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Interesting Facts about the design and structure of disneyland?

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  • Interesting Facts about the design and structure of disneyland?

    I figure there are not a lot, but if you know some please share

  • #2
    The original plan was supposed to be in Burbank across from Disney Studios but got shot down.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Blackness View Post
      The original plan was supposed to be in Burbank across from Disney Studios but got shot down.
      How many hours in traffic would this have saved me driving down from the bay area? Not having to through LA to get to DL would have been fantastic.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Co Foo View Post

        How many hours in traffic would this have saved me driving down from the bay area? Not having to through LA to get to DL would have been fantastic.
        Would you have driven from the Bay area to go to a 15 acre park?

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        • #5
          Disneyland and the popular press write often that the Disneyland Railroad runs on top of the berm that surrounds the Park. This is inaccurate. Except at Main Street Station, (and maybe Toontown and SW) the Railroad operates just inside the Berm, the Berm being on the left side of the train.

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          • #6
            All of the water features in Disneyland with green colored water are part of what's known as the "dark" water system. Starting from the former Motorboat Cruise, the water will pass by the castle where it flows into the Jungle Cruise, then goes through pipes into the Rivers of America. At the end of the cycle, it is pumped back to the top to start the journey again. This Samland article explains it well and includes a helpful diagram:
            Here Sam Gennawey tells us about Disneyland's Big River System and other secret places in Disneyland.

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            • #7
              holiday hill......lookout mt.....snow hill....lovers lane....a postcard to Vic Greene. But it is a case of which came first, the postcard or central pylon ? If I could see one structure from the past, it would be Holiday Hill.

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              • #8
                Walt Disney planned Disneyland to minimize required walking distances, and his intention was for each guest to walk only about a mile per day.

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                • #9
                  Each of the four Realms was designed originally so that Guests would only enter and exit by way of Central Plaza.

                  The portals between the Realms were added later as a compromise for better traffic flow.

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                  • #10
                    Interesting stuff.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by PragmaticIdealist View Post
                      Each of the four Realms was designed originally so that Guests would only enter and exit by way of Central Plaza.

                      The portals between the Realms were added later as a compromise for better traffic flow.
                      Adventureland and Frontierland have always been connected.

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                      • #12
                        The design of the Park followed movie theater design, with an outer lobby, an inner lobby, coming-attractions posters and a proscenium arch leading to "scene one," Main Street USA.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by PragmaticIdealist View Post
                          Walt Disney planned Disneyland to minimize required walking distances, and his intention was for each guest to walk only about a mile per day.
                          Which is interesting, given it's a half mile walk to
                          get from the entrance to the hub I believe, since it's about the same distance as the Indy que (which is a half mile itself), so if this desire wasn't dropped early on, then the only way for Walt to get what he wanted was to have guest make a u turn st the hub .

                          Disneyland is built with forced perspective, mostly because Disneyland was built and designed by set designers, where building full buildings to scale for film purpouse would be a gross waste of money.

                          Disneyland was also designed in bifurcated fashion as well, despite the hub design. Fantasyland and frontierland weren't connected initially, so frontierland would flow into adventure land at both the entrance and the rivers, while fantasyland and tomorrowland connected via around holiday hill (the site of the Matterhorn).

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                          • #14
                            Dorritos were invented at DL. The story says that at the old Frito-Lay cafe (can't remember the name) that a CM wanted to find a way to not waste the old tortillas at the end of the day. He decided to cut the up and fry them. BAM! You got Dorritos.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by GameNBurger View Post
                              Disneyland is built with forced perspective, mostly because Disneyland was built and designed by set designers, where building full buildings to scale for film purpouse would be a gross waste of money.
                              The forced perspective was more to make the castle look so small and to make the most out of Disneyland's limited space. If the MS buildings were all actually 2 or 3 full stories, the castle would look tiny by comparison. If you look carefully the scale actually reduces and the buildings get slightly shorter the closer you get to the hub, which is why looking up the street at the castle looks far away while looking down the street toward the train station looks closer.

                              http://bgavideo.wordpress.com/2008/1...d-perspective/
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