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    Question When did the back of The Castle get walled off?

    When did the back of The Castle get walled off?

    Sorry to borrow two people’s pictures, but I noticed a big difference in the original Castle, and the Castle now.

    Notice originally the castle had walkways and a balcony, possibly for characters to use in a show or something. But now, they are walled off and covered in stained glass.



    Does anyone know when and why did it changed?

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    Re: When did the back of The Castle get walled off?

    I think those boxes hide all the pyro launchers used in the fireworks shows.

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    Re: When did the back of The Castle get walled off?

    And also notice the arches in the top center, above where Walt is walking. In the old photo they were opened to the air. Now they are covered by a window. Maybe that was added when they put in the Sleeping Beauty walkthrough?

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    Re: When did the back of The Castle get walled off?

    what an interesting fact i didn't know that thanks for sharing
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    Re: When did the back of The Castle get walled off?

    The back side was closed off for the addition of the Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough back in April of 1957.

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    Smile Re: When did the back of The Castle get walled off?

    Thank you WDI33, but what about the walls on the sides? They don't seem to have any roof over them, and they look like they could almost slide out of the way or something, the way they are partitioned. Anyone have blueprints? Fireworks show info?

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    Re: When did the back of The Castle get walled off?

    The walls do have roofs. They are th walls for the old Castle walk through as was previously mentioned. It has nothing to do with fireworks.

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    Re: When did the back of The Castle get walled off?

    The fireworks I believe are in light blue boxes to the far left and far right sides of the castle. If you take a look at live local you can see the boxes.
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    Re: When did the back of The Castle get walled off?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheIdeaMan View Post
    Thank you WDI33, but what about the walls on the sides? They don't seem to have any roof over them, and they look like they could almost slide out of the way or something, the way they are partitioned. Anyone have blueprints? Fireworks show info?
    Here's some diagrams for the fireworks from the city of Anaheim. It looks like they took down the link to this from their website, but didn't delete the PDF file... http://www.anaheim.net/images/articl...ome%20True.pdf

    Just scroll down for all the launch and storage locations, including the castle. It's neat stuff. Hope this helps!
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    Re: When did the back of The Castle get walled off?

    Licensee: Disneyland Resort, A Division Of Disney World Company sad

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    Talking Re: When did the back of The Castle get walled off?

    >>PW, THANK YOU! That is so awesome! Does anyone have anything else like this?

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    Re: When did the back of The Castle get walled off?

    Wow. R...DCT encompasses 928 individual fireworks, while B...IHM has 760. Now you know!


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    Re: When did the back of The Castle get walled off?

    Quote Originally Posted by »PW View Post
    Here's some diagrams for the fireworks from the city of Anaheim. It looks like they took down the link to this from their website, but didn't delete the PDF file... http://www.anaheim.net/images/articl...ome%20True.pdf

    Just scroll down for all the launch and storage locations, including the castle. It's neat stuff. Hope this helps!
    Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!! Cool!

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    Re: When did the back of The Castle get walled off?

    Quote Originally Posted by »PW View Post
    Here's some diagrams for the fireworks from the city of Anaheim. It looks like they took down the link to this from their website, but didn't delete the PDF file... http://www.anaheim.net/images/articl...ome%20True.pdf

    Just scroll down for all the launch and storage locations, including the castle. It's neat stuff. Hope this helps!
    Unbelievablly fascinating, thanks for finding and sharing!

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    Re: When did the back of The Castle get walled off?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrfantasmic View Post
    Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!! Cool!
    Yeah, it's very interesting stuff, especially how every single shell is accounted for.

    Off topic, but in case you're wondering, here's Fantasmic!... http://www.anaheim.net/images/articl...-Fantasmic.pdf
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