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?
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.
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!
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.
Disney FAQ#275: What is DCA?
DCA stands for Disney Construction Area. All the Cast Members are themed with hard hats and steel toed boots.
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).
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: