduced for health reasons, how will it be able to continue operation and make a profit so that it can sustain itself? Typically a business has two choices: raise prices or cut back on the experience. I’m going to guess Disney will do both.

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I recall First Aid for us CMs in the 70s was also housed in a trailer- like facility behind that picture, KS

Daveland said...

I wonder if the CM first aid is still there but in a more permanent structure?

Fifthrider said...

Raise prices or cut back? How uncharacteristic for an Iger-era and post-Iger-era Disney. ( I think I actually got a facial cramp from using that much sarcasm this early in the morning. )

Anonymous said...

Dave...from an aerial shot I just looked at it appears to be a temporary structure with a familiar staircase taking one up to the 'trailer' level. However, it all looks to be updated and a larger facility encompassing both guest and employee services, which is not surprising. Disney offered flu shots to us each fall..and this is back in the early to mid 70s. KS

Daveland said...

Thanks for the updated info on the structure!