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    Talking The Oldest Element of Disneyland

    A element which gets little mention, and would not even be in the park were it not for the generosity of Lillian Disney...let's hear it for Walt's famous petrified tree stump! I realized a few trips ago I didn't have a photo of it...so here we are, the oldest feature of Disneyland park. Three cheers for the stump!


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    Re: The Oldest Element of Disneyland

    And it's from Colorado =D yay!

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    Re: The Oldest Element of Disneyland

    I love the stump too. Great touch!

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    Re: The Oldest Element of Disneyland

    I could very likely be wrong but isn't the Anaheim dirt older?
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    Re: The Oldest Element of Disneyland

    Quote Originally Posted by techskip View Post
    I could very likely be wrong but isn't the Anaheim dirt older?
    Your Jungle Cruise spiels are probably older. You buzzkill.

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    Re: The Oldest Element of Disneyland

    The Great Stump deserves worshippers--its older than all the world's religions.

    "That is not dead which can eternally lie,
    And with strange eons even death may die."

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    Re: The Oldest Element of Disneyland

    Quote Originally Posted by fo'c's'le swab View Post
    Your Jungle Cruise spiels are probably older. You buzzkill.
    Hah, burn. The dirt is probably pretty old as well, but the stump is quite aged, no doubt about it...plus I just didn't have any photos of the dirt heh.

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    Re: The Oldest Element of Disneyland

    Quote Originally Posted by aashee View Post
    I love the stump too. Great touch!
    I vote the park makes Petrified Tree Stump merchandise. T-shirts and spinny light up wands, anyone?

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    Re: The Oldest Element of Disneyland

    Quote Originally Posted by fo'c's'le swab View Post
    The Great Stump deserves worshippers--its older than all the world's religions.

    "That is not dead which can eternally lie,
    And with strange eons even death may die."
    Heh nice quotage....the Great Old Ones do indeed improve of the stump, with all it's....bark-y goodness. Ia ia stump fhtagn!

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    Re: The Oldest Element of Disneyland

    Quote Originally Posted by techskip View Post
    I could very likely be wrong but isn't the Anaheim dirt older?
    Actually, since the Anaheim dirt is the top soil layers and only down a maximum of 10 feet or so, then i doubt it is older than the petrified forest whose trees range from 200 to 250 million years old. The dirt while it may have older components is most likely fairly recent (only several tens of millions of years old). The deeper layers are most likely significantly older, but the top layers, probably not so much. Especially given the proximity to the ocean and run off from the mountains. By comparison, La Brea tar pits are only about 1.8 million years old, dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago. Fossils from 30,000 years ago dug up in the are of the tar pits are buried nearly 20 feet down.

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    Re: The Oldest Element of Disneyland

    Quote Originally Posted by mycroft16 View Post
    Actually, since the Anaheim dirt is the top soil layers and only down a maximum of 10 feet or so, then i doubt it is older than the petrified forest whose trees range from 200 to 250 million years old. The dirt while it may have older components is most likely fairly recent (only several tens of millions of years old). The deeper layers are most likely significantly older, but the top layers, probably not so much. Especially given the proximity to the ocean and run off from the mountains. By comparison, La Brea tar pits are only about 1.8 million years old, dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago. Fossils from 30,000 years ago dug up in the are of the tar pits are buried nearly 20 feet down.
    Good answer indeed, hooray for science knowledge! Of which I have approximately none. If the dinosaur skeleton at BTMR or the sabretooth cat skeleton over at the entrance to Condor Flats were real, they'd be competition....but the tree stump stands as oldest most likely.

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    Re: The Oldest Element of Disneyland

    dfc, there's a wonderful pic of the stump with our beloved Manse in the background over at Stuff from the Park.

    http://matterhorn1959.blogspot.com/2...f-america.html

    A great atmospheric shot from the mid-sixties, it looks like. Add the Mark Twain whistle and a cool breeze off the water, and you're in DL heaven.

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    Re: The Oldest Element of Disneyland

    Quote Originally Posted by HBG2 View Post
    dfc, there's a wonderful pic of the stump with our beloved Manse in the background over at Stuff from the Park.

    http://matterhorn1959.blogspot.com/2...f-america.html

    A great atmospheric shot from the mid-sixties, it looks like. Add the Mark Twain whistle and a cool breeze off the water, and you're in DL heaven.
    Now that is awesome. Pure Disneyland magic, as you said....brilliant find, HBG, and a million thanks for pointing it out. Glad to see other stump fans are out there!

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    Re: The Oldest Element of Disneyland

    Quote Originally Posted by fo'c's'le swab View Post
    "That is not dead which can eternally lie,
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    Is that about the tree stump?
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    Re: The Oldest Element of Disneyland

    Quote Originally Posted by larasound View Post
    Is that about the tree stump?
    Walt's head.

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