Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Horse Drawn Fire Wagon At Walt Disney Studios

Prior to the opening of Disneyland several of the sound stages at the Walt Disney studio were taken over by a menagerie of animals for the Jungle Cruise and a parking garage full of ancient and obsolete vehicles. One of those obsolete vehicles is the Horse Drawn Fire Wagon. First view shows a nice side view of the vehicle with the detailing of the 1890's time period.

Not only were the wagons constructed and stored, but also the wagons were given a trail run. I believe the Zorro set is in the background.

4 comments:

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

More pre-opening goodness... Did the fire wagon always have three horse's?

I say put some rubber tires on that baby and run it down Main Street again! Thanks for the awesome post!

Davelandweb said...

Patrick - Check out my post from September 23:

http://davelandblog.blogspot.com/2009/09/wednesday-wow-chemical-wagon.html

Great minds think alike!

Major Pepperidge said...

Yeah, three horses is a bit unusual I'd say. But they look great! I love vintage photos taken on the backlot, and wish I could have seen it the way it was then...

CoxPilot said...

A 3 hitch is great for sharp turns at speed because of the short length, but still has the power of three. Especially in those days when streets were smaller and narrow.