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    historical landmark?

    Hey do you guys think that disneyland is considered to be a historical landmark? Being that it is over 50 years old, and theres alot of people who visit..... do you think it's at landmark status? Or does it have another 50 years to go?

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    Re: historical landmark?

    The park is a landmark, but a recognized status by a government agency could cause problems. Many agencies try to prevent a certain degree of change going into landmarks.

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    Re: historical landmark?

    why would they NOT want disneyland to become a landmark? whos it bothering? Besides the park for even bigger crowds

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    Quote Originally Posted by startours1 View Post
    why would they NOT want disneyland to become a landmark? whos it bothering? Besides the park for even bigger crowds
    Because if it's designated an official landmark, it would pretty much become stale because they couldn't take *anything* out or *add* anything. I don't always like what they take out or add, but I don't want them to be prevented from doing any of that.

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    Re: historical landmark?

    I could be wrong but I believe that the Matterhorn is considered a landmark. I've heard that rumor before. Also that Knott's Parachute tower is one as well. Again no clue and no time to verify.
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    Re: historical landmark?

    Disneyland isn't a landmark, but I believe Sleeping Beauty Castle is. I also heard that the Matterhorn was a landmark.


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    Re: historical landmark?

    your thinking of disneyland landmark..... is that what your thinking? And why won't the state let them take out or add anything?

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    Re: historical landmark?

    Quote Originally Posted by startours1 View Post
    your thinking of disneyland landmark..... is that what your thinking? And why won't the state let them take out or add anything?
    Once a site is designated a landmark it is protected by law from any changes to it that would undo the character of the landmark's original time of issue. So if you had a house that was a landmark, any renovations would be require to be period specific, this would be the same with DL if it was a landmark, they wouldn't be allowed to remove any part of it nor add any new parts to it that wasn't there before.

    It would make more sense for a particular attraction to be an historical landmark. My thinking is the matterhorn would be best, as I and others throughout the generations can remember it being the first thing we would see as we neared the park. It was always an exciting sight to see. If they were to designate a landmark, they could never tear it down :-) Yea I'm for that!

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    Re: historical landmark?

    Depends if you mean a landmark - as in a place of reference for navigation. Or if you mean a Landmark - as in an officially recognised honour bestowed upon a place. Big difference. The Park is a landmark, but not a Landmark.
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    Re: historical landmark?

    Nothing within Disneyland has been designated a Landmark. Not Sleeping Beauty Castle, nor Matterhorn, nor even Main Street Station. The Disneyland Monorail has been designated a site of historic importance (first daily operating monorail in western hemisphere) by the American Society of Civil Engineers (or something similar).

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    Re: historical landmark?

    Lazyboy's correct.

    The Monorail is a National Mecahnical Engineering Landmark. This, of course, conveys no legal protection whatsoever. If DL decided to scrap the Monorail, or the castle, or even the entire Park tomorrow, they could.

    Walt Disney never meant his park to be stagnant. However, in light of the recent travesties that the Park has implemented in a number of its attractions and thematic lands, I now believe that historically preserving the Park in some way should have been considered.

    Anyway, here' s a pdf from the ASME with some good Mmonorail info:

    http://files.asme.org/ASMEORG/Commun...marks/5531.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by k_peek_2000 View Post
    Disneyland isn't a landmark, but I believe Sleeping Beauty Castle is.
    If the castle was a landmark, they wouldn't have been able to put the 50th decorations on it.

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    Re: historical landmark?

    Well, there is also the matter that it is the flagship of a major corporation, and essentially the world's biggest interactive advertisement for the Disney brand.

    Can you imagine the floodgates that would open? Every corporation that had some property for more than 50 years would want landmark status.

    Still, I guess there is some validity to it. It would make alterations more difficult though...
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