Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Adventureland Ice Machine Study 1973

In 1973 a study was done to determine where ice machines could be placed in Adventureland. In order to place the machines in the proper position, Disneyland took some images of the backstage area for study. Some of these areas are very crowded and somewhat dirty. In the second image, check out the signs on the doors.

8 comments:

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Wow - these are great, love backstage looks!

It is kind of dirty and not what we're used to seeing on the other side. "Stage Door" sign is for the Golden Horseshoe I take it?

Awesome post - where did you get these????

Connie Moreno said...

Cool! When I was a castmember, I was only allowed backstage of Main Street but always wondered what the other areas looked like!

Major Pepperidge said...

These are fascinating. And Connie's comment is also interesting; I guess I just assumed that employees had the freedom to go anywhere they wanted in the backstage areas. Didn't they at least have to go to some sort of employee cafeteria?

Anonymous said...

Having spent much of my time in that break area I can attest that it was probably one of the most unattractive, but also the most lively due to its cramped conditions. Between cast members of both lands, the stage crew from the Golden Horseshoe and area management, there was never a dull moment.

dreemfinder said...

The stage door in picture #2 is indeed the back entrance to the Golden Horseshoe Stage. The stairs in picture #3 led up to Fulton Burley's dressing room then Betty Taylor's on the far right. They had windows that looked out on Frontierland and Adventureland.

CoxPilot said...

The employee's cafeteria was the back side of the Red Wagon Inn/Plaza Inn, and used the same kitchen. As I recall, most cast members were restricted to the areas they worked. We, as lessees, busted those rules every day and explored the entire park when we had the time between Thimble Drome shows.

CoxPilot said...

I also remember that we used this corridor from the front of frontierland to the pancake house as a short cut to get past the crowds on our way to New Orleans square. We could make it across the park from the flight circle to Aunt Jemima's in 5 minutes.

Katella Gate said...

... Looks like it smells funny. A little different from the courtyards in New Orleans square.

You know you have arrived when not only do you get your own dressing room at Disneyland, but it has a window with a view of the park.