Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 17
  1. #1

    • Darkbeer
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Tustin
    Posts
    8,260
    Blog Entries
    1

    8/23 Photos - Work on rebuilding the Fort has started

    Photos from Thursday, August 23rd...

    http://darkbeer.smugmug.com/gallery/3356536


    The GCH valet parking area has moved to the Simba lot

    Refurb walls have shown up at the GCH on the south end where the DVC expansion is being built.

    Toy Story Mania! construction

    River Belle Terrace is closed, and the outdoor patio is behind refurb walls

    Steel work for the new Fort Facade has shown up on TSI

    Another new name for one of the rafts, this time "Captain Kidd" instead of Tom Sawyer

    The Nemo queue, only about a 70 minute wait in the late afternoon
    Last edited by Darkbeer; 08-24-2007 at 12:08 PM.
    Check out my Theme Park Photos at http://darkbeer.smugmug.com

  2. #2

    • Dreams do come true
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Long Beach
    Posts
    876

    Re: 8/23 Photos - Work on rebuilding the Fort has started

    Great photos thanks! but the 1st link did not work so I used the 2nd link in your sig

  3. #3

    • Don't lets be silly! șoș
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Passamaquoddy
    Posts
    1,465

    Re: 8/23 Photos - Work on rebuilding the Fort has started

    You can't really see what's going on... Great photos though, thanks!

  4. #4

    • Pilot EdForceOne
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    15,433

    Re: 8/23 Photos - Work on rebuilding the Fort has started

    doesn't it seem like disney hires the slowest contractors on the planet to build stuff? or put them on the retirement age work schedule? I mean... its taken this long just to build the STRUCTURE of the building.. let alone any details.. systems in the buildings... ride systems.. etc.
    Check out my blog - Coreplex: Rambling from inside the Grid


    Am I evil? yes, I am
    Am I evil? I am man, yes, I am

    Quote Originally Posted by sleepyjeff View Post
    Disneyland was meant to be sipped not chug-a-lugged

  5. #5

    • Minion
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    2,891

    Re: 8/23 Photos - Work on rebuilding the Fort has started

    Quote Originally Posted by Darkbeer View Post

    Another new name for one of the rafts, this time "Captain Kidd" instead of Tom Sawyer
    Rest in Pieces, Tom

  6. #6

    • Minion
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    2,891

    Re: 8/23 Photos - Work on rebuilding the Fort has started

    Quote Originally Posted by flynnibus View Post
    doesn't it seem like disney hires the slowest contractors on the planet to build stuff? or put them on the retirement age work schedule? I mean... its taken this long just to build the STRUCTURE of the building.. let alone any details.. systems in the buildings... ride systems.. etc.
    On the other hand, they are building one-of-a-kind buildings with significant accessibility requirements to facilitate access to the ride mechanisms, not tilt-ups.

    And there are construction noise and timing issues that might not apply to more ordinary environments.

    And, of course, union rules.

  7. #7

    • Beach Expert
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    A beach town that Harbor Blvd was named after
    Posts
    10,503

    Re: 8/23 Photos - Work on rebuilding the Fort has started

    Quote Originally Posted by flynnibus View Post
    doesn't it seem like disney hires the slowest contractors on the planet to build stuff? or put them on the retirement age work schedule? I mean... its taken this long just to build the STRUCTURE of the building.. let alone any details.. systems in the buildings... ride systems.. etc.
    True. If I am not mistaken it looks like they are about 3/4 getting finished building the new 6 story UCI Medical Center building, and I think they started building that at about the same time as TSM...

  8. #8

    • Darkbeer
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Tustin
    Posts
    8,260
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: 8/23 Photos - Work on rebuilding the Fort has started

    If you are talking about the Fort, They have had very little time to work on it between the extended Summer Hours and Fantasmic! nightly. Starting this Monday, Fantasmic! goes to weekends only, and after the 3rd, the park will close at 8 PM on weekdays, giving the workers a lot more time to work on the fort without interfering with guests or the entertainment CM's, which need to access the Fort area for costume changes and other things.
    Check out my Theme Park Photos at http://darkbeer.smugmug.com

  9. #9

    • He's a Beautiful Pirate..
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Not Close Enough to the House of the Mouse
    Posts
    352

    Re: 8/23 Photos - Work on rebuilding the Fort has started

    Darkbeer...what are the details on the new fort? Is this something the public will be able to access? I thought they were building a place for the castmembers? Not true? I haven't read too much on this yet. Great pictures! thank you!

  10. #10

    •   
    • Skeevy Ray Vaughan
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Fullerton
    Posts
    37,888

    Re: 8/23 Photos - Work on rebuilding the Fort has started

    Quote Originally Posted by flynnibus View Post
    doesn't it seem like disney hires the slowest contractors on the planet to build stuff? or put them on the retirement age work schedule? I mean... its taken this long just to build the STRUCTURE of the building.. let alone any details.. systems in the buildings... ride systems.. etc.

    Slowest contractors on the planet. Now there's a redundant statement.

    Chad

  11. #11

    • Darkbeer
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Tustin
    Posts
    8,260
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: 8/23 Photos - Work on rebuilding the Fort has started

    Quote Originally Posted by pirateslife4me View Post
    Darkbeer...what are the details on the new fort? Is this something the public will be able to access? I thought they were building a place for the castmembers? Not true? I haven't read too much on this yet. Great pictures! thank you!
    Not at the present time, the goal is to build a new "facade" for the fort, so they can remove the current refurb fencing and making the island look better and a bit more accessable. Also for use in the Fantasmic! show.

    Now, it is being built with a Phase 2 in mind, where they could open it up during the day to park guests. But that would have to come later, more than likely tied to a seconf phase for the enitre island, which just might happen in 2009, when the Wonderful World of Color premieres in DCA, and Disney shuts down Fantasmic! for some retooling and changes (rumored).

    This will give Disney a major item to advertise in 2009 (WWOC), and then in 2010 another new show wih Fantasmic! 2.0.
    Check out my Theme Park Photos at http://darkbeer.smugmug.com

  12. #12

    • Banned User
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Everywhere
    Posts
    1,240

    Re: 8/23 Photos - Work on rebuilding the Fort has started

    I hope they can bring back the guns where children won't get their fingers ripped off...

  13. #13

    • Pilot EdForceOne
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    15,433

    Re: 8/23 Photos - Work on rebuilding the Fort has started

    Quote Originally Posted by JeffYardDog View Post
    On the other hand, they are building one-of-a-kind buildings with significant accessibility requirements to facilitate access to the ride mechanisms, not tilt-ups.
    And that makes building skin covered steel walls that much harder how? Look how long its taken to get this building under roof... Footing work, prep, etc.. I can understand. Building steel walls and roofs.. not so 'one-of-a-kind'

    Quote Originally Posted by JeffYardDog View Post
    And there are construction noise and timing issues that might not apply to more ordinary environments.

    And, of course, union rules.
    Not so crazy compared to construction in the center of cities like NYC, etc. Excuses IMO
    Check out my blog - Coreplex: Rambling from inside the Grid


    Am I evil? yes, I am
    Am I evil? I am man, yes, I am

    Quote Originally Posted by sleepyjeff View Post
    Disneyland was meant to be sipped not chug-a-lugged

  14. #14

    • Beach Expert
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    A beach town that Harbor Blvd was named after
    Posts
    10,503

    Re: 8/23 Photos - Work on rebuilding the Fort has started

    Oh...

    I thought you guys were talking about construction the the TSM building. THAT has been taking a long time.

    I didn't even know they were rebuiliding the fort. I thought that they weren't going to anything back in there.

  15. #15

    • Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Near enough to disneyland to love the fireworks...
    Posts
    256

    Re: 8/23 Photos - Work on rebuilding the Fort has started

    Quote Originally Posted by pirateslife4me View Post
    Darkbeer...what are the details on the new fort? Is this something the public will be able to access? I thought they were building a place for the castmembers? Not true? I haven't read too much on this yet. Great pictures! thank you!
    As of now the fort is going to be a facade where the inside is a break area for the island entertainment. They need something that will actually fulfill the union agreement for break conditions with the actors on the island.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Fort Wilderness=Fort Far West?
    By ExCandyMaker in forum Yesterland
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 09-26-2008, 09:11 AM
  2. Preview Center Work Started
    By mark in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-02-2008, 05:27 AM
  3. Farewell Fort Photos
    By PEZZ Lightyear in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 73
    Last Post: 06-26-2007, 04:41 AM
  4. Work gets started on Universal Studios, Dubai
    By cellarhound in forum MiceChat News Archive
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-03-2007, 01:54 PM
  5. Work has started on the Knott's Soak City Buena Park expansion
    By Darkbeer in forum Other Destinations
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 11-16-2005, 04:02 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •